Posts Tagged ‘old’

Photo Friday: It’s About the Food

June 16, 2017

I love festivals, especially those featuring local restaurants.  The Noonan Family Ranch from Maine has prepared some delectable lamb shish kebabs for the Old Port Festival.

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Photo Friday: Not Having It

June 17, 2016

Last Sunday marked another year of documenting the Old Port Festival.  Besides photos of food, entertainment, and merchants, I enjoyed photographing the visitors, some in costume, and some not in costume.  I even found Obi Wan walking around.

Out of all the photos of people, I found one particular shot to be especially compelling.  It was towards the end, and I stopped to take a breather on a grass mound, with another photographer.  In all directions there was a sea of people; no one seeming to stand out.  From around the corner of one of the buildings, a man walked with his daughter on his shoulders, holding a balloon, and looking miserable.  I had no idea if her mood had to do with the noise, the crowds, or just hurt feet, but her position, and expression made her This week’s shot of the week.

Before I forget about it, she was the only one looking in the camera’s direction.

Not Having It

Photo Friday: Old Port Festival Time

June 19, 2015

Every year, in June, Portland has their Old Port Festival.  I’ve gone for the past several years since I feel it’s a great time to do street photography.  I also post a video on my YouTube channel, http://www.youtube.com/user/apb148 check it out.

I am now going to share my favorite shots here.  I hope you enjoy.

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I’m puzzled!!!

December 15, 2012

I know this picture is a little busy, but I think this would make a very challenging puzzle.

Fishing dock in Portland, Maine.

Fishing dock in Portland, Maine.

 

An eventful week!!!

June 16, 2012

The previous week has held some good events.  You already saw the two videos of the events, but I didn’t show my favorite photographs taken during these events.  The first of these events was the Youtube meetup with Cory Williams, and Kathleen Elliot of Katersoneseven.

These are my favorites from that meetup.

Now, the other event was the old port festival, and these are my favorites from that.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

The Old Port Festival 2012

June 15, 2012

Every year, the second Sunday in June, Portland has a festival to kick off the summer season.  The past few years I have made it to record the events.  This year was no different.  I hope you all enjoy it.

Day 85: Reach the Sky

March 22, 2012

Reach the Sky

 

Even if it takes

Most of my life,

I must continue

Feeding my mind

And stretching my imagination

If I wish to reach the sky.

Day 81: Listen to the Young

March 16, 2012

Listen to the Young

 

They should be seen and not heard

Is a saying that is out dated,

They can give us fresh thoughts,

But only when stated.

 

When properly encouraged

Their creativity can flourish,

By listening to the young

Their minds can be nourished.

 

I appreciate all of you who have been liking these poems.

If you want to see an explanation of any of them, go to http://www.youtube.com/user/thedailypoet2

Day 13: The Tight Rope Trumpeter

January 6, 2012

Tight Rope Trumpeter

 

Growing up

They told you

It’s a waste of time,

You didn’t listen.

 

In high school

You practiced

Hard every day,

And you got better.

 

In college

You learned how

To walk a fine line,

And keep your balance.

 

Now you make

Others smile

Playing your trumpet,

While on a tight rope.

 

You succeed

Where others can’t

When you avoid those

Who expect you to fail.

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I want to say thank you to all those who have been reading my poems, it means the world to me.

Allen

so long old friend

July 23, 2009

I remember the day my wife and I moved in, six years ago.
You were here waiting for us to fill your life with purpose.
You assisted me through every meal, every snack,
And even with the size of my appetite you never judged me.

When we first met, you opened yourself up to me,
And through the years you just stayed in your corner
Humming softly to yourself,
Waiting patiently to serve me.

I remember the day the symptoms started.
It was last summer,
The first day over 80,
Your temperature started to go up.

I fought to keep it down,
But to no avail.
Then, two days later,
It returned to normal and I thought
All would be fine.

Then, six days ago,
Your temperature went back up.
I tried to help,
But it was no use.

On Monday, I decided it was time.
Through six years of faithful service,
And unending devotion,
The time has come for you to retire.

You will be missed.
So long, old friend,
Be cool.

Now, let’s see how well the new freezer works

Enjoy,
Allen.