September 14th, 2020
It was a beautiful evening on the Sassafras River in Georgetown for this Labor Day event. I arrived early and found a good spot to set up near the Harbor View ice cream stand on Queens St. It's nice that fireworks in September can start earlier than they do in July. I thought that the sponsors put on one of their best displays ever - a great way to mark the end of the summer vacation season.
Note on Composition: Very colorful and sharp long exposure. Great composition too. Skip surely has perfected his technique.
I was attracted to the gentle curve of the grasses along the Chester River mirrored by the path in Wilmer Park. Standing on the pavilion, I was able to include the dog playing in the park along with the clouds warning of an impending storm.
Note on Composition: I think it's a compliment to say this looks like a painting. All the elements of the photo are placed just right. Even though the dog is so very small, it is crucial to this composition.
The view is of skylights in my house on the Chester. I looked up without really thinking, saw the Mediterranean, maybe Greece, with all its sea, sky and whitewashed homes. Shot it.
Note on composition: Sometimes something you see everyday that you would never think of shooting turns out to be interesting when you look through the lens of a camera. All the curves and straight lines working together with the different shades of light. And imagine what's out the window!