One of my personal goals is to make a point and photograph a place or thing before it's gone. It's a work in progress. I still haven't forgiven myself for not photographing the Hot Naked Lobster sign. These photos are from a double decker bus that sat outside a forgotten pub. We passed it often without ever stopping until one day we did. It's gone now and the building is being rehabbed. I may not have the hot and naked lobsters but at least I have the Red Barrel.
Perhaps these photographs deserve color, that is for another time. Instead, I find that when I look at a photo in black and white I notice more details. The color is almost distracting. These are from my archives, Mermaid Parade June 2019 Coney Island. For obvious reasons 2020 was cancelled and 2021 may not be in the cards. In 2022, I'm going all out. Previously, I bought a press pass which I intend to do again but next time, there will be a wig and some glitter for sure.
The best time to visit Martha's Vineyard is in the off season. I am not one for crowds or heat. While it is true that not everything is open, you could time it right before the season begins, or after it ends. Not only are there less crowds and but better parking too! On our first trip to the Vineyard we saw all the usual sights, Aquinnah, Menemsha, and Edgartown with the help of a great friend- thanks Grace! On our second trip we revisited those sights, added some new ones (