Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Watery Wednesday, New London, CT Lights

B and I to the Cross Sound Ferry out of New London, Connecticut last weekend to visit other wine bloggers on Long Island. I’ve never been down in Matthew Housekeeper’s area before and recognized the New London Ledge Light from his posting. The sail to Long Island was in a thin fog and the shooting conditions were poor.

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This is the New London Harbor Light
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On the trip back, it was raining, but the shooting conditions were a little better. This time there were some colors to be seen.

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Lost in the fog on the trip out was the Avery Point Light in Grotton, CT.
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Kelly said...

Hi Steve, My husband lived in Grotton, CT when he was growing up. He really liked your photos. It reminded him of the time he spent there. Your area really is beautiful. We just don't have access to a lot of the historical architecture found on the east coast. Thanks!

nature ramblings said...

I love to see photos of areas like yours. I hope to get to the east coast some day. Your photos are absolutely beautiful and the fog and rain just add to the beauty of that area. Thanks for sharing these great photos.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I would love to live in that isolated place. :)

hip chick said...

Oh how pretty. I like the fog...but it can be hard to get a photo. Your photo's came out beautiful though.

A New England Life said...

You do like a good lighthouse shot!

That first lighthouse is quite odd. Can't say I've ever seen anything like it before. Is it floating?

KaysWay said...

I love lighthouses. We have a few here in California. I've seen a couple of them, but would love to see all of them.


Tulip said...

very beautiful series of photos. i love the third and the fourth pictures, i love to see the different colors of the trees. so stunning and clear.

matthew houskeeper said...

Thanks for the free pub'.
Beautiful shots,...for a carpetbagger :).

mimi said...

awesome views of different color of the trees. wow great captured.

Steve B said...

I'm having lunch at work and thought I'd ack some of the comments.

Hi Mimi, Tulip I'm really thrilled with the colors in the trees in early spring. Thanks for dropping in.

Hi Matthew, You are welcome! When I first saw the New London Ledge Light on your sight, I always wanted to see it for myself. Then it popped out of the fog on my ferry ride!

Hi Kay, The only light that I’ve seen in California is the Pigeon Point Light Station. (I had tough lighting on that day too!)

Hi Sharon, Nope, it isn’t floating.

Thanks Hip Chick!

LOL Joan, you had better read the accounts of former light house keepers before you decide to live on a rock!

Hey Nature Ramblings, Come on out in the early Fall. The weather is good, the colors are great and it is a little more peaceful than in the summer.

Hi Kelly, No kidding, it’s a small world. I hope your family gets out there from time to time. We have buildings that go back to the 1600’s here. I’m glad your husband enjoyed seeing his old stomping grounds.

The Early Birder said...

Hi Steve. Well you certainly captured the atmospherics in the 1st photo. I know it's take me a while to 'fall in' but I now understand the facination with Light Houses. FAB

Chris said...

Hi Steve,
you are living in a very nice area (at least when it is possible to see it, I mean without fog) and it remind me of the french brittany where I lived for a while.

Steve B said...

Yah Frank, I don't get it either! I just have a compulsion to shoot lighthouses.

Hi Chris, This is about two and a half hours south from Gloucester and is the first time I've been through the area. We've been living on the sea coast for two and an half years now. It's a different set of photographic challenges.

Eve said...

Wonderful shots, I love that 4th one! Thanks Steve!

Leora said...

What a beautiful area. Wonderful captures. Love the simplicity, composition and mist of the second photo.

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