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Page 6, Viewpointe                                          July 2018

The Photo Corner: On Assignment – It’s Summer Time

By George Steinman

	Summer

has finally

arrived in

Boca with a

lot of heat and

some pretty

torrential rain

storms to start

off the season.

And we also

know it’s

summertime

with all the advisories we see for preparation

to possible hurricanes. Up north in The Big

Apple, summer preparations take a totally

different venue. It’s all about the July fourth

holiday in Coney Island in Brooklyn. On

this day, thousands of people converge on

Nathan’s Famous on the corner of Surf and

Stillwell Avenues to watch the annual hot dog

eating contest. Envision if you will all these

fans bedecked in plastic hot dog roll/hot dog/

mustard swirl hats watching and cheering on

the ten time hot dog eating champion, Joey

Chestnut with ten Mustard Championship

belts, to beat his 2017 record of consuming

seventy two hot dogs in about ten minutes. Crown of Thorns

An amazing panoramic photographic scene

to behold.                                                 the beauty and complexity of the central leaves to

Summer Time In Boca                                        again show an interesting three dimensional. I took

	 The summer season as we all know is that wonderful about twenty shots, each from very slightly different        Southern Magnolia
                                                                                                                  Gardenia
time of the year when all the flora around us is growing angles, to get the affect shown here. And last, we

and showing us nature’s beautiful creations. For this have a photograph of a Southern Magnolia. Before

month’s article I selected photographs of three flowers, it starts to open, the flower is usually about three to

all in bloom. All the flowers were located at our home. In four inches long, conic and rounded at the bottom.

photographing these flowers, I learned to be patient and It then opens to form a rather spectacular looking

wait for opportune times to do the actual photography. I inner structure. You see it here. And as I realized

would certainly rather do this and get a “best” or a really afterward, it really helps to photograph flowers

good picture than take some mediocre photographs and close up that are at the outside of the tree and not

spend a lot of time editing them to bring them up to a in the center. So much for the obvious.

better level. Another aspect was really deciding the best 	 That’s it for this month. Always remember to

way or position to have the photographs be exciting or have your camera with you all the time as you may

interesting rather than being another snapshot being as see something that you have never seen before and

exciting as watching sand move.                            might never see again. Also don’t forget the Peter

	 The first photograph selected was the Crown of Lik philosophy “It’s not what you see. It’s how you

Thorns. Typically I found the flowers to be basically sort see it.” Follow the light and photograph everything

of flat or two dimensional. These flowers are on the east that light makes beautiful. May the light be with you

side of our home about 4 p.m. after a watering. What a and, most important, always make photography fun.

difference the timing made as the leaves appeared three

dimensional when photographing them from a slight 	 George Steinman is a resident of The Palms and

downward angle. The second photograph is of a gardenia can be contacted at sgphotollc@gmail.com. 

just about at its blooming peak. Here I attempted to show

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