Archive for the Fall Category

Respite from the storm.

Posted in Claude Monet, Daylight, Detail, Digital Image, Fall, France, Melabee M Miller with tags , , , , , , , , on November 13, 2012 by melabeemiller

The past two weeks have been quite difficult.  I hope that my photos from a recent trip will transport you away….for just a moment or two.

In mid-October, I went to the New York Botanical Garden‘s show, Monet’s Garden. My garden had just a few flowers, so I was amazed at the amount of plants in full bloom outside the Conservatory.  Even some water lilies were still blooming in the courtyard pools. Of course, inside was overflowing with plants similar to the ones that Claude Monet  planted in his garden in Giverny, France.  I hope you enjoy these photos and take a moment to smile.

All my best to those who are still struggling.

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I know it’s Autumn when…..

Posted in Autumn Leaves, Coastal, Colors, Daylight, Fall, Nature, Rainbow, Trees with tags , , , , , , on October 1, 2012 by melabeemiller

The days are shorter, the weather is cooler and orange becomes nature’s favorite color.  It’s mine, too.  What’s yours?

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My Room With A View

Posted in Coastal, Denmark, Digital Image, Fall, Fjord, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Scan, Sunlight, Sunset, Travel, Viking Ships, Windows, Winter with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 17, 2011 by melabeemiller

Recently I saw Rooms with a View:The  Open Window in the 19th Century, the Metropolitan Museum’s special exhibit of oils, watercolor and drawings of open window views created from 1810-1820.  I was impressed with the beauty and somewhat surprised to learn that occasionally artists replaced a dull view with a magnificent scene.

In 1996, I was part of a trip to Denmark sponsored by a local Rotary Club chapter.  For five weeks, I traveled north on the largest island, Zealand.  I saw incredible sights from medieval castles and Viking ships to the canals of Copenhagen. The best of all these sights were the views from the windows of the many private homes where I stayed.

While looking at the Danish paintings at the Met, I began to think about the most wonderful view I saw from my window.  It was in Jyllinge, a small town located on the eastern bank of Roskilde Fjord.  During the fall and winter, because of Denmark’s northern location, the sunsets would last a couple of hours, typically from 8 until 10. From my window, which overlooked the fjord, I was always thrilled with the view at any time of the day.  I hope you enjoy the ones below as much as I continue to enjoy them.

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Reflections….take 2.

Posted in AT&T Building, Coastal, Daylight, Detail, Fall, Lights, Metropolitan Life Building, Nature, Nautical, New York City, Sailboat, Seasons, Sunlight on December 9, 2010 by melabeemiller

I’ve been experimenting with more reflection images and turning  the image led me to look at them differently.  Time to upend the normal.  What do you think?

Reflections autumn

Met Life Building

 

MoMA Automobile