Two Of My First Pictures
Sunday, November 30, 2014.
Greetings good citizens! Can you imagine a more romantic way to experience Philadelphia than by horse and carriage? After New York City, there's no better city in America for a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride type than Philadelphia. Not only are you traveling through town in the same style that was used more than two centuries ago, but you'll also have a nice tour/view of the original buildings where America's founders forged this nation.
Have you ever taken a ride in a horse drawn-carriage?
Yesterday, I spent the day at King of Prussia Mall. KOP (based on actual retail space) is the largest shopping mall in the United States. They have pretty much every store you would need or want. I've been searching for a pair of Nikon lenses on Craigslist. As you probably know, there are lots of scammers on Craigslist and Ebay, ripping people off. Last week I answered one ad from "Mike" (not his real name), he was selling a zoom, and two telephoto lenses. Mike suggested to meet yesterday at 5:00pm, at Starbucks, between Lord & Taylor and Neimans Marcus department stores.
Have you ever purchased or sold anything on Craigslist?
Here is one piece of advice, do not go to the mall the weekend after Thanksgiving! It literally becomes black weekend for mall retailers, and a person could get killed in the mad rush to get anything at half price. I usually prefer to shop online, but the price on the lenses was too good to be true. Mike showed up right on time, but none of the lenses were worth it. I thought this could be an excellent way to get started without spending a ton of money on new Nikon lenses or having to put a second mortgage in a house, lol. I guess now I have to keep searching.
UPDATE: bought a Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF lens at Webbcam.
I've included two pictures taken this morning near the Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall. These are two of the first pictures taken with my (new to me) Nikon camera, and the Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor lens I bought from a store in downtown called Webbcam yesterday.
Who wants to volunteer to go for a romantic horse carriage ride with me?