I went out locally to find and take a few photos on Sunday locally. On a side road I frequent for my shots, I found a very usual site. I spotted three ducks on pond, thinking this might be an interesting shot in a pretty setting. I slowly approaching the area I heard a very loud rooster crow. What I found was a rooster and ducks!!!
The rooster was following the ducks as they paddled near the bank of pond!!!! It appears they were use to one another, friends and at one point the male duck and rooster were on the landing, standing together, buddies.
Unfortunately, over brush made it hard to take decent photos of my unusual find, best buddies. Not great photos but spotting the rooster and ducks sure made my day.
I woke and looking outside seeing fog on the golf course, I decided to go out and see what I could photographed. I was very pleased not only my photos but in addition a brisk, very early morning walk on the course.
Last weekend we were not sure what we would find taking a ride on the Kancamagus Highway. The weather was overcast and we wondered would we find any color. We were not disappointed, periodically the clouds lifted and the while not at peak our ride was beautiful!!!
One my favorite hobbies are shopping at flea markets, garage sales and consignment shops. My home I have decorated with my finds. I will post a few of my finds and how I decorate using items. (I use to host decorating chats for AOL's home area, decorating is my first love, following photography)
In the 1600's to the 1800's, courting candles were used by the man of the home to set boundaries for his daughter. When the daughter's suitor came calling, the father lit the candle in a sitting room where the couple conversed.
I spotted flowers blooming in a field on a back road. The flowers were slightly spent but decide to take a photo. I decided to photo paint using Corel Painters Essentials program would not show up the spent blooms. I think it worked!
Riding back roads last weekend I rediscovered old garages located in South Weare, NH. Last year, I took images of the garages during the winter and red garages among the snow piles really showed up....hard to photograph.
I have mentioned before in my previous entries, if possible I will try to research my finds of old buildings, homes and abandon barns. I really enjoy researching and learning about photos taken, as much as photographing my images.
What you are looking at is a building that was part of the South Weare Garage, a former Ford dealership. The main building was the brick building on the corner. It eventually moved to Goffstown and changed hands and is now Unique Ford located near the police station across from the Hillsborough County Complex on Rt. 114 in Goffstown. South Weare garage was started by Maurice Grant in 1919 and his brother Leon eventually took over and Maurice went on to take ownership of State Motors in Manchester. The last I knew the Grant family is still involved in State Motors.
I was very fortunate, John Colburn associated with Weare Historical Society wrote back with the above information. Thank John!!!
Riding the back roads of New Hampshire, I came across a Woodbury Garden Center, located on the crossroads of Route 114, 77 and 149, South Weare, NH. I was looking for a plant for my yard, stopping to shop, I found a beautiful old home, part of the garden center, rich in history. The History Behind Woodbury's Garden Center
Last weekend riding the back roads of New Hampshire I discovered a beautiful garden in Rumney. The problem it was mid-day, I had a choice pass up a photos opt or takes a few photos and try to edit and save which I chose.
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A new world open to me with my photography. Encompassing the beauty, colors, shading and lighting of what I see around me, I never noticed before photography.
I am fortunate, receiving extensive mentoring, helping me learn the fine techniques of photography. Learning has been an on going progress I am enjoying and plan to continue.
Using my Canon 7D and 7D MarkII, along with assorted lens, filters and programs. I enjoy exploring, capturing images of scenery, flowers, nature, events, travels and people. Many of my photos are taken of our beautiful state, New Hampshire and surrounding New England states.
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