Arts Festival


theme – landscape 2014

The Coconut Grove Arts Festival, one mile of sculptures, art, and photography. I mostly stopped in the photography tents. The photographers were so talented (that would be why they are professionals) and so inspirational. I think my husband actually enjoyed the festival too. We would stop and read about the photos we loved and how the photographer captured them. My husband kept telling me to just take the camera out and shoot tons of photos and I could have my own little tent. I laughed and asked if he had seen any of my photos. I enjoy it as a hobby, and I think I have come a long way but I will never be a professional, and I don’t think I want to be a professional.  – Diane

Rainy Season

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theme – climate

Florida, the Sunshine State….. most of the time. We do have a summer rainy season.  We are used to the sudden downpours of rain that last 15 – 20 minutes, but then we just keep going about our business. We know the sun will shine and the activities of the day will be restored.  What can you do? It’s the price we pay to live in summer climate year round. – Diane

The View From Above

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theme – metropolis

Metropolis was one of the hardest themes for me so far. I don’t really go to big cities often. I live between Miami and Ft. Lauderdale but I haven’t yet found a spot where I could get a great metropolis shot. I think I’m going to put that on my to do list. I rarely go into these areas but I am sure they are full of hidden gems waiting to be photographed. Time to move out of my hometown comfort zone and start exploring.

This shot was taken from the top of the Empire State Building. I must confess I did not take it. My husband did. As we were in line waiting to go up, I had a huge panic attack thanks to my fear of heights. At the last-minute, I chickened out, put my camera on the lovely green square and said snap some shots for me. Maybe Miami is a good place for me to start. There, buildings aren’t so tall.  – Diane :(

photo credit to my husband Eliot Lupton