Picnic in the Park

“Well! That sure takes the berry off the bush”—from the 1959 movie The Gazebo


Located on Mainstreet near downtown Parker, Colorado, O’Brien Park includes a softball field, multipurpose field, basketball court, two playgrounds, outdoor pool and a gazebo that serves as the backdrop for many events, including concerts and the annual holiday lighting ceremony.

As I’ve mentioned her before, whenever I get a new camera I like to take to to O’Brien Park in and make a few shots of the gazebo there. The above image was shot with the Olympus EM-10 Mark I that Mary gave me as a Valentine’s Day before they introduced the latest model. I was made using a Olympus 17mm f/2.8 lens with an exposure of 1/800 sec at f/9 and ISO 200.

Because I have photographed the gazebo so many time, at different parts of the year and different times of the day, I’m always looking for creating a new way of looking at it. Here I used the Gum Bichromate filter that’s part of OnOne Software’s Perfect BW package of plug-ins.

By special request and dedicated to reader Todd Abbotts.

Author: Joe Farace

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