Tag Archives: Saugatuck River

Pic Of The Day #122

Saugatuck River and the west bank. (Photo/John Beckwith)

Pic Of The Day #104

The Saugatuck River and downtown, looking north, from 13-year-old Daniel Rosenkranz’s drone. (Photo copyright Hawkeye Aerial Photography)

Pic Of The Day #93

Lazing on a late afternoon by the library. (Photo/Lynn U. Miller)

Pic Of The Day #77

The view from Parker Mansion (Photo/Lynn U. Miller)

Pic Of The Day #70

Duck Swan on the Saugatuck (Photo/Lynn U. Miller)

Pic Of The Day #47

Cruising on the Saugatuck — taken from the railroad walkway bridge, looking toward Long Island Sound. (Photo copyright Dave Curtis)

Pic Of The Day #29

The Saugatuck River, as seen from Saugatuck Rowing Club. (Photo/Tom Cook)

Pic Of The Day #3

West bank of the Saugatuck River. (Photo copyright Lynn U. Miller)

Introducing: “06880 Pic Of The Day”

First — over 2 years ago — came the Sunday Photo Challenge. Last year I introduced the Friday Flashback.

Tonight I’m unveiling the newest “06880” feature — and the first one I’ll be posting once a day.

Let’s give a hearty welcome to the latest member of our online community: the Pic of the Day.

Every night around 9 p.m., I’ll send out an image of Westport. The photos will be recognizable and relatable. Some will be artistic; others whimsical or surprising. One might have cool angles or shapes; the next might make you look at a familiar scene in a different way.

All will be cool. None will be more than a few days old.

There won’t be any text, beyond a caption and photo credit. The plan is to provide a quick snapshot of Westport for you, before bed (or first thing in the morning).

Any image anywhere in town is fair game. However, I’ll stay away from sunsets. That’s WestportNow’s specialty!

Lynn U. Miller — Westport native, longtime friend and very talented photographer — will provide many of the shots. (She also came up with the superbly punning “Pic of the Day” name.)

But I’ll also rely on a stable of other fine photographers, like John Videler, Amy Schneider and Katherine Bruan.

And you. If you’ve got a photo you think would work for this feature, send it along: dwoog@optonline.net.

So here — without further ado — is “06880”‘s very first Pic of the Day. Enjoy!

Behind the Black Duck, on the Saugatuck River. (Photo copyright Lynn U. Miller)

Oh My 06880 — Photo Challenge #95

In honor of autumn, last week’s photo challenge featured Andrew Colabella’s orange-filtered shot of some trees and reeds.

They could have been many places in Westport. Lots of alert “06880” readers zeroed in on the Longshore/Gray’s Creek/Compo Beach Road area. They were close.

But only Peter Barlow and Diane Bosch knew that the shot was taken in Longshore’s lower parking lot — beyond the golf course. It showed the east bank of the Saugatuck River. Click here to see the gorgeous image (and read all the ohsoclose responses).

This week’s photo challenge is also seasonal. The season was spring — but this Adirondack chair perches on the grass all year long. If you know where it is, click “Comments” below.

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(Photo/Fred Cantor)