"A picture is worth a thousand words"

Welcome to the Phodadgrapher Blog!

This blog is here to let you into my photo world. I am a father of 3 little ones so I always have a camera close to me. Whether it be my Canon T5 or my iPhone 6s. I hope you find each photo and the stories that go along with them interesting and inspiring.
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

From the Vaults: Sunrise in Paradise Island

In August of 2007, my wife and I took a trip to Bahamas, Paradise Island to be exact. We stayed at an all-inclusive resort called The RIU. It was located at the end of the Island right next door to the Atlantis Resort. Wwe went for a few days, just enough to get away from the business of New Jersey. At the time, there was no cell service so communication to the rest of the world was minimal. It was one of the most relaxing vacations we've ever taken. The resort was great with shows and entertainment and the pool. And private access to the beach. One of my goals during the trip was to catch a sunrise. On our last morning, we woke up and heading for the beach. Not only did i get picture of the sunrise but video too. It was amazing to see the sunrise along the Bahamian waters. I capture this photo by chance, I wasn't setting my wife up to be at the edge of the water, it just happened to come out that way. It turned out to be one of my favorite photos from our trip.

Hope you enjoy it

Thursday, September 15, 2016

From the Vaults: Bushkill Falls

Back in 2003, before my wife and I had children, we took a trip out to Pennsylvania to Bushkill Falls, some call it "The Niagara of Pennsylvania". We have been to Niagara Falls too so I can attest to that statement. But unlike Niagara Falls, there is not just one massive fall of water, there any numerous smaller falls throughout the park. Bushkill Falls provides hiking trails which you can chose a challenge level. There are also multiple look out areas to view the large Pennsylvania hills. Then of course, like all attractions, a gift shop at the end. Surrounding the Bushkill Falls area, another attraction we stop at was Indian Echo Caverns. At Indian Echo Caverns, you take a walking trip through caves and explore the underground. It is a really cool adventure.

As you can imagine, photos a Bushkill Falls can come out great. Back in 2003, we had no iPhones or consumer-friendly D/SLR camera's. My photo-taking machine back then was a point-and-shot Fuji Finepix 3800. I will not go into the details of the specs of that camera, but it did its job and it did it well. Before our trip I researched some tips on how to obtain that amazing waterfall shot, you know the one where the water looks like its raging over the rocks below. The setting on the camera, shutter speed; the tip, slow it down and used a tripod. So that is what I did. To this day, I amaze myself with out great, I think, this photo came out.

Hope you like it!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Helping Hand

Last weekend we spent the afternoon at Sesame Place in Langhorne, PA. It's a short drive for us and we have season passes. I highly recommend the Season Pass for anyone within an hour of Langhorne. It's a quick ride and the season pass pays for itself quickly with all the discounts you get. Food, parking, gift shop plus other perks. On our prior trip to Sesame, my daughter wanted to try the tube slide. I walked her and my boys up to the tower. As I was helping my one son get situated on the slide, my daughter, Ms. Independent, tried to get on all by herself. By her doing this, she end up going almost head first, and got scared and needless to say, i brought her down the same way we went up.

On our recent trip she wanted to try it again but this time allowing me to help her get on the slide. On the way up, I asked my one son to hold her hand to help her get up the steps. If you read my past post, these two have love-hate relationship. When it's hate, its HATE, but when its love, its absolutely adorable.

Edits done with Moldiv for iOS.