My World Tuesday: Nighty-Night, Woodbury

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I was out walking around the green in Woodbury, Connecticut, and experimenting with nighttime exposures and coming up with all kinds of grainy stuff a few weeks ago. The first two capture the gazebo, which is in terrible condition. The third is the Canfield Corners Pharmacy, and the fourth is a beaten-up and swollen old baseball left in the grass.

These shots make me think of how the world looks after a dose of NyQuil. Oh well! Sleep tight my friends.

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  1. Can I just say I love the baseball. Don't ask me why, I just do. But I only get the NyQuil effect from the weather vane shot. Maybe I'm taking too much of it huh?

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  2. Anonymous12:42 PM

    Nice shots and a gr8 post!!
    Amazing fact, I liked it...:)
    Wish I can go out and take a shot like that too!!

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  3. Great job! I'm with Mojo - I love the baseball photo, too!

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  4. Wonderful nighttime shots. The pharmacy looks like it's sleeping peacefully after taking some of its own medicine...

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  5. Love the scruffy old baseball that seems like it has a long story to tell!

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  6. fun idea, night shots that turned out well. very creative

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  7. Marvelous night time shots, Sandy! You can almost feel the night wrapping around you! or is that the Nyquil?? Love the baseball, too, wonder what it's story is?
    Great post!
    Sylvia

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  8. Excellent pictures, taken with a tripod I suppose. The night exposures are very long, sometimes several seconds. Very nice the flowers in the darkness and the old baseball which seems to speak to us.

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  9. Good idea of abstract angle

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  10. I struggle with my night shots, I think you can offer a few tips. Lovely shots!

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  11. Great shots Sandy. I love the baseball. They are all good but that one gets me for some reason. Take care and never worry about visiting when you're busy. I appreciated your comment on my flowers but totally understand there isn't always time for blog hopping.

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  12. You always have a great perspective and your insights to life that make visiting your blog such a peaceful treat

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  13. I think you did very well with them, I like the gazebo.

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  14. You should have that shot of the baseball framed! It is absolutely PERFECT!!!

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  15. That's such a hard time of day to take a good photo; then if it comes out right it often loses that twilight feel. I love the job you did with these, every one! Somehow I feel more relaxed now, after my evening walk...
    LOL

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  16. My favorites are the top and bottom ones.

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  17. i like your shots...the pharmacy and baseball are my favs

    i am working on my night time photography as well. i am a work in progress in that area :)

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  18. Great experience. Beautiful shots.

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  19. Anonymous4:33 PM

    That baseball shot is so good, I see it as an advertisement or on a cover of a book.

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  20. Just stopping by for Click and Comment Monday. Off to visit someone on your blogroll.

    Great photographs.

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  21. Oh gosh, I thought it was the benadryl I was taking for my allergies. Ha... Good try. I really like the weather vane though.

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  22. I'm all for experimenting with the camera. Often the most interesting images are the ones just having fun. The baseball all worn and torn just tool me back to my youth. Different game, but same long hot summer nights.

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  23. Great pictures The gazebo and pharmacy have a lot of atmosphere

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  24. Sandy: What a neat look at your beddy bye town.

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  25. Love the photos in this post. There's some thing about the 3rd photo, I really like it a lot!

    Alexander
    Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

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  26. Practice makes perfect. I love all the photos in this post especially the baseball. I am working on my night time shots.

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  27. Lovely photos, love the way you captured the baseball.

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  28. i like the first pic and baseball pic:)

    My world is up too.

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  29. Really enjoyed the images, Sandy.

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  30. what a great glimpse into your world My Dear Friend! great pics!

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  31. Sandy, what a great array of shots!
    I love the angel and the liliea as well as the pumpkin faced house and forgotter ball...what a lovely walk.

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  32. I like the angel weathervane as well (we have a flying pig). It's fun to experiment with different times of days and settings. There's so much to learn about photography, isn't there?

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  33. Looks like the baseball having so many teeth! ;D

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  34. i just absolutely love the first photo...

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  35. Beautiful night shots.

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  36. i like the baseball shot. well focused.

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  37. Sandy, these are wonderful. I love, love LOVE that baseball shot. Just fantastic!

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  38. Sandy, I think all your night night photos are very special and beautiful. First I thought the veranda with the daylilies is my favourite, but than I had a look again and thought they all merit the same great artistery with the camera. Well done.

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  39. Those are great! Thanks for sharing them with us!

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  40. wonderfully clever and enjoyable

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  41. The point and shoot cameras get very grainy at 800-1600 ISO, the SLR's are much better at nightime photography.
    But you got some great night shots - improving all the time, huh?

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  42. These random shots have such a dreamy quality--especially the drug store. I love that time of day you've captured so well.
    Happy Tuesday!

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  43. Hi Sandy, some not native speaker will ask stupid questions! I am one of them. What is the NyQuil effect ? Your photos are great BTW!

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  44. I'm back! Congrats on the Post of the Day mention!

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  45. Oh how it makes me long to go for a night time stroll in Jefferson...I fell in love with Woodbury! Thanks Sandy...great work...Mac loves the baseball!!!
    hugs
    Sandi
    opps...congrats on POTD mention!!!

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  46. Lovely to see your evening walk photos! I tend to leave my camera at home on Molly's last walk of the day, but perhaps I'll rethink that? I've shared a bit of My World today at Sacred Ruminations.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  47. Loved the evening photos and congrats on POTD.

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  48. I enjoyed it very much!

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  49. The store looks like it has bedtime eyes.

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  50. Lovely post, as usual Sandy.

    PS: YOu have an award waiting over at MPP, stop by when you can!

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  51. Thanks for the evening walk :)

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  52. And thanks for showing us the night time beauty even if it was of things forgotten. . . and what I want to know is did you take the ball home?

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  53. Great finds, great photos! You've made that beat up old baseball take on personality.

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  54. My nighttime shots STINK!
    Yours, on the other hand, are lovely.

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  55. It might have gone to bed as a pharmacy, but now it has morphed and with its droopy lids, it is ready to munch its waiting snack.

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  56. Sandy-I really like all the shots. Especially the baseball.

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  57. Interesting. You showed us a different facet of your photography. Great job.

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  58. Sandy,
    I like these night photos very much - of course your eye for composition always shines through. It makes me want to do some of my own. (Though I don't want to be wandering around too late or I'll encounter the bear...the moose...the lion!)

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  59. I guess I need to take some NyQuil, because I really like the looks of these photos.

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  60. these were interesting shots !

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