Tag Archives: New England

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.

 

 

Publishing During A Pandemic – Lock Down

During this uncertain time, dealing with a pandemic, we have chosen to stay at a distance as much as possible. Like a ‘lock down’.

Publishing During A Pandemic - Lock Down
Publishing During A Pandemic – Lock Down

It seems prudent and responsible (good grief when did I become responsible).

The large number of photographs I shot, and made joking comments about, will pay off now. I have literally thousands of images never published. There are times we have 2,000 photos a week!

It should be interesting working backwards through my hard drives. I might even open the back gate and wander the pine woods behind the house.

Of course, stay safe and sane. Thanks for visiting.

 

Outnumber, Time To Leave, Pelican And Heron

Give him credit for trying to stand his ground. When the whole group turned towards him it was done.

Outnumber, Time To Leave, Pelican And Heron
Outnumber, Time To Leave, Pelican And Heron
Outnumber, Time To Leave, Pelican And Heron
Outnumber, Time To Leave, Pelican And Heron

He may have thought they would swim by.

Outnumber, Time To Leave, Pelican And Heron
Outnumber, Time To Leave, Pelican And Heron

Time to leave…

Outnumber, Time To Leave, Pelican And Heron
Outnumber, Time To Leave, Pelican And Heron

Looks Of Fall

It’s that time of year where the fall colors take over the landscapes in the northern US.  While we may now be residents of the southern Lowcountry there are plenty of fall landscape images in our portfolio.

Fall Colors On The Lake - Click To Enlarge
Fall Colors On The Lake – Click To Enlarge
Fall Foliage Lake Marie - Click To Enlarge
Fall Foliage Lake Marie – Click To Enlarge

The images above were taken at Lake Marie in the Joshua Land Trust, Connecticut. The Trust is a large hidden gem that rarely has human visitors making it perfect for wide shots like these.

The land has a storied past. If you have ever read the classic ‘Last Of The Mohicans’ this land was part of their home and granted to several colonial friends of the last chiefs son.  Got to love a story like that.

Fall Fishing - Click To Enlarge
Fall Fishing – Click To Enlarge

This is the Connecticut River on an early fall morning. I lived very close and could easily head out to a rocky out crop and be alone for these shots. Here a Tern, in the fog,  worked the water for fish.

Fall Foliage - Click To Enlarge
Fall Foliage – Click To Enlarge

I love working and photographing the wildlife and Lowcountry swamps/marshes. Still, the fall woods in New England are a photographers heaven.

Thought I would share a few today.

Old Grist Mill Dam Falls In Autumn - Click To Enlarge
Old Grist Mill Dam Falls In Autumn – Click To Enlarge

Ledge Light

An unknown Coast Guard officer wrote the following in the crew’s log on the last night before the automated light system was installed: “Rock of slow torture. Ernie’s domain (the ghost of a light keeper). Hell on earth—may New London Ledge’s light shine on forever because I’m through. I will watch it from afar while drinking a brew.”

Ledge Light Lighthouse – click to enlarge

Built in 1909 outside the New London Connecticut harbor.

(something different)