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We went to Tampa for a wedding…

I was in Tampa a few weekends ago for a wedding and went for a little walk.  Here’s what I found….

More later….ML

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Summertime and the livin’ is easy…

Image by Michael LoBiondo

Chairs in the pool

Now that’s relaxin’!  My idea of how to spend a hot afternoon.

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ML

Chairs by the seaside…

Photo by Michael LoBiondo

Chairs by the seaside..

I have this fascination with taking photographs where ordinary things we see everyday from angles or perspectives that you don’t ordinarily see.  These chairs are standing (sitting?) at attention like they are waiting for something to emerge from the ocean or the far horizon.  What are they thinking, what do they see?  Are they just at rest while waiting for the next person to sit on them or have they already done their job and enjoying the gaze of the sunset  and the peace of the ocean.  Do they hear the rustle of the breeze or the crashing of the waves?  Maybe they are just chairs in the grass!

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ML

It’s the simple things…

Photo by Michael LoBiondo

Simple Seatbelt

It’s simple what we get used to.  Electricity, running water, air conditioning (hot as hell here in the South), cell phone, ipad…the list goes on.  I’ve been on the road a bunch this month driving all over the country and it got me thinking…

When I started driving in the last century, seat belt laws were just being started.  After all this time, I got used to wearing one.  I don’t even let anyone sit in the car without one.  So when I got in the van this afternoon, I was rushed and didn’t put it on immediately.  I took a curve and almost found myself in the passenger seat.  I felt a little naked without my seatbelt.

So on your travels this summer, drink lots of water, conserve electricity, turn off your cell phone, take off your watch, and please, wear your seatbelt.

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ML

Curlys Flags in Ocean City New Jersey

Photo by Michael LoBiondo

Curlys Flags wait for customers

It’s been a long time since my last post but here is an image from one of my favorite places in the world, Ocean City NJ.  Actually, I love most beaches, boardwalks, and grand strands.  I grew up not far from Ocean City and a few weeks ago, I was shooting a job in South Jersey.  Just so you know, only someone from South Jersey distinguishes South Jersey as different from the rest of the state.  Not enough words to explain it, just go with me here.  I had an extra morning so I drove to OC in the morning before they got busy and started to charge you to “use the sand”.

Photo by Michael LoBiondo

nothin’ about nudity!!

There’s still a lot you can do on the beach.  But sand does get everywhere!  I love the beach in the morning.  I have great memories of being in the station wagon with my mom and driving to OC in the morning and being back at home by lunch.  Now I drive a mini-van.  See how far we’ve come!

Being on the beach before the crowds get there allow me to scrounge around and get access to pictures that I might not have when there’s a lot of people around.  Hence, Curlys Flags.  5 minutes after I took this, the attendant came out and scattered the flags everywhere.  I will be posting some other shots on my facebook page.  Please friend me if you haven’t already.

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ML

In search of the ocean…

Photographer Michael LoBiondo

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So, we are off to our annual trip to the beach.  The beach and boardwalk are the places that my heart gravitates to and I always find something interesting to photograph, and this photographer always has his camera at the beach.  I grew up 20 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean and Ocean City New Jersey so being in Charlotte and being 3+ hours from the water makes me appreciate it even more.  I take my little old Canon point and shoot camera and become a tourist which let’s me get shots that I might not get with a big rig around my neck.

In a couple of weeks, I will share what I find this trip.  More later…

ML