Saturday, July 13, 2024

Shadow and Lamp - Day 195

ISO 400, f/8.0, 1/1500th sec

 Today's image was found in downtown Putnam. I like how the shadow and the lamp worked well together, and the brick wall has great texture and wonderful repeating lines. I also placed the lamp in the upper third of the photo to help the composition. This is my 45th architecture image to date.

 On a quick side note, going forward I will only be using one camera and one lens. The camera will be my Canon T7, and it will be paired with a Canon 28-135mm lens. There are several reasons I have decided to do this and I will share them in the up coming weeks.

Friday, July 12, 2024

Weathered Stump - Day 194

ISO 100, f/8.0, 1/60th sec

 I found this scene while walking around in a rural area in Putnam. I love finding subjects like this that express one of my rules that guide me - "Details create the big picture". There is so much to see in the image from the textures in the stump to the scattered pine needle and then the blueberry bush framing the stump. This is my 15th closeup image I have posted to date.

Thursday, July 11, 2024

Lines and Shadows - Day 193

ISO 160, f/5.6, 1/1000th

 If you look around, you and at any time of the day you can find something to photograph. In the case of this image, it was later in the afternoon and the corner of the building caught my eye. I like the leading lines and how the left side of the school falls off into the shadows. This is the 44th architecture image I have posted to date.

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

A Table for Two - Day 192

ISO 1600, f/8.0, 1/30th sec

 This table for two was found in a quiet garden space behind the library in Sprague. Unless you get out and walk around an area you never know what you might find as was the case in this scene. I am finding myself drawn more often lately to working images like this one. This makes the 4th small town street scene I have posted.

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Dark Window - Day 191

ISO 200, f/11, 1/60th sec

 This window on the old Windham Inn is just what I enjoy about shooting small town architecture. I bumped up the contrast a bit and increased the overall structure to give it a gritty street scene effect. I work in Luminar Neo than move the image to Silver EFex Pro to convert it to B&W. This is the 43rd architecture image I have posted to the blog so far. 

Monday, July 8, 2024

1956 Thunderbird Details - Day 190

ISO 200, f/4.5, 1/1000th sec

 Older cars and trucks seem to have more character and details to them than most of the newer vehicles on the road today. Here is a prime example of what I mean. This is the tail fin and light of a 1956 Thunderbird I captured while it was showcased in the 4th of July parade. This was the car my dad always wanted to own but never did. This is the 6th transportation image I have posted. 

Sunday, July 7, 2024

Columns, Windows and a Door - Day 189

ISO 500, f/5.6, `/60th sec

 This home with its unique architectural details can be found along the Green in Windham. I love a sense of balance in my architecture images and this scene has that. Plus, it has several details that enhance the image as well. This is the 42nd architecture photo I have posted to date. 

Saturday, July 6, 2024

Long Exposure Sunrise - Day 188

ISO 100, f/11, 6 sec

 This sunset was taken at Eastern Point Beach in Groton. Though one of my goals was to take 100 sunrise or sunset photos this year I am finding it's not really something that translate well in B&W. That this is one of the reasons I have only posted 5 images related to that goal. I did like how the water came out in this six-second-long exposure.

Friday, July 5, 2024

Stormy Steeple - Day 187

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

 I was dodging a few rain showers when I took this image of the steeple of the First Congregational church in Windham. Lucky for me the church is right across the road from the Windham town green which has so wonderful large Maple trees that provided me with some natural cover. This is the 39th church I have photographed and post to the blog.

Thursday, July 4, 2024

Happy 4th of July - Day 186

ISO 400, f/4.5, 1/1000th sec

 Happy 4th of July to everyone stopping by to view the blog today. Here is an American classic - A chevy truck and old glory. I hope you all enjoy your day and God Bless the United States of America.  

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Garage Ornaments - Day 185

ISO 500, f/8.0, 1/125th sec

 Walking around in the small downtown area of Baltic this morning I found quite a few things that caught my photographer's eye.  This scene is one that surprised me because I never had seen it before in my previous strolls through town. This to me is definitely a small-town street scene and makes number 3 in images I have posted to the blog.

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Headlights, Grill and Bumper - Day 184

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

 I had the chance to grab a few shots of this restored antique car the other day. Out of a group of about 20 shots this is my favorite. I love all the repeating elements in the image from the headlights to the lines of the grill. I just love old cars and I am going to attend a few more car shows this summer and fall to create more images like this one. This is my 5th transportation image I have created for my blog. 

Monday, July 1, 2024

Two Boarded Windows - Day 183

ISO 100,f/8.0, 1/800th sec

 This scene was captured in the late afternoon light in Preston City. These board windows are on a Maintenace shed at the Preston City cemetery. I liked how the roof and the grass on the ground provided a contrast to the white siding of the building which is an effective framing technique. This is the 41st architecture image I have posted to date.