Archive for August, 2013

CT Fire Academy and Memorial

CT Fire Academy and Memorial

 CT Fire Academy 34 Perimeter Rd  Windsor Locks, CT 06078 (860) 627-6363 The circular building shown above is the CT Firefighters training academy. Although the building appears to be a full circle it is actually a half circle with a much smaller half circle type building to the rear center. This […]

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Hillstead Museum

Hillstead Museum

Hill-Stead Museum 35 Mountain Road, Farmington, CT 06032 860.677.4787 / Fax: 860.677.0174 Information email: ebnerk@hillstead.org Museum Hours: Open Tuesday-Sunday 10 am–4 pm. Closed Mondays and major holidays: New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, Fourth of July. Hour-long guided tours begin every half-hour. Last tour of the day begins one […]

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Interview – Karen Hutton

Interview – Karen Hutton

Karen Hutton’s photography has reached over 1,000,000 followers on Google+!  That’s no easy task.  In the last two or three years she shifted from a pure business model to following her heart as an artist and this has produced striking results. Although she doesn’t limit herself there is a focus […]

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Wall Art – Gengras Harley Davidson, E. Hartford, CT

Wall Art – Gengras Harley Davidson, E. Hartford, CT

Gengras Harley Davidson East Hartford, CT This is some of my favorite wall art in this area. These paintings grace the side of Gengras Harley Davidsons shop. Not only is it well done but it is reminiscent of days gone by.

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Connecticut Trolley Museum – East Windsor, CT

Connecticut Trolley Museum – East Windsor, CT

Connecticut Trolley Museum 58 North Road East Windsor, CT Location & hours of operation. Note: I have reviewed other Trolley Museums.  To see those posts go to our search bar and enter the word “Trolley”. During late July Cheryl and I visited the Connecticut Trolley Museum.  There are a handful […]

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Shoot RAW!

Shoot RAW!

If your camera has a RAW setting you may just want to use it.  This is particularly important if the photograph is important to you and you want it to look it’s very best.  Here is why: 1) RAW format does not lose any information from the image during processing. […]

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Painting with light – (well not really)

Painting with light – (well not really)

I belong to an online photography site that has weekly “challenges”. This challenge was: “Make RED your focal point in the photograph”. As a result I came up with painting the light bulb. Here is how it was done: 1). Black 1/4″ sheet of plexiglass bottom and backdrop. 2). Modeling […]

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Graffiti – Heaven Park, Hartford, CT

Graffiti – Heaven Park, Hartford, CT

Known as “Heaven” by the flocks of skate boarders from around the region that frequent it New Ross, County Wexford Park, is now the subject of controversy. Due to complaints from the Police, and some citizenry there is a proposal at float to limit graffiti to only two walls. Of […]

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