Saturday, December 15, 2012

Beware of the Monkey Dragon!

Ok, I took a little poetic justice. It really is two topics - Monkey and a Dragon.

 

Beware of the Dragon!  He was quite large - six foot or more long.

 

 

Sock Monkey! - Beware of the Uglydolls that lurk in the shadows!


Thursday, December 13, 2012

American Flag and Marilyn

Folks art - American Flag that is very patriotic.

 



Nice capture of Marilyn.



 

Cabins waiting for spring

Row of cabins waiting for a warm spring breeze to welcome visting families....

 

Love the Ocean and it's images

These images are a tribute to the women and the life they had with the sea and husbands.

 

Getting to the end of the harbor views, another very early overcast sunrise and the Antonio Jorge.

 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Harbor view of the Public Library

Harbor view of the Public Library - eary overcast sunrise. Provincetown, MA.

 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Probable Cause

I was so glad the beach and boats finally came up to the top for my trip list - really enjoyed my time on Cape Cod. I am always glad to meet new friends and enjoy old one.  Cape Cod is a combination of boats of Maine and the coast of the Outer Banks. 

This one I title 'Probable Cause corned by Blue and Red.

 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Long boat at the pier

 

 

I call this the long boat at the pier. Can you guess why? 

 

 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Sunset pink - Ptown Harbor and the fishing fleet

Sunset pink lights up the sky - Ptown and the fishing fleet.

 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Cold seagull

This was very early in the morning and the seagull kept working to stay on the steel beam with the cold wind that was blowing.

 

Cape Cod Highland Lighthouse at Sunset

Cape Cod’s oldest lighthouse, locally known as the Highland Light, is officially named "Cape Cod Light" on the NOAA nautical chart for the region.

The Highlands of Truro have been steadily eroding since 1797. When Thoreau visited Highland Light in the 1850's, he wrote in "Cape Cod" about the extensive erosion of the cliffs fronting the lighthouse. In 1990 only 128 feet of the original 500 foot setback remained. In July of 1996, when the Highland Light was only 100 feet away from the edge of the cliff, the lighthouse was moved to its present location. The International Chimney Company of Buffalo, New York lifted the 430 ton lighthouse, and pushed it on steel "I" beams, lubricated with Ivory Soap, 453 feet to a safer location. The $1.54 million dollar cost was shared among the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the United States Coast Guard, the National Park Service, and the Truro Historical Society.

Information Source: http://www.capecodlight.org/

 

Friday, November 30, 2012

Sally and Row of Green Cottages

Sally sells seashells by the seashore

 and stays in a green cottage!

 

 

God Rays on the Marsh

God Rays shine down on the swirly marsh.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

3 S's - Steam, Smoke and Snow

This is a project photo that I was working on tonight - Project Photo - West bound #382 Norfolk & Western freight train travels through the snow on the Strasburg Railroad, Lancaster County, Pa

 

Pier ladder at Night

Night shot of the pier with Provincetown in the background, Cape Cod. Massachusetts.  The ladder is used to access the boats when the tide is out.

 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Only the Shadow Knows, ba ha ha ha ha ha - OK, Bike and it's Shadow

Bike and it's shadow on the boardwalk - Provincetown, MA.

 

Brilliant sunet on the dunes

This is one of the most brilliant sunsets that I have seen in a while.  Taken while on top of 100+ tall sand dunes in Cape Cod National Seashore. 

 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Harbor boats - Provincetown, MA

Two colorful steel hull fishing boats during the night in Provincetown, MA.

A view through the ship's rigging, Provincetown and its white library provides for a framed backdrop.


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Colorful shacks on the Pier and Pilgrim Monument

Night view of the colorful shacks on the pier and the Pilgrim Monument in the back. 252 Feet tall about from 1907-1910, this monument celetebrates the origonal landing of the Pilgrims on what is today Provincetown, Cape Cod.

Early morning Provincetown Harbor

Pre-dawn activities getting ready to head out and find the catch of the day - Provincetown Harbor, Cape Cod.








View of Provincetown Public Library through

 the rigging of one of the steel hull boats.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Red steel hull in Ptown (Provincetown, MA)

Early morning before a no sunrise cloudy morning, cold and windy too, in PTown (Provincetown, MA). Did I mention cold and windy?

The life of Cape Cod Pigeons

Do you ever wonder where pigeons go after dark or before the sun comes up?  In Cape Cod they hang out on the boardwalk.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tires and Ladders in Cape Cod

I was out very, very early on my last day in Cape Cod and shot this set of tires and ladders.  Used to access the larger steel boats in Provincetown (PTown) Cape Town.

Small waterfall at Great Falls National Park, Va

I was over at Great Falls National Park a couple of weeks ago and found this smaller isolated falls to shoot.  Normally this is more water running which engulfs this smaller scene.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Fall Color - Pre Sandy

This is a study of dark limbs, framed between two trunks draped in orange and red leaves.

Could not go to Great Falls and get at least one shot of the falls. Again a slice of fall color.


Final study of a brilliant limb just hanging out there. Again, framed between two trunks.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Stairs, stairs, stairs


 The lunatic asylum in West Virginia is definitely grungy with significant architectural detail. The first has cast iron stair treads and risers made in the town of Weston and is so marked.


This set of stairs is newer or maybe were replacement stairs which new style treads and risers. Still very grungy.

And lastly but lastly is a look over the edge, not sure how they kept patients from leaping over the standard height banister and going down three flights of stairs.  There is also an elevator behind this location.


Falls color on the Potomac

Friday started off looking like it was going to be a drizzly day but the sun never really came out.  I found this rock wall on the Potomac River that has nice character and green pines mixed in wiht some fall color.
 

This oak does not show the typic rust brown (yuck) leaves that I usually see.  A combination of reds, oranges, greens and a helping of some yellow make this an interesting study.


Friday, October 26, 2012

Little Lunatic Asylum

 
 
The day started off foggy - good day for a trip to the lunatic asylum.....
 
The shower curtains are missing???  Did they every have any?  I see a lot of paint chips - lead based....  I better go clean my showes....
 
 
 
 
 










Just add a steel bed, close the window grill and the room is ready for a guest.......

Fall color and water fall - Great Falls National Park

Back to my photogrpahy after a busy fall doing family stuff. I was able to get out this morning for a light misting and what turned out to just be an overcast day.  Here is a water fall with some nice back color.


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

August heat needs a couple of cool photos - Black Water State Park

We need to cool things off with the heat of August -
Here are some swirlees at the base of the main falls - Blackwater State Park, WV.

Inside an ice cave at Blackwater State Park.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Big Pond Lotus

Two lotus in the big pond...

Freckles??  No just the seed pod....

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Red Barn with Advertising - WV

Red barn with Advertising coming into Seneca Rocks, WV, on a dreary drizzly day.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Jacksons Mill - Stonewall Jackson's Boyhood Home

This is the pond that feeds Blaker's Mill located at Jacksons Mill, the boyhood home of Stonwall Jackson.

The origonal Jackson Mill run by three generations of Jacksons.

Blaker's mill was originally located in another location about 150 miles south and was moved to the Jackson Mill site piece by piece. The Jackson Mill was determined that it was impossible to make it into an operating mill. Therefore it was decided to move another mill to the site so that visitors could see an old water mill in operation. The source of power is the water in the mill pond.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Items in the Hall - Lunatic Asylum

This IS how I found the hall - not quite what I was expecting walking around the campus.

Grungy Green - Mental Hospital

Whose turn is it to clean the sink? Mop the floor, fix the door glass and cieiling and paint and......

Steel stairwell needs a little work as well.....