Changing Seasons May 2017

May was mainly wet, and my social calendar was packed. I forgot about the changing seasons challenge. I looked at my Lightroom catalogue for May and realised that I had spent very little time outdoors except for my camping trip. However, May was hectic, and it rained a lot. A lot. I do most of my photography on the weekend when I have time away from the office. In May, it seemed to rain every weekend. And not short drizzly rain. It rained thunderous buckets.

On the way to work this morning, I stopped at the D&R Canal Trail in Kingston. I was determined to get at least one outdoor shot indicative of the May weather. It was raining, and I could hear the rush of water from the Kingston Lock. It has rained so much that the path that my wife and I walked last summer, up past the old mill toward the Carnegie Lake dam, was completely underwater.

I followed the water to the old Route 27 bridge. What was once a small stream now looked like a rushing river.

Even the "beach" under the new Route 27 bridge was overwhelmed. I could not see the pebbles and rocks the turtles lay on to warm their bodies in the sun. It was all underwater.

I attended an engagement ceremony between my wife's little cousin Neha and her fiance, Jeremy. I've known Neha since she was about four years old. Jeremy, I've known for just over a year. I'm pretty excited. Indian weddings are overwhelming with colour and music and full of spectacle. Jeremy is Jewish, and Neha is Hindu. This will be my first time attending a Hinjew wedding. The wedding is next year.

Engagement Neha Jeremy
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So what else did I do in May? I attend my first-ever motorsport event, the World of Outlaws event in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Noisy. And dusty. And very fun. Culturally, this was a different experience for me. This was the "other America". The one where almost everyone I saw was overweight, loved t-shirts and baseball caps, hated sleeves and was chain-smoked.

I also had the chance to watch vintage jalopy cars race around a dirt track at 20 mph.

And follow the Memorial Day Parade through the streets and parks of Princeton.

Battle of Princeton Re-enactment | 27 May, 2017 | Nikon D5100 | 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 | © Khürt Williams

The Changing Seasons Monthly Photo Challenge is a blogging challenge by photographer Max a.k.a Cardinal Guzman. Each month I will post a photo that I think represents the month.

Author: Khürt Williams

Gen X-er near Princeton University in Montgomery Township, New Jersey, with a passion for aquariums, terrariums, technology, and photography. I love hiking in the woods, and my eclectic musical tastes span soca, Afrobeat, calypso, 1990s rap, grunge rock, and alternative genres.

3 thoughts on “Changing Seasons May 2017”

  1. A Hinjew wedding sounds like fun! 🙂
    I'm glad you got to spend some time outside despite of the rain. I love the long exposures. My schedule has been packed lately too, leaving little time for blogging...

    1. The whole family is looking forward to this. It’s going to be so much fun.

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