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Day 216 of 365.
Labels: 365, abstract, color, urban, water, YIP
stripes and stripes
Day 215 of 365.
Labels: 365, light, light shadow, urban, water, YIP
Day 214 of 365.
We now return you to your regularly-scheduled photographic programming - photography in and around Charleston, WV.
Summer's almost done; we move forward.
Labels: 365, abstract, Charleston, light, light shadow, sculpture, WV, YIP
doors & windows
Day 213 of 365.
Easthampton, MA - what's really behind that door?
Labels: 365, decay, Easthampton, Massachusetts, mystery, urban, YIP
this is where (some of) the magic happens
Day 212 of 365.
I had to include this photo because it encapsulates a really great experience I had. Trust me to take weeks to blog about it.
Anyway, Small Beer Press
out of Massachusetts is my favorite small press; they put out excellent books and the fine literary 'zine Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet. So, these people are rock stars in my book. I made a point to visit the Small Beer Press office in Easthampton, MA this summer.
I was pleased to meet Jedediah Berry
, editor at Small Beer Press and author of the excellent book The Manual of Detection
. Not only was he kind enough to give my crew & I the tour, but he also joined us for lunch and lively conversation.
So, that was a really good day for me.
And, my photography will be in the 2011 edition of their Working Writer's Daily Planner
Labels: 365, authors, books, Jedediah Berry, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Massachusetts, reading, Small Beer Press, YIP
Day 211 of 365.
I love poking around antique shops - this one was in Northampton, MA.
Labels: 365, light, oddities, reflection, YIP
a horse of a different color
Day 210 of 365.
Painted horse in front of Public library in Saratoga Springs, NY
Labels: 365, art, color, NY, Saratoga Springs, YIP
out of gas
Day 209 of 365.
Old gas pump at Silver Bay, NY.
When the tank feels empty, I try to remember the "Silver Bay feeling", as Nick calls it.
Labels: 365, black and white, decay, NY, Silver Bay, YIP
Day 208 of 365.
Labels: 365, light, light shadow, pattern, wood, YIP
Overcast at Marcy Dam
Day 207 of 365.
Catching up the backlog continues.
Labels: 365, Adirondacks High Peaks, Adirondacks Preserve, clouds, Marcy Dam, nature, reflection, sky, water, YIP
View from Mt. Colden
Day 206 of 365.
This hike was the hardest one for me (so far, although I'd hate to meet one harder anytime soon), as we hiked 1.5 miles up a slide. This required more "climbing" than I like. Also, this hike included scary climbs up exposed rock with very gusty winds. My fear of heights was in overdrive and I nearly didn't make it. Then I did. Thanks to Dr. Nick & my father-in-law. I totally earned my pizza that night.
It was a profound experience. Having done something like that, something I never ever thought I'd be able to do, I start to wonder what else I can do.
Labels: 365, Adirondacks Preserve, hiking, light, light shadow, mountains, Mt. Colden, nature, sky clouds, summer, YIP
Day 204 of 365.
I was shooting the flower for texture, and the butterfly alighted just as I pressed the button - he wasn't originally in the frame. How's that for serendipitous?
Labels: 365, black and white, fauna, flora, flowers, Fort Ticonderoga, King's Garden, macro, nature, NY, texture, YIP
This is a bonus photo, just 'cause I thought this statuary was really excellent. This is the detail on a cannon at Fort Ticonderoga, NY.
Labels: black and white, Fort Ticonderoga, light, light shadow, NY, photos, statuary
Day 203 of 365.
My mother-in-law walks out to Slim Point, looking for arrowheads.
Labels: 365, Lake George, lakes, light, NY, rocks, shine, Silver Bay, water, YIP
Day 202 of 365.
After the previous day's hard hiking, Day 202 was for walking as little as possible, and contemplating the flowers.
Labels: 365, color, flora, flowers, macro, nature, NY, pattern, Silver Bay, YIP
Day 201 of 365.
I chose this one because this seal inset in the top of Giant Mountain in the Adirondacks Preserve marks the first High Peaks hike of the year; and Peak #4 for me. The hike up Giant is no picnic - 3000 feet over 3 miles with no warm-up hiking to the trail-head. This took us 3 hours. After stopping on this peak we continued to Rocky Ridge Peak, and after that went DOWN 5000 feet, in rain and on slippery rock faces. I could scarcely walk the next two days, but I felt rather accomplished anyway.
Labels: 365, Adirondacks Preserve, elevation, Giant Mountain, hiking, peak count, rocks, YIP
Day 200 of 365! Woo!
Silver Bay, NY, on Lake George.
A place where I could stay happily moored for some months. Drop anchor!
Labels: 365, boats, impressionism, Lake George, lakes, light, nature, NY, reflection, Silver Bay, water, YIP
How Susan's Garden Grows
Day 199 of 365.
I spent a little time in my friend Susan's very fine garden.
Labels: 365, color, flora, friends, gardens, light, macro, nature, NY, Poughkeepsie, YIP
Saturday morning at the farm
Day 198 of 365.
Labels: 365, flora, flowers, light, nature, NY, Poughkeepsie, shadow, sky, summer, YIP
stars and stones
Day 197 of 365.
Gorgeous peppers at the Poughkeepsie Farm Project, Poughkeepsie, NY.
Labels: 365, color, food, light, macro, NY, peppers, Poughkeepsie, poughkeepsie farm project, YIP
... from a car window
Day 196 of 365.
Labels: 365, clouds, landscape, pennsylvania, sky, travelling, YIP
tea at susan's
Day 195 of 365.
Labels: 365, color, friends, macro, NY, pattern, Poughkeepsie, tea, YIP
peppy & the textbook of doom
day 194 of 365.
Why do cats like to cuddle up to hard and impenetrable objects?
My cat-friend Peppy; he lives in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Labels: 365, cats, friends, NY, Poughkeepsie, YIP
if I had wings, I would surely fly
Wings on the Hudson River, Poughkeepsie, NY.
Labels: 365, Hudson River, NY, pattern, Poughkeepsie, Rivers, water, YIP
Day 192 of 365.
This "weed" is pretty happy in my garden.
Labels: 365, bokeh, Charleston, color, flora, flowers, home, macro, nature, rain, water, WV, YIP
Day 191 of 365.
Labels: 365, bokeh, color, decay, macro, rust, urban, YIP
Day 190 of 365
Labels: 365, bokeh, macro, nature, YIP
puddle series #13
Day 189 of 365.
So much rain. So much light.
Labels: 365, light, puddles, rain, reflection, water, YIP
the night the lights went out in Charleston
Day 188 of 365
Labels: 365, fire, light, light shadow, macro, YIP
everything that glitters
Day 187 of 365.
Not bad for a blade of grass in the cemetery.
Labels: 365, bokeh, color, droplets, glitter, grass, light, light shadow, macro, nature, shiny, water, YIP
you used to be my romeo
Labels: 365, bokeh, color, flora, flowers, macro, nature, summer, YIP
Day 185 of 365.
I've been doing this a lot this summer - I have a killer recipe for ginger-mint lemonade.
Labels: 365, food, home, lemonade, lemons, light, light shadow, macro, YIP
Day 184 of 365.
Labels: 365, home, light, macro, YIP
Watching over you
Day 183 of 365.
Labels: 365, cemeteries, Charleston, light, shadow, statuary, WV, YIP