Monday, November 30, 2015


Woodbury, Connecticut

Never know what you might find at the, transfer station.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Front Yard

Waterbury, Connecticut

I think there was a mixture here of Halloween, Veterans Day, and permanent installation.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Winter Light

Torrington, Connecticut

It was 18° F this morning in Woodbury, but that's just one sign that winter is here. Like throwing a switch, the look of the skies and of the light itself changed over the past week from Autumn to Winter. These are a couple scenes under a pretty ominous sky over western Connecticut back on Sunday.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Torrington, Connecticut

The storefront, right at the town center "four corners," is currently vacant. I couldn't tell who put up the flag or if there's a specific message intended.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Nine Mailboxes

Waterbury, Connecticut

The conversion of big old houses to multi-unit apartments goes house by house more than by neighborhood. Also, the house directly behind the camera position had a late-model Mercedes in the drive.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Very Late Autumn in the Woods

 Washington, Connecticut

Yesterday, late morning at Steep Rock Preserve, before the rain came in.

Thursday, November 19, 2015


Waterbury, Connecticut

It's been a Plymouth for a long, long, time, since about 1970. This compact car was called, seriously, a "Valiant" a title which, by now, this individual seems to have earned.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Hartford, Connecticut

C-130, and pigeons.

Waving in Heels

Hartford, Connecticut

The politicians are waving. The thick security guy isn't. The state rep in the blue jacket is of an age approximately like my own, so I'm in awe of her ability to walk a 1.3 mile parade route in 4" spike heels. Other reps are waving too. Parades are strange.

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Chinese Food

Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford has the largest Veterans Day parade/event in New England. I won't know if I got anything interesting from the parade until I go through the downloaded files, but of course I shot on the walk in and out of the city after leaving my car near Colt Park.

Friday, November 06, 2015

Safety 1st

Waterbury, Connecticut


Waterbury, Connecticut

The west side of the river valley is so steep that there are many retaining walls to keep the land, and houses and streets, from sliding down into the river.

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Ultra Light

Waterbury, Connecticut

Yesterday afternoon I was wandering around the Town Plot section of Waterbury, thinking about a series of urban landscape pictures I'd like to make. There was a sound like a lawnmower overhead, and it turned out to be a very small airplane circling around, low, over the city.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015


Naugatuck, Connecticut

This sort of brickwork is ubiquitous up and down the Naugatuck River valley. Few of the buildings are still used for their original purpose. Manufacturing for the most part left the valley many decades ago, headed for Southern states, and then on to the other side of the world. Some of the buildings simply decay. Others are transformed into warehouse space. Some even get refurbished as office or residential urban renewal.

Waterbury, Connecticut

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Reel Obsession/DO NOT TAKE WOOD

Naugatuck (Union City), Connecticut

There seems to be a shared critical opinion, maybe something like a meme, claiming that photographs  shouldn't include text because, I don't know, visual art, or something. Bits of text are a universal part of our surroundings unless we're really deep in the woods or way out in the desert. Not including these elements of the world around us seems to me just as weird as going to great lengths to pretend that a photograph is portraying wilderness when in fact it's done in a place—a park, reservation, preserve—where the natural world remains only because of strenuous human intervention. Or making landscape pictures while somehow avoiding, or retouching out, utility poles and powerlines. So, here's a shot with various bits of text, along with pieces of a flag, a phone pole, and utility lines.

Monday, November 02, 2015


Washington, Connecticut

This cluster of trees at the edge of the steep river bank above the Shepaug, at the start of its "clamshell" section in the main area of Steep Rock Preserve, was backlit and glowing in the hazy mid afternoon light yesterday. I wanted to get a sense of being surrounded by the bright leaves and as I looked for the right camera position I found that it was easiest to get by shooting with the GX7 at waist level, Rollie-style, using the LCD flipped up 90° for viewing. Almost all the other hardwoods are bare at this point, very close to the end of the autumn picture season.

City Shadows

 Waterbury, Connecticut

Count the TV satellite dishes. I find an even dozen, but maybe there are more I'm overlooking. A lot of the large old houses in Waterbury have been divided up into apartments, but here it's clear that the buildings were meant as multi-family buildings from the outset.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Late Fall

Washington, Connecticut

Earlier this afternoon at Steep Rock Preserve. It looks as though we're pretty close to the end of the fall season, although the forecast is for unusually mild weather over the next few days.


Waterbury, Connecticut