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