Ferris Wheel at The Oval XP

August Walk with My Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

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After a few hot and steamy weekends, we finally had a reasonably nice one. Which meant getting out for a photo walk after a long hiatus.

Although I have 2 cameras loaded with film I’ve been eager to finish and get developed, I have also been eager to have new photos to write about here and post to Flickr and Instagram so I decided to take out my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with my 24-105mm f/4 lens. I haven’t been out with the Mark IV since before Christmas!

Holly and I took a walk along the Schuylkill River Trail to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

In front of the museum is an open area known as Eakins Oval. For the summer, the city set up The Oval XP which includes a Ferris wheel, a carousel, a music stage, a virtual reality dome, a beer garden, and food trucks. We had been meaning to check it out for a while but had been deterred by the weather.

It was well worth the walk, and I was pleased with my decision to bring the Mark IV.

Ferris Wheel at The Oval XP
Ferris Wheel at The Oval XP
Murals at The Oval XP
Murals at The Oval XP

Although it was a relatively pleasant August Sunday, there weren’t many people at the Oval which struck me odd. It was also the penultimate weekend for The Oval XP which I thought would bring people who wanted to see it before it closed. Who knows?

Also at the Oval were some yarn sculptures by lace in the moon.

From the City Cracks by @laceinthemoon at The Oval XP
From the City Cracks by @laceinthemoon at The Oval XP
From the City Cracks by @laceinthemoon at The Oval XP
From the City Cracks by @laceinthemoon at The Oval XP

We didn’t stay long, and I took a few shots on our walk home of the sidewalk along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, of the Maja sculpture by Gerhard Marcks, and of a building reflection.

I ended up not taking a lot of photos, but it felt good to be on a photo walk after an unintentional break.

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