Open Doors Manchester is an arts and culture tour being held three times this year. A number of museums and galleries are admission free, have special exhibits and/or serve refreshments for the evening. The trolley, pictured here and yesterday, makes a circuit of all of the places that are participating.
Tonight after work, we went into Manchester, New Hampshire for their annual Taco Challenge. Over forty downtown restaurants sell their version of a taco for $2 each. People will line up down the block for some of the treats. We had pulled pork tacos, fish tacos, Cajun chicken tacos, braised short-rib tacos, taco pizza and a blueberry filled crepe. The downtown was filled. The best part is that all of the money from the sales goes to charity with each restaurant choosing a charity. I took these snapshots…trying to buy and eat food while making photos is a bit of a challenge. Cheers =)
Last spring, I completed a photo project capturing life on Elm Street in Manchester, NH. I’d promised a friend to make some images of the Christmas lights along the street. Here they are. They are a bit grainy, because I cheated a bit and did these by hand-holding tha camera and using a high ISO, rather than using a tripod. What can I say…it was cold, damp and windy and I can only suffer so much for my art – lol.
I took a break from shooting photos on Manchester’s riverfront to get a few photographs of Cremeland, across town. My plan for this old-fashioned drive-in was to process it into monochrome, but the sky was just too pretty a shade of blue. Also, I may have accidentally had an ice cream cone while there.
Yesterday, I posted a sunset shot that people seemed to enjoy. I had said it was not the subject matter I went out to shoot, but a “happy accident”. This was my intended subject. It is Manchester NH’s minor league ballpark. I’d not realized how much foliage had grown up around it. This was taken from a pedestrian bridge just down river from it. It would look good from directly across the river, but that would mean shooting from the highway off ramp; not exactly a safe proposition.