Philly Photo Day draws small, but engaged, crowd in Germantown

While Friday’s weather offered good lighting conditions for outdoor photographic adventures, the turnout was low at two designated Philly Photo Day locations in Northwest Philadelphia.

Though no shutterbugs were seen at Vernon Park, Denise Foley of Springfield Twp. was among those who brought a camera to the Wyck Home on Germantown Avenue.

“I first took a peek through the fence from the outside, which by the way was broken, making a really good frame. It was beautiful!” she described of her first close-up glimpse at a site she regularly passes.

Philly Photo Day Instructor Julia Staples was also at Wyck, camera in hand. She’d hoped to give workshops during the event.

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Horticulturist and Landscape Manager Denise Forrest captured an image of a partly dilapidated door found at one of the old buildings at the site.

A part of the door is missing, giving the viewer the opportunity to see how nature slowly takes over.

Photos submitted to will become part of a Nov. 13 exhibition at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (1400 N. American St.)

Next April, there will be an outdoor exhibition at the new Dilworth Plaza outside City Hall.

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