Wednesday, September 16, 2009

dayton's best-kept secret




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!

10 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

Hi Julie!!
Love the pics! I don't live terribly far but I've only been there twice for a short period. Thanks for sharing!!

Artist Unplugged said...

Those are some great photos....please, make a badge, that would be hysterical!

lori vliegen said...

oh yes, i think that a badge is definitely in order!! of course, your photos truly could easily grace the pages of any top notch magazine, no problem!!

thanks, julie, for your sweet support of my artwork and my blog. i LOVE it that our creative paths have crossed....it's fun watching you grow, girl! :))

here's a link for a waterbrush pen, but you can find them at michael's, too! http://www.jetpens.com/product_info.php/cPath/221_572/products_id/2675

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Wouldn't that be a dream?!
That looks like a great place...we'll have to mark it down as a weekend get-away sometime!
We've often passed by Dayton...but never really stopped to check it out - guess it's about time :)

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

So cute about your badge. Your pictures are great and that's neat that your husband loves photography also. It looks like a very cool place.

cindy said...

i absolutely love your new banner! it gives us a lot more julie and we get to see your post much sooner. love your story, too.

Liss said...

I laughed at your making business card idea, but it's a good one and might work at getting you into some events.

I think non photography folk see photography folk as a little strange especially when we photographers are out in packs with loads of equipment.

Artist Unplugged said...

Julie, I hope you don't mind that Apollo posted about Presley today. There are supposed to be 7 hearts in the picture posted there. Hang in there...

Oliag said...

Finally wandered over here through LensUsTogether...and I'm happy I did!...Love your blog...and Thanks for that link to "Falling Leaves"...beautiful music..
xo

Deborah Ross said...

Your photos do look professional....yes, make a press pass for yourself and then act as if you really work for the newspaper.....people won't ask, they will know.