Thursday, December 4, 2008

Sky Watch Friday


My Western Massachusetts town is on the Connecticut River. Below is a picture one of the last surviving paper mills in a town that once had a mile's worth of them along the river. I was standing on the narrow sidewalk of the bridge, facing North East. This was taken during the 4 p.m. rush hour; I walked down to the bridge from my car which was left parked in a local lot.

I was mostly focused on the sky and didn't think to photograph the canal on the other side of the mill building.
Instead, I crossed the bridge and photographed a rather nice sunset. I drive over the bridge I described daily on my way to and from work. It's obviously not the nicest part of the river but I've got some other shots to share next week!

Thank you to this week's guest host, Linda from the blog 7MSN Ranch.

20 comments:

  1. Fantastic shot, looks beautiful there.

    Cheers!
    Regina In Pictures

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  2. A lovely shot, and interesting to learn about the paper mills that used to be.

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  3. Great shots! and I agree with Bobbi, it's interesting to learn about the paper mills that were!

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  4. It looks like someplace along the Thames overseas! Nice shot!

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  5. That's gorgeous! I love the composition and the shadows.

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  6. What a wonderful picture. I love the composition as well.

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  7. the light against the old building is so incredibly beautiful

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  8. I'll echo everyone else - I like the composition, the shadows of the bank, the curves, the warm glow on the old mill buildings. It's a shame, in some ways, that these places get more beautiful when they're a bit neglected and shabby. But maybe there's a message in that.

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  9. That has kind of a Hudson River School feel to it - the clouds, the ridge of trees...

    Oops, wrong river! :)

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  10. looks quaint, especially with the mills out there

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  11. It is a fabulous landscape and sky shot.

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  12. i like this shot...the light, the color and the perspective.
    thanks for sharing.

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  13. Well, thank you all very much. I was surprised at how nice the photos came out. Some of the ones I took closer up of the building were trashed. Not sure why but they lacked everything a good photo entails.

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  14. Having been closely in contact with the paper industry in my previous profession I find this picture very interesting. Most mills of today are not half as beautiful as these buildings, so nicely coloured golden orange by the setting sun. Nice contrast to the pink clouds and turquoise sky. All in all a great shot.

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  15. very beautiful, especially that gorgeous color of the building against the rest...and strangely haunting as well, as if I wanted to see someone stand at the window from another time...

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  16. What a beautiful photo of the sky and what lovely colors! I think that it was great that you were able to capture the canal with its curves and banks in your photo too! I really found it interesting reading about the paper mills.

    FYI- Glad I didn't see you standing on the side of the road or over the bridge when you were taking the pictures though!!

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  17. Very nice shot.love the old factory building.

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