Sunday, June 23, 2024

A Classic New England Church - Day 175

ISO 100, f/8.0, 1/45th sec

 This is the Westminster Sovereign Grace Christian church, formerly the Westminster Congregational church in Canterbury. Though I normally look for and photography the more intimate details of a church, sometimes you need to see the entire vista to get an idea of the true beauty of an old classic like this one is. This is the 38th church I have photographed for the blog thus far.

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Window In The Ivy - Day 174

ISO 200, f/8.0, 1/125th sec

 At first glance it was hard to pick out this window in this ivy covered wall of the post office in Danielson. It reminded me of a scene you might find on a castle in England or Scotland. This is one of the reasons I am spending more time walking the streets of the small towns here in eastern Connecticut, to find hidden little gems like this.

Friday, June 21, 2024

Windows and Shutters - Day 173

ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/350th sec

 This scene of the windows and shutters was taken on the old First Society Church in Putnam along route 21. I have been wanting to stop by for years to photograph it and I had the opportunity a couple of days ago to do just that. I just love all the details in this shot from the woodwork on the trim to the clouds reflection in the windows. This is my 37th church I have photography so far for the blog.

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Pine Cone Still Life - Day 172

ISO 800, f/8.0, 1/90th sec

 It's my belief that you can always find good images close to home and this scene was photographed in one of my favorite spots, Pachaug State Forest. This image has some great composition elements to it including leading lines and some nice textures and patterns. This is my 14th closeup shot I have posted to the blog.

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Three Smokestacks - Day 171

ISO 100, f/8.0, 1/250th sec

 Wandering around Moosup the other day I found these three smoke stacks on the old Kaman factory. This building has been abandon for years and is slowly being torn down. I used the smoke stacks as a point of interest and raven on stack 3 was a lucky capture. This the 36th architecture image I have posted to date.

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Bricks and Window - Day 170

ISO 125, f/8.0, 1/90th sec

 Down another alley/driveway I found this window at the base of a building. I like the play of light and shadows in this scene. The textures of the bricks and the bright white paint of the window frames really helps bring you into the image. This is the 35th architecture image I have posted to date on the blog. 

Monday, June 17, 2024

Detailed Stonework - Day 169

ISO 160, f/8.0, 1/180th sec

 This detailed stonework and lamp are part of the architectural details that can be found on St. Mary's church in Jewett City. I have noticed since photographing so many churches that the Catholic buildings tend to much more ornate in the details like this. St. Mary's is the 36th church I have photographed for the blog.

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Jewett City Civil War Monument - Day 168

ISO 100, f/8.0, 1/350th sec

 Since I have started photographing veteran monuments that the Civil War are more like this statue here. A soldier or officer on display with a flag by his side. The attention to details in these statues are amazing and I am sure it what pulls me in to take the photo. This is my 4th image of veteran monuments as a tribute to all the veterans present and past.

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Old Marque - Day 167

ISO 100, f/8.0, 1/125th sec
Though the State Theater has been closed for numerous years the marque is still there making it a great subject to photography. The sky helped make the lettering of the marque pop out of the image and the overall lighting brought out the details and textures too. This is the 34th architecture image I have post to date.

Friday, June 14, 2024

Weathered Bell Tower - Day 166

ISO 100, f/8.0, 1/180th sec

 The bell tower on the Jewett City Baptist church is definitely weathered and worn. Just the type of scene I like to photography. I went with a low key approach in my post processing to help emphasize that look and feel as well. This makes the 35th church image I have posted to the blog as far.

Thursday, June 13, 2024

No Parking - Day 165

ISO 500, f/8.0, 1/60th sec

 This scene was found in a small alley in Jewett City and one you might walk down or might not. I tend to explore areas in small towns like this that are often overlooked by most people walking. Though there aren't many areas like this in eastern Connecticut like this but I still enjoy this type of street photography. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Windows & Curtains - Day 164

ISO 250, f/8.0, 1/125th sec

 I enjoy finding and creating images that make you stop and think as in this case with the windows and curtains. What is behind those curtains on the right side or what type of scene could you be looking or a home? This is the 32nd architecture photo I have posted to the blog as far.

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Rose Window & Stonework - Day 163

ISO 200, f/8.0, 1/180th sec

This classic rose window was found on All Hallows church in Moosup. The stonework framing it is unique, but I do see similar type work on other churches built in the area. St. Mary's church in Jewett City is one that comes to mind immediately. This is the 34th church image I have post to my blog to date of eastern Connecticut churches.

Monday, June 10, 2024

Driftwood Details II - Day 162

ISO 6400, f/8.0, 1/90th sec

 This is another piece of driftwood I found along the Connecticut River. As you all know if you follow my blog long enough, I love working with textures and patterns. This piece of driftwood had such great character it was hard for me to pick an image to post. This is my 13th closeup image I have posted to date.

Sunday, June 9, 2024

Swamp Grass Abstract - Day 161

ISO 800, f/8.0, 1/125th sec

I captured this image of a tuft of swamp grass in Hell Hollow Pond. I like creating abstract photos like this because it makes you think about what you're looking at and what it could be. Though it seems a bit chaotic there is a flow to the image from left to right and the textures and repeating patterns help the overall view too. This is my 17th flora image I have created to date.

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Wall Anchor - Day 160

ISO 100, f/8.0, 1/250th sec

 On several old factory buildings in eastern Connecticut, you can find this wall anchors. They were usually attached via a long-threaded rod to the other exterior wall providing structural support all along the entire building. The light and shadows really help to draw your eye to the anchor. This is the 31st architectural image I have posted.

Friday, June 7, 2024

Worn Chimney - Day 159

ISO 100, f/8.0, 1/250th sec

 This old and weather-beaten chimney work out so well in B&W as I was hoping it would. When I saw it on an old annex building, I had visualized prior to my work what I wanted to create in the digital darkroom. The direction of the early morning light really helped pulled out the textures both in the chimney and the roof. This is the 30th architecture photo out of 100 I have posted to date. 

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Thre Large Windows - Day 158

ISO 100, f/8.0, 1/250th sec

 These three windows were found on an old factory in Wauregan. I used the odd number of windows to help enhance the image plus placing them along the lower third of the scene really helped with the overall composition as well. The dark sky is a very nice piece of negative space in the photo too. This image makes the 29th architecture posted to date.

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Pine Needle Still Life - Day 157

ISO 200, f/4.5, 1/90th sec

 As I have said before when I am walking or hiking, I tend to be looking down for subjects or scenes to photograph. In this case I was walking through a small stand of pines in Hopeville State Park when this caught my eye. Though it seems very chaotic there is a nice balance to the overall image. This is my 12th closeup image I have posted to the blog. 

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Three Small Windows - Day 156

ISO 125, f/5.6, 1/180th sec

 I found these three windows on a weathered worn maintenance building at a cemetery in Wauregan.  The faded and chipping paint adds some great textures to the image and the windows along the top third works well as a composition tool. I also like that one window is board while the other two are not which also adds another layer to the view of the scene. This image makes the 28th architecture themed one I have posted.

Monday, June 3, 2024

Butts Bridge Top Down - Day 155

ISO 130, f/1.7, 1/120th sec

 Though I have posted drone images of Butts Bridge in a couple of previous posts this is a photo looking straight down from the top. The dark river running below the bridge really helps to make the structure stand out in the image. Once again, textures and patterns are what I look for in my photos. Plus a few leading lines help too.

Sunday, June 2, 2024

Two Doors - Day 154

ISO,100, f/8.0, 1/125th sec

 Here is another image from the historic Wiley's Schoolhouse in Voluntown. I love the symmetry and balance of the overall scene. Plus, the textures and patterns are just what I look for as well in my images. This is another case where I visit the same location on different occasions always looking for something else to catch my eye. This is my 27th architecture image I have posted to date.

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Window & Pediment & Update #3 - Day 153

ISO 400, f/8.0, 1/1000th sec

 This image was taken at St. John Mission, which is the oldest Roman Catholic mission in Connecticut, established in 1893. This window and the pediment were the features that I kept coming back to when I was photographing the church. So many nice details in both and the pediment actual helps draw your eye to the window. This is the 33rd church I have photographed from eastern Connecticut.

Nothing major to update on my bucket list. I have been working a lot on photographing churches and architecture this past month. I hope to have both of those items checked off the list by the end of the year. I am also planning to start a YouTube channel this month and opening an online storefront is also in the works. I will provide updates when both those items are completed.