This Hot July Was Oppressive
Our air conditioner has been on since the beginning of June, and it has kept the house very comfortable. It has been a hot and wet July in Rhode Island. We did not open windows partly to keep the rain out, and partly the heat. On occasion, when I found a dry afternoon that was comfortable enough for a walk, I wandered the familiar neighborhood streets with the camera in hand. On a couple of occasions, I used the infrared camera for the false-color infrared images. Hot July is good for infrared photography.
Short Walks in the Neighborhood
On a couple of walks, I continued to experiment with intentional camera movement to add some feeling of motion to the photographs. When I do that, I do not want to lose the entire scene to splashes of colors and try to retain a feeling of photographic content. Some photographs readily convey that. But all of them should have a sense of being in front of something.
At the end of the month, Jan and I finally took a trip to one of her favorite places, the junkyard! But, that will be another post and include some of her photographs from the place. Stay tuned!
I will step a few days into August and take you to the historic Pawtuxet Village near us. Its history goes way back before the American Revolution to a big event, the burning of the Gaspee. The British ship Gaspee was burned in civil defiance back in 1772 in the Narragansett Bay just outside the Pawtuxet Cove. To this day, every year The Gaspee Days celebrate the occasion. And, our house is located in an area known as the Gaspee Plateau.
I took a few photographs from both sides of the bridge while waiting for Jan to have a haircut. Below are those photographs and a few around our house.
Today, the village is a charming place with small shops, coffee houses, eateries, many historic homes, and a nice view of the Pawtuxet Cove from the bridge that spans the river and connects the city of Warwick to Cranston. Pawtuxet River joins the Narragansett Bay at the cove. One side of the bridge provides a river view with small waterfalls and foliage, and the other, a view of the marina.