Thursday, April 23, 2009

Purgatory Chasm

In Newport RI, there is a geological crack in the cliffs of Sachuest Bay. It's a crack that is only about 10 feet wide at the base, but about 40 feet deep.

Purgatory Chasm overlooking Sachuest Bay

A fellow camera club member went down with her tripod to get some shots. I went down there, but not as far as she went. That section of the trail isn't far from the edge.
Dana at Purgatory Chasm

Taken from the overlook bridge that crosses just above the small falls that feeds here.
Purgatory Chasm

Purgatory Chasm

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Blithewold Mansion

On Sunday, I went with 13 other members of the South Shore Camera Club to Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI. It's a turn of the (20th) century mansion formerly owned by a wealthy family.

The house was nice, though they don't allow photography inside the house for 'safety reasons', whatever that means. Several of us snapped off pictures before the staff informed us of the policy. The furnishings were antiques when the family bought them over 100 years ago.
Blithewold Mansion

We went down for the daffodils, and there was a garden just for them.
Blithewold Mansion - Daffodils

Blithewold Mansion - Daffodil

There is a greenhouse with a variety of more exotic plants and flowers.
Blithewold Mansion - Hothouse flowers

This is an an interesting grove of tall bamboo, at least 25 feet tall.
Blithewold Mansion - Yellow Groove Bamboo

A nice duck pond.
Blithewold Mansion

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Eliot Tower at the top of Great Blue Hill

I went the other morning to the top of Great Blue Hill to Eliot Tower. It has commanding views of most of the area.

Eliot Tower stairs

Eliot Tower window

Boston is about 8 miles from here.
Boston from Eliot Tower

Houghton's Pond is a popular swimming hole in the summer.
Houghton's Pond from Eliot Tower

Eliot Tower bridge

Great Blue Hill pine

Monday, April 13, 2009

Vintage cameras

I'm working on selling a bunch of old cameras for a friend. This is the second batch.

I tried a three flash setup for these, one in a shoot through umbrella to the right, one over my left shoulder, and one to the left behind a flag for the background.

Piesker & Co bellows for Exakta

ANSCO Pioneer

Kodak Brownie Reflex Synchro Model

Kodak Brownie Six-20

Kodak Brownie Six-16

Thursday, April 9, 2009

New England Aquarium

I went to the New England Aquarium yesterday with a couple fellow Flickrites. It's a neat place to wander through, though it's very dark, and wouldn't you know that nothing sits still for a camera.

Jellies - NEAQ

Penguin habitat - NEAQ

Sea Anemone - NEAQ

Loggerhead Seaturtle - NEAQ

Lionfish - NEAQ

Feeding the Penguins - NEAQ

Monday, April 6, 2009


I took some shots of steam coming off a spoon while I was cooking lunch today. I've wanted to take shots like this for a while.




Cooking lunch

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Nantasket Beach, Hull Ma

Part 2 of my visit to Hull with a friend. Nantasket Beach is very packed during the summer, but even in the off-season, there were plenty of locals walking the boardwalk.

Nantasket Beach

This brave soul was surfing all alone in the cold water of the Atlantic Ocean.

Nantasket Beach Surfer

Nantasket Beach Surfer

Nantasket Beach