So I’ve finally done it. I’ve finally joined Pinterest. Thinking I would be searching for new lighting techniques or photographers I admire, instead, I’m finding diy projects and….
….random images I categorize as “Random Coolness.”
All in all, even though it seems to suck up all your time, Pinterest is a lot of fun. The basic premise is to create different categories, or boards, of your varying interests. Then fill these boards with images of these interests. The images should be, but aren’t always, linked to a website with more info on the image. You can also add your own images.
It hasn’t been a total waste on the photography front. I’ve found some really cool vintage photography “stuff”….
This is our second bunch of baby chicks. Our first group, unfortunately, became bear snacks. These babies came in two groups, the first nine, six Turkens and three Barred Rocks, and the second, two and a half weeks laters, four more, two Golden Lakenvelders and two Blue Wyandottes.
Notice the bare necks of the Turkens. They are also known as Naked Necks. Although they resemble turkeys, hence the name Turkens, they are chickens.
I went back to my hometown, Wallingford, Connecticut, for the holidays this past year and decided to photograph downtown, curious to see how much had changed from what I remembered. Strange to see so much had changed, and yet it was still the same….
This section of Main Street was where my favorite bar, aptly titled Main Street, used to be. I never realized how historic my former watering hole was. The Episcopal church at the far left was built in 1868. The next building, where my favorite bar was housed on the first floor, known as the William Wallace Block, was built in 1857. The building on the far right, which is now a restaurant, was the first First National Bank in Wallingford, built in 1921.
The Center Street Cemetery, which is located, surprise, in the center of town, on Center Street. (You can see the outside wall of the cemetery in the Center Street image, top of the page.) The cemetery dates back to the late 1600’s. Some notables found here: Lyman Hall, signer of the Declaration of Independence, Mose Y Beach, founder of AP, and Thomas Yale, founder of Yale University.
This is only a small sampling of the wonderful history & historical sites in this town. Looking back on this trip, strange how much of this history I never even noticed growing up there. I could probably spend days photographing everything, but that’s probably true of most small towns in New England.
This is just too funny. Thanks Brandon Bloch.