Tuesday, October 31, 2017


Middletown, CT  2017

No, it's not mine.  Mine is the blue Mazda 3 next to this Ferrari.   

Friday, October 27, 2017


Middletown, CT

This is a classic looking firehouse.  They don't build them like this anymore. 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Barber Shop

Middletown, CT  2017

There's not doubting that this place is a barbershop.  It's probably the most colorful barbershop I've seen recently. 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Cigar Store Indian

Middletown, CT  2017

There wasn't a cigar store be found nearby this Indian, only a restaurant. 

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Clyde's Cider Mill

Mystic, CT  2017

This is a must see place during the fall if you're ever in south east Connecticut.  Clyde's uses an antique, steam powered cider press to make their apple cider.  They offer both sweet cider and a collection of "hard" ciders, or apple wines along with cider donuts, pies, breads, kettle corn, apples and other tastes of the autumn season.  It is a very busy place on weekends

Friday, October 20, 2017

Voodoo Grill

Mystic, CT  2017

This business fell on hard times.  It was once a pretty popular restaurant in Mystic.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Barley Head Brewery

Mystic, CT  2017

In the last ten years or so there has been an huge increase in the number of craft breweries that have opened in Connecticut.  This particular one opened this past July in Mystic and characterizes itself as a true neighborhood brewery.  I met the owner, brewer and chief janitor during my recent visit and sampled the brews on tap.  Being a "nano" brewery, which produces much less beer than a typical "micro" brewery, you can only buy the beer here, not in bars, restaurants or package stores.  He brews in 50 gallon batches, and even uses his own home grown hops in some of his beers.  

Saturday, October 14, 2017

TBM 930

Groton, CT  2017

This plane can be yours for a little over a million dollars, or so I've been told.  You can see the specs below. 

I think if you ordered today, you can have it time for Christmas! 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Stearman PT-17

Groton, CT  2017

Over 10,000 of these bi-planes were made during the '30's and '40's and used to train US Army Airforce pilots and Navy pilots.  After the war, thousands of surplus planes were auctioned to the public.  Many were modified to serve as crop dusters and sports planes.  They are often seen today at air shows doing aerobatics and wing walker stunts. 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

DC-3 (C-47)

Groton, CT  2017

The DC-3 first flew in 1935 and was built for commercial use.  It was converted to military use during World War II and was known as the C-47.  It transported troops, towed gliders, hauled cargo, parachuted both troops and supplies.  Over 15,000 of these planes were built and today it is estimated there are still 100-200 in operation.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Groton, CT  2017

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) held a fly-in this past weekend at the Groton-New London Airport.  It was open to the public and featured a number of private airplanes on display along with some military aircraft.  This particular plane is a Beechcraft Bonanza.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017


New London, CT  2017

I can't help myself.  If I see a train and I have my camera with me,  I just have to photograph it.  

Sunday, October 8, 2017

CT Sub Trail

New London, CT  2017

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Sub Base in Groton, CT last year, 46 artist-decorated fiber glass subs were installed throughout the region forming the CT Sub Trail.  This one is located downtown New London, close to the the site where the Coast Guard Museum  will be built. 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Crossing Gate

New London, CT  2017

Another example of a photo taken with the iPhone 8 Plus.  

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

iPhone 8 Plus

New London, CT  2017

It was time to replace my ancient iPhone 4s,  so this weekend I got Apple's latest model, the iPhone 8 Plus.  I'm still learning about the capabilities of it's 12 megapixel camera, but at least on my first attempts, I would say I'm pleased with the pictures.  This is right out of the iPhone, without any adjustments.  I don't think I'll be giving up my 12 megapixel Nikon D90 just yet though.  

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Foggy Return

New London, CT  2017

Timing is everything in photography.  If this submarine had arrived about 10 minutes sooner this would've have been a clear photo.  In keeping with the stealthy missions of submarines, I think it's only fitting that they sneak back home shrouded in fog.