Back in Manhattan again

I went into Manhattan AGAIN (I don’t think I’ve been into the city this often since I retired) to meet up with some friends and to watch England play Denmark in the semi-finals of the delayed Euro 2020 competition. England won 2-1 with a quite controversial penalty. Controversial penalty or not I felt England deserved to win. They are now through to the final of a major competition for the first time in 55 years and for the first time ever in the final of this competition. I wish them luck.

Update. I just watched the final against Italy. England scored after 2 minutes. Italy equalized after 67 minutes. At the end of full time the score remained the same (1-1) so the match went to extra time (15 minutes each way). After extra time the score still remained the same (1-1) so the match went to penalties, which Italy won 3-2. Just as I felt that England deserved to win against Denmark, I felt that Italy deserved to win against England.

I was still an excellent performance by England though. Well done!

Taken with an Olympus OM-D E-M10 and Panasonic Lumix 20mm f1.7

Roses on a fence

I’ve been taking pictures of these roses growing on a fence near the lake house for years. Usually I get a lot of fence and very few roses. This year, however, the roses are particularly lush practically covering the entire fence. Of all the pictures I’ve taken of this subject this is by far the one I like the most.

Taken with a Sony A6000 and 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 OSS.

An Antiques Barn – Overview

One Saturday I was visiting my friend, Paul when he mentioned that every Sunday morning he went to meet a group of people who regularly meet next to an old wooden barn on Peekskill Hollow Road. The barn is owned by one of the participants who sells antiques from it. He kindly invited me to come along so the next day off we went.

Taken with a Fuji X-E1 and Fuji XC 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 OSS II