Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Flood Wall, and Weeds

Ansonia, Connecticut

The Naugatuck River Valley suffered enormous damage from floods in the 1950s. An extensive system of dams and flood control structures were built to control damage from future flooding, and have so far worked well. Hot, humid summer conditions have the weed crop growing out of control. Hazy summer skies change the look of the valley.

Looking along the wall from a bridge farther to the north. If you follow the picture to the end of the curving concrete wall, you can see the jog to the left, the railroad tracks—the place where the first picture was taken. A massive steel door swings across the opening where the tracks go through to close off the flow of flood water.

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Some days I have to push myself

New York, New York

Sponsored street art.


Once again Blogger has been failing to alert me to comments posted. Six or seven just went up now after I found them in the comments unmoderated folder. Between Blogger's misbehavior and incredible problems with our ISP (Charter/Spectrum) causing email errors and login failures left right and sideways, I think a little time off the grid might be quite pleasant.

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Twelve Minutes in Waterbury

Waterbury, Connecticut

Saturday I had to resupply the cats—dry food, canned food, litter, the works. So I drove over to Waterbury to load up at Petsmart. As is my custom, after getting the supplies I tried to do a little walkabout with a camera to see if anything interesting turned up. Trouble was, the heat and humidity were so oppressive I only lasted twelve minutes, according to the picture time stamps, before retreating to the air conditioning in the car.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Photo Shoot

New York, New York

The guy, the girl, and the fellow cleaning the door glass all seemed oblivious of each other. The other guy having a snack is the only one paying attention.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Shepaug River at Hidden Valley

Washington, Connecticut

Hidden Valley is part of Steep Rock Preserve. We've been getting a lot of rain. Out in early fog and mist this morning working on the fourth of my "Steep Rock Four Seasons" platinum/palladium print folios. The low-hanging, heavily-leafed branches and the swollen stream say "summer" pretty clearly, I think.

Graffiti and Politics

New York, New York

Friday, July 27, 2018


New York, New York

Classical reference. Although when I first saw it I wondered if it was a delivery van for luxury goods.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

DAWN at Grand Central

New York, New York

DAWN Wildlife turns out to be an environmentally oriented dishwashing detergent promotion campaign, that's been going on for forty years according to the web site.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018


Naugatuck, Connecticut

If the new address seems a little strange—Rubber Avenue?—Naugatuck is the ancestral home of the Uniroyal Company, and of course, Naugahide.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Pair of Billboards

Waterbury, Connecticut

Seems like another odd pairing. The gradsoflife.org board is a public service announcement. But that Subway ad, wow. Off-putting to a vegan/vegetarian of course, but I really can't see it being very appealing even to a meat eater. The wraps and fillings look like plastic replicas, sort of like the awful posters you sometimes see at cheap Chinese take-out places. You'd think an organization the size of Subway could manage to get some decent food photography, but I guess not.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018


Waterbury, Connecticut

UPDATE: Once again I've found that Blogger has failed to notify me of incoming comments to the blog, so apologies for the belated posting of comments sent in over the past week or more.

Friday, July 13, 2018