Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
There are many interesting historic buildings that deserve to be preserved but unfortunately it doesn't always happen. It comes down to that which is both good and evil, money. You can see in the first picture the stone has begun to deteriorate. I'll come back to this site for more photos when the lighting conditions are better.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
I went to this site expecting to find an ancient Japnese lantern. But the lantern had been removed upon the death of the property owner. Instead the new owners purchased these lanterns to keep alive the aesthetic. The problem, as I see it, is that they are not well displayed. In the first instance, I do not recall seeing a lantern of this style placed directly on the ground, it is usually elevated on another stone or pillar. In the next photo the lantern seems out of place in a formal garden.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
I have been trying to get a good shot of the skyline without success. Too much haze between me and the city. I will have to wait for a good rainfall to clean the air. At this time, unfortunately, I am not able to visit this site at dawn, before the motor vehicles have polluted the air. Maybe some day. The shot above was taken at 11AM, the one below at 7PM. The site to skyline distance is about 9 miles.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I went to this site with the intention of capturing the city skyline. When I arrived the conditions had changed and the skyline was obscured with haze and good light was gone. I was about to leave when I decided to see if there was another vantage point for a photo. To my surprise when I look over the stone wall there was a family of deer grazing.
Monday, August 24, 2009
This gaggle of Canada geese was very comfortable in their surroundings. No golfers threatening to club them, no dogs chasing after them. And, they seemed to know I was not a problem. They went about their business of eating, grooming and of course leaving a trail of droppings.
The couple below were off by themselves, slightly removed from the madding crowd.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
These pictures were taken on the 21st but not posted until today. The Direct TV blimp was here for some sports events, the
Patriots game on Thursday followed by a three series between the Red Sox and Yankees. The difficulty in this session was the movement of the blimp. It is moored at the nose but is free to move about in the breeze. Many photos were taken but few were chosen. Taking pictures in low level light with a subject that moves is an exercise in patience. The first picture was taken about 7PM. The next was after darkness had set in.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Another hot and humid day, a little haze. Unfortunately I am not able to chose the best time of day to take some pictures. I have to make do with the time available. Above and below are photos of the structures seen as you approach the Patriots stadium.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Today's weather was oppressive, hazy, hot and humid. I'm more a Fall, Winter, Spring person. I dislike hot weather, but it's here and I better get used to it because the heat and humidity is going to be with us for awhile. The picture gives you some idea of the haze at sunset.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
I returned to the graveyard for another look at the monument seen on Day 5. There is a lot of love associated with the care of this gravesite. A young woman taken from her family and very much loved by them. You can see it in the care of the grounds and the little mementos that have been left.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
A change of pace, while these photos are still a part of the 365 day photography project, they also introduce another of my passions. Bicycles have always been a part of my life. I like to ride and also love to build. Here is a recently started re-build. I will be taking an inexpensive tandem frame and building a cargo bike. I had alread cut the rear top tube from the frame so you see it held in place with magnets. The next photo shows the new position for the top tube.
All of my projects take time so you may not see results for awhile.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
The weather was not ideal for photography but the subject seemed suited to the day. As I came upon this site the sky was grey with a steady mist falling . There was a small clearing in a wooded area that held this monument and some footstones.. Apparently someone grooms the grounds.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Here is the first of a picture per day project. I am trying to improve my photographic "eye". To put it another way, I have wondered why some photographers produce consistently good pictures while I struggle to get one.
On one forum a recurring theme was to take on a project such as shooting every day for a year and then you will develop the skills to be a better photographer and be more consistent. So I will always have a camera with me and I will not forget that I also have to consider light, composition, or all the technical considerations of photography.
Can some one explain why this Alberta Spruce (Picea glauca) has begun to morph into a Spruce (Picea excelsa)?
Monday, August 3, 2009
This hobby of working with polymer clays is addictive and costly, at least initially. First what clay, FIMO, Sculpey, hard, soft. The colors run the gamut, so many choices. Then you get to the tools, what is necessary, what just adds to your collection.
The end result of the sculpting may start off in one direction and end up as something entirely different. A fascinating exercise in confusion. I'll let you know what happens.