Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Photo Essay: Part One- Taking a different perspective

Every year the Daughters of the American Revolution offer educational programs & contests. This year I insisted that my daughter, Fiona (12), participate. She groaned, but I told her she could take pictures with her ipod & submit a photo essay for the contest. This got her attention. There is little she likes more (maybe One Direction, Little Mix, & 5 Seconds of Summer) than taking pics with her ipod.

Over the course of 5 separate Mondays she & I drove the length of the Champlain Canal taking photographs of the locks for the Junior American Citizens art contest. Fiona had to take her own photographs, which she did. I took my own & will share some of them here. I am really glad I insisted she do this because we had a lot of fun together, riding in the car, signing One Direction songs, getting "lost" in our search for Lock 1 at Waterford, exploring local history, & just being together.

Fiona at Lock 1- Champlain Canal, Waterford, NY

Lock 2- Champlain Canal between Waterford and Mechanicville

Lock 3- Champlain Canal, Mechanicville, NY

Fiona is king of the world- Lock 4- Champlain Canal, Stillwater, NY

Fiona snapping a pic- Lock 5- Champlain Canal, Schuylerville, NY

Fiona posing- Lock 12- Old Champlain Canal, Greenwich, NY

Trees growing through the masonry at Old Champlain Canal Lock 12

Old Champlain Canal- Lock 12

Historic marker at Lock 6- Champlain Canal, Fort Miller, NY

Fiona watching the doors open for a boat- Lock 6- Champlain Canal, Fort Miller, NY

Fiona & me basking in the September sun at Lock 6- 2013

Surprise! Great rest area along the canal north of Lock 6

All images by Tisha Dolton, Historian September-October 2013

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