Saturday, October 24, 2020

Blue Lights

 

Torrington, Connecticut

I don't know whether the lights from the town or some sort of art installation. 

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Decorative Plant

 

Ansonia, Connecticut

Open 6 days a week. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, combos. Wait, combos? Is that like, brunch?

Monday, October 12, 2020

In the Rain

 

Waterbury, Connecticut

Early this morning, near the Courthouse. The combination of early morning light and the reflectivity of wet pavement is wonderful to work with.

Headquarters


  Ansonia, Connecticut

The pawn shop went out of business and the space was empty for a while, then the campaign took it on, at least for now.

Sunday, October 11, 2020

PLANET WINGS

Kingston, New York

This place closed before the pandemic, but despite a lot of urban renewal and even gentrification along Broadway, there's no sign of another fast food outlet taking over the building.



Saturday, October 10, 2020

Friday, October 09, 2020

No. 1 HOUSE CHINESE RESTAURANT

 Kingston, New York


START A NEW CAREER IN WEEKS - NOT YEARS

 Seymour, Connecticut

Yesterday at dawn the sky was absolutely bald so I didn't get the shots I was planning on. They wouldn't work with no cloud or color in the sunrise sky. Seymour is a Naugatuck Valley town and the business district sits very close to the steep East wall of the valley, so even 50 minutes after official sunrise, only the tallest buildings were getting direct sunlight.

detail

It's worth noting that with the state of our national response to the pandemic, one's allied heath career stands a decidedly non-zero chance of also not lasting for years.

Thursday, October 08, 2020

EXPECT BIKES

 Kingston, New York

Not clear what is to be expected of them. Something to do with a bike lane on a one way street?

Early Morning, Ansonia

 Ansonia, Connecticut

In 1955 the whole Naugatuck River Valley and Housatonic River floodplain suffered huge losses of life and property in a massive flood. One of the responses by authorities was to create a series of flood control walls which are particularly prominent in the town of Ansonia. I've been working on a series of pictures featuring the flood wall, which proves a little difficult because after all, it's just a poured concrete wall with a few massive steel gates that can close off a couple roads and the railroad tracks on the east side of the river. Recently I thought working with very early morning autumn light might be interesting, and these are some of the results.





Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Utilities

 

Waterbury, Connecticut




Early Morning, Waterbury

Waterbury, Connecticut
Shopping cart.



North Main Market.


The Alhambra plus cars and birds. Click on any picture to see a bigger and clearer version.

Monday, October 05, 2020

Cloudy Morning

Naugatuck, Connecticut 

This morning I went down to the town of Naugatuck to try some dawn and early light views of the river and surroundings. The heavy overcast prevented any hint of rosy dawn light, even at five minutes before official sunrise. Still, the moving lights of the early morning traffic on Rt. 8 made for some interesting patterns. (Click on the picture and you'll get a much better view than the front page presentation.)

Murals

Kingston, New York

Lots of murals around the city of Kingston. Lots of construction as well, with new fancy sidewalks being installed all along Broadway.