A little comfort from the cold

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Comfort from the cold © Steven Willard

Such a common sight, a cup of coffee, especially as it gets colder, at least here in North America. Most of us take a cup of coffee for granted. But did you ever wonder how many cups are consumed every day? According to Wikipedia the number is a staggering 2.25 billion cups per day. Just thought you would find that interesting.

Olympus Pen F with Zuiko 25mm f1.8 lens processed in Snapseed.

A little rain never hurt

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1932 Chevy Roadster © Steven Willard

Putting the weather resistance of the Olympus to the test. Yes it was raining.

Olympus OMD EM 1 with 12-40mm f2.8 zoom, processed in PS Express and Snapseed.

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It never occurred to me

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No Swimming © Steven Willard

Even on a hot summer day this place isn’t all that inviting.

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Waiting for better times

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Waiting for better times © Steven Willard

Seems like everywhere I look there is evidence of waiting for better times.

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Hudson Riverside

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Riverside © Steven Willard

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Saugerties Lighthouse

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Saugerties Lighthouse © Steven Willard

Sitting at the entrance to Esopus Creek on the Hudson River, the Saugerties Lighthouse is one hundred fifty years old this year.

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Roadside Memorials

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Roadside Memorial © Steven Willard

I have no idea how many roadside memorials I’ve passed in my travels. I’m seventy-two years old, and I’ve driven all over America, and some foreign countries too, so the number must be pretty high. Some were probably too small to notice while traveling at highway speeds, others such as this one, certainly caught my eye. Some clearly mark scenes where accidents took place, dangerous curves or poorly marked intersections. Others are placed on perfectly straight highways, begging the question of how someone managed to run off the road. I rarely stop, they appear too suddenly unless it is on a section of road I travel frequently. I don’t think the mourners expect us to, it’s something more personal than that, or perhaps more desperate. A cry for people to notice that a friend, or child, has been take away from them. It’s something for us to think about, at least for a few miles.

 

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Pickets © Steven Willard

People build fences, nature not so much, still…..the job gets done.

Olympus Pen F with Zuiko 25mm f1.8 lens, processed in Snapseed.

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Auburn Speedster*

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“Boattail” Auburn Speedster

Looking right at home at the Madison Beach Resort in Madison, Connecticut. I was surprised to see the keys in the ignition!

*I believe this is a replica of a car last produced in 1937, but it was beautifully executed.

 

Roadside Atraction

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Roadside Atraction © Steven Willard

It’s the kind of scene most people drive by without a glance, but I can’t resist stopping to make a few exposures. I’m drawn to the textures of such images, and the breadth of tones. To see how this image works in color and full resolution visit my blog https://stevenwillardimages.wordpress.com/?p=6889&preview=true

Olympus Pen F with 15mm f1.7 processed in PS Express and Snapseed on the iPad Pro.