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2011: Week 7 // Lake Crabtree reflections | by alex_ford
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2011: Week 7 // Lake Crabtree reflections

Left work a little earlier on Friday to be a nice boyfriend and drive Caroline to the airport. She was headed to Boston for the weekend to celebrate a birthday, visit a new residence, and have a discussion with Samuel Adams.


I brought my camera along, with hopes that I could get some nice plane takeoff/landing photos. Also, I knew I would be in no hurry to jump back on I-40 with the millions of commuters heading home to Raleigh after work. What a miserable image that is. So I had a couple of hours to spare with just my car and a camera and a beautiful Friday late afternoon.


I went to the observation deck first. I stayed for a bit, and watched a mom and a dad show their kids the planes taking off and landing. I took a few photos, but I felt weird being the lone guy who's creepily taking photos of a family watching planes. So I moved on.


I still didn't want to get back on the interstate, and I still had some daylight left, so I kept driving around. I ended up leaving the airport and heading down Aviation Parkway, where I found the entrance to Lake Crabtree County Park. I had half an hour before the park closed, so I drove to the end, rolled down the windows, turned up The Yardbirds, and walked around the edge of the lake with my camera. I took this photo as the sun was beginning to set behind the trees. I think "Heart of Soul" was playing. Not exactly the airplane shot I was hoping for, but it was my favorite one from the day.


Note: Looks like these past few photos are pretty similar, both in color and composition. Maybe it's time for more color and different angles? Ok, maybe. I hear you.

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Taken on February 11, 2011