Biketoberfest® 2009 Daytona Beach

© 2009 J. Scott Kelly
“ We had a GREAT TIME sooooo much to photograph!! I'm going to apologize in advance to the ladies on some of the images that may appear in the album....It's photojournalism!! You right the story! ” - J. Scott Kelly

© 2009 J. Scott Kelly

© 2009 Bob Carey
“ Great for head unbelievable variety of interesting people.........and intertaining. Bikes were OK. ” - Bob Carey

© 2009 Gail Cohen
“ Had a blast!!!!!...There were countless photo opportunities! ” - Gail Cohen

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OLD FLORIDA - Jones Pier Historical Site

Copyright J. Scott Kelly
The site and the weather turned out to be beautiful for this historical photographic outing!!
Copyright J. Scott Kelly

Copyright Janice Reynolds
“ Great spot for photographing Old Florida! I found tons of things to shoot. The sunset added to the ambiance. Needed more powerful bug spray though :) ”
- Janice Reynolds

Copyright Nancy True
“ This place had something for everyone. It was also a beautiful sunset evening very enjoyable. ” - Nancy True

Copyright Carolyn Shafer

“ The weather was perfect, with a slight breeze off the Ocean. We had lots to photograph in the old barn including a few wasps nests and the sun setting over the Intracoastal was amazing. ”
- Carolyn Shafer

“ What beautiful light on a tranquil evening. Great night to be out with fellow photographers. ”
- Linda Leonard


Full Harvest Moon 2009

Full Harvest Moon October 4, 2009

About 21 photographers attended this full moon shoot.
Here's what a few had to say:
“ There was quite a crowd and as a result we drew another crowd of curious onlookers. Unfortunately the horizon was blocked with clouds so we didn't see the moon until it was several degrees into the sky, but it was huge and a very interesting color. ” - Carolyn Shafer
“ It's a great group. Each time I go, I met someone new, or get to know someone better and I learn something. That's what it's all about isn't it? ” - Peter H. Connelly

"What a gorgeous night to be taking pictures.” - Linda Leonard


Harvest Moon Celebration

In China and throughout many Asian countries people celebrate the Harvest Moon on the 15th day of the eighth month of their lunar calendar. The date in the Western calendar changes yearly. This year, it falls on Saturday, October 3, 2009.

The Harvest Moon or Mid-Autumn Festival (Zhong Qiu Jie) is a day of family reunions much like a Western Thanksgiving. Chinese people believe that on that day, the moon is the roundest and brightest signaling a time of completeness and abundance. During the Mid-Autumn Festival, children are delighted to stay up past midnight, parading multi-colored lanterns into the wee hours as families take to the streets to moon-gaze.

It is also a romantic night for lovers, who sit holding hands on hilltops, riverbanks and park benches, captivated by the brightest moon of the year!
The festival dates back to the Tang dynasty in 618 A.D., and as with many celebrations in China there are ancient legends closely associated with it.

In Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore, it's sometimes referred to as the Lantern Festival, (not to be confused with a similar celebration during the Chinese New Year), but whatever name it goes by, the centuries-old festival remains a beloved annual ritual celebrating an abundance of food and family.