Montgomery Township held a Veterans Day observance on Sunday, November 11th at 11 AM at the Montgomery Veterans Memorial, located next to the upper parking lot of Montgomery Veterans Park on Harlingen Road.
I have attended the event for as long as my daughter, Kiran, has been in the Montgomery High School Marching Band. This year she's the band captain. This is her last year of high school and the last time she will be in the band.
It's cold every year. This year, Bhavna decided to come along. This is Bhavna's first time.
Until I start my new gig next week, I have a lot of time on my hands. This week I found myself perusing my Adobe Lightroom catalogue revisiting and re-editing some of my earlier photos. There was a time when I shot with more basic camera equipment, my image composition and understanding of light and the technical aspects of photography were limited, and my photo editing skills were less developed. In some ways, I think some of my earlier images are stronger than some of my recent images.
The image above is one I took eight years ago (August 2010) on a day after my wife had her hair done. I wanted to capture the look but I also wanted to experiment with portraiture, my newly purchase AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 lens and the golden hour. I captured her portrait in the Montgomery Veterans Park in Belle Mead, Montgomery Township.
This time around, I used Nik Define 2 to remove some noise in the image, and then use the output sharpener in Nik Sharpener Pro 3.
Last Sunday I "exercised" my way through Montgomery Park. Godelieve Babey, a local personal fitness trainer, led a group of local residents on a fun fitness romp through the walking trails of the Montgomery Park Arboretum. Godelieve led us through a series of warm-up exercises before leading up down the path to fitness. Bhavana and Shaan were with me as well as my good friend Prasanna. Prasanna had brought his camera hoping to find something interesting in the arboretum. My camera was focused on capturing the event as part of my volunteer efforts to help Montgomery Friends of Open Space with social media. Bhavana had fun but Shaan looked exhausted after just twenty minutes.
Godelieve Babey possesses over 12 years in the exercise industry providing personal training and fitness services to those who prefer to exercise in a non-gym environment. Godelieve is well versed in training clients to get them moving especially to survive the physical and sedentary demands of one’s daily routine.
The workout was not intense but I did feel it in my thighs and calves. Godelieve showed us how to get exercise doing the Monster Walk while combining arm movements designed to increase our range of motion. Godelieve core belief is that you can be fit and exercise anywhere.