Another afternoon at the park

Visit to Pinckneyville Park

There are always things to see at the park. In front, in back, and of to the side.

The heavy pollen from the last week has settled in the pond, the turtle log drifted to the densest part of the scum.

The goslings were hiding, but the adults didn’t mind being photographed. That was not so much the case for the red-winged blackbird. It just wouldn’t sit still. My luck was a little better with the blackberry blossoms.

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© 2017 Ludwig Keck

Goslings

No ifs, ands, — just butts

This family was seen, and photographed, at Pinckneyville Park, Peachtree Corners, Georgia

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© 2017 Ludwig Keck

Afternoon in the Park

An afternoon visit to my favorite park


Not much was happening today at the park, or so it seemed. The robins were wary as always. A bright little yellow blossom proclaimed spring is on the way. The rain earlier in the morning provided a bit of action at the falls.

Out on the pond one Canada goose seemed very attentive. The duck couple was paddling happily across the pond. The sunning log had its small gathering of turtles.  Just an afternoon in the park.

What, just one goose? Where is it’s mate? The answer was right there on the little island. Wait, there is also a duck. One of the ducks was now on the island, the other hiding along the shore nearby.  The island seems a little barren and offers little to hide the incubating birds. But that will change before we will be introduced to the goslings and ducklings in about a month.

I tried to get a little closer to the “nest island”. The mate of the goose positioned itself between me and the nest site. In the last photo here the goose seems to be saying, “That’s close enough, big eye!”

 

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© 2017 Ludwig Keck

Bottoms Up

Bottoms Up

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© 2017 Ludwig Keck

Monday Window – 54

Looking Out and Looking Through Windows

Windows are not just for letting light and air in, they serve for looking out, and most are also meant to be looked at. Here we look at the street-side window of the building in Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia that was the feature of my last week’s Monday Window post.

A couple of other windows round out the theme for this, my last installment, of weekly contributions to my Monday Window challenge.

I want to give a shout-out to my fellow Monday Window bloggers who have brought wonderful, interesting, surprising, and well-crafted photos to the blogging world in response to my challenge.

Thank you, thank you, very, very much!

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© 2017 Ludwig Keck

Thursday Doors – 50

Art Doors

It was just a year ago that I joined the fun of looking for doors and posting regularly to the Thursday Doors challenge. This is my 50th post, only a few times did I not have a weekly post. Here are the artistic doors at an outdoor display that were my first contribution. I started over at Ludwig’s Ramblings, a blog that does not show up in WordPress Reader, and I switched over to this blog with my next entry.

 

It was a fun year, but the challenge of a weekly post has taken its toll on me, many other projects did not get the attention that they deserve. My resolutions for 2017 aim to change that and with this post I will step back from contributing each Thursday. I will do so with a photo of artistic doors from another exhibit and a spring-time salute!

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world.

This delightful activity is conducted by Norman Frampton. Come join in!

 


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© 2016 Ludwig Keck

Monday Window – 53

Blue Windows

Today we visit Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia and look up. On a clear cloudless day this glass-wall building looks all blue as it reflects the sky. Even when clouds are present the building, and others like it, take on the color of the sky.

 

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© 2017 Ludwig Keck

Thursday Doors – 49

Barn Door

A totally different door theme was in my plans for this week. Then it got hectic, I needed to find an old photo and naturally I had not tagged it so finding it would be easy. I thought I remembered the year, I was wrong. It did give me the opportunity to scan through my archives for a couple of years. As I was doing so I saw a number of forgotten photos that were interesting and on theme for doors, windows, and some other topics.

The photo here is of the barn door at McDaniel Farm Park in Duluth, Georgia. It had served as a stitching exercise and had a couple of flaws and thus never got into any blog or  class demo album. Seemed to be a charming photo to me, so here is a gallery of one.

Here are some other views of that barn from over the years. including a bit of art.

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world.

This delightful activity is conducted by Norman Frampton. Come join in!

 


Also see my Monday Window series

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© 2016 Ludwig Keck

Monday Window – 52

Windows by night and day

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Happy New Year to all my friends and followers of Monday Window!

 

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© 2017 Ludwig Keck

Thursday Doors – 47

Academic Door

The weather here in the South is deteriorating, we are getting ready for a snow storm. A few inches of snow can be disastrous down here. First it rains, then freezes. With a couple of inches of snow on top of that ice you have a slippery mess.

Reaching back for an old one. This is a smartphone photo from the UGA campus in Athens, Georgia, taken three years ago.

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world.

This delightful activity is conducted by Norman Frampton. Come join in!

 


Also see my Monday Window series

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© 2016 Ludwig Keck

Monday Window – 51

Happy New Year!

Reflected Windows

With a touch of cafe art and a selfie

Happy New Year to all my friends and followers of Monday Window!

 

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© 2017 Ludwig Keck

Thursday Doors – 46

Tiny Doors

Two tiny doors on this last Thursday Doors post in 2016.

It is traditional this time of year to look back at the last twelve months and touch on the highlights. These hand-made little Christmas tree ornaments, tiny mailboxes, exemplify the most precious events for me, receiving messages from friends. Thursday Doors was a wonderful catalyst in finding new friends from around the globe. Thank you, one and all, for sharing you wonderful images, your thoughts and travels with me and all the other colleagues around the world.

May all the days of the coming year be bright and rewarding for you!

Happy New Year!

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world.

This delightful activity is conducted by Norman Frampton. Come join in!

 


Also see my Monday Window series

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© 2016 Ludwig Keck

Monday Window – 50

Bay Windows

Made for Christmas Trees!

Happy Holidays to all my friends and followers of Monday Window!

May all your days be bright!

 

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© 2016 Ludwig Keck

Thursday Doors – 45

Holiday Doors in Lights

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas
to all my Thursday Doors friends!

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world.

This delightful activity is conducted by Norman Frampton. Come join in!

 


Also see my Monday Window series

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© 2016 Ludwig Keck

Monday Window – 49

Holiday Windows

Happy Holidays to all my friends and followers of Monday Window!

May all your days be bright!

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Happy Holidays!

 

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© 2016 Ludwig Keck

Thursday Doors – 44

Holiday Door

Here is an inviting door, all decked out for the holidays.

Happy Holidays to all my Thursday Doors friends!

 

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world.

This delightful activity is conducted by Norman Frampton. Come join in!

 


Also see my Monday Window series

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© 2016 Ludwig Keck

Monday Window – 48

Festive Windows

The holiday season is here and with it the many decorated homes and windows. Here just a couple festive windows proclaiming joy.

Happy Holidays!

 

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© 2016 Ludwig Keck

Monday Window – 47

Stagecoach Window

There have been many unusual windows in my collection and I always keep an eye out for more. So when I saw the stagecoach go by in the Holiday Glow in the Corners parade I knew I had another one. At the end of the parade I had time to attempt some closer shots that show the windows better.

 

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© 2016 Ludwig Keck

Thursday Doors – 43 — Monday Window – 46

Savannah Doors, Windows, and More

Last week my Thursday Doors post was a simple photo without any descriptive text. I was in a hurry and just used a photo from my archive and went on. It didn’t take long before two blogger friends, Norm and Vicky,  inquired about the location of my fancy doors. I quickly answered that I thought the photo was taken in Savannah and that I would check and report.

This is my report and it is a combined Monday Window and Thursday Doors post. Please read on to learn more.

Checking Up – How I organize my Photos

For many years I have used Microsoft Photo Gallery to import photos from cameras to my computer. It has some very useful options. I have it set to create a folder for photos by date taken, close to the default. This gives me a folder for every day on which I have taken photos. Every so often I move these folders to my photo archive folder which has folders by year and sub-folders for each quarter. In addition Photo Gallery uses the standard tagging method for assigning descriptive tags. My tagging is not as thorough as it should be, but I often go back and add, or correct, tags to make my tag cloud more complete. [If you must know why I like Photo Gallery so much you might get an idea from this link.]

It is thus quite straight-forward to look at the tags on my photos to learn location and other details. It is also easy to look at the date taken and go to my archive and locate the folder for that day’s photos. Yep, the photo is tagged “Savannah”. Having just told you how smart I am, that should have been enough. It wasn’t for me, and I am about to show you that I am not all that smart.

The photo was taken on 26 February 2011, more than five years ago. Back to the photo archive for the date “2011-02-26”. Oh, yes, that was the “photo excursion” with my friend Tom. That day we did some early morning photos. I have 117 of them taken between 6:51 and 8:14. Then there is a group of just 9 photos taken from 10:31 to 10:52. The photo of the doors is one of these. The rest of the day, starting at 2:06 pm consists of photos from Tybee Island and Fort Pulaski.

So it seems that we took a short walk in the late morning. Here are those nine photos from the archive:

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Finding the location with Google Maps

That “fancy doors” photo is highlighted. I just could remember that short interlude, or where exactly we went. I looked at the photos in the group and noticed the inscription over the door portal in the sixth photo, the one taken at 10:36. Since that was just two minutes after the photo in question it had to be nearby. Easy! Just let Google find the place with that name and within seconds I can pinpoint the exact location!

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Bring up Google Maps, go to the search box, enter “Hodgson Hall Savannah” and presto, we get the exact address and a view of the surrounding area. Even the picture on the Google page (big red arrow) looks like my photo. All I have to do is look around the immediate area using “Street View” – we couldn’t have walked far in just two minutes – and I can locate the “fancy doors”. The two photos taken immediately prior to “Hodgson Hall” photo even show up in the search image – the yellow arrows.

I searched and searched. Street View showed some marvelous doors, windows, ironwork, architecture, trees, patterns, textures. Savannah is truly a mecca for photographers! Why did I take so few? And why, oh why, can’t I find the one taken within a minute of the ones already located??? I spend the better part of the afternoon searching, admiring, pondering. I was about to give up when I decided, maybe if I looked for the photos taken after the “Hall” photo I might get a clue.

Sure enough, I got a clue. Like a bat to the side of the head. The next photo, First in the third row above, also had an inscription, “TELFAIR HOSPITAL”, it was taken just two minutes after the “Hodgson Hall” photo. The search didn’t go as quick as the last, but after a short while I located the building. It was on the other end of Forsyth Park. I have been there many times, it is a big park. That’s half way around, about half a mile. No way could we have walked that in two minutes! ☼☼☼ The lights came on! ☼☼☼ We took the trolley sightseeing tour that morning! I was shooting from the bus! That’s why there are so few pictures!

Looking around a wider area, and along Bull Street, the normal sightseeing tour route, I soon located the rest of the locations. Here they are:

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The fancy doors photo is number 2 (blue dot). The hardest one to find was number 1. The image shows four bay windows, some neat lattice on the patio and an ironwork fence. The photo also shows a lot of tree branches and in Google Street View those trees obscure the building. I found it using Bing which had a clearer view of the building.  So here are the photo locations, and here are the photos from that memorable day. There is a bit more to this story, read on after you have looked over the pictures.

It was this visit to Savannah with my friend Tom that inspired this blog. Yes, if you go back to the earliest posts you will find other photos, taken both by me and Tom, from this trip.

Happy holidays!

 


Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world.

This delightful activity is conducted by Norman Frampton. Come join in!

 


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© 2016 Ludwig Keck

 

Thursday Doors – 42

Fancy Doors

 

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world.

This delightful activity is conducted by Norman Frampton. Come join in!

 


Also see my Monday Window series

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© 2016 Ludwig Keck

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