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Burnside's Bridge at Antietam National Battleground

Photos of Antietam National Battlefield

Last May, I visited Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg, Maryland.  Although not quite as awe inspiring as Gettysburg, it impacted me in a very similar way, especially when visiting spots such as Burnside’s Bridge and the Sunken Road, or “Bloody Lane”.  If you visit Maryland and have any interest in Civil War History, Antietam National Battlefield […]

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Topaz Labs Offering Free Webinars

Topaz Labs is offering several free webinars in the month of March.  Topics and instructors include: Enhance Your Imagery with Adjust, Simplify and Detail – John Barclay Awaken the Artist Within – Rick Sammon Creating Painterly Effects with Topaz Simplify – Deborah Sandidge Enhancing Natrue’s Detail with Topaz Detail How to Make Your Sky Pop Selective […]

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Dog Pond in Goshen, Connecticut

Two Photos of Dog Pond in Goshen, Connecticut

Here are two photos of Dog Pond located in Goshen, Connecticut.  It’s an approximately 65 acre lake that has a Connecticut DEP boat launch that is opened year round.  It would be a great place for a nice leisurely paddle or some relaxing fishing. These photos were taken with my Canon T1i and a Tokina 80-400mm lens […]

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A Review of the Book “Birds of Connecticut: Field Guide”

Overview Birds of Connecticut:  Field Guide is one in a series of books written by Stan Tekiela on birds of various states.  It contains almost 300 pages and covers close to 150 birds located in Connecticut.  It’s a very handy book to carry in the field because of it’s approximate size of 4.5 inches by […]

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A Reveiw of the Book “New England Waterfalls”

Overview New England Waterfalls written by Greg Parsons and Kate B. Watson is a guide to over four hundred waterfalls located in New England.  The two authors of the book maintain a website at http://www.newenglandwaterfalls.com that contains lots of additional information on waterfalls in New England. What’s Included The book contains an introductory section on the […]

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Red Tailed Hawk from White Memorial Foundation

Birds in White Memorial Foundation

In early Autumn of 2010, I visited the White Memorial Foundation in Litchfield, Connecticut and took these photos of a hawk (I believe it is a Red Tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis) and a Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens).  White Memorial Foundation is approximatley 4000 acres and has a conservation center and numerous trails, as well as an […]

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Sanderling at Hammonasset Beach State Park

Sanderlings at Hammonasset Beach State Park

These photos were taken on a very windy day in the Autumn of 2010 at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, Connecticut.  The Sanderlings were running in and out with the surf (as Sanderlings tend to do) and feeding on these little mussels.  They are pretty funny little birds. Hammonasset Beach State Park, located on Long Island Sound, is […]

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Stream in Webb Moutain Park during winter

Winter in Webb Mountain Park

Webb Mountain Park is owned by the town of Monroe, Connecticut.  It’s unusual for a town park because it is very isolated and has fantastic trails.  One of the Connecticut Blue Dot trails crosses it as well as a number of other trails.  Camping is also permitted here – check out the Webb Mountain Park […]

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