An end to house and tree

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Dead tree, Ruined house © Steven Willard

The tree just gave up and died, the house is for sale and will likely be torn down; it sits an a beautiful piece of land between Woodbury and Washington, Connecticut. The tree will be removed to make way for a much grander house. I’m not sure which affects me more.

I wrote about the house on my personal blog here https://stevenwillardimages.wordpress.com.

Olympus OMD-EM1 with 12-40mm f2.8 zoom, processed in Snapseed.

Post 4th of July

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

In honor of 4th of July

For me the 4th of July used to be a much more colorful and joyous day. I miss those times when things weren’t so dark, when our country was more hopeful.

Please visit my blog here: https//stevenwillarsimages.wordpress.com.

Cabin in the woods

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Cabin in the woods © Steven Willard

Wouldn’t you like to have a quiet spot just big enough for one comfortable chair and a lamp to read by? Close enough to walk to easily, but far enough that you won’t be distracted by everyday stuff. No phone alllowed!

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Optimistic

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Optimistic, Woodbury, Ct.

This is a local example of someone being overly optimistic about what one person can accomplish with little money and only so many hours in a day. It’s amazing how much one person can do, but not surprising that he died before he was able to finish.

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

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Rocks under wraps

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Rocks under wraps, Roxbury, Connecticut

Stone masons worried that their materials would freeze together covered them just before a recent snow. Good timing.

Olympus OMD EM1 with 12-40mm f2.8 zoom. Processed on my iPad Pro using PhotoCopier®.

Visit my blog to https://stevenwillardimages.wordpress.com to see the color version.

From across the street

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

 

Cityscape

Sometimes you just have to turn your head.

Olympus OMD EM1 with 12-40mm f2.8 zoom, processed in Snapseed.

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Meeting House

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Meeting House, Washington, Connecticut © Steven Willard

Usually when I happen by this church, the doors are closed, but this time I was fortunate enough to find them open, and even more fortunate that the time of day was providing light inside.

Olympus OM-D EM1 with 12-40mm f2.8 Pro. Processed in Snapseed.

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Room for Two

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Room for two © Steven Willard

Stone Bench

Come, sit with me

Under this cherry tree

The stone is hard and unforgiving

But there’s room for two.

 

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Lean on me

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Lean on me © Steven Willard

It sounds ludicrous to say that I stumbled upon one of New York City’s iconic buildings, but that’s how it felt. I was part of a group taking a photo walk around the city, and had no idea we were near the Flat Iron building until we were standing in front of the pointy end of it. I wanted to record it in some way, but was a loss how to do that under the circumstances. Fortunately a woman stopped at just the right time and in just the right place, and the image was made.

Olympus OMD EM1 with 12-40mm f2.8 lens.

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John Ames, Boston, 2017

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John, Boston © Steven Willard

I met John online through WordPress. We followed one another, “liking” and commenting on each other’s work until I felt that I knew him as a friend even though we had never met in person. We fixed that this past Summer when I drove up to Boston. When we met it was as though we had known each other for years. I had a great time being shown around Boston, talking photography, and in general just getting acquainted.

You can see John’s blog here at https://frogpondjournal.com/

and more of my work at https://stevenwillardimages.wordpress.com/