Sunday, August 29, 2010

Lake Eola Sundays

I had not been out to Lake Eola in a few months since I've been so busy with other fun stuff on my free Sundays. But I got back there after running some erands...since I was near by. Not much has changed but there seems to be less people.
I saw this vacant building and fired the camera quick as I was at a red light. My Pentax istD is seems to have been reborn since I have started using Eneloop Batteries.

It was a cloudy day and when I saw this shot I thought of skywatch Fridays...I'm sure this will fit right in with their other pictures.

The Tea Party has moved into the the neighborhood and they carry around the first American flag.  I guess it fits right in with their ideals of a revolution.  But it seems they are going a bit backwards than forwards.  What is it that makes us cling to the past.  Are we really so afraid of the future.  I guess in these times we are all scared.

This is a memorial statue for Vets.

There was a long field of flowers and I caught this lonely butterfly busy at work.   It was a cloudy all day and I was using a low ISO so the shutter was slow.  This is the first time I've ever caught actual wing flutter which is nice...and different.

One of the reason I enjoy going to the Farmer's Market at Lake Eola is to listen to Joseph Martins play.  He has such a deep folk-y American voice...a mix of Johnny Cash and perhaps Niel Young.  He sings some old classics and some of his originals.  He used to be the singer for the Hindu Cowboys.   

There isn't much to do in Orlando, out side of the tourist stuff.  It's not like New York or Los Angeles.  Here is everyone's favoite past time.  You can drink at home or go out to one of the hundreds of bar/pubs they have around town.  

Here is another place located on the Lake. Its a nice place to eat but do they even serve food here.

On my way home I caught this graffiti on the side of a little Spanish Grocery.  These little stores have popped up all over town serving cooked food and they are usually plenty busy.

Ahhhhh....American Metal.  There aren't too many things built of steel anymore these days but Harley's are what America used to be all about.  Quality, workmanship, and pride.  

I caught this shot going back to my car.  its just one of those shots where you're like hmmm what do i see here. There area around Lake Eola has really been elevated in the last few years.  The area is called Thornton Park and its a but upscale and there many nice cars to photograph.

On the road I saw this old classic.  More American metal.  This is just like the Harley Before.  Many people have restored cars around here and they cruise them on Sundays.  There is also a place called Old Town than has classic car shows every Friday.  But this little gem is a dream

That's it for this Sunday.
All these shots were shot with a Pentax ist D and a FA 28-80 lens.  My old little camera is no match for the hot rod cameras that are out these days but much like the Harley and the old classic car above it is made of solid steel and though I never expect any trouble in my photography adventures, I'm sure if I ever ran into trouble, my camera could surely be used as a weapon for its feels like a metal brick.  The camera has recently come back to life after installing new Eneloop Batteries.  The camera actually function and feels brand new. 
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