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Photoblog!

I did a lot of picture-taking this past week, so I thought I’d focus on putting up some of my photos, from Tarpon Springs, Largo, and Clearwater.

My first stop was at Wall Springs, near Tarpon Springs. I had been there on my bike but didn’t have my camera with me at the time, so I wanted to get back there and see what I could capture. It’s a beautiful place — small, but interesting, and the spring has been through a lot of iterations in this century.

Wall Springs Containment
Wall Springs Containment

I took pictures of the plaques up around the spring so I would remember what the area used to look like, but here’s what it looks like now (not sure why it’s called ‘Springs,’ since I only see one. . .).

On Friday of last week, my friend in Largo took the day off from work, so we headed out to Central Park (in Largo, not NYC), where there’s also a nature preserve. Unfortunately, I think my diopter was outta whack on my camera, because many (if not most) of the pictures I took in the preserve were blurry. Here’s what I got that was worth saving from there:

On Saturday was the Sun N Fun Clearwater festival, at Coachmen Park, which was a lot of fun. The weather was beautiful (hot and sunny), and there was lots of fair food, free wine and cheese samples, and bands that were a blast from the past. . . Remember Orleans, Atlanta Rhythm Section, The Romantics — and Eddie Money? My friend had a press pass, so she ended up getting us in the festival for free, and then we ended up with passes to go up to the stage to take pictures (yeah, we were completely amazed at our luck, but she’s good!). Just some random shots:

Orleans onstage (Dance with Me)

Orleans Sound Check
Orleans sound check
Orleans guitarists
Orleans guitarists
Orleans singer
Seriously blue eyes!
Guitarists
Guitarists
Orleans guitarist
Orleans guitarist
Orleans drummer
Orleans drummer
Orleans
Orleans
John Hall
John Hall (who took OUR picture!)
On stage
On stage

Followed by Atlanta Rhythm Section (So Into You)

Laura at Work
Laura at work

Atlanta Rhythm Section

ARS Lead
Lead Guitarist
ARS
Atlanta Rhythm Section
ARS Guitarist
ARS guitarist
ARS Guitarist and Lead
Guitarist and lead singer
ARS Guitarist and Lead 2
Guitarist and lead singer
ARS Duo
Atlanta Rhythm Section Duo

And then the harder rockers, The Romantics (That’s What I Like About You)

Romantics Soundcheck The Romantics Romantics Bassist Romantics Drummer Romantics Lead Romantics Bassist 3 Romantics Guitarist Romantics Drummer 2

 

Finally, it was time for Eddie Money (I was more impressed with the cowboy, though. . .)

Eddie Money 3
A bit worse for the wear
EMs Band
Eddie Money on the sax

 

Eddie Money

Cowboy
Great guitar player

Cowboy 2

Cowboy 3
Yeehaw!
Eddie Money 2
Eddie ditched his jacket in the heat

 

So tomorrow is moving day, and it’s supposed to rain for the next three days. It’s not the first time I’ve set up in the rain, but it’s not my favorite thing to do. . .  Yeah, I need a little cheese with that whine — until next time!

5 thoughts on “Photoblog!”

  1. Excellent shots, Sherry!!! That was a great time. I sure hope your friend doesn’t go to hell in a hand basket for fibbing last Saturday…I’ll pray for her. (grin)

    1. It was a great time! And no, my friend has too many redeeming qualities to go to hell for fibbing! Minor stuff. . .

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