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Fall I Will Follow In Granby, CT

This was an outing with New England Oddities group to explore Enders Falls along Barkhamstead Road in Granby, CT.

The falls aren’t anywhere near big but they offer an interesting landscape along a 1/4 mile stretch of the river with 5 layers of water falls in total.

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Videography

checkmate

Lindsay Vigue’s Studio night on January 28th 2011 in the old clock factory where people head from all over Connecticut to do what they do best: take pictures. That doesn’t mean you can’t have a chess match under waves of camera flashes and good old music!

Music played in this clip is:
Meanwhile, back in communist Russia – Morning After Pill
Meanwhile, back in communist Russia – Fall Between The Walls
Godspeed You! Black Emperor-MotherF**** = redeemer part 1
The Sight Below – No Place For Us
Meanwhile, back in communist Russia – No Cigar
Godspeed You! Black Emperor-MotherF**** = redeemer part 2

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Music photography

Out Of Thin Air Performs at The Ivory

Out Of Thin Air, the band, performed a lengthy and lively set a couple of weeks ago in the little town of Deep River, CT. Their music included song covers from all sorts of genres.

Out Of Thin Air is:

Chris Funk – Guitar, background vocals
Laura Funk- Lead Female Vocals, Keyboard
Don Buell – Drums, Vocals
Emily Favale – Vocals
Carl Suiter – Bass, Lead Male Vocals

The band has a youTube channel full of live performances all over the shoreline, check it out at:

http://www.youtube.com/user/outofthinair1#p/u

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automobiles meetup photography

If this is too loud, you’re,probably, too old: Scantic Valley Antique Engine Show

If, like me, you have a passion for Internal Combustion Engines, then you must have heard of Scantic Valley Antique Engine Show held annually at Four Town Fair Grounds of Somers, CT.

The show includes farming equipment(some of which goes back to the early 1900s), classic cars and all sorts of engines(rotary,two stroke, four stroke,..etc). The sky was amazingly beautiful on that day and granted some really nice shadows inside the endless engine compartments.

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Hiking meetup Nature Parks photography Travel Videography

Kent Falls State Park

The Hartford Area Hiking meetup group took it to Kent Falls yesterday with Larry leading. This was one of the easy hikes with many scenic views of Kent Falls State Park. We made a few stops along the red trail and Larry shared his information on the plants and history of the area(can be seen in video clip 2 in the playlist below).

 

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Music Videography

Carl Testa Trio plays for the Uncertainty Music Series in New Haven

Carl Testa Trio did such a stellar job Saturday at Never Ending Books in New Haven that the crowd forgot about the wind and rain blowing outside and immersed in an hour of music indulgence as the trio played a set of 5 pieces of their original compositions.

Cark Testa trio is:
Carl Testa, String Bass
Mike McGinnis, Clarinet
Aaron Siegel, Percussion

The set played included the following pieces:

Intent
Improvisation
Trio (2009)
17 (melodic) and Improvisation(2 clips)
Ballad

All six pieces can be watched in the same order they were played on the following YouTube playlist:

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Hiking meetup Parks photography Travel Videography

From Rail to Trail, Farmington Canal

The Farmington Canal was built in the 1800s to facilitate trade between the towns of Connecticut, it was what some say a reaction to Errie’s canal in NY state. It was originally meant for boats to move merchandise but later railroads proved cheaper and faster and the canal was ditched and a rail road covered the same tracks. It remained in business till 1980s when floods damaged the rail lines and by that time, trucks were taking place of railroads in shipping.

Today, the canal is mainly a pedestrian trail for walking, jogging, biking & more. It stretches between New Haven, CT all the way to Northampton, MA for a total of 84 miles some of which are paved(such as the section you see in the footage)!

I wonder what would happen to the I95 200 years from now!

P.S: The pictures are for a timber wolf(pet wolf) owned by a meetup member of the group I was with on this walk. The name is Kane.Beautiful, eh?

 

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Gathering

Dirty Jobs: Japanese restaurant chef

Last week, we had a dinner with the Macmillans in Clinton, CT at Hanami Sushi Bar & Hibachi Grill and the chef managed to pull a few tricks that I could not prevent myself from capturing.

Mike Rowe: You should include guys like this one in your series, it can’t be too thrilling to roll eggs all day long or can it?

Welcome back to CT!

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Nature Parks photography

Fall finale…Everything must go!

The following gallery was taken in Old Saybrook and Essex, Connecticut mostly in places I have not been to before.

It always captivates me when the sun rises after a long dark rainy night and reveals the beauty of our world.

Here is to another captivating moment wondering around…

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Hiking meetup Nature Parks photography

Laurel Marsh

The sun’s gone dim and the sky’s turned black. Inspired by a track with the same name by Johann Johannsson..

All pictures were taken in Laurel Marsh. Manchester, CT