Wednesday, September 16, 2009
labor day weekend we tooled around dayton with our cameras and stumbled into carillon park. i'd never been there and was simply delighted by the history and vintage ambiance. there are exhibits dedicated to the wright brothers, transportation in the early days of dayton and ncr corporation. i've decided it's dayton's best-kept secret. i've lived here for over 10 years and had no idea how cool of a place it is.
bill and i have matching nikon d-60's and a young man asked if we were with the newspaper. we got a kick out of it and joked about making up our own business cards for a high brow newspaper with fictitious names. we were asked the same thing in downtown dayton that day. when we tell people no we're just amateur photographers they look at us with just a hint of suspicion. kind of sad but i guess it is hard to have a trusting nature in the world today. i think i'll make myself a press badge that reads "dorky amateur photographer (harmless)". i often think how fun it would be to get paid to ramble around and take photos all day. that badge would read "hopeless romantic".
take care, all!
Posted by julie king at 7:11 PM