Saturday, October 25, 2014

Lady In The Harbor

Staue Sail By

The freedom of sailing...One icon that never fails to impress, The Statue Of Liberty is the real show in New York Harbor. The boat traffic in front of the island can be intense with numerous tourist boats and private craft getting as close as they can. If one is lucky enough, a quiet sail past Liberty Island can be most moving.

Friday, October 24, 2014


Fall Colors...Autumn in Coney Island. Umm, maybe the colors really don't change but the beach crowd sure does and the roar of the roller coaster gives way to the sound of the waves. Ahh, the change of seasons...

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Wonder Wheel

Wonder Wheel

Coney Island...After the post of Montauk point it's only fair to head all the way in the other direction! It always struck me as strange to have a vacation area/shore point in the same city where you live. Philly has the Jersey Shore, New York has Coney Island which is in New York? Guess my Philly roots are showing. Anyway...the "Wonder Wheel" can be seen from pretty far offshore, the empty beach is a sure sign of late fall.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Montauk Light

Starring in Showtime's latest hit series,"The Affair"! Montauk takes center screen as the location for this tense drama involving "up-islanders" and locals. Long Islanders are abuzz as many iconic Montauk venues provide the sets for all the action.
If you live on Long Island you have been to Montauk more than once. For many years (perhaps until just recently) Montauk (AKA: "The End") has been the last "unHampton". Alas, our sleepy fishing village far from Manhattan has become a celebrity of national proportion.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sally and Thomas

Sally and Thomas

In a cemetery, in rural Vermont I came across one of those "you can't make this up" scenes. Here gravestones of husband and wife Thomas and Sally Canedy appear to lean affectionately toward one another. While Thomas' inscription is a bit faded, it would appear to indicate that these two died within months of each there in 1852. The metaphor of the position of the two markers just called out to be photographed.

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Pipeline

The Pipeline

Snaking through the deep forest of Vermont a lifeline of a pipeline carries drinking water to state residents. Somehow this intrusion upon the natural landscape tends to blend in after awhile and takes on an art form of it's own. (Or maybe it's just a curvy pipe making it's way to the treatment plant).

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Covered Bridge

Classic covered bridge...Picturesque for sure but also very functional, the covered bridge was a key to our agricultural and industrial past. I recently read that these iconic bridges met an immediate need in the 1800's. Timber was plentiful and waterways needed to be crossed for commerce. The mother of invention was at work and transportation flourished. These structures were covered to protect the wooden infrastructure from the elements.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Wet Road

Fall colors can turn a dirt road into a pretty picture! Time to appreciate those "backyard" spots that can be easily overlooked. Life is Good.

Friday, October 17, 2014

One Lane Bridge

Iconic New England...Vermont is still home to a handful of scenic and classic covered bridges. Something about these bridges and yankee ingenuity, they always bring a smile to my face. I can imagine a hundred plus years of all sorts of wheeled transportation passing beneath this wooden roof.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sunday Sailors

Sunday Sailors

New York Harbor can become as busy with pleasure craft as it is with commercial traffic. Breezy warm fall afternoons can refresh the soul, but one must always keep a sharp eye out for other traffic!

October in the northeast features nature's most colorful show. This shot from southern Vermont was taken at the start of the show! As glorious as the colors are, they do not linger for long.

Sea Level Manhattan

Sea Level Manhattan

From this angle it's easy to see why a storm like Sandy could wreck havoc on the island of Manhattan.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Windy Beach

Windy Beach.....diehard beach goers are not deterred by Juno Beach's high surf. Easter week in the Sunshine State...!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Spring Training Final

Tight Pitch

The Mets head north…the final pre-season game of 2014 left the METS with a few unanswered questions! Let the games begin...

Friday, March 21, 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014


Rookery, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
Anhinga, a florida version of cormorant type bird drying his feathers in the warm sunshine.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014


Rookies, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
Being invited to training camp really is a very big deal. Most "rookies" will leave camp one year closer to making the "Show". Very few ballplayers make it to the majors without putting time in at the minor league level. A very high percentage of hopefuls never get to break into the minors!

Bat Focus

Bat Focus, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Happy Wright

Happy Wright, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
Spring Training is such an positive time of year. A whole season ahead, nobody is in last place and everyone's batting average is the same! As a fan, it's wonderful to get "up close and personal" with some of the players.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Waiting to Bat

Waiting to Bat, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
It must be THAT time again! The boys of summer have invaded the spring days of Florida. The New York Mets have settled in to Port St Lucie.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Monday, February 17, 2014

Morning Light

Morning Light, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
Florida Sunrise... Juno Beach on a warm peaceful morning.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Surfing Safari

Surfing Safari, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
Windy and rough attracts a certain crowd. The Jupiter Beach surf has it's fans for sure...

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Down The Inlet

Down The Inlet, originally uploaded by Chris S Thorpe.
Still feeling a bit like an escapee…. on Long Island it's 17 degrees with more snow on the way!