I know I wasn't feeling it. My body and mood where both best left at home. I came anyway and did my part. Let me explain. My part for the Friends of Penn Treaty Park is photographing the events, capturing the spirit. Sometimes the Spirit* community newspaper prints them up in the paper. That's fun for everyone
I just wasn't with it to start taking pictures of people enjoying the outing. It actually is a fun way to meet and greet people. I could tell you a lot of good things and about a lot of nice people. I only photographed three or four people who called on me as I was walking through the crowd. Plan B was hatched while walking to the park. (that last sentence started me thinking about Ed Woods) I could avoid the crowd to a minimum by using my telephoto lens. Capture things that way, kind of, further away. That satisfied my body and especially my mood and sense of duty.
The end result produced a clear reflection of my mood. TV's CBS Philly Ch 3 did a great job reporting on this traditional neighborhood 4th of July celebration at Penn Treaty Park. They came and went before I got to the park. I even missed the Nines's rocking out on the stage. I always wanted to put these guys on the spot and have them headline the bill. I think they would fit right in with the fireworks. I didn't even stay for the fireworks. That's a first for me for the fourth. It rained on the 4th. Deb and I didn't see any fireworks not even on TV but they did broadcast momentary bright flashing clouds, yea. Here's the pictures.
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