I headed out in late this afternoon in search of more barn board to photograph. The mission was a success! Pretty soon, I’ll have enough material to edit a finished project from.
I also found another window to photograph.
I have been looking back though my archives and may also have enough material for a series of photographs of windows… tentatively titled “Outside, Looking In”.
“Our Town”… Peterborough, NH.
Joan went to see a concert in Peterborough late yesterday afternoon. We intended to head to another concert in Brattleboro, VT in the evening. Rather than Joan having to drive back home to pick me up after the first concert, I figured that I would find enough to entertain myself while she was listening to Lithuanian music. Thus, I went along with her to Peterborough.
The first concert began at 4. After dropping Joan off, I headed to the Toadstool’s, the bookstore. Three books and $15 later (I shopped the bargain bin!), I was off with my reading material, to Harlow’s Pub for a beer. By the time I finished my beer, it was good and dark, raining lightly and foggy… perfect conditions for some photography!
Thus, with camera in hand, I made a couple of circuits around downtown Peterborough. By 6:10 we were in the car headed towards Brattleboro.
I spent Saturday afternoon at the Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory again. It was a slow day, only six birds total, but one of those six was a rough-legged hawk. I missed seeing by a few minutes. This was only the second time ever that a rough-legged had been observed at Pack Monadnock.
The other highlight for the day was a golden eagle (the fourth of the season) which I did get to see at a distance.
Lastly, another merlin alit in the same tree as the one I photographed one on Friday. I was again able to get a decent (although highly cropped) photo.
On Sunday, Joan, Sally (Joan’s childhood friend who was visiting from Lewes, Delaware) and I took a “stroll” through our neighborhood. We hit all of the high points: the lake shore, Brimstone Corner, cellar holes, the beech tree with bear claw marks, and all of the nearby beaver-made wetlands. We covered about 4.5 miles in roughly 4.5 hours and a good time was had by all.
Last Saturday, my friend Dana and I spent a very pleasant day at Mystic Seaport.
It was a gray, overcast day so the flat light limited the possibilities with regard to grand landscapes, but there was still plenty to see and photograph… lots of details to keep a photographer busy. One could definitely be kept “off the streets and out of trouble” for a day or even two by the photographic possibilities
One mini theme that emerged during the day was “windows”:
Here are the other “keepers” from the day:
Comments and critiques are welcome, as always. Thanks!
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