01.03.2020-2 Two black and whites

Bentley on truck alert.  Our recycling guy always has a few treats for Bentley and every Monday finds the pup sitting in the window waiting. Here he heard some food prep in the kitchen.  iPhone 11Pro.

Yesterday morning I thought to try something a bit different and drove over to this old collapsing structure in Hadley along Moody Bridge Road.  I intended to take a shot in the dark, so to speak, and am fairly pleased with it.  The file was quite noisy and ridding that caused a little softness to the image, some of which was corrected with the help of Topaz Sharpen AI.  Olympus TG-6.

I think I prefer this old building in a fog but night time gives it a spookier feel.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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20 Responses to 01.03.2020-2 Two black and whites

  1. This is the first nighttime image I remember seeing here. Is it in fact the first?


    • I have posted a couple of full moon shots that were at night, but this is the first of this type. It was more of an experiment than an attempt at art. But also I realized the other day as I passed it during the daytime and noticed the lean on the chimney that it could topple any day now. So decided to do something different while I still had the chance.


  2. shoreacres says:

    The expression of full attention on Bentley’s face is wonderful. Pairing his portrait with that of the house may be happy coincidence, but I can imagine him with a similar expression if he were at the house and heard an unexpected noise.

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    • Yes, he would have that expression but not for long as the typical beagle howl would follow. His hearing is quite good and he notices many unexpected noises. At least he has stopped barking at TV commercials with doorbells.

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  3. Faith Utley says:

    Cute! Looks like Bentley is faring well after his escapade with the pills. Look forward to your daily bit of artistry & so much love your comments. Certainly did miss your work while you were so I’ll but happy when you were able to come back to us. May you & Family have a happy, joyful & healthy New Year.

    Sent from my iPhone


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    • Hi, Faith. Yes, he is back to his usual self and really was the whole time. We were the ones having a tough time with it. Thank you, Faith, for following the blog. It’s nice to hear from you. I hope you and your family enjoyed the holidays and will be having a great 2020.


  4. Jane Lurie says:

    Adorable shot of your pup and the night shot is indeed a bit frightening. I wouldn’t go in there. 🙂 Happy New Year, Steve!

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    • Hi, Jane. Thanks. He is a cutie. I wouldn’t go in there either. Not worried about ghosts but would worry that a collapsing shed might turn me into one. 🙂 Happy New Year to you, your family and adorable new grandchild. 🙂

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  5. Bentley looks wonderful, and obviously back to battery. The house is spooky. I really like to see you experimenting.

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    • Yeah, he is back and we have to watch him all the time once again. I think he has figured out that he’ll get himself a nice little treat by grabbing something he shouldn’t. The only way to get him to drop it is with the offer of something better.
      I am pretty locked in on my basic way of seeing things, but do try to vary when it occurs to me. Trouble is I have tunnel vision in that way. More will come over time.

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      • I am so glad he’s back. Do keep an eye on him. Dogs will be dogs. I do encourage you to branch out and experiment and try new things. It keeps the vision sharp and it keeps one spiritually young.

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      • We watch him with every available waking second. He’s good at figuring out where the inattentive second exists though.
        I do try new things when it occurs but I am pretty happy with the way I have been doing things for a while now. I am an old dog but sometimes have an interest in a new trick.

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  6. eremophila says:

    Food. Nothing. More. Important. To. Bentley. Groan. My Fred needs to keep his weight down during the summer, and he’s definitely not impressed either.

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    • Yes, food is Bentley’s main drive in life. He never gets enough. His most recent escapade was the pill tray caper from a short time ago. But he has a history, the first involving two large dark chocolate bars, another involving a very large turkey sandwich, and a bunch of others as he taught us about locking cabinets and drawers and our small mini-fridge.He weighed well over 50 pounds when he arrived and is now down to 26 or so. Our previous beagles were all interested in eating as often and as much as possible but they were conscientious dieters compared to him. I hope Fred stays trim.


  7. bluebrightly says:

    Bentley! Wow, fantastic pose there, Steve, and I love the story about the recycling guy. With the old building, it’s nice to see it in the dark like that. I like the way the cabin starts to disappear into the darkness. I would imagine it’s possible that noise could be positive, adding a nice texture.


    • The recycling company we use was just bought by a larger one which had just bought the competitor. We aren’t sure whether Scott will remain doing our route or if it will still be a Monday pickup. As much as I enjoy bringing Bentley out to see him and get his treats I don’t think I’ll switch my days off just for that. But….we do a lot of things to keep our pets happy. 🙂
      Noise can be an asset but in this case I think there was too much. It was just an experiment and if I do a repeat or something similar it will be on a tripod and with built in noise reduction. 🙂


  8. Andrew says:

    Bentley is such a slimmed down chap now. I am sure he can afford the occasional treat. He has the alert look that can only mean food. Lulu has the same reaction.

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