Since all my friends are lame and don't want to go out tonight I decided to work on some of the images I haven't gotten to. Here is another one from Delores Park in San Fransisco. I found myself spending a lot of time there just people watching and enjoying the weather during my visit. I wish there was something similar where I live, While there are tons of parks and during the summer they can be packed with people, they are always full of people with a purpose. They are there to picnic, or for family gathering, or to participate in organized rec sports. Whatever, they are there for a reason and focus on that. Delores Park is different, people just go to be, to hang out. They come from all walks of life and just co-exsist. I enjoyed just observing, maybe that's the photographer in me, or maybe that is why I picked up the camera in the first place. I just love people watching.
Here is a peek at some of the images I took of my good friends Gary and Diana at Penn State where they first met. They are recently engaged, congrats!!! So these are kind of engagement pics if you will. We plan on doing some more images in the DC area, but I couldn't refuse and exchange of pics for tickets to a home game in Happy Valley. As my previous post shows, game day was cold and snowy but that didn't stop us from getting out for some proper Big 10 tailgating!
After a cold day and a football game that came down to the last second (with my feet frozen solid I had hoped the Nittnay Lions could have run up the score so we might have left early...) we woke up early and made our way to join a Penn State tradition, taking your picture at the Nittnay Lion Statue!
Next we made out way around campus to take a few images at the stadium.
Obviously since these pictures were taken, Penn State has found it's self embroiled in a devastating scandal that has rocked the college football community and the nation. I think it is important to remember that the vast majority of people associated with Penn State are great people and in no way involved. They are devastated by the breach of trust and failing of those who represented the university that they love. I hope everyone can see these images and see the love of a young couple that meet at this beautiful university. They have many happy memories from their time here. I feel lucky to have experienced a weekend at this place they love so much before all of this sadness befell them. They are Penn State and I have complete faith that they will be strong and do what is right and necessary to make sure those responsible are punished and in time find a way to become even stronger.
Next we made our way on campus.
Finally we went to the Engineering building where they first met.
Thanks for a great weekend Gary and Diana! I hope we can do it again next year!
So my recent posts have been all over the place, a little bit from my recent west coast trip, some from the Rebel Riders rides, some from some potential projects, and now some from a recent trip to Happy Valley to take some photographs of my good friends at the place they first met. Little did I know that the football weekend was going to turn into a blizzard. Here is a first taste from Saturday Morning's tailgating. Please note at Penn state they take their tailgating seriously you still must have your magnetic beer coozy even in white out conditions.
Anyway at least with the many varying posts I can say I have a decent body of work still to sort through and it is looking like I am finding my groove again.