Tag Archives: The Connecticut river

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.

 

 

Owls , A Second Chance

A recent conversation online about how many photographs does a person take, and delete, prompted me to go back to my archives.

These portraits were a few that never made it. I think there were others just a ‘shade’ more to my liking. Now, given a second glance, I removed most of the noise which was the original issue.

Saw Whet Owl - Click To Enlarge
Saw Whet Owl – Click To Enlarge
Saw Whet Owl - Click To Enlarge
Saw Whet Owl – Click To Enlarge
Great Horned Owl - Click To Enlarge
Great Horned Owl – Click To Enlarge
Grey Screech Owl - Click To Enlarge
Grey Screech Owl – Click To Enlarge

When shooting portraits, at least with Owls, you don’t need to worry about release forms or complaints of taking their bad side. For that I can live with a little noise in the shot.

 

Red-bellied Woodpecker

I captured this Woodpecker enjoying a red berry but he refused to turn towards me.

There is still plenty of seeds and wild fruits available in the woods here. However I have seen the number of birds dwindle this week. The move south must be in full swing.

Red-bellied Woodpecker - Click To Enlarge
Red-bellied Woodpecker – Click To Enlarge

 

Red-bellied Woodpecker - Click To Enlarge
Red-bellied Woodpecker – Click To Enlarge

He stayed long enough for me to compose several photos so I can’t complain.