Hope you super-enjoy your long Labor Day Weekend, well, I did something: like recharge my batteries, catch up with some photo work and digital darkroom and today a trip to Tarpon Springs, with my cousin’s family, after my last visit to Tarpon (check entry here), almost a year ago, I comeback to the Docks with a new eye.
The main purpose for this trip was to show my cousin a great greek community, my cousin’s wife love the place, we walked a lot, have to be fair with this, never visit that many places in the Sponge Docks like this time.
You know you have to mix and improvise when in the middle of a family affair, well I tried to keep up with family photos and photograph what make my eye itchy, decided to go with the sponges, some close ups, my AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8 will go close but never like the 105mm f/2.8 Micro, so got some good photos and now with a new plan in my next weekend projects, get back to Tarpon with the 70-200mm SWM f/2.8 and the 105mm f/2.8 to satisfy my sponge desires of macro photos.
Another thing that had me today was the visit to a small store, very artisan, a couple from Northern Greece (Macedonia), this couple runs a store where you can find all kind of stuff made from shells, rocks and water pumpkins (we call them guiros), lamps, and many other stuff, I won’t ruin the complete visit, just wanna share a little bit here, before you go. Here is and example of a party boombox, Flroida/Tarpon Springs style:
A cassette player ready to rock your day, with a very personal touch.
I will come back to interview this couple, photograph the place and share with you guys here, hope you can find a way to get back to Tarpon and support this local business.
Now time to get clean, horizontal and all in piece with yourself to embrace the new working week!, but before let’s see all the rest of my photo selection:
Enjoy, I am going into rest mode!
Note: Photos taken with Nikon D700 using Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8 on Lexar Professional UDMA Digital Film