Saturday, September 20, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday - Shadowy Shoreline, Slight and Strong

Shadow Shot Sunday 2 returns me to about four hours ago to an involving wheelchairs and walkers event on the shoreline of Long Island Sound in West Haven CT. Naturally any event under a faint soon-to-be autumn sun involves shadows. And a couple were captured, the top being slight (the fences above the seawall) and strong (under the canopy of trees). Seasonal shadowy effects should be captured without hesitation - I know the rules :)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Whimsical Windows - St. Augustine's

Toby hosts the architectural meme Whimsical Windows/Delirious Doors, and we look around, sometimes incessantly, for subjects...Here is St. Augustine's Church in Seymour CT. I don't know its history, but will guess 1940-1950s as it has a classical shape and details (arches, stained glass) that evoke the days of yore. But make of a more modern brick instead of classical stone. Not so much austeure as simple and pleasing in design...

Saturday, September 13, 2014

SOOC - Crossing the Mighty Mississippi

SOOC - Straight Out of the Camera - takes me back three decades to the headwaters of the long (2340 miles/3770 km) Mississippi River at Lake Itasca in northern Minnesota. Unlike the unpredictable and often dangerous waters downriver in places like Memphis and New Orleans, one can cross the river at its source safely, as a pair of then younger cousins do in August 1983. A lovely state of over 13000 lakes and lots of mosquitoes...

Shadow Shot Sunday - No Business Like Gnome Business

Shadow Shot Sunday 2 takes the front yard. And some of the diminutive residents who reside therein (and not the squirrels, mice and voles :) Patti's many gnomes pose within the shade. Small in stature yet mighty in cute, they are winsome in their shadowy spirit...

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday - Sandy Seashore Shadows

Shadow Shot Sunday 2 returns, and although summer is not officially over, it feels like it may be (despite the warmest seasonal temps in New England all) year. 

So I return to 2002 and the first vacation we had a first generation digital camera (check the date stamps :) 

The shadowy theme was obtained at Craigville Beach on Cape Cod. By the shores of Nantucket Sound, the grainy sand, plentiful salt water, lots of sun and eroding sandcastles add to the ambience of shadowy memories...