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We walked through the historic section of Dunnellon, Florida, today for the town’s Boomtown Days Festival, which celebrates the discovery of phosphate back in the late 1800s. Among the many people manning tents was this man who was sitting and strumming on his “patriotic” banjo. I took this photo with his permission. The title was taken from the strap of the instrument.

Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D
Some editing in Picasa3

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Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezabout 3 years ago

    a preciousness here, Dot. its sure is beautiful . and I can hear it.

  • Thanks so much, Isa. He played it so well, I wish I could have captured the music. Don’t you love small town street festivals?

    – AuntDot

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanabout 3 years ago

    Boy, that’s a really cool banjo! Terrific capture, Dot (I love bluegrass too)!

  • Thanks so much, Monnie. I wish I had stayed longer to hear him play.

    – AuntDot

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarabout 3 years ago

    Way cool shot!! Love the banjo!! xo

  • Thank you so very much, Sally!

    – AuntDot

  • virginian
    virginianabout 3 years ago

    Good shot; sure like that banjo.

  • Isn’t it cool? He was good on it,, too! Thanks, Judy!

    – AuntDot

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 3 years ago

    very cool and I am with you on this

  • Thanks so much, Kathy. Much appreciated!

    – AuntDot

  • James Gibbs
    James Gibbsabout 3 years ago

    Cool capture! Very nice!

  • Thank you so much, James! Much appreciated!

    – AuntDot

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...about 3 years ago

    very nice capture Dot

  • Thanks so much, Dave!

    – AuntDot

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsabout 3 years ago

    Oh just fabulous Dot!!!! Love the title from the strap… I can hear the Bluegrass now!!! :))))

  • Thanks so much, Cookie. I didn’t have to think up a title anyway! LOL

    – AuntDot

  • WeeZie
    WeeZieabout 3 years ago

    Great shot, great story. Love the banjo.

  • Thanks much, WeeZie! Nice to meet you!

    – AuntDot

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 3 years ago

    Awesome capture Dot.

  • Many thanks, dear Andrea!

    – AuntDot

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