White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Seneca Lake, Finger Lakes Region, Watkins Glen, New York, USA

The almost 40-mile long Seneca Lake, the largest of New York state's Finger Lakes, is a popular summer destination. Cottages and homes line the shores where generations of families return again and again each summer. This pier and breakwater is at the southern end of the lake in the town of Watkins Glen.

Though best known today as an auto racing location, back in 1973, Watkins Glen held a Woodstock-like music festival that at the time was the largest music festival gathering ever.



Sailboat ownership - many different required duties.

A boathouse framed by a copse of grand weeping willows.

One of the waterside bar/restaurants is a popular destination for the weekend motorcycle crowd.

Just south of town is the Catharine Creek Fish and Wildlife Management Area, a popular location for birders and other nature lovers. This observation deck is nicely sited to afford an expansive view over the marshland.

As I've said on this blog in the past, if it's raining carry a red umbrella - add to that if it's hot and sunny wear a red shirt - photographers always like the contrast.


Monday, August 3, 2015

Cayuga Lake, Finger Lakes Region, Ithaca, New York, USA

The 40-mile long Cayuga Lake, one of New York state's Finger Lakes, is a popular summer destination with family cottages and homes lining the shores of this freshwater wonderland.

Boating is a popular activity.




The breeze from the moving boat made the hot summer sun more comfortable.

The town of Ithaca is at the south end of the lake and the popular Stewart Park is a good place to enjoy a summer sunset.


Saturday, August 1, 2015

Amy's Garden, Bartlett Pond, White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

As the mid-point of summer approaches, the blue thistle begins to reach peak in Amy's garden........



......while these yellow lilies glow brightly against the blue summer sky.

Not much of a photo - he was too far away and I had to zoom all the way out - but this hummingbird isn't interested in the lilies or the thistle - he is partial to only the red bee balm. Ah, summer in New England!


Friday, July 31, 2015

"Charlotte's Web," Priscilla Beach Theatre, Priscilla Beach, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA





"Charlotte's Web," opens August 7th on stage at the Priscilla Beach Theatre (PBT). It is the fourth of five Children's Workshops in the 2015 Summer Stock season. There are four public performances. Here are the two casts for the show at an early rehearsal. Since there are two casts, there are also two directors: Caitlin Donohue and Matt Torrance, both of whom are also in rehearsals as performers in the classic show, "Chicago," which opens on the Barn Stage also on August 7th.

"Charlotte's Web" is the classic children's story of Wilbur the pig with major themes of friendship, teamwork, and commitment.

Produced by Bob and Sandy Malone, owners and guardians of PBT.

Plan to come to PBT and enjoy the show beginning on August 7th. You can visit PBT's website at http://www.pbtheatre.org/ or call 508-224-4888 for tickets and/or more information.

Here's one of the two casts with their "silly face" pose.  Come out to PBT and support our local youth in this performance. The newly restored Priscilla Beach Theatre and campus is a magical place and you'll be glad you came to visit.


Thursday, July 30, 2015

"Chicago," Priscilla Beach Theatre, Priscilla Beach, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA




Priscilla Beach Theatre (PBT) is now in rehearsal to bring the second major adult cast production this summer to its newly restored Barn Stage with the TONY Award winning popular show, "Chicago." 

It's about murder, greed, corruption and set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s. "Chicago" is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover.

The run is scheduled for nine performances beginning on August 7th over three weekends. You can visit PBT's website at http://www.pbtheatre.org/ or call 508-224-4888 for tickets and more information. The originally scheduled run of nine shows has SOLD OUT! They have added two more shows and those tickets will go quickly, too.

Produced by Bob and Sandy Malone, directed by Michael Hammond, musical director Christopher Ricci.

The following images, in order of occurrence in the production, were made at a recent rehearsal.









































Support local, live theatre in our community or wherever you live in the world.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Color or Black and White, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Some images are more suited to full color and.......

......some are more suited to black and white.

Color.........

.... black and white.

Or, black and white with zoom-burst distortion and only one boat?

Or, black and white with zoom-burst and a texture overlay?

The choices are endless with today's modern photo processing software.