Heron Hiding In Plain Sight

If the bird had been 5 feet further back he might have been invisible. The only reason we could see him was the end of day shadows.

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Heron Hiding In Plain Sight – Click To Enlarge

Last winter we had some shots where the Heron was in the reeds. Even in the photos, knowing where the bird was, it was very hard to see him.

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Heron Hiding In Plain Sight – Click To Enlarge

Some big birds will be here for the winter, we just have to find them.

 

Views From The Trestle

Rust, graffiti, an old trestle railroad bridge. How could you not walk on it and take photographs.

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Views From The Trestle – Click To Enlarge
Views From The Trestle - Click To Enlarge
Views From The Trestle – Click To Enlarge

Of course once you start both directions need to be shot. Then each side, different light, and on, and on.

Views From The Trestle - Click To Enlarge
Views From The Trestle – Click To Enlarge

The goods news is the trains are loud. When at the center of the bridge it’s amazing how crystal clear you can hear.

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Views From The Trestle – Click To Enlarge

This place needs a return trip, in the snow.

Black and White River Fog

Most of my morning photographs probably would not do well unless in color. This one seemed to be right though.

At the time this was taken the sun had already come up. It was not dark,  just a really heavy fog.

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Black and White River Fog – Click To Enlarge

Since I have several black and white river photos on our other site ‘Things Black N White‘ I have published the image here.

Opera House

The Goodspeed Opera House, built in 1877, sits on the banks of the Connecticut River.

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Goodspeed Opera House – Click To Enlarge

The building is impressive, more so since the playhouse is still running musicals. Goodspeed is known and respected in the world of theater as being the birth place of many long running plays. These include Annie and Man Of La Mancha, to name a few. Even the local animal shelter has providing the first dogs trained as ‘Sandy’ for the play Annie.

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Goodspeed Opera House – Click To Enlarge

Besides being famous in the American Theater, it might be one of the most photographed buildings in Connecticut.

Here is my version, processed with an old postcard look.

Still Water Pond

The light and still water on the ponds last week made for great reflections of these trees along the banks.

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Connecticut Pond Reflections – Click To Enlarge
Connecticut Pond Reflections - Click To Enlarge
Connecticut Pond Reflections – Click To Enlarge
Connecticut Pond Reflections - Click To Enlarge
Connecticut Pond Reflections – Click To Enlarge

I had not planned on taking any landscape shots and only had my backup camera and a singe lens with me. However, I almost filled a memory card by the time I was done.

Someone said the other day we have entered ‘stick season’. If you are in the right place that’s not all bad.

 

Waterfalls

Somehow waterfalls became like a theme the last few days. It was not a plan, but I found myself at 3 different falls.

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Dividend Falls – Click To Enlarge
Norwich CT Mill Falls - Click To Enlarge
Norwich CT Mill Falls – Click To Enlarge
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Old Mill Falls Connecticut – Click To Enlarge

The 2 from Norwich Connecticut I had never been to before. The third is my local Bulkeley Mill falls in Rocky Hill.

 

 

TPJ Photography