Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Grant, Florida

That top photo is just a small town's sign in the area. As the sign says, they have a seafood festival every year, but I have never been. I don't really like crowds and if I want some really good seafood, there are lots of laid back seafood restaurants around here that I'd rather go to for that.

Yeah, I'm the original party pooper.

The second one is a favorite of mine, though it drives me nuts just how bad I blew the exposure. As the original is a JPEG, I couldn't try to save it from being so overexposed like I can with RAW images.

That photo more than any other had me switching to RAW mode soon after getting my digital SLR.

Merry Christmas everyone. God Bless all of you and thanks for coming to visit here this year. I appreciate it, and I appreciate all of YOU too.


Kerri said...

I"m with you John....I HATE crowds! In fact, my hubby and kids say that I might have a phobia about it....I don't really think so...I just don't like to be around so many people at one time.

I LOVE seafood! I think that sign is very neat! I wonder what that bottom shot would look like in B&W?

imac said...

I like seafood too, also like the 2nd shot.

Bob-kat said...

Those are great compositions! I really must try shooting in RAW soon. It seems so much more versatile.

Sorry I haven't been around much, life has been somewhat trying for me fpor awhile now. I hope you had a great Christmas and wishing you all the best for the New Year.

photowannabe said...

Hi John,
I hope your Christmas was wonderful, I know ours was especially good this year.
Not too wild about crowds but I sure love some seafood, especially crab and shrimp. Yummmm.

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...

Hi John.
Thnaks for visiting my blog, and I know you do not like the celebrations but you PHOTO"S are great again, I love seafood too.

I hope you were having a peacefull Christmas I though about you , my best wishes for the coming time...And of course I hope you enjoy the "change of the year-time" I posted already some fireworks on my blog to get into the mood!!! Come and see my blog:)

lv2scpbk said...

That festival sounds good. Have a wonderful New Year.

Daniel J Santos said...

Feliz Ano Novo (Portuguese)
Happy New Year.

Moi said...

Hope you had a beautiful Christmas , John......and here's wishing you a great new year ahead....

i just caught up with the posts i had missed and the restoration you did for a total stranger is commendable.......did Santa deliver any special presents for being a good boy?? :)

at our end we have moved out of Florida.....we left on Christmas day and needless to add I am already missing the familiarity of a place I had come to love.

John Roberts said...

Ditto for me. I got my fill of crowds during Mardi Gras during my growing up years. Now, I'd rather take a beating than get into a mob like that. About the only exception is that I still enjoy going to H.S. football games.

I avoid crowded restaurants, and absolutely refuse to wait more than 5 minutes for a table. I'd rather go to another restaurant. The last time we went to Outback Steakhouse in Asheville, we were told the wait for a table was about an hour and a half. I like Outback, but who would wait that long to eat anywhere?

imac said...


Wishing you and all your family a very happy new year.

CG said...

It seems very few of us like crowds! Beautiful work, and a very belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from me!