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A walk in the Vermont woods   Leave a comment

More scenes from our brief visit to Vermont:

horse and carriage


lantern in the woods

foliage and sky

Posted October 16, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Nature, US

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Vermont foliage   4 comments

Loving the colors of Vermont! A brief weekend excursion to Stowe, VT, offered many photo opportunities like these:

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Vermont foliage 1

Canon 5 Mark II, EFL 24-70mm

Posted October 15, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Nature, US

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Take-off at sunset   1 comment

Captured this seagull as it took off from its perch on a pier,  while kayaking in Clinton Harbor and looking straight at the sunset:

bird take off


Canon 7D, 200mm lens
ISO 200
1/5000 sec

Posted October 8, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Animals, Connecticut, Nature

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Mario reigns on the beach   1 comment

Captured our dog Mario on the beach using the iPhone Hipstamatic app:

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iphone, Hipstamatic

Factory on the horizon   Leave a comment

Captured this factory in New Haven while crossing the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge:


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iPhone, edited with Snapseed

Blue Heron, Walking   8 comments

Came across this poem by Julie Bruck in a recent edition of the New Yorker, which matched the photos I took just the day before:


Not one of Mr. Balanchine’s soloists had feet this articulate,
the long bones explicitly spread, then retracted,
even more finely detailed than Leonardo’s plans for his flying machines.
And all this for a stroll, a secondary function,
not the greatdramatic spread and shadow of those pterodactyl wings.
This walking seems determined less by bird volition or
calculations of the small yellow eye
than by an accident of breeze, pushing the bird on a diagonal,
the great feet executing their tendus and lifts in the slowest of increments,
hesitation made exquisitely dimensional,
as if the feet thought themselves through each minute contribution to propulsion,
these outsized apprehenders of grasses and stone, snatchers of mouse and vole,
these mindless magnificents that any time now
will trail their risen bird like useless bits of leather.
Don’t show me your soul, Balanchine used to say, I want to see your foot.




Posted September 18, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Animals, Connecticut, Nature

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Prayer at LaGuardia   2 comments

Captured these cab drivers taking a prayer break before resuming their shift, under a freeway ramp.


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