Monthly Archives: July 2014

VBS

Tim Pennington Photography

My church held their annual Vacation Bible School this past week and the organizers asked me to photograph the event.   The VBS was conducted by UW Sports Ministry, who combine VBS teaching with a sports camp theme.  The sports included cheerleading, football, soccer, and basketball.  The kids seemed to have a lot of fun.  Here are a few of my favorite pictures.

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Golden Gate Bridge

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Golden Gate Bridge at sunset

I had the opportunity to visit the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco when I was on the west coast for business earlier this week.  I had hoped for a nice low fog layer so I could capture an image of the top of the bridge in a sea of fog.  It didn’t happen, oh well.  I did manage to capture a few keepers on my two visits to the bridge (one in the evening and one in the morning).  I’ll have to try again the next time I’m in the area.

Tim Pennington Photography

Foggy sunrise at the Golden Gate Bridge

 

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Golden Gate Bridge during the “Blue Hour”

While I was awaiting sunset on my first visit, I drove around to other overlooks of the bay.  I found this view with a soft purple blooming flower to contrast with the steel of the bridge.

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Alternate view of the Golden Gate Bridge

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Lotus Blossoms at Kenilworth

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Lotus Blossom at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

On Saturday, my daughter and I went to Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in northeast DC to photograph the Lotus Blossoms.   We ran into Josh Taylor who was taking pictures of the blossoms as well.  Weather wise, we couldn’t ask for better.  While there were many blossoms to photograph, I could tell that many more were on their way.  I suspect this coming weekend (11-13 July) will have many more subjects to offer.

Lotus Blossom at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

Lotus Blossom at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

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Another Start

Full Moon over Washington DC

Full Moon over Washington DC

Time for a change.

Welcome to the new website for www.radiantviewphotography.com and my blog formally at radiantviewphotography.blogspot.com.  Actually, I’ve been needing to make this change for a long while but had been putting it off. Momentum works both ways you know.  Then I got an email that my web hosting service was going out of business which forced the search for a web hosting service, name and blog.  And here we are.  If all goes well, searches to radiantviewphotography.com will end up here.

After talking with several folks, but most notably Denise Sliva of Road Runner Photography Tours, I decided to go with WordPress and the Photocrati theme for my website hosted on Dreamhost.com.   So far I’ve been quite pleased.  Wordpress is much easier to manage than trying to write my own html code — hence why I never updated my website.  And Dreamhost has proven to have much better customer support than my previous company — you can actually chat with a tech who responds in a timely manner and provides answers in a fashion someone unfamiliar with all this stuff can understand.  Wow, what a concept.

Time will tell how frequently I keep this blog updated.

What do you think?

I would greatly appreciate your thoughts on the new website.  Please leave any comments below.

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