Lynn and I returned yesterday from our longest vacation in a while, to New Jersey and Virginia. We enjoyed riding the Amtrak Autotrain from Sanford, Florida to Lorton, Virginia and back – something we last did about 25 years ago. We highly recommend it for travel up and down the south-east coast.
In Newton, NJ, we attended the International Congress of Iron Collectors, and the Pressing Iron and Trivet Collectors convention. After that we drove to Shenandoah National Park in VA and stayed for 5 wonderful days.
I was the “semi-official” photographer, so I spent a lot of time there photographing all the activities, displays and people. And Lynn photographed too, especially when I wasn’t around.
Something that you might not know: Lynn is the author of two books on trivet collecting: The A-Z Guide to Collecting Trivets, Identification and Value Guide and The Expanded A to Z Guide to Collecting Trivets – Identification and Values (read more about them on her blog), and I made the photographs for her books. Which, by the way, is an excellent justification for camera and lens purchases. 😉
Lynn and I have a lot of work left to finish going through the photos from the conventions and distributing them to people. I also have a lot of work to finish going through photos from Shenandoah, so I’ll try to write about that next time.
I didn’t do a lot of photography outside of the conventions in New Jersey, but there was a nice red barn next to the fair grounds where the meetings took place and I made this photo one day when I had a few minutes off.
I like the peeling paint texture and the reflections in the surviving window panes.
More to follow…
Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Now – go make some photos!
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