Sunday, December 25, 2011

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Gift of Lights, New Hampshire Speedway

Bob and I visited The Gift of Lights, featured at New Hampshire Speedway.

We drove over a mile, taking in hundreds colorful LED lights,  animated displays.  You will find a wonderful holiday experience for everyone in your family, putting us in the holiday mood!!  

A percentage of New Hampshire Motor Speedway proceeds will benefit Children Charities. If you donate 3 cans of food, you will receive $2.00 off your ticket.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Rooster and Ducks, Best Buddies

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.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Early Morning Fog On Mojalaki Country Club

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.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Early Morning Scenic Shots, Steel Hill Resort, Sanborton, NH

Another stop my photo group visited was Steel Hill Resorts located in Sanborton.  A beautiful resort and showcasing a beautiful view. 

I was fortunate to capture two photos of the sun rays peering through the clouds and fall foliage over looking Lake Winnipesaukee and Lake Winnisquam and White Mountains. 

Friday, October 28, 2011

New Hampshire First Snow in October, Add Your Caption To The Photo

Snow is not unusual in October.  What I found interesting, viewing my photo, you can see we still have leaves waiting to fall, a pumpkin waiting for trick and treaters. 

I believe my photo of the pumpkin looking out at the first snow is waiting for your suggested caption.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Seacoast Photographers Group (Exeter, NH) - Meetup Laconia Beach Sunrise

One of my photo groups  Seacoast Photographers Group (Exeter, NH) - Meetup met for sunrise photo shoot.  We started out at Laconia Beach, Laconia.  I decided to scope out the area the day before, adding a few day light photos.

Monday, October 03, 2011

New Corel Painted Photos

Mojalaki Golf Course, Franklin, NH

Lily Pond

Albany Covered Bridge
I played again using Corel's Painters Essential program.  I love the technique my program gives to the photos.


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fall Photos, Lily's Pond, Kancamagus Highway

One of my favorite pullovers on the Kancamagus Highway is Lily's Pond.  I hope someday I will spot a moose feeding in the pond area.

If you love Fall, I suggest you come to visit New Hampshire.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Start Of Fall's Colorful Show On Kancamagus Highway, New Hampshire

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!!! 

Monday, September 12, 2011

9/11 Hudson, New Hampshire's 9-11 Memorial at Benson Park.

Bob and I attended the dedication, Hudson, NH 9/11 Memorial, the largest memorial in the state.  A truly inspirational event.

Check out my photos of the 9/11 Memorial.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Friday, September 09, 2011

Hydrangea Painted Photo

Last weekend I took a few photos of my yard.  Hydrangeas are blooming and one of my favorite flowers.

Check out my painted album on Flickr.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Courting Candle Stick Holders

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)

My newest finds are two courting candle stick holders.  I did a research and found interesting history about my old candle stick holders.
History of Courting Candles - Wrought Iron Courting Candle Holder found at my favorite consignment shop The Etcetera Shoppe

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.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Franklin, New Hampshire's Smoke Stack Tree Planter

The town Franklin, old factory buildings were converted into apartments.  On top of the building I spotted an old smoke stack,  I assumed is now used as a tree planter :).

I have ridden past for a few years and finally stopped to photograph.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Two More Unique Mailboxes: Windmill and Caboose

Windmill Mailbox found in New York State

Found In New Hampshire, Caboose

I found two more this past weekend. I have to admire the creativity and ideas people create.

Hmmm,  thinking of an idea for my unique mailbox....a Canon Camera. Post your idea for your "Unique Personal Mailbox."

Monday, August 15, 2011

Boy's "Olde Time Summertime Fun", Biking and Swimming

I noticed three boys taking a break from biking and cooling off, taking a dip. The young men noticed I was taking photos and one decided to flex his muscles for the camera. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Roadside Flowers

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!

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Back Roads Discovery: South Weare, NH, Old Garages

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!!!

Monday, August 08, 2011

My Favorite Topics To Photograph, Old Structures and Researching History: Woodbury's Garden Center, Weare, NH

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

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Roadside Discovery: A Beautiful Rumney, NH Garden

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.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Thank You My Readers 44,000 Hits

My blog reached a milestone, 44,000 hits!!!! I would like to thank my viewers for your support, I hope you will continue to read and hopefully enjoy my photography.  I really enjoy reading your comments. 

Thank you,

New Hampshire Covered Bridges: Smith Millennium Bridge, Plymouth, NH

One of my on going projects have been taking all of New Hampshire's covered bridges.  I have taken all and returned to retake if I am near one for different lighting, seasons.

Smith Millennium is one of New Hampshire's newer registered bridges.  I decided to give my photo a little age and character to the newer bridge.