The Changing Seasons (The Daily Post)

Capture the changing world around you as you hone your photography skills.

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It rained for most of the month. This is unusual for September. Sometimes the camera had to make do with what was available.
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I celebrated Labour Day with American style. by driking New England style American IPA.
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My cousin\'s daughter was married to a man she\'s known since elementary school. The ceremony was held outside in the beautiful garden of the Williams Penn Inn.
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We were alread in Pennsylvania for the weddng so ... we took the opportunity to have brunch at a nearby craft ale brewery, Forest & Main.
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We were are the third annual Montgomery FunFest. One or two photos just can\'t do this event justice. But … hopefully a photo of me and my wife making a DSLR selfie with my pro photographer friend Frank Veronsky will.
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Yes, that\'s a picnic table.
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Boys will be boys
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We\'ve attended the Princeton Jazz Feast for so many years I can\'t remember when we started attending.
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Jazz and food on the green at Palmer Square in Princeton. What\’s not to like.
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We did two brewery tours in one day. The first was Kane Brewing, Ocean Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey
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September, Jughandle Brewing
The second brewery we visited was Jughandle Brewing in Tinton Falls. Bhavna and I are becoming brewery tourist.
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signatiure

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.

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The Tuesday Photo Challenge is a weekly theme-based challenge for photographers of all kinds to share both new and old photography. This week's theme is fire.

I started to worry that I might not be able to complete this week's themed post. My original vision was to get a shot of a bonfire. I find bonfires interesting. I would have set my camera on a trip, changed my settings for narrow aperture, about f/8, and captured some long exposures of the embers coming off the fire. Instead of star trails, I would have had light trails of embers.

But as the week went along I realized I would need to think of something else. My wife suggested a photo of our fireplace. "Too mundane," I said. A candle flame? Maybe. I held out for something more interesting.

On Sunday my daughter asked if we could go out to eat. She wanted to try out Aja, the new pan-Asian fusion restaurant that opened in town. Aja is a Sanskrit word. It means goat. My wife is vegetarian and the restaurant. We debated over the menu for a bit, but my wife acquiesced due to my daughter's insistence.

The food was excellent, and the wait staff was attentive. I even got into a conversation about photography with our waitress. She loves to travel and take photos. She asked what I was doing when she saw me taking pictures of my wife's cocktail. I explained I was doing a weekly photography project and this week's them was fire. She immediately offered to help to suggest various things around the restaurant.

But it was not until we were walking out the door that I spotted this dragon; aglow in red.

I applied a Kodak Ektachrome filter, ran the photo through Google Nik Dfine noise reduction software, and then applied the maximum screen sharpening on export from Adobe Lightroom.