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Welcome to my first ever Blog. It Features my Digital Photography and a bit about me and some of my Family members.

I also have a Blog on Polysemania. That will be a place to discuss words and word play.

More will come.
Don Ricklin
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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Walden Pond

A great place to photograph nearly anytime, especially on a bright sunny fall day near peak foliage time. Swimmers and boating fishers a plus. 

Plenty of woods trails, too, including one along an esker. I will definitely be adding to this gallery over time.


Friday, September 26, 2008

Images Now for Sale!

My images at SmugMug are now open for sale. One can pay to order prints and other merchandise using my images from any one of the many Galleries I maintain at my SmugMug site.

One can order prints on a variety of paper, including the new Metallic as well as Aprons, T-shirts, Mugs and more.


Monday, August 18, 2008

Lowell, MA

An interesting city of canals and old factory buildings with plenty of things to photograph. They have a yearly Folk Life Festival in August and are part of our National Parks System. The Gallery includes shots of the Lower Canal Gate House, as at left which is by a three stage lock and images of the loom room in the Boott Cotton Mills Museum which is a very loud space when the are working (even though it is only a few of them running.


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Musical Instruments

Yet another new Gallery. This one is of Musical Instruments. Mostly not the usual ones one would see, or unusual versions of ones.

At the left is an old Acadian button and stop accordion played by one of the performers who play it with the Zydeco group from Louisiana called The Pine Leaf Boys. I hope to be adding many more unusual instruments to this Gallery.

My pleasure, Don

Friday, July 18, 2008


I have three new Galleries all under the Category Boats. There are Sailboats, Power Boats and Other Boats as in the ones at the left.

Most images were taken recently, but a few are older.

I especially like very old ships and boats, as you will see. Enjoy!


Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Art in the Park

Elm Park in Worcester currently has a large number are sculptures gracing its grounds and a few of the trees. Two can be seen in the image at left. One being the set of charred log stele in the foreground and the other being the distant red object across the pond. Styles cover a wide gamut and artists are from all over New England. I believe these will remain in the Park at least through the summer.

As always, click the title for more.


Sunday, June 15, 2008


I love to stop and watch Buskers on the street. Here are some from Newbury Port and Quebec City.

This fellow on the left is a very fine classical guitarist who serenaded us for many hours on two days while we were in Quebec City. He works down on the Water Front in the Old City.

More at the Title Link.


Saturday, May 24, 2008

Alternative Views

I like to see the whimsical in things I shoot. Take things in a different light. Call them as I see them. Image shown is The Abbot of Cairn Abbey

Here is a new Gallery of images that sometimes take a different view on what is around us. 

I think this one, Rust and Facade Stories are my favorite Galleries of such special Collections of images.

You can see more at Alternative Views.


Tuesday, May 13, 2008


My latest Gallery Collection that I have started is images of rusty surfaces. This started with being inspired by the images of others on Dgrin Forum

So far I have parts of an old fountain, harrow, a former No Parking road sign and more.

This is one I intend to pursue further, as well.

Do check out the rest by clicking on the title of this post.


Friday, May 9, 2008

Moore State Park

Images from one of my favorite sites to revisit regularly. The park features many Rhododendron and Mountain Laurel bushes as well as a mill pond, water falls, old Sawmill and other mill cellar holes and much more. 

I shoot there all through the year.  Watch for more images to be posted on a regular basis.

More to be seen when you click on the post title.



Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Always a fun thing to shoot and collect in their own gallery. Signs, be they street signs, business signs, old painted business signs on old buildings or reworked signs as with the one here.

As usual you can see the rest by clicking on the post title.

Let me know what you think!


Monday, April 14, 2008

Old Equipment and stuff

My latest Gallery at SmugMug is mostly (so far) old farm equipment overgrown and rusting/rotting on an abandoned farm site now a park and forest walk area in Princeton, MA.

Old farm equipment is alway fascinating to me, and even more so in such a state. There is also one old winch from the old Herrishoff Boatyards in Bristol, RI.

More to be seen when you click on the title of this post.


Monday, March 31, 2008

Rockport, Cape Ann, Massachusetts

Rockport's Motif #1, the most photographed and painted subject in this small picturesque seaport town. This gallery currently has my latest shots from there but will soon contain older shots and will grow with more.

I may include some Halibut Point shots here, eventually.

Click on the Title of this post to see more.


Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Facade Stories

Another Concept Series of images that I have started, more recently are what I call 'Facade Stories'.

Images of the sides of buildings against which another structure used to be built such that what is left on the facade tells a story or what is now missing. Chimney Flues are visible or outlined. Indications of stairs and pockets for floor joist and the presence of bricked up windows or signs off windows and doors. And, of course the indication of rooflines, some of which can be seen in this sample image at left.

Click on the Title for more! Can you read their stories?


Monday, March 24, 2008

Lamps & Lanterns.

For a few years now I have taking photos for a series that is Lamps and Lanterns. Street lamps, Porch lights new and old; electric, gas and oil.

They are so ubiquitous but still come in so many styles a varieties and blend variously with their surroundings that it is endlessly fun to Photograph them!

No doubt I will continue to take such images.

Click on the Title for more!



Sunday, March 16, 2008

My New SmugMug Gallery Site!

I now have a SmugMug Account with lots of galleries of images.

These now include a gallery of Dinosaurs by my Brother-in-Law, Jeff Wells. The Stegosaurus above is a sample from that gallery and his work.

I also have a small gallery of what I call Facade Stories. These are images of the sides of buildings that tell the story of a now missing structure that used to abut them.

Please take a look and enjoy. Feel free to comment on images and rate them!


Saturday, February 2, 2008

Wishingwells Woodshop

My Sister Leslie, now known as Leslie R. Wells, has been a woodworker for over 30 years. She graduated from Philadelphia College of Art with an Arts Degree Majoring in Woodworking and got a Master's Degree from the Master himself, Tage Frid at Rhode Island School of Design (his last Masters Class).

Her Work can be found at http://www.wishingwellswoodshop.com/. She currently works for Zuckermann Harpsichords International of Connecticut, USA.

She also makes Rattles, Dinosaur Carvings, Trays and other fine woodworking pieces.

Way back in the early days of Fine Woodworking Magazine she had chairs shown in that top of the line Woodworking Magazine.

Check Leslie's work out!