A Day at Howard Flea Market

I’ve been meaning to post this for a while now.

Back in November, Barbara and I went to the Howard’s Flea Market to look for something that would go with the pool table we recently purchased from a Craigslist ad. I just recently purchased a refurbished lens from Canon (EF 100-400 4.5-5.6 L) and was excited to try it out.

Now every lens choice has advantages as well as disadvantages. This lens does have the reach and the ability to isolate the subject. The downside is the room you need for the lens to focus properly.

Being in a rural part of Florida, you never know what you’re going to see at the flea market. So here are some of what I captured.

Here is my wife Barbara posing with some art work.You want a shovel, yep, they have them.

Toys, yep, there here.

Taxidermy deer head? No problem.

The vegetables look good.


An old sewing machine.I knew this was going to make a great photo.

I liked how the proprietor staged their wares.

Antique toys

I’m not sure if the tortoise was for sale. Every time we visit Howard’s, he’s here.

These are small chickens. That’s Barbara’s hand petting one.

This chicken made a great portrait.

There are people out there that love their wiener dogs. 

A great door mat. When you see one at someones door, you pretty much know that no one will answer.

All kinds of ducks.

Yep, that’s a volcano in the background. It’s huge considering it’s made of plastic. 

Barbara loves this picture of the clocks.

Playing with the Boys!

Hello everyone!

Todays post come from my desire to capture nature in motion. So to set up todays shoot, Barbara and I allowed our horses to run a round in the back pasture. So here is a few images with slight processing.

This is Jubilee having fun. It’s hard to believe he just turned 20 years old last month. Barbara has been caring for him since he was a little over 3 years old.

*During processing, I dialed down the color a bit to give the image a bit more punch. I may import the file into Photoshop and see what else I can create.

This is Shanon. He arrived in our care last April. He’s 11 years old and was born on St. Patricks day, thus the name Shannon. He had a few issues that were corrected in short order.

Jubilee and Shannon have a special bond. They are lost without each other but then argue from time to time.