I’ve got the power

In an interesting showcase of power, precision and very well done marketing, the RI air show had, according to the people I saw, a bigger than thou crowd. Whatever the reason was, one can’t deny the effort put into making airplanes and how sophisticated it could get these days.

Tip of the hat for the L-39 demo. I liked it sleek lines, slim fuselage and nimble take off. If I ever were to pick an air plane, it would be the L-39. It reminded me of the (1983-1991)E30 M3 which is my favorite car ever!

On the other hand,the Raptor and the Viper are truly the Lamborghinis of the sky. If you ever decide to get a Lamborghini Reventon, the Raptor should be on your garage list. Seriously, it was a breath taking demo.It was as if I watched Reventon side by side with the Gallardo on a track!

Blue Angels,Canadian Snow birds, John Klatt, Sean Tucker ,Ed Hamill, The Horsemen and others performed an endless series of enjoyable maneuvers.

I bet the rush of adrenaline on that day was phenomenal.

Oh, by the way; Tax payers: Don’t forget the tips!

Enjoy the photos and the videos!

Raptor and Viper demo

Lenses N Roses

I was amazed On Friday when I drove up to Hartford to join the members of the Mid Connecticut photography meetup group in Elizabeth park. The sun was out, the sky clear and people were invading the park holding hands, smiling and cherishing the weather turnout on that afternoon after a week of uninterrupted rain.

We had our guns(cameras) ready and I managed to capture part of the beauty of that day using my Cybershot DSC-H50 with Sony’s Wide Conversion lens…Here it goes:

In Mist we were standing

Today was an interesting day in that we had fog and sun intertwined around the Connecticut river. I grabbed my camera and started shooting around “Between the Bridges” marina:

As seen from my company's stairs!

Around 1:00 PM from the stairwell to my work on the second floor, the sun was shining and the mist stuck in the air, I 95 can be seen on the left

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Many people are launching their boats these days

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From the ground level

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Hooya!

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The blue cover on the right is the Back Porch restaurant, they just started their season for 2009

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Amtrack’s bridge raised for a vessel, in a minute the whole scene will become gray as the sun withers away!

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Closer to the edge of the water

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An inland view towards the marina

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Old Lyme as seen  through mist

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A close up to the bridge

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Looking North towards I 95 (Raymond E. Baldwin Bridge)

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The mist intensifies, the sun starts to fade away and gray becomes the theme of the day

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The nothingship!

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Old Lyme is now barely visible with the telephoto!

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While I was shooting on the other end of the marina, I heard this guy shouting: You are on the wrong side of the dock, come and watch my red tow boats!

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Turns out this is TowBoatU.S. Long Island Sound

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Like the red, yellow and gray colors!

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The mist attack looking south

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The mist attack looking north

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Looking back to the land

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A guy named Bob said I could climb up his cabin(he has a nice boat) and shoot from there, Thanks Bob!

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The sun shines and the mist fades away, light Vs. darkness

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A close up towards Amtrack bridge

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These boats look like Ferraris compared to the other boats(maybe it is the red color!)

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Burning of the fleet in Essex Connecticut

The town of Essex (celebrates) every year the loss of its fleet by the British soldiers in April of 1814. Many accounts exist to how this took place but the common theme is that the Britons anchored in Old Saybrook and used launches to reach Essex through Connecticut river. They were detected by the lighthouse keeper but could not do anything as there were no American troops around.

The following videos and photos show the ceremony commemorating the raid and the day Essex suffered its biggest loss as it was a ship building town back in those days:

A useful source to count the details of that day may be found on Connecticut river museum’s website authored by J. Stuart Rankin, Jr.:

https://www.ctrivermuseum.org/content/maritimeessex/raid.html

Here are some photos I took on that day:

Fort Trumbull in New London, Connecticut

After Ocean Beach I drove along the shore and found a sign that said Fort Trumbull state park. I parked there and again grabbed my camera. Here are a few shots…

The fort was used mainly to protect New London harbor area from attacks during the British occupation and served as home for Coast guards and navy later on.

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It was quite a grey day..perfect setting for a fort protecting Thames river inlet towards the rest of Connecticut!

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From the visitors’ center, the river is on the far end

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Low angle shot of the sidewall

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It was 7:00 PM so I wasn’t to go inside anyway!

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They were having an argument over who will cook dinner!

See the video for the audio:

 

 

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Thames river and the piers and pedestrian walkways

 

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That’s the i 95 over there

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the fort as seen from waterside

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Battery at Fort Tumbull to protect New London harbor from British attacks!

 

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  Low angle shot. Imagine there was a battle and how the canons would have been blazing..

More shots of New London can be found on Picasa web albums:

New London Ocean Beach in Connecticut

This was on May 6th after I was done with a doctor’s appointment in New London. I had my camera gear and thought a walk by the water would be nice…Snatched the telephoto lens and the tripod and started roaming around:

Ocean Beach waves 

Waves were just hammering the rocks on that day, watch how they splash in later photos

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Hit the rock from the back

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And now splash all over the place

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The perfect timing

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Love in Connecticut

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You may find the full album on Picasa web albums…