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Easter in Philly

Amy's family visited for Easter and we tried to get outside to enjoy the beautiful Spring weather we've been having here in Philly. A trip to one of our favorite park, the Wissahickon, was in order.

Amy and I usually take Franklin and our bikes here, but figured her parents would rather a leisurely stroll.

I took my A7R and two lenses. A Zeiss 24-70 f4 and the Sony 85 1.4 GM. I have been wanting to really get in touch with shooting prime lenses lately and the 85 GM is a masterpiece. I love the way it renders and the separation it gives between foreground, subject and background.

Sony A7R Sony 85GM 1/1250 f1.6

The Wissahickon Valley Park is unique in that is is a massive 2,000 acre park just Northwest of Philadelphia. It is part of a larger park area in Philly known as Fairmount Park. As a whole Fairmount Park dwarfs Central Park, measuring at five times the size.

Sony A7R Zeiss 24-70 1/500 f5.6

Fairmount Park and specifically the Wissahickon Valley is a true gem and one of my favorite parts of the Philadelphia area.

The park follows the Wissahickon Creek for 8 miles and includes of 50 miles of hiking, biking and horse trails. The wooded landscape is littered with old walls, stone bridges and the remnants of 200 year old mills that used the creek for power.

Sony A7R Sony 85GM 1/1000 f1.4

I highly recommend a visit. A bike, walk or run is a great way to see the beautiful scenery.

A7R Sony 85GM 1/1000 f1.4

A7R Sony 85GM 1/1000 f1.7

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