This past week I headed back home to visit my dad. He lives in the DC area and although he often comes to visit me up north I felt I was long overdue to visit him. My gf Jenny and I headed down there, her first trip there in a very long time. We got lucky with the weather the first couple days, but the next were pretty cold. Nonetheless, we powered on and explored quite a bit.
By the end of the trip we both agreed to visit again soon as there were tons of sights still to see. I also saw this as an opportunity to take some photos. I didn't take a ton, but a few here and there. It definitely re-energized me from the winter blues and makes me want to explore locally with my camera.
As I write this we have about 8 inches of snow on the ground and probably another 6-8 on the way. But, that's New England for you. One day it's 55 and sunny and the next you have to dust off your snow shovel. No matter, always happy to post some photos on here. I know I've been a tad distracted this winter and haven't posted much. I started another blog and a youtube channel on some of my interests and that's also kept me quite busy in the non-wedding season.
I'll be posting on here more regularly as the weather improves and can't wait for all the photo sessions and weddings I have lined up for this year.
But, I'm getting off topic. I'd like to share some photos from my trip and possibly a couple from a previous trip that I never posted.
These next ones are from my recent trip to DC.
Recognize any of these places?
All photos taken with a Fuji Xt1 and 23mm 1.4
If you live near Worcester or are planning to visit the area this is a place you need to visit. The Crompton Collective is a place where many local makers collaborate to showcase and sell their work. But, there is a waiting list and an approval process to be able to showcase your work. This means that you'll always have quality items to see and purchase, but you'll also be guaranteed a good variety of items. I've been there are a few times and its remarkable how many new things I see every time I go there. The Crompton Collective is located at 138 Green St in a classic mill building and is very easy to get to from the highway.
The Crompton Collective is great for:
Seeing local talent and a lot of unique pieces
Great place to showcase your work
Great for photographers looking for props and local items
Adding to your existing collection
Finding hard to find items
The Crompton Collective is not your average antique shop or collectors shop. You really have to go check it out for yourself to see that there is something in there for everyone.
As a photographer I could spend hours taking photos there. There is so much to see and at every turn you see something new.
To many Crompton Collective has quickly become a local landmark. Its easy to get to, looks amazing, has top notch items for sale and Amy, the owner, is super friendly and very passionate about what she does.
The second reason for my visit was to check out the White Room. As of 2015 the Crompton Collective will be hosting weddings in their White Room and I have the privilege to be one of the first photographers to cover a wedding there. I'll admit that I'm beyond a little excited about that. Amy was kind enough to show me around and also let me snap a few photos here and there.
Disclaimer: These are only a few quick photos I took today. You really have to visit to get the whole experience.
I can't wait to go back!!
To continue the previous post I want to include some color photos I took on my walk around Boston earlier today. I really enjoyed the color produced by the camera and I got a variety of photos as well. Please enjoy a few photos from my walk.
All photos were taken with the Fuji X-T1 and the 27mm 2.8 lens
Earlier today I headed into Boston with a friend of mine to give our Fuji cameras a good work out and to get some fresh air. Nothing like heading into the big city. The weather turned out great, plenty of sun and we enjoyed a variety of aromas throughout our walk. We started in China town and then walked around the commons. We then made it back to get some asian cuisine. These are a few of the black and whites from the trip. Stay tuned for a follow up post with some color photos of our photo walk.
All of these photos were taken with the Fuji X-T1 and the 27mm 2.8
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