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WP Photo Challenge: Ephemeral

This weeks WP Photo Challenge: Ephemeral was a bit difficult to figure out.  First I had no clue what the word meant.  I am glad that the definition was in the challenge.  For those of you that are like me ephemeral is an adjective and means lasting for a very short time.

Waves crashing into the rocks on the shore line.  Although the waves will continue to crash each one will be different from the last.

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Waves crashing against the rocks

 

Sorry for the dirty lens I did not realize it till I began to edit the pictures.

 

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Willow Creek Winery

Willow Creek Winery

Went and did some wine tasting yesterday down in Cape May with my sister-in-law Traci.  The second place we stopped at was Willow Creek Winery.

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As soon as you enter the property you are right in-front of this massive plantation styled house that is the home of the owner.  It is very grand and impressive. My first though was that it looked like something from Louisiana.

As we traveled back to the wine tasting building we passed a chicken coup.  This is the Taj Mahal of chicken coups.

After the chicken coups there is some marshy land on both sides of the road that really make me think of Louisiana swamp land.  During the spring/summer when everything is green and lush I think this adds more character to the property.

Now we are getting really close to the Tasting Room.

When we arrived at the Tasting Room the General Manager, Kevin Celli, greeted us.  Kevin was great in my opinion this is the type of person that you want to manage your facility.  He made us feel very welcomed and explained things about the vineyard just made us feel comfortable.  His hospitality is mirrored in all of the staff that we had the pleasure of meeting.

When inside of the Tasting Room  you will see just how impressive it is with the large but not over powering chandeliers hanging from the wood clad ceilings.  This was a perfect room for any event.  There are several seating areas setup to relax and enjoy a great glass of wine and good conversation.

Although not pictured there is an enormous fireplace that creates a mood all on its own.

The young man who assisted Traci and I with our wine tasting selection was excellent.  He offered great choice and even recommend things that could be paired with each wine.  Unfortunately due to some great wine sampling I do not remember his name.

I am planning another trip to Willow Creek Winery.

Check out Willow Creek Winery’s Facebook page and home page.

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WP Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds

For this weeks WP Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds, I chose a picture that was taken back in 2010 in Cape May NJ at sunset.

 

Cape May NJ - Black n White

Cape May NJ – Black n White

Cape May NJ

Cape May NJ

Which do you prefer, the black and white version or color?

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WP Photo Challenge: Symmetry

I decided to work with Photo Shop Elements 12 to create my Symmetric image for this week WP Photo Challenge: Symmetry.

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Birds on a Rail – Symmetry

Photo taken on the waiting deck at the Cape May Lewes Ferry station in Cape May New Jersey September 2008.

Here is the link to the video on YouTube that assisted me today…..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OfjdWsRy1M

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Cape May – Lewes Ferry

Today I took an impromptu drive to Cape May New Jersey to take a few pics at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry.  A lot of people take the 45 minute Ferry ride to venture into Lewes Delaware.

I learned today that part of Cape May is an island.  I have lived in this state for almost 48 years and never knew that it was an island.

An Island??

An Island??

From my home to the Ferry it takes approximately 1.5 hours to get there but the drive is worth it.  It provided me peaceful time to think about the week to come and the next photo excursion.  I think Philadelphia Wednesday.

Photo Excursion – Con’t

On our recent trip to Cape May a few weeks ago to try to see the butterfly migration we made a little side trip to the beach.  Once we got there my niece Caila wanted go swimming, had to tell her no swimming in October. But how can you go to the beach without at least getting your feet.  So I let her put her feet in the ocean and then I had a great idea, just to take pictures of her feet.

It was different because then you did not have to worry trying to get her to have a “natural” or “happy” expression on her face.

 

Childhood innocence.  This day brought back memories of when I was a child and my mother would take us to Atlantic City and walk the boardwalk. This was before the casinos came to town…LOL

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Photo Excursion

Our photo excursion to Cape May NJ. 

 My nieces, nephew and I took a long ride yesterday thru the country of South Jersey. We stopped by a lake that had a lot of ducks just resting on the water. 

This is the first time that I let the little ones actually take pictures of what they saw (training future photographers).   They are fascinated by the amount of ducks that were there. 

 

After the lake we made our way to The Point at Cape May, NJ.  For an October day it was rather warm.  We felt a bit over dressed for the beach.  We took tons of pictures.  The kids decided to take a little stroll down the beach (they look so sweet together).

During this time of year the Monarch Butterflies make their annual migration to the south.  Since we got there a little late in the day, we did not get to see butterflies but what we did see was beautiful.

  

My nephew Carlito was able to get one on a small flower that he held.

Watch out America here are a few of the “Up and Coming Photographers”

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