Monday, June 27, 2016

Wordless Wednesday - Aerobatics on Wheels

Our city of Ansonia held its Pierre Lallement Bicycle Festival on Saturday. The Eastern Action BMX stunt team performed on Main Street. This rider was taken at the same time from two different perspectives - Patti and myself. He really sees to float through the air with the greatest of ease...see more WW at NC Sue!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Friday Hunt - 2016-26

It is again Friday and time for Teresa's fun meme, Friday Hunt  It seems hard to believe, but the English alphabet is about to be eclipsed as we are now at 'Z' - happily, we begin again with 'A' next week! So without further ado, week 26 begins...

Starts with ZThis photo has been seen before. Yet, still a memory that evokes a smile. We see a bear, but what of the 'Z'? This was taken at a Zoo, more specifically Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha Nebraska. It was taken on a steamy midwest summer day (Teresa knows the feeling being only one state away on I-80 :)

The time was in August 1983, the day hot and humid, a stifling 102°F (39°C). Our Ursus Maritimes not bothered ay the heat as was the zoo visitors.

It was captured originally on film from a Pentax K1000 manual SLR camera. The print has held up well despite its age. So this is my Z!

Week's Favorite. I went to the Father's Day car show at the excellent Shelton History Center on Sunday. Using a wheelchair, some of my favorite photos are taken just above the ground - here with our daughter Allegra (in red) I captured the shiny reflective hub cap on a gorgeous restored 1951 Chevy 3100 pickup. I love old American automotive iron, shadows and refections too :)

Today. I didn't take it, the always lovely Patti did. She was at lunch with a friend and captured her desert. Berries and shortcake makes for a delicious desert to look at - and I was advised that it was tasty too. Thanks Teresa!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Wordless Wednesday - Capturing the Chevy (and myself)

At the Fathers' Day car show at the Shelton History Center, I was taken by this great 1951 Chevrolet pickup, its beautiful colors and the chrome hubcaps - that highlight the photographer...see more at NC Sue

Saturday, June 18, 2016

SOOC - Dressed Doggie

Last week we visited a local street festival, Seymour Founders' Day. Naturally on such a nice day, many attractive subjects would make for a nice post for Straight out of the Camera - SOOC. This one caught our eye more than the rest - cute Chihuahua canine Carly. A photogenic and pert pup, she dressed very nicely for the occasion!

Shadow Shot Sunday - Late Springtime Seymour Shadows

Last Sunday was the annual street festival in Seymour CT, our northerly neighbor. 

The event was Seymour Founders' Day, and it was a sunny and warm day (80°F / 27°C) where shadows fell about all over. 

So for this week's Shadow Shot Sunday 2, I offer shadowy views of a nice day full of visitors, vendors and great pad thai for lunch too!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Friday Hunt, 2016-25

It is the end of the work week s we are happy for the return of Teresa’s fun meme Friday Hunt. Here are mine:

Starts with Y. The obvious choice to me is yellow, yet we seem to have no yellow in our yard. However in my archives, I am transported back to around Christmastime 1975 and the Villers homestead in East Hartford Connecticut - its clapboard siding is painted yellow, and six of the seven Villers children are lined up next to it :)

Week's Favorite. Last Sunday in the town just north of us in Seymour CT was the annual street fair, Seymour Founder’s Day. My favorite is the marquee on the restored Strand Theater that welcomes all to today’s event - with the American flags to its side on a spectacular day of warm temps (80°F / 27° C) and the occasional billowy fair-weather clouds that covered the sun just enough so we didn’t have to look for cooling shade…

In my shoes. Well, I have no pics of my shoes (not much to see, since using a wheelchair means that the uppers wear out much faster than the soles :) but I offer instead a shoebox with family feline Linus McDonald comfortably ensconced within. Thanks or all of this week’s clues Teresa!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Friday Hunt, 2016-24

It is Friday as I await Teresa’s fun meme, Friday Hunt. A bit challenging to get the first weekly clue, but here are my eclectic choices:

Starts with X. Well, I couldn’t find anything starting with ‘X’…but how about a place that ends in ‘X’. This pic was from last Summer, and I didn’t take it - the always lovely Patti was with a group of people, including our Brooklyn resident son at The Duplex, a cabaret in the West Village of Manhattan. That is an acceptable ‘X’ (I hope ;)

Week's Favorite. Last Saturday, we were at the local Center for Cancer Care 5K in Derby. I was a supporter who couldn’t find my Team McVillers shirt…and the batteries in my wheelchair were suspect, so I avoided the course. So I took pictures with my phone, and here are two favorites, one of our three person Team McVillers, Patti, daughter Allegra and friend Rich. The other is the Griffin volunteer taking a pic of someone at the finish line - a look at one who completed the 5K captured with a photographer herself capturing a slice of life...

Wet (or water). I chose a view looking past the gazebo and bench at in West Haven CT. The body of water is Long Island Sound, a tidal estuary that flows from the East River in New York City to the Atlantic past Montauk Point NY. The Sound has a brackish brown/gray look under a cloudy sky - however, on a clear sunny day, the water looks bluer than blue. Great choices this week (including the ‘X’ :) Thanks Teresa!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

SOOC - Silly Squirrel

For this version of Straight Out of the Camera - SOOC, Patti captured this guy in a planter (sans flora) on our patio (and through a screen) I have mixed feelings about these creatures, but cute is always cute!

Shadow Shot Sunday - Small Town Parade

Shadow Shot Sunday 2 returns to last Sunday, when our small town (pop. 19,000) held its Memorial Day parade. It was a hot but day, and the overhead sun left great shadows underneath the Veterans floats, kids soccer players, cheerleaders, bands - underneath them all. A small town parade brought a sense of civic pride and community...

Friday, June 3, 2016

Friday Hunt, 2016-23

It is Friday and time again for Teresa's fun meme Friday Hunt. We are given the clues and we look high and wide for pics that match. I think that I have!

Starts with 'W'. I have two, the left being the 1940 Whitestone Bridge, over the East River between Bronx and Queens NYC. To the right is the 1931 George Washington Bridge over the Hudson River between Manhattan and New Jersey.I've used pics of bothnumber of posts, but just love driving these 1930-40s soaring suspension bridges, although I leave the photo taking to the passenger :)

Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, I-678 South. Taken Oct.2014
George Washington Bridge, I-95 South. Taken August 2000

Week's Favorite: This is the entrance to the Derby Greenway which goes alongside the Naugatuck River. It looks so nice who wouldn't want to take a stroll?

Rough: I suppose that this view is more hard than rough, but the rocks along the banks of the Housatonic River in Shelton CT. I could make for a rough landing, although the ducks don't seem to mind...