Monday, January 31, 2011

Fall foliage in New Hampshire

Where has January gone?? It was just 2010 and now a whole month has gone by. Well, for me I have been able to get caught up on some processing so I am good to start the new year off right. This will be the last of the Fall foliage shot from New Hampshire for now. Here is an old barn, can't remember seeing many (if any) new barns in New Hampshire, with a nice rich red color hues, great reflection in the windows and nice subject inside the windows.

Went by this one pond and caught some great reflections. These two pumpkin head fisherman kept bugging us until we took their photo:

And lastly, at the end of a long drizzly storm, we caught some nasty clouds looking down a gorge:

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Watery New Hampshire Fall Shots

Working on some older shots from this past fall from my trip to New Hampshire. The fall colors were at peak and it was a wonderful trip with some nasty clouds thrown in for extra effect - great time. Here is part of a series of cascades and small water falls - really nice place to visit:

Went back a second time and caught some really nice shot with strong sun light - something we try to stay away from but this really work. Here is a typical NH red leaf and it's shadow in a pool:

And finally, here is a painterly photo of a small stream of water catching the colors of the trees above. This is processed as an actual photo - the painterly is because it is reflection in the water:

Sunday, January 16, 2011

New Hampshire Fall Color

Went to New Hampshire this past fall at the peak of the color as you can see. The reds, oranges and yellows were screaming - what a beautiful site to see! Here is a shot from on of the valleys with two peaks stacked behind each other.

We recieved permission for the caretaker of this property that used to be a motel probably from the 60s and earlier. Each room was a seperate little cabin with a fireplace. Could not see the inside, some had fallen down, others taken apart and the rest were leaning so much we expected to see some fall over while we were there! Here is one end with the pine tree shutters still holding on.

Here is one of the cabin leaning and holding on. I am sure no one has stayed here fir quite some time. When a stone motor fireplace leans, you know you do not have structural integrity any more - believe me, this is not lens distortion!

Friday, January 14, 2011

1956 Chevrolet 210 Station Wagon

Something a little different for the new Year - a 1956 Chevrolet 210 Station Wagon headlamp deatil. This model had power window lifts and a Powerglide automatic transmission that were found in the higher priced models like the Bel Air and the Nomad. This model sold originally for $2,130 with a 283 cubic inch V8.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy spring thoughts!

Here are a few aquatic flower shots from Kenilworth Gardens which is part of the National Park Service in Washington D.C. This is lotus flower is fully opened and will begin to drip in a week:

Early morning light on a lotus bloom:

Two white water lilies at sunrise:

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year Post for 2011

I thought I would begin 2011 with a few interior shots of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America, located in Washington D.C. The Monastery of Mount St. Sepulchre, was designated a National SIte in 1991 and has been a place of worship and pilgrimage since the church's dedication in 1899. To fund the construction, Frier Godfrey sold paper bricks, called 'building bricks'. They were 2.5x.5 inches and contained a medal of St. Anthony of Padua. They sold for 10 cents each. When the church was completed in 1899, it was nearly free of debt.

This is the center of the main chaple:

This is looking out from the main center:

This is looking out from the other direction from the center: