On Sunday August 16th we took the kids on a little mystery ride to check out some horsepower – not the multiple thousands of horsepower that you regular readers are used to, but rather the unit of power those ratings are derived from. Yep, we’re talking about Equus ferus caballus – actual horses. In Franklin, […]
This past weekend was the 50th Lebanon Country Fair. As we do every year, we head down the road (literally) and do the usual fair things – eat some not-so-healthy food, walk around, let the kids play games and ride the rides, and take in the events. This year there were some different things to […]
This year we unfortunately missed our hometown Independence Day fireworks in Lebanon, CT due to a family graduation party. To make up for it, we were able to head out to the Manchester, CT fireworks display, which was postponed from Friday the 3rd to Sunday the 5th. So we packed up the kids, and joined […]
On Memorial Day proper we went to the Manchester, CT parade, and like usual, I wandered around as the parade progressed up Main Street. As the parade moved along, the weather got nicer, and I took quite a few pictures. Nationwide Security Services people were great. The only disappointing part of the parade was the […]
This past Saturday was our hometown’s Memorial Day parade. As we do every year, we head down to the town green, and watch the procession – which includes everything from current soldiers and veterans to goats and horses.
“The tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” Words written by Thomas Jefferson in a letter to William Smith on November 13, 1787. Today is the day that we honor those who have served our country, and in some cases, fed Jefferson’s Tree of Liberty. […]
On the evening of Halloween, I kept up with my annual tradition of shooting carved and lit Jack-O-Lanterns here in town. Something I look forward to every year, and this year I wasn’t disappointed.
Last Friday I had to take my wife’s nephew and his friend down to Toad’s Place in New Haven for a concert. 36 Crazyfists, Trivium and All That Remains were playing. So as usual, I brought my camera along. But I left the wide angle lenses in the bag, and only walked in with the […]
One of the discussion groups I’m on has been talking about night photography lately. That discussion prompted me to go through my stuff and pick out some of what I thought were my better images taken between dusk and dawn – both using artificial (flash or flashlight) and natural (ambient) lighting. I’ll also post a […]
This past Saturday was Lebanon, CT’s annual Independence Day fireworks display. It’s usually the Sunday before the 4th of July – this year it was on June 28th. Of course, the camera & tripod came along for the evening’s festivities.