Christmas Cottage

Christmas cottage, Warwick, NY. 2015

This is my response to Jennifer Nichole Wells’s One Word Photo challenge: Attic, Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Doors and Windows Continued, and a late entry for Norm Frampton’s December 24th, Thursday Doors.

These challenges all overlapped nicely this week, unified by one photo. How convenient, especially at this busy time of year! ūüôā


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My response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Churches Or Any Religious Building. Thank you Cee for the Challenge!

Cee‚Äôs Which Way Photo Challenge: 2015 Week #11.l/

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I took these photos of¬†a cluster of animal tracks and¬†the road into¬†Applewood Orchard and Winery in Warwick, NY on Saturday, March 21st. Spring was supposed to have arrived. Instead¬†we got winter’s last(?!) hurrah!

To see photos from the day before when the snow was coming down and my bird feeders were a flurry with a variety of flying feathered fun, squirrels, dear, and chickens too, click here.

To see a photo taken the same day at Glenmere Lake Park, in Florida NY, click here.

This post is in response to Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge: 2015 Week #11. Thank you Cee for the challenge!

Photography 101: Landmark

Yesterday was the seventh day of Photography 101, and the theme: Landmark.

“Landmarks are everywhere: iconic places, meeting points, markers on a map. Today, consider a unique point of view as you photograph a landmark.”

This morning I left the house, once again toting my camera. It was very overcast and misting rendering everything monochromatic. After dropping my son off at the mechanic’s to pick up his car in Warwick, NY, I headed¬†toward the Clock Tower building. I thought I would use that as my landmark, but then I saw the¬†Old School Baptist Church framed against the gray sky across the street in Lewis Park.

Old School Baptist Church, Warwick, NY

The steeple can be seen from most places throughout the town of Warwick.

Old School Baptist Church, Warwick, NY

The church, built in 1810, is designated a historic landmark and is open to all to use for weddings, concerts, plays and the Village Christmas Eve service.¬†In 1997¬†it¬†was the site of the wedding scene¬†in the movie¬†“In and Out”.

I photographed the church from several angles and decided to post these two. It was such a gray day, I felt as if I were shooting in black and white. The little bit of color in the lawn of the first photo seems to me a bit surreal and almost artificial, as if I had slightly colorized a black and white photo.