Category Archives: sky
Challenge Your Camera: #7 Bridges…
The George Washington Bridge at sunset on a July evening coming from New York City into New Jersey
Do you see the eyes and mouth ?
2020 Photo Challenge #21…
This week’s assignment – Use strong backlighting (i.e. shooting towards the light source, but do not look directly at the sun) to create a contre-jour image where the subject becomes a silhouette, OR shoot the light through flowers or leaves creating a transparent effect.
My choices are:
Newport, RI continued …
Believe it or not, no more mansions 🙂 just a little of this and a little of that.
The International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Sunset at Breton Point
And this and that…
This concludes my posts about the trip to Newport, RI … I think 🙂
(photographs by my daughter Deb and myself)
Vineyard Februaries …
I’ve been to Martha’s Vineyard in February and I love it. I love it any time but February is as different from summer on the Vineyard as you can possibly get.
There’s a cold crispness in the air, the colors are more vivid, the Island is quiet and yet speaks volumes to those who take the time to look, listen and drink in the beauty and wonder that is the soul of Martha’s Vineyard.
February 1989… a light dusting of snow made everything look like powdered sugar had fallen all over the Island.
February 1995… no snow that trip but bitter cold. Did not stop me from visiting the Gay Head cliffs in Aquinnah on the western most tip of the Vineyard… or hiking through the woods of Christiantown to visit the tiny chapel there.
I also experimented a bit with black and white film. From top left… Edgartown harbor, Christiantown stone wall..Sengekontacket Pond and South Beach.
February 2007… bitter cold, dusting of over night snow, icy ponds and harbors… and brilliant sunsets.
My birthday is in February and sadly the only one I’ve ever spent on the Vineyard was in 1950 when my beloved godmother, Gertrude Norris passed away. But I’m not anywhere near done having birthdays so who knows what the future will bring 🙂
Walking Over The River …
Recently on my daughter Deb’s birthday we went for a walk over the Hudson River on the beautiful Walkway Over The Hudson,
(the above photo is from Google, all others are mine)
The walkway is in Poughkeepsie, New York… it was a former railroad bridge built in 1889, the bridge deck stands 212 feet above the river’s surface and is 1.28 miles long, making it the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world. The day we were there was sunny, cloudy, breezy, windy and as you can see still lots of beautiful foliage. Here we go…
Deb & Chappy Deb & best friend Dawn
down river towards NYC which is approximately 85 miles away…
and another stunning view of the Mid-Hudson Bridge..b
barge coming up river…
After we had lunch and rested for a bit we started back across the bridge..
I want to give honorable mention to 14 year old granddog Chappy who never once slowed down and enjoyed every moment of the bridge walk.
One last look…
This was so much fun and if it were closer than almost 2 hours from where I live I’d walk it more often.
Here are links to Walkway Over the Hudson:
Knitting In The City …
I don’t knit. My daughter Deb does knit and so I accompany her to interesting knitting events, like… NY Sheep & Wool Festival and The New Jersey Yarn Crawl.
On January 14th we went to NYC to the second ‘Vogue Knitting Live’ at the Hilton.
It’s not just about sweaters, socks, shawls, mittens and such… look at these clever ways yarn is used… (CLICK ON PICTURES TO ENLARGE)
I call this MANnequin ‘Mr Softy’.
My attempt at a sunset picture from the train on the way home.