Recently we went to visit the Mystic Seaport (click here for previous article) again. In one of the old ship restoration barns I noticed some fairly brazen swallows darting through the open doors. They zig zagged around people as only they can.
Up in the eaves small baby swallows lined up waiting for a meal to be delivered.
A scaffold for the restoration was available so we climbed up and photographed them in the queue.
My new Canon 7D mkII is amazing in these situations. I do love my older Canon 70D, but it could never have taken these shots.
Found sitting on a seawall along the Connecticut shore.
I want to thank who ever left this for others to find. For some time I have been working on a series of images to be presented as American icons and have been stuck in a rut. Help was just sitting by the ocean.
I’m pretty sure these will be among the first images added to our new web site and on-line gallery.
I have not needed the extra wide fields of view offered in a panoramic image often. Having a wide angle lens has allowed me to take some pretty expansive photographs. I was in love with that all on its own never considering panoramic shots.
The building in this image is huge and offers a full unobstructed view since it is right on the water front. The heading on this page actually cuts off part of the image it is so wide.
Below is a panoramic shot of the building. This is 2 photo images merged into a single picture. Both of the master images were taken at 18mm (wide angle) even before they were ‘stitched’ together.
Since the original images were so wide and the color sparkling I couldn’t help myself from making a few ‘enhancements’.
This building is part of Seaside Sanatorium a long closed medical facility. The buildings are on the National Registry of Historic Places., and were designed by Cass Gilbert the architect of the US Supreme Court building.