Monday, May 31, 2010

Connecticut River Haddam, by the swing bridge that crosses to the Goodspeed Opera House. The photo was taken using the ProHDR app.

Sunday, May 30, 2010


This is the tugboat that pulls the Rocky Hill Ferry across the Connecticut River. This ferry I'd the oldest continually operated ferry in the US--plying the waters since 1655. I used ProHDR to take the picture with the iPhone.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Grocery shopping

Stew Leonard's--a local grocery chain that specializes in fresh foods, not to mention singing cows, chickens and bananas--was frenetic today, what with everyone shopping for the long holiday weekend. This photo was processed in Picture Show, a new iPhone app.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Wild Iris

These wild irises grow on the shore of Paper Goods Pond. Some basic processing was done in PhotoForge and TiltShift Generator.

Thursday, May 27, 2010


...and blue and red. Today was the annual UpBeat picnic. UpBeat is a leadership training/drug and alcohol prevention program. The picnic is our big fundraiser. We serve free hot dogs and soda to the whole town--over 6000 hot dogs. There are all sorts of activities, including this "jumpy thing." I used LiveFX to add a motion blur and PhotoGene to punch up contrast and saturation.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


This evening, we walked past the old factory that's being renovated into condos. Clearly there's still a lot of work to be done! Taken with the Hipstamatic app, some additional processing was done in SwankoLab.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Late Spring in New England

Late afternoon sun glows through the trees that shade our Secret Garden. Processing was done in SwankoLab.

Monday, May 24, 2010


But even in the crowd at this Starbucks, there's isolation. Processing was done in PhotoForge and TiltShift Genertor.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


We should have been camping and kayaking, but I got sidelined by a back spasm. At least I was able to put together dinner: GF pasta with sautéed chicken, veggies, garlic & herbs. TiltShift Generator helps focus attention on the main course.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

This isn't my 365 photo of the day, but I hope I might be indulged as a proud parent. This is my baby, the youngest of our three children, on her way to her senior prom. She's a lovely young woman who works hard to do the best she can and who cares about other people. John and I are fortunate to be her parents.
And, yes, I think the dress is a bit "dangerous."


My daughter, Sierra, has her senior prom tonight, so I went with her to the Dreaded Mall to get her makeup done. The mall is certainly a place that embodies tne complexity of our society. The iPhone photo was processed in SwankLab. (The young woman who was doing Sierra's makeup at Origins noticed that I kept sneaking out to take picture and commented on it. I told her about the 365 project and gave her the URL to the blog. I hope she checks it out. If she does--thank you: Sierra looked stunning and was very happy.)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Wild Roses

The wild roses in our backyard, taken with the Hipstamatic app.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Industrial spring

Wild roses grow over this rusted piece of machinery that sits abandoned in this lot in Hartford. Processing was done with PhotoForge and TiltShift Generator.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Even though we are in physical proximity, the cubicles at my office building keep us at a psychological distance from each other. The photo was taken with the Hipstamatic app.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Red Shed

This shed-on-wheels is used during apple picking season at the orchard. Right now, it's closed up. SwankoLab gave it a mellow antique tone.

Monday, May 17, 2010


Yes, I know--yet another picture of flowers! But when one lives in New England and endures the long grim grey winters, even in May, flowers are a blessing to the eyes. The succession of one kind after another in orderly sequence--crocuses, daffodils, tulips, dogwood, apple blossoms, rhodedendron each in turn--seems like a miracle. So here are yet more flowers: the rhodadendron in front of our house. I did a few basic touch ups in PhotoForge, then applied one of FilmLab's Fuji filters. I confess I forgot which one.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Black Swan

The light from the window glowing through this empty bottle of Black Swan wine (one of our favorites) caught my eye. The green-gold glow sets off the stark graphics of the label.

Saturday, May 15, 2010


A fisherman enjoys this blissful evening as he tries his luck across from our campsite on Hopeville Pond. Processing was done to this iPhone shot with PhotoForge.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Lawn Chair

This picture of one of our plastic lawn chairs was taken with the Hipstamatic app. I didn't do any further processing. I liked the almost surreal feeling of it just the way it is.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


My son gave me a bouquet of lilies (plus a four foot tall palm tree !?!) for Mother's Day. The flowers are exquisite and required the barest touch up in PhotoForge.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


My older grandson, Aidan Christopher, age 5. Processing done in PhotoForge & TiltShift Generator.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Passage of Time

Over 600 years later, the words set down by Geoffrey Chaucer are on being read. These books--several of them by him--are on a shelf in our library. The photo was taken with the Hipstamatic app and processed in SwankoLab.

Monday, May 10, 2010


The different planes are what drew my eye to this escalator at the Dreaded Mall. To me, they contribute to a sense of sterility and isolation. Processing was done in TiltShift Generator.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Home Depot

One thing about Home Depot that's visually attractive is all the orange. This photo was taken with the Hipstamatic app; then I used Film Lab to play up the orange.

Saturday, May 8, 2010


Coffee beans in a bin at Stew Leonard's. Just a few basic adjustments were made in PhotoForge.

Friday, May 7, 2010

The Sporting Life

Our son got tickets to the local minor league ball game. I love minor league baseball. The fields are small, so you can see and hear all the action. It's still affordable: families go, and there are lots of activities for kids and to support schools and civic groups. Our team lost when they gave up a three run double I'm the top of the ninth, but it was still great fun. I used PhotoGene for some minimal touch ups and the frame.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


There is no better way to describe Paper Goods Pond on an evening in spring. The photo was taken with the ProHDR app and brightened just a bit in PhotoForge.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


The dogwoods are fading; but this pair of flowers show that there is still great beauty even as their glory wanes. I used PhotoForge to bring out the details in this iPhone photo.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


When we were at West Hartford Center this evening, this cool drum band was wailing away in the gazebo. I used PhotoForge to make basic adjustments & PhotoGene to put soft corners on it, which helps focus attention on the drummers.

Monday, May 3, 2010


Today's rain beaded up on the lily-of-the-valley in our yard. This iPhone photo needed only a few basic tune-up adjustments in PhotoForge.

Sunday, May 2, 2010


Pigeons are the wildlife in a city. We spent the afternoon in Boston, where this flock was wheeling over the Common.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Young and Old

My nephew thanks his grandparents for his First Communion gift. The TiltShift Generator app helps focus the attention on the delighted expressions of Liam and Papa Bunch.