Today as I was getting ready to start my workout in our garage, I noticed a tree frog hanging around. So I decided to utilize my new friend so that I could get some more practice in trying out some closeup and macro photos. This is what I came up with and please don't forget that you can buy any of these photos as a fine print in various sizes and without the watermark at:
This morning I went for my usual walk. It was an overcast day so there not bright sunlight out. My walk usually takes me by a canal that runs adjacent to our neighborhood. Most times the crab fisherman have their boats docked in this canal and they have their crab pots piled high awaiting to be placed on the boats before heading out to set them. This canal leads to the Sound and open water, which is where the crab fishermen usually set their pots. On my walk today I noticed a larger boat docked with the smaller crab boats. This boat appeared to be some type of commercial fishing boat. I decided to make use of the diffused lighting out because of the overcast skies and the additional fishing boat docked in the canal to take some photographs. I took some black and white photos along with my usual color photos. Here are some of each:
We just received our Paris Combo Passes along with all of the other ticket and passes that we purchased. I stayed around the house all day today just to make sure that I did not miss the delivery of these items and I knew that I would have to sign for them. After purchasing all of the tickets and passes that we wanted, I was able to print off some vouchers from the Conciergerie.com web site but the rest were shipped to us. Everything came in nice little individual packets. Not much else to get done except pack and that will be done a little closer to our departure date. Only 38 days left to go.
Here are some photos of the packets and contents that were shipped to us:
Only approximately 45 days left until we head out to Paris, France. We have been studying up on speaking and understanding the French language. Veronica is doing much better than I am in learning the language. Practicing to speak French reminds me how poorly I did when I took it as a class in High School...sshhhh don't tell anyone but I actually took French 101 three years in a row. It took me those 3 years just to get a passing grade in 1st year French. Needless to say....I wasn't much of a student in High School.
We purchased some tickets online through Conciergerie.com I researched several online sites that sell various tickets and passes. I found this company to have the best assortment and combinations of packages, tickets and passes around plus their prices were better than their competitors.
This is what we ended up getting 2 each of:
Paris Combo Pass Premium for 6 days...this pass includes the following:
FREE unlimited use of all the public transport
FREE unlimited access/cut the lines to 60+ museums and monuments
FREE Seine River cruise tour
Special discounts and offers for additional Paris attractions
Flexible! Add-ons available to adjust the pass to your needs
Delivery is available to your hotel in Paris or to your home worldwide. Delivery to a pickup location in Paris is possible if you are renting an apartment or staying at a hostel. We can deliver to apartments that offers standard hotel reception services.
An additional Paris Metro Transportation Pass for the remaining days we will be in Paris and it includes the following:
It provides FREE travel rides in Paris (with no limit) on the transport system including Metro, RER (regional express trains), bus, tramway, suburban Transilien SNCF trains, Montmartre funicular, Noctambus, Optile bus system and Montmartrobus.
We also purchased the Eiffel Tower VIP Evening Visit And Champagne Cruise which includes the following:
After a long day of sightseeing, treat yourself to a glass of Champagne as you cruise by Paris’s most famous monuments during an exclusive, hour-long evening cruise on the Seine.
You’ll also head straight past the long entrance lines at the Eiffel Tower, where you’ll have the valuable insight of your English-speaking guide as you explore the second floor. Your Eiffel Tower ticket includes access to the very top floor which you can visit at your leisure and enjoy spectacular views of Paris as it dazzles with light below.
This tour is limited to 20 people and they save the front of the boat for people in this tour. The front of the boat is best suited for taking photographs.
We also purchased the Batobus Riverboat Hop On/Hop Off tickets for 2 days. This allows us to go to various locations in Paris via a boat ride on the seine river. I believe that there are 8 different stops on this boat route on the Seine.
Lastly we purchased the night time Cruise Illuminations tour which includes the following:
You will first discover the brilliantly illuminated bridges and monuments as you cruise along the Seine. Departing from the Eiffel Tower, welcomed by the crew for a one-hour cruise on one of the trimarans of the fleet. The boats are entirely glassed over with a terrace at the stern and outside walkways and are perfectly designed for exploring and admiring the architectural treasures of the capital. A clear, lively commentary enriched with words and music evoking the places and periods visited is broadcast on individual handsets in 13 languages. Right after the cruise, the driver-guide will take you for a panoramic tour to discover Paris at night, "City of Light".
The panoramic tour that is mentioned in the description is via a bus.
I was able to download the vouchers for a couple of the tours that we are taking and the rest of the packet will be mailed here to our home.
There are just a few more things that need to be done before our trip begins but we are slowly getting things done.
I have been bust the last several weeks going through photographs of Veronica and my many travels. I uploaded many of my photographs onto my new web site that I am running in conjunction with Fine Art America. Now that I have finished uploading many of my photographs it's time for a BIG SALE. So here it is:
GRAND OPENING SALE
I have decided to have a "Grand Opening" sale on all of my photographs. The following discount code will take off 25% on any and all of my photos. This discount can't be used on any additional services that you purchase such as frames, mat, paper or finish. This is still a substantial savings on the prints alone. Use this discount code... YLPPGJ when making your purchase and it will automatically deduct the 25% off of the price of the print itself no matter what size you purchase. The bigger the size of the print purchased, the bigger the savings. Please feel free to stop by and take a look at photographs that I have taken from many places around the world. This discount expires on 10/02/14. Here is the link to my photographic web site: Rick Rosenshein Photography
Welcome to my little corner of the world. I am married to my best friend and soul mate Veronica. I enjoy photography, music, gardening, fishing, sports and traveling to the far reaches of the globe with my wife Veronica