Balclutha – September One Photo Focus

The rigging in Stacy Fischer’s photo of Balclutha, a full-rigged ship built in 1886 now in San Francisco, was quite a challenge to mask so that I could put in a different backgrround.

Created for Stacy Fischer’s  One Photo Focus, September 2016.

Balclutha built 1886 by Stacy Fischer
Balclutha built 1886 by Stacy Fischer
Balclutha edited by Sherry Felix
Balclutha edited by Sherry Felix

I made an animated gif showing 3 versions: The original ship, one with no ice, and then one with ice.

Sherry-Felix-1PF-Sept2016.gif

Swallowtail Light Door

The Swallowtail Lighthouse on Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, Canada photographed in 2012. One viewer asked why is it called Swallowtail. I looked at a map and saw that of Grand Manan; the shape of North Head and Swallowtail point, that the lighthouse is on, resembles the point of a Swallowtail butterflies wing.

For Norm’s Thursday Doors 8/25/2016.

Swallowtail Light, Grand Manan 9/4/2012
Swallowtail Light Door, Grand Manan 9/4/2012
Swallowtail Light, Grand Manan 9/4/2012
Swallowtail Light, Grand Manan 9/4/2012
Swallowtail Light, Grand Manan 9/4/2012
Swallowtail Light, Grand Manan 9/4/2012
Swallowtail Light, Grand Manan 9/4/2012
Swallowtail Light, Grand Manan 9/4/2012
Swallowtail Light, Grand Manan 9/4/2012
Swallowtail Light, Grand Manan 9/4/2012
Swallowtail Light
Swallowtail Light on Grand Manan Island 9/4/2012
Swallowtail Light
Grand Manan Island by the Swallowtail Light 9/4/2012

About the lighthouse:

More inormation:

A great site for geology and maps of Grand Manan

Portsmouth NH

I like to stop at scenic places for lunch, so on the ride back from Maine we stopped at Portsmouth, New Hampshire to eat at a charming little lobster shack, Gino’s Chowder and Sandwich Shop, by the Piscataqua River. After lunch we stopped to look at the Wentworth Lear historic houses.

Friends near Solon

I have known my friend since the ‘60s. We were neighbors on Attorney Street in the Lower East Side, New York City. My friend is an artist and she always had a place up in Maine. In 1968 I stayed with her for a month or so while we were both pregnant. We went to visit her and her mate in 2012. They live in the countryside near Solon, Maine, and they each have studios. Their entire place is full of wonderful art and curiosities. We all drove to Skowhegan for lunch at a Thai place. After lunch we went to visit an artist friend of theirs. I wish I could see them more often.