Sweet Summertime

Ah, summer…a time to enjoy the outdoors and to get reacquainted with the largest celestial object in our sky, the Sun.  I tried to find the quintessential summer photo(s) over the last few weeks. Here is what I came up with.

Give kids a water hose on a hot day and all kinds of fun breaks out.

Girl spraying her young cousin's feet with a water hose.

Girl spraying her young cousin’s feet with a water hose.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/640s, f/8, ISO 200, EV 0, 300mm focal length.

Talk about your Dog Days of Summer, even dogs had a tough time finding ways to stay cool.

A Shetland Sheepdog or Sheltie staying cool under her owner's colorful umbrella at the Eighth annual Sheep Dog Trials in Virgil, New York.

A Shetland Sheepdog or Sheltie staying cool under her owner’s colorful umbrella at the Eighth annual Sheep Dog Trials in Virgil, New York.
Nikon D7100/70-200VR, 1/1000s, f/10, ISO 2000, EV +0.3, 120mm (180mm DX) focal length.

One of my wife and mine’s favorite things to do each summer is visit the numerous seasonal ice cream stands around central New York.  Last weekend, we drove the Ford Mustang up to Sweet Inspirations Drive-In near Fulton, New York. I enjoyed a strawberry sundae with hard vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and nuts.

Ford Mustang V6 Coupe parked in front of Sweet Inspirations Drive-In near Fulton, New York.

The blog author’s Ford Mustang V6 Coupe parked in front of Sweet Inspirations Drive-In near Fulton, New York. Nikon D700/24-85G, f/16, ISO 200, EV 0, 24mm focal length, HDR Image, tripod.

Remember my issues with finding a good summer sunset? I think I finally found a couple of good ones.

People enjoying dinner and a sunset at Rudy’s Lakeside restaurant on the shore of Lake Ontario near Oswego, New York.

Sunset at Rudy's Lakeside restaurant on the shore of Lake Ontario near Oswego, New York.

Sunset at Rudy’s Lakeside restaurant on the shore of Lake Ontario near Oswego, New York.
Nikon D700/Tokina 11-16mm, f/16, ISO 200, EV 0, 16mm focal length, HDR Image, tripod.

Ah, and here is what I would define as the perfect ending to a hot summer day, cooling off in the waters of Lake Ontario with friends and family.

A group of swimmers enjoying Lake Ontario waters as the Sun sets at Brennan's Beach RV Campground and Resort near Pulaski, New York.

A group of swimmers enjoying Lake Ontario waters as the Sun sets at Brennan’s Beach RV Campground and Resort near Pulaski, New York.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/16, ISO 800, EV 0, 85mm focal length.

So, what do you think of my photos for the Summertime Assignment?

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7 Responses to Sweet Summertime

  1. Karma says:

    I’ll paraphrase C+C Music Factory’s “classic” by saying “things that make you go ahhhhhh”! Nice and relaxing photos about the great parts of summer!

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  2. dawnkinster says:

    I really enjoyed it! Love the car and ice cream photo and that last one. Love summer!

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  3. Kathy says:

    These summertime photos are the best, Scott. You highlighted summer in such a way that I am now wishing it wasn’t 50 degrees and raining. My favorite is that swimming sunset. But they’re all really good photos.

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