I currently have two images on exhibit in the Newport Public Library which were taken during our summer photo walks. The photo of the MGTD was taken near the Jane Picken’s Theater in Newport and the Wickford Harbor shot was taken in Wickford.
Additionally I have two works in the Newport Art Museum Photo Guild Exhibit at the Museum starting September 29. The image of the Nauset Light in Fog and the Misty Fjords taken in Ketchikan Alaska. I hope you can view these works in person.
On our second day in Anchorage my granddaughter Livvie wanted to go horseback riding. I had never been on a horse in my sixty plus years and my wife had not been riding in years. I probably caused this request when I talked about my trip to Flattop Mountain in Chugach State Park and seeing the horses trail riding. Denise went on line and contacted Megan Scott at Painted Mustangs. Megan agreed to take us out in the Park the next afternoon . We arrived at the Park and were greeted by Megan and her sister leading our mounts. I was assigned to K and Megan was very patient as was K as I attempted to mount the horse. After a few attempts I managed to get into the saddle. Denise and Livvie got mounted and off we went onto the trails of Chugach. The views were spectacular and after a short period of instruction I became very comfortable with my horse. We had a great two and half hour trail ride up the mountain and then back down. It was a great experience and all of us agreed that it was one of the highlights of our trip. I can hardly wait to try riding again. Here are some of the images I captured and one that Megan took of our group. Megan can be contacted at Painted Mustangs.com.
On Saturday June 9th I attended a great workshop run by Jan Armor at the South County Museum in Narraganssett, RI. We shot images inside in available light as well as painting with light in the darker areas of the museum. In addition we had full run of the museum including the Print Shop, Forge, Barnyard, and Carriage House. It was a great learning experience.
I travelled to Milford, CT on Saturday to take some images of the Town Green and the new walkway at Walnut and Silver Sands Beach. I walked about six miles retracing my old walking beat downtown and then walking the length of the boardwalk with camera and tripod. Here are some of the images I captured.
Saturday was a perfect day for a visit to the Collinsville section of Canton, CT. It was a trip to deliver a Christmas present and check on family. Collinsville was named for the Collins Co that a big manufacturer of knifes, axes and machetes. It was also the place my father-in-law worked for several years until the Company moved to South America.
It was a glorious afternoon to watch the kites flying at Brenton point State Park in Newport, Rhode Island. A warm summer day with a strong, but not overpowering breeze.
I visited Provincetown on Saturday, it was a day trip with my wife, daughter, and grandsons. It was a great day. I made an arrangement with one of the gallery owners to display and sell my images starting in the spring.
Another rainy Sunday afternoon and looking for something to photograph I decided to go to the Slater Mill Museum. It was unusally interesting and I got a lot of great images. I also learned a great deal about the early start of the Industrial Revolution.
My Father-In-Law was visiting for the weekend. He came up to get away for awhile and he want to go to the track. My wife and I decided to take him to Suffolk Downs for Belmont Day. Those of you that know me know that I do not gamble; I just took pictures. My wife did win and everyone had an interesting day.