Landscape with Chair

Black And White Photography, iPhoneography, Photography, Steven

Landscape with chair © Steven Willard

iPhone SE with DJI Osmo Mobile 3 gimbal processed in PS Express and Snapseed.

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“Hosta” la vista

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

“Hosta” la vista

After an overnight frost it is time to say goodbye to the hostas that grow near the front door.

Olympus OM-D EM II with 12-40mm f2.8 zoom processed in Snapseed.

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Autumn Afternoon

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Afternoon Refection

Out for a stroll after an all day rain, looking for pictures in pictures.

Olympus EM-5 with 20mm f1.7, processed in Snapseed.

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Veronica who?

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Veronica who?

A nod to 1940s screen star Veronica Lake. If you aren’t familiar with her work I suggest “The Blue Dalhlia” with Alan Ladd which was released in 1946, the year I was born.

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

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Halloween impression

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Halloween impression © Steven Willard

Those gray skies and bare branches are a reminder that it must be time for Halloween.

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Casual Portrait

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

A Casual Portrait © Steven Willard

An impromptu portrait of a friend taken at our favorite coffee shop using only existing window light.

Pentax K5IIs with Pentax 35mm f2.8 macro lens, processed in Snapseed.

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The elevator is out of order

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Elevator is out of order © Steven Willard 

British Museum, New Haven, Connecticut, designed by Louis I. Kahn.

I-phone image processed in Snapseed

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One of my favorite spots

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Familiar site © Steven Willard

I think it’s safe to say that if you are a photographer and have spent some time in New York City, you have been here. Guesses?

Olympus OMD EM-1 with f1.7 20mm lens.

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The Russians were here

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

St. Sergius Chapel, Southbury, Connecticut © Steven Willard

Just off Interstate 84, in Southbury, Connecticut, is a small collection of houses that look a bit out of place, and the focal point of that collection is this tiny Russian Orthodox chapel that was built in 1930, financed in part by aviation pioneer, Igor Sikorsky.

Churaevka, named after a mythical village in a book by George Grebentschikoff,  was imagined, along with friend Count Illya Tolstoy, son of Leo Tolstoy, as a getaway for Russian expats to get together in woods that reminded them of home. The cottages, laid out along streets with names like Russian Village Road, Kiev Drive, and Tolstoy Lane, were originally planned as a retreat for a collection of artists, writers, musicians and dancers who had managed to escape the revolution and World War I. Here they entertained guests like composer Sergei Rachmaninov and the actor Michael Chekov. In addition to the chapel and cottages, there was also a print shop built by Grebentschikoff, which published a Russian language newspaper.

The Historic District counts 46 buildings, some converted from summer cottages to year round residences.

In my numerous visits to the chapel, I have never been able to gain access to the interior. While I sometimes find the door open, there is a grill that keeps visitors out, that, and the dimmly lit interior, has thwarted my efforts to photograph the inside successfully. I haven’t given up.

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

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