Long Island 1

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I spent New Year’s Day on Long Island, the large island to the east of New York City, scouting out the terrain for future bicycle trips and, of course, taking pictures. Long Island is a fascinating place. The western portion is a part of New York City and what is not is still highly urbanized. But the eastern portion is very rural and has a lot of organic farms, wineries and beaches.

There are three posts of pictures in total for Long Island—this one, and then numbers 2 and 3. (They will each be posted a few days apart.) The ‘Like’ button is turned on for this first post only. That way, if you do not want to bother with the others, you need not feel compelled to do so.

Before viewing the photographs, I would also like to invite you to visit the poetry blog, the Book of Pain. As always, special thanks to my dearest spouse Lyn, who does most of the hard part: the photo selections. Thank you for dropping by the Book of Bokeh.

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All photographs and comments ©2015 by John Etheridge with all rights reserved; not to be used without the expressed written permission of the copyright owner.

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16 thoughts on “Long Island 1

  1. When I was a kid on LI, my parents bundled us up and we would fly kites on the winter beaches. I went to 4H camp in Riverhead for many years. That is the crux of the fishes tail. It was all strawberry fields when I was young.

    • Absolutely! To be honest, this is the time of the year I most enjoy them…the wide open vistas, the crash of the surf, the wind rising and the smell of the ocean…they all just seem to come together and call to the soul.

    • You have just moved to the top of the list of my all time, top, number one, do-you-need-a-kidney, favorite people! 🙂 Thank you! That is a very sweet and generous thing to say.

    • I assume you mean the first one of the beach with the shack on the bluff and not the one I accidentally took of my car’s tail light and thought, “Hey! That’s not a bad photo!” 🙂

    • Oh do! And bring back many photos! Funny enough, this is when I love the beach…no crowds, beautiful vistas, in and out. To be honest, the last thing in the world I would ever do is sit on a beach. I don’t like swimming in salt water, I don’t sunbathe and I hate, hate, hate boredom. So sitting on a towel for two hours is torture to me. 🙂 I’m just one of those people that always have to be moving towards something. Skiing…now there’s an activity! 🙂 Still, beaches make great places to do photography. There are two more sets of photos coming up, but to be honest it is all pretty much is more of the same.

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