Category Archives: Photography

Circus Train Passes Through Town

The “Blue” Circus train passed through town today and you probably didn’t notice. That’s because most of us don’t pay too much attention to trains as they go by. The circus train typically only goes by once a year. This year it’s the “blue” train going west bound on their way to Norfolk, VA.

I’m not an expert on this but I believe this is the last time the circus elephants are on the train and in the circus. They are going to be offloaded and “retired” during this scheduled break

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Website Stats

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This is what happens when you post publicity shows from a large theater group and a wedding to your photography web site right around the same time! The sharp down at the end is only because it’s 8 am in the morning and the days stats are not finished yet.

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,900 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 32 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Do You Want Free Coffee?

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Then you’re in luck because today is National Coffee Day! Wawa has any size coffee free….. All. Day. Long!

I went there at 10:30 in the morning and the coffee corner was crowded still!

I heard Dunkin Donuts is giving away free medium coffee as well.

I predict tomorrow is National Insomnia Day!

Lunar Eclipse Photos

In case you missed the lunar eclipse last night due to all the wonderful clouds in our area, our friends at the Mt. Washington Observatory have us covered!

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John Isaac at Lehigh University September 3, 2015

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I  had the opportunity to go and listen to former U.N. Photographer John Isaac present at Lehigh University on Thursday September 3, 2015

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After a last minute room change that I only found out about from a Lehigh student who also found the new room assignment (what’s a little confusion for a photojournalist right?) and a brisk uphill walk on a near 90 degree late summer day I arrived.

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As soon as John started speaking, you could hear the passion for photography in his voice. The above slide might be hard to see (taken with a cell phone camera) but it outlines is photobiography up until present.

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One of his many stories that I found amusing is how he started working at the U.N. Before then he was playing a guitar at a public terminal for donations and someone told him about a messenger job at the U.N. With only 2 weeks left on his Visa he took the job.

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At some point not too long after that, someone at the U.N. handed him a camera and said we need some pictures of something. So he took some pictures and they loved them. That landed him a job in the darkroom for 12 years. After that he started photojournalism assignments that took him in over 100 countries of the world.

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He also became friends and photographed some famous people. At one point he was the official photographer for Michael Jackson. Michael wanted him to photograph “what he couldn’t see.” Audrey Hepburn seen in the photo above this one.

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His passion is photographing tigers of which he has done several times. He will be returning to do more in the fall while the U.N. TV and a film crew follow him around to create a documentary.

John is currently an Olympus visionary and shoots with the E series. He also talked about wanting to come back to Bethlehem and do more with the attendees in the future.

John Isaac is an Indian-born, award-winning photographer and author who currently resides in New York City.  In addition to being known for his work as a photojournalist for the United Nations, he is also known for his independent freelance work photographing celebrities and more recently, he has been working mainly in wildlife and travel photography.

End of Summer Print Sale!

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Sure the calendar now says September and the kids are back in School but Summer is not over until the first day of Fall! So let’s have an End Of Summer 2015 Print sale. 25% off prints on my website. Simply use the code: ENDOFSUMMER2015 at checkout and you will receive a 25% discount on prints! Hurry ends 9/23/15! www.dabourphotography.com

Stinger Sprint 2015 Video

As promised here is some video footage of the Stinger Sprint at the “yellow” station.

Enjoy!

Stinger Sprint 2015 Color Run

Stinger Sprint 2015 included a Color Run.

Additional photos from the color run are available here.

Stinger Sprint 2015 included a Color Run this year. Photo by DAVE DABOUR

You can run but you can’t hide! Stinger Sprint 2015 included a Color Run this year. Photo by DAVE DABOUR

 

 

Stinger Sprint 2015 included a Color Run this year. This was followed by an "After Blast" party. Photo by DAVE DABOUR

Stinger Sprint 2015 included a Color Run this year. This was followed by an “After Blast” party. Photo by DAVE DABOUR

Stinger Sprint 2015 included a Color Run this year. This was followed by an "After Blast" party. Photo by DAVE DABOUR

Stinger Sprint 2015 included a Color Run this year. This was followed by an “After Blast” party. Photo by DAVE DABOUR

Stinger Sprint 2015 included a Color Run this year. This was followed by an "After Blast" party. Photo by DAVE DABOUR

Stinger Sprint 2015 included a Color Run this year. This was followed by an “After Blast” party. Photo by DAVE DABOUR

 

 

 

 

Shiny, New Product Photos in the Shopping Cart

Do you ever find yourself about to buy your favorite photo, but hesitate because you’re not sure if it’d look better in a frame or as one of SmugMug’s beautiful, ready-to-hang print products? Well, now you don’t have to guess because you’ll see example images for each product before adding it to your cart.

Now, when you opens the cart, you’ll see examples for each category of products to help you imagine how it’ll look in your home, office, or anywhere you want gorgeous art.

It looks great on mobile devices too:

When you choose a particular product and click the information icon, we’ll show you product images from a variety of angles so you’ll know exactly what to expect. We’ll even show you the back of the ready-to-hang products, so you’ll know how a product will hang on your walls.

 

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