Sunday, August 24, 2008

dolles salt water taffy


the size of the seagull in this shot completely took me by surprise. i was hoping to capture the scene on the boardwalk in rehoboth beach in delaware and the classic looking taffy sign, but the bird swooped in to my viewfinder. i like it!

this is another image from the recent bike trip. a few more pictures will follow and then i'll get back to posting about pasadena.

9 comments:

Palm Axis said...

I like seeing your bike photos and I like this image.

ben wideman said...

Thanks Palm, I think we've got two more coming up and then we'll be back to Pasadena photos.

Petrea said...

This one makes a good post card with the bird and blue skies. It almost looks a little retro. I like it a lot.

ben wideman said...

Thanks Petrea! It turned out well. The bird looks a little out of proportion, but I think that adds something to it. The pastel colors really do add a retro feel.

Laurie said...

Timeless and wonderful, Ben! That bird is such a happy surprise. I am enjoying all of your pictures from your trip.

Ken said...

Nice shot. If you were trying to get the seagull in the shot it probably wouldn't have cooperated.

To answer your question we get our corn from Reesor's on 9th line.

ben wideman said...

Thanks Laurie! It has been a pleasure to share them with you all.

Ken, my sister's both worked for Jay Reesor over the years. He grows some fine produce there. I wish I could stop in for some pecan butter tarts - which American's have yet to discover.

Laurie said...

Ben, I just had to tell you that my husband Jon has already joked, "Tell him I'm inviting myself along on his next cycling trip..." Poor guy. He really needs more cycling time!

Needless to say, we're both enjoying your trip photos. I still can't get over that seagull. You could try a 100 times and never catch that shot!

ben wideman said...

Well we really should go out sometime! I often go out on the Foothill Cycle Club's Saturday morning rides. (http://www.foothillcycle.org/about_us.html)

My wife and I and two other couples are touring Sonoma in a few weeks - but it would kind of be like he was a 3rd (or 7th?) wheel...