The unintentional theme of Week 7 was travel. I was in Fairbanks, AK, home in Anchorage, and then on the move to Washington DC during the week.
I spent part of the week back home in Fairbanks, Alaska where I grew up. It was the Fourth of July and my parents were moving. The red couch in the picture from last week had to be dealt with because it wouldn’t go in the new place, so we took it to a consignment store. The red Gas Tank was out front.
The picture of the guy with the red star glasses was taken on the Fourth at the Ester Parade. I thought it was a good representation of Alaska and the Fourth. You see the typical Alaskan and also the typical charm that we have. It’s a lovely convergence of patriotism and pizazz.
I read an article not too long ago about using a 365 Photo Project as something of a diary. When I set out to do this, I didn’t intend for that, but with that perspective in mind, it has helped me with pictures for the day. For instance when traveling, why not shoot a photo in an airport to document where i was. The shot of the blue and yellow stained glass was shot in the Fairbanks International Airport. It’s a great art piece.
A good friend of mine is a really good photographer and she had an opening at Fire Island Bakery on First Friday. This is a shot of her having fun at her opening. I love the playfulness of the image.
Because Week 7 saw me traveling a lot, I used it as an opportunity to get shots of more great art work in airports. The goose is part of a fun installation in the Anchorage International Airport. It is probably my favorite in the Anchorage airport.
I was on the red eye out of Anchorage, and flew on an early morning flight from Seattle to DC. I was taken with the way “the man” has lined the middle of the country as we flew over the Midwest. It was squares and more squares. It really is a marvel to see.
The last shot is from DC that I got while out on a walk through a neighborhood north of DuPont Circle near the hotel where I was staying. The colors stood out on an otherwise gray day.
Traveling always makes the 365 Photo Project easier.
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As always, I would love comments.