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Festival in Connecticut

Posted in Event, Gallery with tags , , , , , , , on October 11, 2012 by Art of Photography

One of the things we did while on vacation was attend a festival in Groton (why does spell check not have Groton in it by default?). This was a rambling affair with medieval knights fighting and kids painting pumpkins. Here are a few images from that day.


Vacation Part Two

Posted in Gallery, Image Post with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 9, 2012 by Art of Photography

I’m still in recovery mode and tonight’s post I think will show that. Got into the arty stuff way too much. Note that some of these images are very large and look much better when you click on them.

This first image is some working boats coming in under the Niantic drawbridge(s).

While I am at this location, here is an artsy picture of the new bridge…

Lighthouse duty is something most Coast Guard do not look forward to, but I find it hard to believe that at this location…

Here are a few of the everyday scenes I saw growing up…

One of the places in this area is Mystic Village. Here is the Charles W. Morgan looking less than festive…

I took that picture while waiting for my roadside food to be done (Clam Fritters and Lobster Roll)…

Groton Long Point is typical of the summer communities in the area. Nice ‘cottages’ stacked one on top of the other…

(This next one is one of their sidewalks)

But the view can’t be beat (and there is never much front lawn to mow!)

All this arty stuff started when I was processing the ugly Millstone Nuclear Power Station (3 working reactors, each one a different generation). I worked there for over 10 years. I miss the people but not the place (it does have a nice location however). I got carried away trying to make it look more interesting.

Well, that is about it for tonight. I came back with over 3,000 photos, mostly family and I have to work on processing them for them.
(My son with his workmates at the beach bar he part-times at. I was on the deck that overlooks the river looking in over the counter that makes up the outside wall.)

In the meantime, here is a teaser of what is coming next for posting on this blog…

Enjoy your day (or night as the case may be)

Vacation time in Connecticut

Posted in Gallery, Image Post with tags , , , , , , , , on October 8, 2012 by Art of Photography

I recently spent the better part of a week visiting “home.” In my case, that is Southeast Connecticut. Over the next few days, I will be sharing some of my images from that trip although most of the pictures taken were of my grandchildren, their wonderful dad (my son), and his equally amazing girlfriend.
So without further ado, welcome to my childhood…

My summer cottage (well, okay, SOMEONE’S summer cottage)

Fall had not come yet to the area

These are high speed ferries going to/from Block Island

Hey, you got your lighthouses, I got mine…

Standing on the shore, it seems like a quiet tranquil day out on the sound. The telephoto lens acted like the Hubble looking into empty space that day (sorry about the drops, they are salt spray). Click the image for the full size version with more ships showing.

Iowa Tractor Ride

Posted in Event, Gallery, People with tags , , , , , , on September 13, 2012 by Art of Photography

Some Iowa farmers decided to cross the border into Wisconsin and have a nice lunch at Doolittles in Lancaster (that is not meant to mean that you cannot get a good lunch in Iowa). They came from (crossed?) at Prairie Du Chien. Gotta give ’em credit, it never got above 60 degrees all day. Nice weather for mid-winter but late summer? Yesterday’s temp was 85 degrees.

Hope you enjoy the show!

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The New Location

Posted in Gallery, Image Post with tags , , , on September 3, 2012 by Art of Photography

I had promised to show off the new house once it was put together. Obviously, there is always more you can to do, and add, to a house, but this is the completed starting point. The decision to do a photographic tour started as I was waiting for the floor to dry from waxing.

Freshly washed and waxed.

After that, it was just a matter of dragging furniture around, vacuuming anything carpeted, washing the windows, and dust – dust – dust.

Emily in the New Studio

Posted in Gallery, Image Post with tags , , , , , on August 26, 2012 by Art of Photography

As some of you are aware, Art of Photography recently moved. This has meant setting up a new studio, including setting up the lighting. This is easily my favorite thing. I would do nothing but portraits if there was a client base to support that.
Emily is my assistant. Her career started as a styrofoam wig dummy. Later, she would branch out into make up tester and finally studio lighting model. She is patience but demanding, always keeping me on my toes. She has scars and flaws but that is one of the important skills a photographer can develop; to learn to minimize the undesirable and accent the positive. Anyway, here are the results of the lighting tests and some post-processing foolishness.

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A Few More Pig Posts

Posted in Event, Gallery, Image Post with tags , , , , , , , , on August 25, 2012 by Art of Photography

I am doing a matting/printing experiment and needed some images in a certain format. I grabbed a few from the recent pig wrestling group. Here are those images in their new format (the last two are final processing of the first two).

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Hope your weekend is going well.

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