On my birthday, my youngest daughter met me at noon in a park and ride and immediately kicked me out of the driver’s seat so she could take control of our Girls Day Out! No work for this birthday girl, just some R&R and no nothing on the calendar for the rest of the afternoon! WHAT A TREAT! Mother Nature gave us a stunning weather day and we hit the rocky shores of New Hampshire for a delicious lunch at the exquisitely renovated Wentworth By The Sea Hotel, later taking drives down roads less traveled to see what there was to see. We found our way to the grounds of the Wentworth Coolidge Mansion, also the home of the Drift Gallery. As I got out of the car, I started to say, “I can’t, I Can’t, I CAN’T walk this property without a camera in my hand. Closest camera I had on my day off was my iPhone … and it did not disappoint. This image was captured while Laura and I walked, laughed, explored, planned and conspired, paused and reflected on the beautiful grounds in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. I took a few snaps on the camera and put it back in my pocket for a few hours and spent the rest of our time together just enjoying the freedom the day provided. Then it was off to downtown Portsmouth for some girl-time shopping, catching up with friends and eating a late snack at the Martingale Wharf Restaurant, snuggled in blankets while sitting next to the open fire pit on the decks over looking the harbor at sunset. Yes, just about as perfect a birthday as girl can have. With a hot toddy to sip, I pulled out the phone and started to play and process this image of the mansion, visited earlier in the day. I just love the final work and it when ever I look at it I will always be reminded of our long stroll on the grounds and the beautiful afternoon we shared when my daughter took over the reigns and I was permitted to let everything go.
Never doubt the power of a photograph and the memories it can provoke.
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This images was captured with an Apple iPhone 5; Lens: iPhone 5 back camera 4.12mm f/2.8; Focal Length: 4.1 mm; Exposure: 1/1500 sec @ f2.4; ISO 50 and edited using Snapseed and SmugMug Camera Awesome Applications.
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