walking is discovery

4.2.12 ~ New London, Connecticut
Janet (left) and Nancy (right)
4.2.12 ~ Alewife Cove, Ocean Beach, New London, Connecticut

Well, I finally figured out how to use the latest version of PhotoShop – I have no idea how many versions there were between my old one and this one, but I was totally lost… Now I can post some pictures of things from the last six months. In April Janet’s sister Nancy was visiting and the three of us spent a lovely afternoon on the reclaimed dune area at Ocean Beach. I love the shoreline in the off-season. Enjoy!

4.2.12 ~ New London, Connecticut
a well-hidden praying mantis egg case
4.2.12 ~ New London, Connecticut
4.2.12 ~ New London, Connecticut
4.2.12 ~ New London, Connecticut
4.2.12 ~ New London, Connecticut
4.2.12 ~ New London, Connecticut
4.2.12 ~ New London, Connecticut
4.2.12 ~ New London, Connecticut
4.2.12 ~ New London, Connecticut

All walking is discovery. On foot we take the time to see things whole.
~ Hal Borland
(Stopping: How to Be Still When You Have to Keep Going)

4.2.12 ~ New London, Connecticut
4.2.12 ~ New London, Connecticut
4.2.12 ~ New London, Connecticut
4.2.12 ~ New London, Connecticut
4.2.12 ~ New London, Connecticut
4.2.12 ~ New London, Connecticut
4.2.12 ~ New London, Connecticut
4.2.12 ~ New London, Connecticut

16 thoughts on “walking is discovery”

    1. You’re welcome, Janet! PhotoShop…

      #1. I seem to have inherited my artist/photographer grandmother’s obsession with cropping pictures, although she used to use little bits of cardboard she would attach to her slides. For some reason, when I look at some pictures my mind immediately pictures how much better the composition would be if I cropped it a little (or a lot) here or there. I think my grandmother would have had a blast with PhotoShop!

      #2. Re-sizing. Our camera takes pictures that are 4272 x 2848 pixels large, without cropping. PhotoShop enables me to re-size the picture so that when I send it to Nate’s server for the blog it won’t take up more space than necessary. I usually choose 800 pixels for which ever is longer, the height or the width of the picture – then PhotoShop calculates how long the other size should be, to remain in the right proportion. WordPress shrinks the pictures down even more to 570 pixels wide for the blog post itself. But if you click on the picture in the blog post another window will open and you can see the 800 pixel size picture there.

      #3. Sometimes I use the red eye fix, and very rarely I fiddle with the contrast, brightness or color correction. But the new camera seems to take care of these things without any help from me!

  1. It looks so peaceful and secluded, a place where you could talk privately or just share the time together silently.

    The photos all look so natural and I wondered the same as Janet (is that the Janet from the day?!) why did you need Photoshop? They are all fabulous, regardless. 🙂

    1. Thank you, and it is very peaceful there, Joanne, another place I had never explored even though we’ve lived here for over 30 years. We saw a few other people but it did feel wonderfully secluded and off the beaten path. Yes, that was Janet from that day – we’re planning another adventure very soon and I can’t wait to use the camera again! 🙂

    1. Thanks, Jeff! My first PhotoShop was a gift from my sister and she taught me how to use it, I forget how many long years ago. When Tim got me this newest version in April, I was utterly flustered!

    1. There’s nothing I enjoy more than a walk along the beach, Diane, and I’m so glad I could share a little bit of this one with you!

  2. As a fellow walker who loves nature, just like yourself, I really liked this quote: “All walking is discovery. On foot we take the time to see things whole.” ~ Hal Borland
    That’s a true statement Barbara as we enjoy to look and see at our own pace and appreciate it all. I wish this was our landscape now, not the snowy vista that awaits me tomorrow when I go out, not for a walk, but once again to shovel. Sigh. This looks like a very peaceful venue.

    1. I love that quote, too. I haven’t done a search for quotes about walking in a long time ~ maybe I can find some new ones. 😉 It is a peaceful place, even though it’s a city beach and you have to park in a huge parking lot and walk down a long boardwalk and pass a large swimming pool and amusement park rides and playgrounds to get to the entrance of the nature walk. I’ve never been in the summer because then there is a fee for parking and entrance to the beach. In the winter and spring there are very few people there and the gates are open.

      1. I have quotes I have seen and tucked away – just got one for Earth Day the other day. For years, when I worked at the Firm, I did something I called “Thought for Today” which I had a quote and some artwork every day for many years. I liked doing it and it went to everyone in the office every morning. People would leave the Firm and ask to be blind carbon copied on my Thought For Today. I stopped when we moved out on our own. It looks nice to see this beach – thoughts of Summer.

        1. That must have been quite the challenge, finding a new quote and artwork every day! Looking forward to seeing what you have for Earth Day! 🙂

          1. Yes, it was and back then we did not have internet at work, just computers on a network – not Windows. I had (and still have) a lot of quote books. I’d go thru and make lists of what I could use for certain holidays and also sticky notes for what I used already. After we got Windows and internet at work – it was so much more fun as I could use graphics. And I got “Incredimail” something that used to have great graphics and backgrounds to enhance the daily messages. Stay tuned for Earth Day!

          2. When you got the internet did you ever use Wikimedia Commons or WikiArt or pixabay for graphics?

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