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.

Black and White River Fog - Click To Enlarge
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.

Goodspeed Opera House - Click To Enlarge
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.

Goodspeed Opera House - Click To Enlarge
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.

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
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.

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

 

 

Wind Waves And A New Lens

I read somewhere Connecticut was the least windy state in the USA. If that is true I feel sorry for the rest of you. These photographs were taken last week on the shore. As you can see by the waves and mist it was fairly windy.

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Wind Waves And A New Lens – Click To Enlarge

All 3 shots were taken with a 50mm prime lens, AKA no zoom.  In general ‘if you don’t like what you see in the view finder, move somewhere else’. In hind site testing the lens at the shore in November was probably not a great idea. The last thing I wanted was to step into the cold surf.

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Wind Waves And A New Lens – Click To Enlarge
Wind Waves And A New Lens - Click To Enlarge
Wind Waves And A New Lens – Click To Enlarge

Overall the lens, Canon 50mm 1.8, works well. It is best suited for portraits and sunrise shots where low light is an issue. But it’s fun to play with and so tiny it fits in my pocket.

Boardwalk Merging Lines

The lines here merge and take a wrong turn. At least that’s how they appear at first glance. Click to view full size and follow the rails.

Boardwalk Merging Lines - Click To Enlarge
Boardwalk Merging Lines – Click To Enlarge

This photograph was taken with a small 50mm prime lens.  It’s like going in the ‘way back machine’ taking photos this way.

No zoom to help here. If you don’t like how it looks, move to another place.

TPJ Photography