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View to the west from Heublein Tower at Talcott Mountain State Park

Views from Talcott Mountain State Park

  Located in Simsbury Connectiut, Talcott Mountain State Park’s main attraction is the Heublein Tower.  The tower offers a 360 degree commanding view of the area.  To the north, it’s possible to see Massachusetts on a clear day and Hartford is visible to the east.  The tower was previously owned by Gilbert F. Heublein, head of […]

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Mute Swan (Cynus olor)

Mute Swan at Hammonasset Beach State Park

Early this year (I believe it was May) I took a trip to Hammonasset Beach State Park and was able to get the photo below of a Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) on one of the small ponds in the park.  I haven’t posted this yet and had honestly forgotten all about it until I was trying […]

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Pond at Haystack Mountain State Park in Norfolk, Connecticut

Haystack Mountain State Park

As I mentioned in my last couple of posts, over the weekend I visited several locations to do some hiking and photography.  One of my favorite spots was Haystack Mountain State Park in Norfolk, Connecticut.  There is a short trail that leads to a stone tower that has a great view of the surrounding area.  […]

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Osprey Photos from Hammonasset Beach State Park

I had the day off today and visited Hammonasset Beach State Park.  I was hoping that maybe I would catch some of the migratory birds coming in, but I think because it’s been such a cold, wet Spring, the migrations may be slightly behind this year. At the park, I walked out to Willard’s Island, […]

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Silver Sands State Park

Silver Sands State Park, located in Milford Connecticut, is a small park with access to Long Island Sound.  In the second photo is a view of Charles Island, which is rumored to be the burial place of Captain Kid’s treasure. These photos were taken in the Autumn after the close of the swimming season.  In […]

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Marsh Photos from Hammonasset Beach State Park

Below are three photos I took at Hammonasset State Park in Madison, Connecticut last Autumn. You can’t see them, but there are seals sunning themselves on the rocks in the second photo. Post processing was with several of the Nik Software plug-ins and the native Lightroom functions.  I’m still learning the Nik products, but so […]

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Waterfall and Brook at Indian Well State Park

Today was a beautiful day here in Connecticut, so I decided to drive to Indian Well State Park (located in Shelton, Connecticut) and hike up to the waterfall on Indian Hole Brook. It’s a very short walk up to the waterfall and the trail follows the brook. When I made it to the waterfall, I was […]

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More Photos from Kent Falls State Park

Below are more photos from Kent Falls State Park.  The second photo was taken by the stream below the fall – you can see Kent Falls in the distance. These photos were taken with a Canon T1i and a Tokina 12-24mm lens. Technorati Tags: Autumn, Connecticut, Kent, Photos, State Park, Stream, Waterfall

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