Tag Archives: Connecticut

Eolia, The Golden Age

If you know ‘The Great Gatsby’ you know these homes of the Golden Age.

In New York and Connecticut, along the sound shoreline the roaring twenties was a time of wealth and excess. This was one.

This is Eolia, a 42 room mansion named for the goddess of the wind. The mansion is on the Connecticut shore side and very windy.

Eolia, The Golden Age
Eolia, The Golden Age

I came across this original image taken in 2015. It has been published, printed, in shows, and on-line for years but I still love it. Even now it hangs in my South Carolina home.

 

 

Little Blue Heron

Here is a good example of the breeding colors of a Little Blue Heron. I think these changes happen around April, they fade in mid summer. Even then their deep slate is beautiful (and so dark near impossible to photograph).

Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron

Even their bill takes on a vivid purple shade.

Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron

The ultimate image is to catch the bird up close, with bright sun behind them. I have not been that lucky this year.

Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron

This season a Little Blue colony has been nesting in a spot that is difficult to photograph. They prefer thickets. Still I have at least caught a few as they wander into the open.

Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron

Loud Greeting, Great Egret

This is a good example of the Egret mates in comparison to the Great Blue.

Egrets can also greet their partner on a return to the nest. But it is almost aggressive each time.

Loud Greeting, Great Egret
Loud Greeting, Great Egret

It sometimes looks like they need to reintroduce themselves each time. Better yet, it’s not uncommon for an Egret to charge into a rookery, swoop down to his nest all excited… and get attacked.

Wrong nest. Now that’s funny.

Church Stained Glass (2)

Church Stained Glass - click to enlarge
Church Stained Glass – click to enlarge
Church Stained Glass - click to enlarge
Church Stained Glass – click to enlarge

These have been published before as part of the Church Of The Good Shepard project.

In 2015 we worked on multiple projects photographing cathedrals and old churches in various countries. One of my favorites was right on our back door, the Colt Firearms built Church in Hartford, Connecticut.