Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Locks are so symbolic, aren't they?

I imagine that this latch and lock once protected the items beyond the door.  Sadly, this lock now prevents trespassers from entering the center of the building.  The many floors and an even greater number of rooms, of a once thriving factory, now sit waiting for a wrecking ball.  Upstate New York is literally crumbling in all corners of the state.  These deteriorating buildings serve as a reminder of the demoralization of 'dying' cities everywhere.  People are leaving New York in droves.  Given the means to do so, I'd be part of that crowd.

Monday, May 30, 2011

A splash of color

I learned that Shaker's like color, though they also stress simplicity.  The desire for color seems contradictory to me as color, to me, represents differences, creativity and pleasure.  I found the colors, in this cabinet area to be striking.  Below?  Well...sheep, enough said.  Compared to my friends, who went to the same Shaker Village, my photos are "baaaddd".  Get it? Sheep..."baaadd"..ok I'm tired!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Shaker Village Trip- More images to come

I had been to the Shaker Village, near Pittsfield, before; however, not with photography as the intent. There are literally hundreds of subjects to photograph.  I'll share more as time goes on, however, I like this photo with its vibrant purple and green colors.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Whichever direction one takes, there is always a light to follow

Sunday, May 1, 2011

A Terrific Day For A Nature Walk

 These images aren't fantastic; however, spring's greenery has yet to fully blossom.  Can you spot the TWO turtles in the above image?