Thursday, May 31, 2018
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Monday, May 28, 2018
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Friday, May 25, 2018
Thursday, May 24, 2018
New York, New York
Daffodils (very fancy ones) and people in the park.
Modern sculpture installations in the park, overlooked from a distance by much older figures over at the upper left. It's also interesting how ubiquitous the advertising is. Not only is the U-Haul truck covered in ads, but the city bus is a hybrid-electric rolling billboard. It takes a park, or the ornate facade of an older city building, to be ad-free.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
I've been working a lot at Steep Rock Preserve this month, looking for pictures to make the third installment of my "Four Seasons at Steep Rock" (working title, may change) set of platinum/palladium print folios of 12 prints each. But Sunday morning in a light rain the intense greens of the new foliage begged for color pictures as well. I kept switching the camera I was using from the custom mode I've set up for shooting pictures intended for monochrome and set in 2:3 aspect ratio, to my usual 4:3 proportion color capture modes. Copy shots of the first two folios can be seen at the Online Galleries page of my website.
Monday, May 21, 2018
Sunday, May 20, 2018
A little later on Thursday the light rain continued off and on and the new leaves and mosses at Burr Pond State Park were even more intense than the colors at White Memorial earlier in the day.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
More from White Memorial Conservation Center. The brand new leaves have wonderfully intense greens yellows, enhanced by moisture because there had been some light rain.
Friday, May 18, 2018
White Memorial Conservation Center, 5/17/18. There was little damage from the storms that wreaked havoc all over the area Tuesday night. The flowering trees are near the end of their run but everything else is finally beginning to leaf out.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
This corner is directly across from the entrance to a Home Depot. Every morning men—who all appear to be hispanic, congregate and wait for contractors in crew cab pickups to collect some of them for day labor.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
New York, New York
Power Outage Update: We spent the late morning in the generator-equipped town library where read and charged devices. Online sources said that the power outage in town had improved from 86% without power to 71%. About one o'clock we left to check out the house and eat some of the food in the refrigerator for lunch. We were amazed to find the lights on. Unlike the last three major power failures in recent years, for some reason this time we were among the earliest to get power back. So things are back to normal here, but a huge area across the Northeast is still without power and climbing out from under downed trees and power lines.
Power is out for the whole area, and once again we're at the town Senior Center / Emergency Shelter. Nothing in town without a generator is open, and Southbury, one town south, is hit even harder. Brookfield has been declared a disaster area and police are doing a house to house search looking for people trapped in crushed houses. I didn't see any direct damage at our place, but it's going to be a long time before we have power back.