Friday, October 2, 2015

Scott Kelby's World Wide Photowalk

Well, it's that time of the year again.  Time for Scott Kelby's World Wide Photowalk.  I've participated in each year's walk.  Six as a walk leader (this will be the seventh) and last year we were attendees in two walks while we were in Maine.  One in the morning in Acadia National Park and an evening walk around Boothbay Harbor.  You can see the result of both places in one image if you look back through about a year's worth of posts.  This year I'm back to leading a walk.  A group that has been fairly faithful walkers asked me why I wasn't leading a walk last year and encouraged me to resume this year.  They've traveled a fair distance to be walkers, but I guess this year I pushed it too far.  Just in case you're curious and don't recognize the skyline in today's image, find out where our walk is this year by hitting the "Read More".

This year's walk will be at Great River Park in East Hartford Connecticut.  It's a "great" little linear park on the east bank of the Connecticut River.  The bridge in today's image is the central point in the park.  Here we're to the south of the bridge and the photo opportunities range from about where this shot was taken to three or four soccer pitches (in distance) to the north of the bridge. 

Hartford is known as "The Insurance City" because of the many insurance companies that are either located or started there.  From just under the south side of the bridge you have a single shot that encompasses The Phoenix, Hartford Steam Boiler (an insurance company) and Traveler's Tower.  Just about centered in today's image is the relatively new Connecticut Science Center and the Hartford Convention Center. 

About a quarter century ago Hartford started cleaning up it's river front.  Like most cities it had become a blight on an otherwise nice city.  Today, thanks to Riverfront Recapture it's kind of a showplace.  In the shadow of the Founder's Bridge (the bridge in the image) is a concert area with a pavilion on the Hartford side.  The sloping grass coming down from the street level makes an interesting foil to the glass, steel and brick of the cityscape.

If anyone in the area reads this post, come and join us for the walk.  It'll start at 8:00 AM at 101 East River Road in East Hartford Connecticut.  The date is this Saturday, October 3rd, 2015.  Hope to see you there.