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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

A Quiet Day in Stony Creek

Photos: Muffy Aldrich | Salt Water New England






























17 comments:

  1. Lovely pictures! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Beautiful part of Connecticut!

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  3. Picturesque as only Connecticut can be!

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  4. Just so very perfect! Thank you so much for the pictures.

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  5. Once again, our summer plan to gunkhole in the Thimbles ran out of summer. But, to paraphrase Warren Miller, we'll be another year older when we do.

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    1. Loved Warren Miller. We would go to little community theaters to see his ski films in the 80s. I'm pretty sure we saw one in the Stony Creek Puppet House back then (does that still exist?). They were hilarious. I grew up in the area, and fished a lot around the Thimbles with my grandfather. Favorite Warren Miller quote: “The best thing about skiing backwards is you can see where you’ve been.”

      Aiken

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  6. As usual, thank you for the lovely pictures. For a variety of reasons, I found many of the pictures quite interesting.

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  7. I love Muffy's thoughtfully executed photography.

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    1. Studying her work I have learned so much through what she posts.
      Figuring out the why's, when (light/shadows), how's, what message, etc. Photography is always an on going education and this source is fantastic.

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  8. What makes you think she takes the photos?

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    1. Yes, I take the photos, with the exception of the ones of me and the old photos, which were taken by my husband or my father.

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    2. They're damned good. I like them.

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  9. Fabulous pictures. As an alum of the Stony Creek Elementary School (now defunct and just an office building on School Street), I should know every nook and cranny of the town, but with your camera you have found out places unfamiliar even to me. Thank you for the great photo essay! By the way, the tradition of the Stony Creek Puppet Theater is alive and well in the current renovation called The Legacy Theater. https://www.legacytheatrect.org

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  10. Making me homesick for my childhood home. I still fife with the Stony Creek Drum Corps when I am back there. Mr. Leete still drives his tractor over and mows my mother's back field. A truly special place where, thankfully, little has changed.

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  11. While I appreciate the photos of Stony Creek I would suggest some of the images would be much stronger in black and white. The colors are beautiful but the emphasis on "pretty" leaves a certain weakness in the mind. The door photo would benefit most strongly by using black and white. B/W leaves a sense of permanence that lingers and is not something that one sees with the naked eye. Thanks

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  12. Great pictures, thank you for sharing your work.
    It is all appreciated.

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