It is the photographer,
not the camera,
that is the instrument.
~ Eve Arnold
(American – Photographer / April 21, 1912 – January 4, 2012)
National Tea Day
Queen Elizabeth II’s 94th Birthday
So far 2020 has been quite a memorable year.
Kenny Rogers passed away earlier this year. I only got to see him perform once. On March 21st, 2015 at Busch Gardens, Tampa, Fl. A friend and I got there 3 hours before the performance to ensure we had a good seat. I had never seen the parking lots so full. It was very hot, so we took turns going for food and beverages. Kenny Rogers was recovering from hip surgery and hoped we didn’t mind that he would be sitting on a stool for the performance. This is my favorite picture that I took that day. Kenny Rogers seemed to be looking right into the camera and only performing for me. My trusty Nikon D60 did a wonderful job of capturing the moment.
Despite all the marvelous technical advances in cameras and equipment, some pictures by famous photographers, like Eve Arnold, can never really be duplicated. Their pictures truly are inspired works of art.
“As coronavirus continues to affect people worldwide, it’s been announced that the queen‘s birthday will not be publicly commemorated in 2020.
Queen Elizabeth turns 94 on April 21, but the monarch’s special day will not be marked by gun salutes, and flag flying protocol has been updated to reflect the fact that many people are currently self-isolating or social distancing.” Link to article in BAZAAR
I think we should all celebrate the Queen’s birthday and National Tea Day with a nice cup of tea and looking through archive pictures of the Royal Family while we continue our social distancing.