My English friends came to visit with us yesterday afternoon but before they arrived I took advantage of a lull in the rain to get out and about with my Ricoh GRD III. About 200 yards from my house, I came across this large puddle reflecting a palm tree. I shot in RAW and converted to B&W with Silver Efex Pro in Photoshop CS3.
Riverside, Jacksonville, Florida. ©Calvin Palmer 2011. All Rights Reserved.
My friends return to England today and yesterday’s weather seemed to be preparing them for their return. At one point, they checked to see what the weather was like in England. The temperature in London was the same as Jacksonville — 52 degrees F, so it was quite literally home from home.
We had dinner at the Hovan Restaurant in Five Points, a favourite eating place of mine, especially since becoming good friends with the owner, Johnny. He joined us for a time and got into a discussion with Charlie about the situation in Egypt.
Both Caroline and Charlie learned just how big the Super Bowl is in America and they were both surprised to discover that a great many women are just as interested in watching the Super Bowl, and NFL games in general, as American men. In Britain, football — I refuse to call it soccer — is still regarded as something of a male preserve.