Sunday, May 26, 2013
Saturday, May 25, 2013
SOOC - Straight Out of the Camera is back...as I go back all the way to 1962, and a photo used I have used before in other memes - one I always enjoy viewing. It is my sister Michele on the day of her first communion. It was taken in front of our apartment building in Bayside, Queens (Borough) New York City by my grandfather. I consider this as straight out of the Exa SLR camera as this is the unedited scan of the original B&W with a genuine smile on the nicest of Spring days. A pleasant memory from a distant time...
Shadow Shot Sunday 2 is back, and nice shadows exist all over, including our small city of Ansonia. More specifically, on the river walk that sits upon the flood control wall alongside the Naugatuck River. Taken in early April, we see the shadowy fence that faces the water and the pavilion that sits at the Ansonia entrance to the walk, both with early Spring shadows.
To make it more interesting, how about a more prosaic subject - the Ansonia WPCA water pollution control station. Not that this is a perfect subject per se, but there are shadows...Shadows add to the desirability of just about anything at SSS2
Monday, May 20, 2013
|A familiar landmark. Taken by Patti, 2005|
|Classic appearing sidecar attached to Russian Ural motorcycle|
|Just as classic viewed from the front. My wheelchair Dodge sits in background|
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Toby hosts the fun architectural meme Whimsical Windows/Delirious Doors, and we seek portals of interest. The picture here were captured last October by Patti - the pink motif was created by the organization Seymour Pink for the breast cancer awareness month. Here are a couple of retailers in our neighbor to the north, Seymour Connecticut. Now for the windows - the large panes are not so attractive by themselves, but with a bit of artistry including paints and stenciling, they can look much nicer. Nice enough to attract customers - at least the retailers do...
Saturday, May 18, 2013
|Soviet era Ural sidecar|
|Shadows of classic motoring|
|2013 Dodge - love to upgrade. However...|
|The intrepid shadow hunter|
Yesterday, I was at my wheelchair van dealer for work on my ramp. While there, naturally, I took pictures of vehicles outside. This caught my eye: a motorcycle and sidecar owned by one of the company techs. The bike is a Soviet era, Russian made Ural motorcycle (currently being built by capitalists instead). I never heard of the brand let alone seen one until now. Of course, intricate shadows of spokes mirrors and a handlebar in shadow - the sun and chrome pair nicely...
The other is a bright red 2013 wheelchair driver van I'd like to have (too many $$$ needed), yet my 2008 Dodge will continue to do just fine...the last look is at on a converted paratransit Ford van, the author, or at least his boat shoes show up. Shadows and reflections (and wheeled devices) this work well here at SSS2
Monday, May 13, 2013
|East Shore, New Haven Connecticut Harbor, 2003|
Plenty of things offer beauty that we admire. For me today, it is a shot captured on the East Shore of New Haven Harbor. In a series of pictures that we took about 10 years ago, the nighttime is now filtering in...the view is a bit crooked as I tried to balance the camera from the wheelchair. Not a perfect photo in layout, yet the edge of night captures us as it rolls in. Perhaps the end of a perfect day!
Ruby Tuesday 2 has returned and in that quest of meeting the minimum red requirement, the taillight of my Grand Caravan will suffice as it sits in a sea of what Chrysler calls Modern Blue.
Oh, the photographer in his director's chair can be seen sans ruby...a lot or a little red will do in any and all circumstances - with or without a photo artist present :)
Follow more ruby redness at RT2!
Sunday, May 12, 2013
|The entry pyramid at the Louvre in Paris. Photo taken by Patti, April 2005|
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Here is at the opposite - a reproduction 1890s high-wheeler bicycle (no, this was delivered on a truck) - who would actually want to ride one of these up the 400 foot / 122 M ascent? The rider was able to mount and ride these machines on the level streets - a real accomplishment (see Patti's story).
Mounted in the bed of the pickup was an 1860s French manufactured “bone shaker" bicycle. With its wooden spoked wheels, I would not be inclined to ride this on our bumpy roads even if I were able :). A nice gathering in this urban setting...
Monday, May 6, 2013
|Oval Roma Tomatoes|
|Omelette (tomatoes, potatoes, onions, peppers, mozzarella)|
I chose as one theme Oval - a unique shape that is seen here in three ways: Eggs, Sleeping cats and Roma tomatoes. Not pure ovals, but very close! I did choose one more 'O' which here is an Omelette that was made from the proceeding Ovals: eggs and tomatoes. Hopefully we have not become Overwrought nor Obsessed with the 15th letter of the alphabet!
|Communion celebration included cake. Photo captured by Patti|
Sunday, May 5, 2013
|Stained glass with a simple message. St Philip Church, East Windsor CT|
Saturday, May 4, 2013
It's time again for Shadow Shot Sunday 2...the post is late as we had to leave early to attend the First Communion of a niece in East Windsor, about 50 miles (80 kM) north. So as to not to ignore the shadowy world, I drove the always lovely front seat passenger Patti was the designated photographer.
Today, these shots were taken on the way up and are northbound on the Wilbur Cross Parkway, CT Route 15. It is old (1949) and today, sans the usual weekday commuter hordes (and upon new Firestone tires), a nice ride upstate. The left is us going uphill to the soon to arrive downhill which will then go uphill to the West Rock Tunnel. Spring colors and shadows work nicely together for a shadowy post. Hate to miss SSS2...