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Scenery at the Philadelphia Auto Show

Every year I set out to go to the “wonderful” Philadelphia Auto Show. I like going because I usually take quite a few pictures and being that I am an automotive technician, I like seeing what other companies are putting on the road these days. It seems as if every year the show gets more and more crammed. Not just with cars, games and demo’s, but ignorance as well.
So my day began, got up early and headed to the car show. I had to utilize the oh so wonderful parking garage right next to the Philadelphia Convention Center. My “wonderful” annual car show experience started here. As you all know I own a 2006 STI. It’s loud and obnoxious. Recently i had the motor fully built from crank up to the valves. I was coming up the last level and a kid no older than 18-19 years old stands at the back of this rusted pickup truck with his father about to walk down the ramp. Well the son laughed at my car and says “look at that piece of…”, well you know the rest. This day started out great.
Well I was in line waiting to pay for my ticket, just like respectful do…right? Wrong. I had about 5 people cut me in line. Saying something to these people didn’t matter, they are so zoned in on getting their Toyo Tire posters and being first one to sit in and destroy the interior of the new Subaru Sti. Nothing was going to stop them!
Long story short now that I’ve dragged this post out longer than I intended too, I stayed at the show for 35 minutes. I didn’t take 1 picture, at the show at least.
After leaving the show I couldn’t just leave Philadelphia, especially after getting a huge snow storm. So i set out to find a nice quiet place to shoot. I started my way up Kelly Drive to Fairmount Park. Perfect spot. I parked at the closest parking lot and jumped out with my wide-angle and Circular Polarizer and had a field day! Let me know what you think!

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Street Photography: Center City, Philadelphia

So as you all know I’ve been on this sort of street photography kick. I am actually enjoying it more than I thought. So with this blog I’ve decided to start a post “trend” in my work. For obvious reasons the posts will be named “Street Photography” but in the title will also have the location.

So this past weekend I spent both Saturday and Sunday in Center City, Philadelphia.

Subconsciously, both Saturday and Sunday I decided to hang around center city. At this point it’s clear to me as to why I did. Plain and simple, the weather was phenomenal. I knew that would be the best spot to unleash my camera and catch some interesting images.

Through-out Saturday I pretty much stayed at LOVE park. There was so much activity going on it was hard to walk away. First there was about 3 sets of happily married couples floating around the park. It was very interesting to see that each couple had their own style, yet all very fashionable. The most important thing was they were enjoying their surroundings, as was I.

Well aside from the brides and grooms I also had about 50 skateboarders keeping the parks rhythm going. Me being an old skater know that back about 8-10 years ago when the scene was huge, there were certain tricks and moves that if you saw someone perfect your jaw would drop. Today i came to the realization that not only are those tricks now so easily done, but there are 12 year olds doing them with ease! There is defiantly a lot of talent out there, it truly does suck that skateboarding is such a “crime” (sarcastically stated).

Moving on, I managed to hit some side streets outside of the park to find even more wedding action and some other shots of people in their “natural state”.

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