Sunday, June 26, 2011

Through My Lens

Yesterday the rain clouds parted and sunshine filled the sky…at least for a short while.  As the old saying goes, “Make hay while the sun shines”…and I did.

A lovely afternoon was spent in the company of a good friend.  As we walked and talked, this is what I saw through my lens:

Friends are the sunshine of life.  ~John Hay

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Here’s my homework!

A few  months ago, a friend of mine (who lives out of state) asked me to photograph the neighborhood in Gloversville where she and her brother grew up.  Specifically, she asked me to take pictures of their family home, a little park across the street from their house, and the neighborhood school they attended (which is now a museum).

I turned this request into an assignment for my photo group, the Mohawk Valley Photographers.  Due to technical difficulties (my flash drive and Linda’s computer did not like each other), I was unable to show my assignment images at our photo group meeting this past Tuesday evening.  (There is definitely something to be said for old-fashioned paper prints!)

While I took many “straight” shots to send to my friend, I tried to make my assignment images a little more creative.  Finally…here’s my homework!   

And a very Happy Father’s Day to all of you dads out there!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Rhythmic Expressions

Last night my friend and her two daughters performed in a dance recital.  I was there to cheer them on…and to capture some memories!

At first I moved front and center to get my shots, crouching on the floor out of the line of vision of video cameras.  However, I thoroughly embarrassed myself when, trying to rise gracefully, I lost my balance and stumbled, nearly falling into some guy’s lap.

Needless to say, I was glued to my seat for the rest of the evening!

Sunday, June 5, 2011


Did you know…
…that the 1826 Round Stone Barn at Hancock Shaker Village is the only circular barn ever built by the Shakers?  This unique structure has been attracting visitors…including Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville…since its construction.

Did you know…
…that the Shakers really liked bright colors?

…as evidenced by their clothes, furniture, crafts

…and buildings!

Did you know…

…that the Shakers invented the flat broom?

The Shakers were a fascinating social and religious group who made many important contributions to American culture.