• Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival

    Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival

    One of the Northeast’s last remaining hot air balloon festivals is held each year, typically in August, at Norton Park in Plainville, CT.  These photographs are from the 2013 gathering which attracted literally thousands of spectator’s.  Car’s lined the streets for miles in all directions.  The weather was gorgeous with a small […]

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Journeys Thru My Lens

Trips, topics, pics and more comprised of conventional digital and HDR photography.

Welcome to my photoblog! This is a compilation of brief "journey's" throughout Connecticut and sometimes nearby area's. I'll either display the photo as it was shot or utilize an HDR style through software. This blog is an extension of my photography hobby. It's main function is to give purpose to my photo's while at the same time create an enjoyable past time. If they bring any satsifaction to anyone else then all the better! All photographs in this blog were taken by me unless otherwise noted.


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Abandoned J.H. Sessions factory – Bristol, CT

Abandoned J.H. Sessions factory – Bristol, CT

The J.H.Sessions & Son manufacturing company was formed in 1861 in Bristol CT.  They manufactured hardware for trunks at their 273 Riverside Ave. location.  In 1907 a larger warehouse was added on.  This may be the picture you see from the road. In 1873 John H. Session admitted his son […]

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Repurposed  Stillwater Mill – Harrisville, RI

Repurposed Stillwater Mill – Harrisville, RI

In circa 1918 the privately owned Stillwater Woorsted Mill was built in Harrisivlle RI.  The Clearview River runs through Harrisville and was home to a number of manufacturing concerns through the 1900’s.  Many of which were mill types dedicated to manufacturing textiles. The Stillwater Mill was the largest of the […]

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Yantic Falls (Indian Leap) – Norwich, CT

Yantic Falls (Indian Leap) – Norwich, CT

First let me apologize for the very poor quality of these photographs.  I happened upon this very cool site and only had my cell phone with me.  Because light was streaming in through the tree tops it just couldn’t handle the high dynamic range so I did the best I […]

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Repurposed Mill at Indian Leap – Norwhich CT

Repurposed Mill at Indian Leap – Norwhich CT

The attached photo’s represent the once abandoned and recently repurposed mills of the Indian Leap neighborhood of Norwich, CT.  The best that I can determine is that these mills belonged to the Falls Mill Company circa 1860.  Power was harnessed by the Yantic Falls less than 1/4 mile upstream.  Unfortunately I […]

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Abandoned Kartway Dairy Bar – Gales Ferry, CT

Abandoned Kartway Dairy Bar – Gales Ferry, CT

         This dairy bar was a big hit in Gales Ferry with the local residents for years and years.  The couple that owned the place were getting up in years and finally had to walk away from the business.  Many, after game, little league teams, families and even Navy personnel frequented […]

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Fall Scenic – Roadside Harrisville, RI

Fall Scenic – Roadside Harrisville, RI

While working as a salesman I was travelling on Rt. 102 in Harrisville RI when I spotted this nice fall scenic out my window.  I pulled the car over, jumped out and snapped this photo with my Fujifilm F100fd, 12 mp, pocket camera.

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Abandoned Factory Dayville CT

Abandoned Factory Dayville CT

This is what remains of an abandoned factory in Dayville, CT.  I cannot determine for sure what factory this was.  This is probably from the mid 1800’s.  I would guess it was a woolen or fabric mill. Photo’s taken with a Samsun Galaxy Note 2, 8 mp, camera phone.  

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Abandoned factory – Burreville, RI

Abandoned factory – Burreville, RI

Manufacturer in Harrisville (Burreville) RI of plastic films serving various industries closed this facility in 2004.  This cost the area at least 60 jobs. Photographs taken with Fujifilm F100D pocket camera.

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