30 Minutes in the Life: June 2016

30 Minutes in the Life, June 2016 is due to go live in a couple of weeks and I was at a loss to where to go.  Boca Raton, is not like a big city.  There may be a few high building but honestly it is not like Seattle or Denver.  Like the rest of Florida it is pretty flat.  I decided to head on out and pick up some test results and then head on out to Mizner Park shopping area.  Mizner Park is on the east side of Boca and definitely the more upmarket side of town.  While the weather may look bright and sunny, it actually has a light shower of drops just after I took the first image.  The temps were incredibly high and the air is humid.  While I managed to walk Mizner Park without getting wet, I was not as lucky an hour later when the clouds came over, the wind picked up and it felt like a mini tornado was heading through the area.  Severe weather warnings, lightening in the sky, and apparently what appeared to be a water spout attempting to form.

In between the good and bad weather meander with me through Mizner Park……

The Amphitheatre at Mizner

The Amphitheater at Mizner Park.  What I do love about this place is they have a lot of concerts.  While you have to pay to go into the amphitheater, folks generally arrive and set up camp in the middle section of the street.  Yes, I have done it as well.  You bring your chairs, food and drink and you get to hear, not see, a free concert.

The Amphitheatre at Mizner

You want a photo in a big chair.  Just hop on up.

This fountain sits at the base of a golden lady just outside the amphitheatre.

This fountain sits at the base of a golden lady just outside the amphitheater

Make big plans, aim high in hope and work.... Let your watchword be order and your beacon beauty ~ Burnham

Make big plans, aim high in hope and work….
Let your watchword be order
and your beacon beauty
~ Burnham

I walked down the center of the two roads for a while to get a feel for what I was going to be looking at.

I walked down the center of the two roads for a while to get a feel for what I was going to be looking at.

Lensbaby Sweet 35 in action.

I like to take the lensbaby sweet 35 out with me because I never know what sort of image I will get.

Preparing for the day ahead

Preparing for the day ahead

Waiting

Waiting, perhaps resigned.

I crouched down to take a photo of this curly tailed lizard and the next thing I heard was and exclamation " Ooh she is taking a photo of the lizard - I have never seen one this size before" Clearly a visitor to Florida.

I crouched down to take a photo of this curly tailed lizard and the next thing I heard was and exclamation ” Ooh she is taking a photo of the lizard – I have never seen one this size before” Clearly a visitor to Florida.

Reflections in the window

Reflections in the window

Street Photography

You want to win a new bedroom – drop your slip in the jar.

When I go out I try to take a couple of images with my Lensbaby sweet 35.

At the opposite end of Mizner Park. I am ready to turn around and head back to the car.

Down the street

South Florida in black and white.

A table with a view

A table with a view

Alone

Alone

Thank you for joining me for this month’s 30 minutes.    This is a circle blog.  Please take time to visit my fellow blogger and friend, Stacey Markel Photography | MD Family, Child & Senior Photographer and see what she has for you this month. Keep following the circle to see what the other photographers have shared this month. Don’t forget to leave a little love on their pages.

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11 Comments on “30 Minutes in the Life: June 2016

  1. I’ve photographed at Mizner Park before and you did it in such a unique way, you’d never know we were in the same place 🙂 Love how you used the columns and reflections to get some really great photographs.

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