04 January 2013
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WordPress’ first photo challenge of 2013 is an apt choice. Although I am not one for making resolutions, the beginning of a new year does push the synapses to reflect and consider. Yesterday I had a primal need to stand and witness nature’s bounty: to be near the water, to feel the surge of life anew.
I had been contemplating a new way to view my photo shoots. The day’s agenda resolved that idea, silencing piercing thoughts with a vengeance.
Finally, I knew. I would begin the year with the notion that I would do specific Photo Field Trips that take me to new locations, new destinations, new challenges, new vistas.
As I drove south on I-95 my first Photo Field Trip of 2013 would be to view the Susquehanna River from a different vantage point. I discovered the perfect entrance to birth this initial excursion: Marina Park in Port Deposit, Md, which is a spit away from where I live in Delaware. I had never seen the river from there, never that closely.
The beauty of my destination is its resting place on the Susquehanna River, which is thought to be the oldest major system in the world, maybe even coming into existence before the Atlantic Ocean. It passes through New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland. For countless years I’ve crossed over it to head south, moving over the Tydings Memorial Bridge, which was in my sights all morning as I strolled along the river’s curves.
I never did explore Port Deposit; the river capturing my attention and mood. It absolutely resolved my inner need and decision for Photo Field Trips to unchartered “waters.”
In the Lens section are a few of the frames that record my meanderings. The day was slightly gray, quietly calm, and serenely open to human observation. It fulfilled and I responded.
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