Pascha Picnic

Christ is risen! Христос Воскресе!  Χριστος Ανεστι!


Another Orthodox tradition is the Agape Vespers in the afternoon on Pascha.  Some parishes have it as early as 11:00, but that is much too early.  My parish has it at 18:00.  I wish that I had pictures, but none of my photographers were at the picnic nor Vespers.

Our picnic started around 15:00.  We showed up around that time and only Vadim and two other people were there.  In a few minutes, people started coming.  Of course the food was fantastic, but then food at my parish is almost always fantastic.

I used two cameras this day.  Both were Nikon D80.  One had my standard 18-200mm lens and the other had my 500mm f/8 mirror lens.  I'm still learning this lens and I need to practice much more with it.  With enough experience, it will be a great lens to use to photograph the Blue Angels.  It is also a good lens to use to photograph the kids at the playground equipment while I am sitting in the pavilion. 
 

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Start of the photographs with the 500mm f/8 mirror lens.

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The grill where Vadim did most of the cooking.

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