I wish I could say it was a mellow week, exploring the frontier, out here in New Jersey, but was a bit chaotic.
It was the unofficial start of the summer season, and the weather was mostly nice, this week, with scattered torrential downpours and random times. I tried to stay dry, keep calm, and carry on. The sun was out at the right times, keeping most of my commutes dry and manageable. There was a lot of camera work scheduled between my freelance job and my day job, and with coffee in my veins, I managed to get most of it done and delivered.
The week began with Memorial Day. A day set aside to honor those who died “in defense of the country. After the somber ceremonies of the day, in my area, there are Duck Races. This year one of my clients was a sponsor and needed photos of their time at the event. It was a fun gig where I could include my family, have a bit of fun in the sun.
The next major gig of the week was for my day job and info session. I was in charge of logistics and photography, and I managed not to mess things up. I don’t always enjoy multi-tasking and often find myself resisting the urged to tell people to “get the *bleep* out the way” when they and not being useful.
I found myself on an unofficial task outside of the Prudential Center in Newark. A new park opened, Mulberry Commons, and it has the potential to be some great.
On a rare photo walk in Newark, I found an interesting frame. It was nice to see something different in an area I have worked in for so long.
With the week over I tried to, and after my part-time job was complete, I tried to relax with coffee, good food and enjoy my little part of the world.
These images, from my week of photography, describe to you and explain visually the light, places, textures, characters I’ve observed in my travels. If you can spare a little of your time and share in the wonders, I have seen.