Good Friday

Today is Good Friday, with Passover tomorrow and Easter on Sunday. For some this is a very important holiday with time being spent with friends, family and church. While it is not a federal holiday some states do recognize it and shut down certain functions and facilities accordingly. You might be wondering why I bring this up?

Well as a photographer churches are very interesting subjects to photograph. The lines, the geometry, the stories and of course the light make cathedrals very fascinating. Since some of you will probably be spending some time this weekend in such a place you might consider how you can take a photograph while still being respectful to the church and your fellow congregation.

This photograph of Kings College Chapel I took with the Nikon 1 V3. It’s quiet, small and is non disruptive to everyone else around me. It makes for a perfect camera for these kind of moments. Now everyone has another method for taking these kind of photos called their phones but as I’m sure some of you have experienced phones can be considered rude.

If you don’t have a small personnel camera like the V3 then your best bet is to take your photos during the times before and after services where no one will mind and if someone does say something, just be polite. Kindness goes a long way.

Remembering Our Veterans

Today we honor all those that have fought for our country. This country was not founded in a day. It took time to build it and to keep it going takes the strength of those willing to fight for it. While it is a holiday for some be sure if you see a veteran of any war or conflict to say thanks to them.

This was two years ago in Washington D.C at the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Over 800 veterans came out in attendance of that flyover.

More Then Just a Holiday

Memorial Day isn’t just a holiday, there is an important reason why schools, banks, mail delivery and government offices are closed. It started after the Civil War and was officially established in 1971. Memorial Day is when we stop for a day and give thanks to those that gave their life to protect this country. It’s easy to forget when you have a three day weekend, that’s why I’m writing this now. When Monday rolls around remember why you get that day off.

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