Memorial Day

Memorial Day

f/6.3, 1/250, ISO 100.

Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering all the men and women who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. These two photos express a tribute to all those who lost their lives and the ones who continue to serve. Thank You to all the troops.

Memorial Day

F/5.6, 1/600, ISO 250.

Interesting Fact: Even though numerous different communities had been independently celebrating Memorial Day for years, the federal government declared Waterloo, N.Y. the official birthplace of Memorial Day. Waterloo first celebrated the holiday on May 5, 1866.    ( http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/2014/05/25/memorial-day-fun-facts/9583503/ )

Domincan Republic Flowers

Flowers 1

F/5.6, 1/250, ISO 100

By visiting Dominican Republic I came across a lot of beauty, which is hard to explain in words.  But photos have a way to speak for them self.  I am not familiar with those flowers, yet the lighting and the beauty of them give a perfect combination for those photos.

Flowers 3

F/5.6, 1/60, ISO450

Interesting Fact: The flag of the Dominican Republic is the only national flag in the world to feature the image of a bible. ( http://homepages.wmich.edu/~mft7006/finalproject/facts.html )

Little Jaws In Bayonne

shark

F/5.6, 1/500, ISO 400.

I came across this little guy enjoying the sun in the shallow waters of Bayonne,  New Jersey’s harbor.  This small shark was splashing around so much that it attracted the attention of two American Coot to swim up and see what the commotion was all about. For a second there, I thought that this would have been an interesting battle, but the Coots swam away at the sight of the shark.
shark and american coot

F/5.6, 1/500, ISO 250.

Interesting Fact: A few of the known shark species will drown if they stop moving. Great white, mako and salmon sharks don’t have the muscles they need to pump water through their mouth and over their gills. As long as they keep swimming, water keeps moving over their gills, keeping them alive. ( http://www.sharkguardian.org/shark-facts-top-100-shark-guardian/ )

Spring Goslings

canadian goose

Canada geese babies are called Goslings, and don’t get too excited ladies, I’m not talking about Ryan Gosling (ha ha).  Those little guys are so adorable that they easily bring a smile on your face. Goslings like to have fun and play around with each other.  They also obey their parents so well, that all it takes is one quack from mama geese and they are all in line (like the photo above).

canadian goose baby

Interesting Fact: When Canada Geese do migrate, they form impressive and aerodynamic “V-formations.” They can cover 1,500 miles (2,400 kilometers) in just 24 hours with a favorable wind, but typically travel at a much more leisurely rate. ( http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/canada-goose/ )

Congratulations On Your Engagement Jenn & Matt!

engagement

This past weekend I had the pleasure to shoot this lovely couple’s engagement photos. It has been so much fun working with them and I would like to wish them all the best in the future. Congratulations again Jenn & Matt!

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Interesting Fact:  The custom of giving engagement rings began as early as the Ancient Egyptian period. Engagement rings are traditionally worn on the fourth finger of the left hand, because the Ancient Egyptian people believed that it contained a vein which led to the heart. ( http://www.bespoke-bride.com/2012/10/23/10-fun-facts-about-engagement-rings/ )