Saturday, February 29, 2020


New York, New York

In town for this weekend's "Digital Platinum" workshop at the Penumbra Foundation, I got in nearly three hours of cold and windy shooting yesterday afternoon.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Old Factory, New Fence

Waterbury, Connecticut

Cold winter light on an area waiting for urban renewal.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Winter Color

Litchfield, Connecticut

At White Memorial Conservation Center in a light fog, 2/13/20. I'm always surprised by the intensely warm colors of the swamp grasses and shrubs in winter.

Saturday, February 22, 2020


Washington, Connecticut

The 19th century railroad tunnel at the heart of Steep Rock Preserve. Last Thursday after a very cold night.

Concrete Wall

Waterbury, Connecticut

Part of the support for the elevated railroad line that runs north from New Haven.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Storage Tank

Waterbury, Connecticut

An otherwise empty lot, surrounded by cyclone fencing and razor wire.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020


Washington, Connecticut

Found while hiking around Steep Rock Preserve, 2/9/20. I'd been planning to look mainly for pictures to produce in monochrome, and I found some, but also kept being fascinating by arrangements with brown leaves, green mosses, and nearly monochromatic ice and rocks.

Mostly Fog

Cornwall, Connecticut

At Mohawk Mountain State Park.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Holiday Crowds

Litchfield, Connecticut

On the Presidents Day holiday, I've never seen so many cars parked along White's Woods Road to access White Memorial Conservation center. The boardwalk at Little Pond was nearly packed! Comparatively speaking.

I managed to find a few places away from the crowds to make some pictures of the icy swamps.

More Trees and Fog

Goshen, Connecticut

At the Dog Pond boat launch.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Sunday, February 16, 2020


Waterbury, Connecticut

Baldwin Street snakes through the city more or less north/south with very ungridlike curves, up and down steep hills. Some blocks are pretty distressed looking, while others look a lot like private urban renewal. I haven't walked the whole length of it yet—looking at Apple Maps I'd guess it runs about three miles—but I'm thinking of making a project of exploring it. Should be lots to look at.

Dinosaurs at the Library

Woodbury, Connecticut

Apparently there's a theme going on at the library.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Trees in the Rain

Washington, Connecticut

Thirty-five degrees F, raining, and windy—pretty miserable conditions but the light was worth chasing.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Snow Flurries

Washington, Connecticut

I headed out Friday afternoon to try for some rainy day pictures, but when I got to Washington (higher elevation than Woodbury) I drove right into snow squalls.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020


Ansonia, Connecticut

An idle industrial complex in the middle of town.


Monday, February 10, 2020

Farrel Complex

Ansonia, Connecticut

These are all buildings that were once part of Farrel Foundry/Corporation. The Wiki entry is short but details an interesting history. These empty buildings once housed a foundry and its support operations, employing thousands. It made bayonets and cannon barrels for the Union Army in the Civil War, produced complex machine parts for Navy ships' propulsion systems in WWII. The current company is owned by a German corporation and makes materials for the plastics industry. It has—100 employees.

The building in the background, part of the Farrel complex, is being rehabbed as the new home of the Ansonia police department.

These views look in at the back of the city block sized building complex, the front of which will be the police department. Just a part of the whole, across Main Street from the foundry complex.

Back view of a tiny section of another part of the Farrel complex, a multi-story building with a footprint that must have hundreds of thousands of square feet of floorspace. A couple years ago it sported giant signs (the plastic kind you now see strapped to billboards) promising that it would be turned into condominiums—but those signs are gone now.