Two Days in Connecticut

Last week I made a short trip to Hartford and even though it was a business trip with very little downtime, I took my camera along.  I chose a hotel about two blocks from the Great River Park on the eastern side of the Connecticut River with the hopes that I might get a decent skyline shot of Hartford at twilight.  The image below shows the outcome.

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Hartford at Twilight

(Technical Data: Nikon D800E on tripod with 24-70mm f/2.8 lens extended to 50 mm; 7 exposures, each 3 secs. @ f/16, ISO 400; Photomerged in Photoshop CC)

The meeting the next day was at a private secondary school in Windsor, Connecticut (Disclosure: I am an alumnus of the school)  One of the sessions included a campus tour so I grabbed my camera and snapped away as we went along.

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Founders Hall, Loomis Chaffee School

(Technical Data: Nikon D800E handheld with 24-70mm f/2.8 lens extended to 45 mm; Exposure: 1/2000th sec. @ f/5.6, ISO 500)

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View from inside the Reading Room, Katherine Brush Library

(Technical Data: Nikon D800E handheld with 24-70mm f/2.8 lens extended to 38 mm; 3 exposures, each 1/1000th sec. @ f/5.6, ISO 400; Photomerged in Photoshop CC)

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Black and White Version of the Same Image

The rest of the day and a good part of the evening were spent indoors and I had a morning train to catch in New Haven.  I arrived at the station  in time to whip out the camera one last time before the Acela showed up.

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Union Station, New Haven Connecticut

(Technical Data: Nikon D800E handheld with 24-70mm f/2.8 lens extended to 24 mm; 12 exposures, each 1/60th sec. @ f/4.0, ISO 1600; Photomerged in Photoshop CC)

18 thoughts on “Two Days in Connecticut

  1. Beautiful images Robin, a reminder to always keep the camera close by, and take advantage of even the smallest amount of time and opportunity to take photos. But yours are more than just quick snaps, they are polished and well thought out, very inspirational, thanks for sharing them.


  2. Hi Robin,

    What fun to “travel” with you to Loomis/Chaffee! I hope you share your images with the School. They are great and it really is a beautiful setting. I also enjoyed seeing Hartford and the New Haven Union Station. You were fortunate the rain didn’t arrive until your trip home. I loved the skies you captured. The juxtaposition of color and black and white added to the visual interest of the post.

    Looking forward to the Forum on Friday.




  3. You certainly made the best use of your time, Robin. Great photos! There are those lovely f16 starbursts 🙂 Beautiful campus. And the last one of Union Station? How did you ever manage to get such a “non-peopled” shot?? Lucky you!

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  4. Hi, Stacy:
    Thanks very much. Actually, I cheated. Ooops! Just realized, the sentence about cropping has been deleted; I was thinking of another shot. In this case, it was a photomerge (still cheating) I took a sequence of sectional images with no people in that particular section, then merged them all together when I got home. I think it took about 20 minutes to get all of them.


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