Tag Archives: New England

Church

Unless this is your first visit to this site you are aware that wildlife and the outdoors are what we are known for.  However we have worked on many other projects over the years.

Churches and cathedrals around the world were one. Recently I recognized a familiar and favorite place on SIMONETEFFECT a great black and white site I follow.

We have both photographed this Basel cathedral.

Basel Switzerland - Click To Enlarge
Basel Switzerland – Click To Enlarge

The following gallery was photographed in France, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, and of course the US where we live.

Click any image to view the gallery.

Eastern Bluebird

The other day while being frustrated by the Tree Swallows a bluebird made several appearances. I noticed later he had taken residence in one of the swallow nest boxes.

Eastern Blue Bird - Click To Enlarge
Eastern Blue Bird – Click To Enlarge
Eastern Blue Bird - Click To Enlarge
Eastern Blue Bird – Click To Enlarge

I missed a few interesting shots of him snatching small moths in midair. But I did get these. Until last year I had not seen a bluebird since I was a kid. Maybe I wasn’t paying attention, however they are now pretty common around here.

 

Tree Swallow

Tree Swallows are one of my big frustrations. Some birds are hard to photograph because they are elusive. Not so here. At times these swallows pose nicely. But still, dark iridescence blue, black, bright white, etc.

Tree Swallow - Click To Enlarge
Tree Swallow – Click To Enlarge

I moved around the nest boxes and shot from every side and background. These are the best I could do.

Tree Swallow - Click To Enlarge
Tree Swallow – Click To Enlarge

Unless there is perfect light (and I have been luck in the past) the birds natural shadows and contrast will drive you crazy.

Tree Swallow - Click To Enlarge
Tree Swallow – Click To Enlarge

I still stop by the area pretty often since they are still fun to watch and I might get the perfect light again.

Chrome And Colors

The car show has become a Memorial Day tradition. That’s when the season seems to start anyway. I was never much of a fan until last year.

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Car Show – Click To Enlarge

I think it was a video by photographers Chelsea and Tony Northrup that got my interest. It turns out to harder than I thought. Chrome, sun, and cars packed together. People are there too.

Car Show - Click To Enlarge
Car Show – Click To Enlarge

Most photos are close ups and I think more interesting than an entire car anyway.

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Car Show – Click To Enlarge
Restored Brockway Truck - Click To Enlarge
Restored Brockway Truck – Click To Enlarge

I assume it’s not just a New England tradition since we are heading to the southern US soon and would miss the shiny car shows.