Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Theme Day: Corning Fountain

The February theme for City Daily Photo participants is "Fountains."  It isn't easy finding a good fountain to photograph in New England in the winter.  Most have been turned off and drained.

Today's guest photographer, my daughter Susie, took some great fountain photos when she visited Hartford two weeks ago, in mid-January.

This is the Corning Fountain in Bushnell Park, a park in Hartford's downtown.  It is a big, complicated  fountain with an American Indian theme.  The stag at the top is a "hart," from which Hartford is named.

The fountain's donor was a member of the family that founded Corning Glass in upstate New York.

Isn't Susie a terrific photographer?  This is the last post from the set of pictures she took in her last Hartford visit.  Many more of Susie's photos are on Flickr.

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants in City Daily Photo's February Theme Day.

24 comments:

Birdman said...

Interesting explanation of 'hart' and the name. Now, that's kinda cool.

Steffe said...

Indeed, she has a good eye for photography, nice info about the fountain, I'm going to check out her flickr stream now.

EG Wow said...

WOW! It's a gorgeous fountain, Jack! And Susie takes great photos!

I didn't know hart is another word for stag so never would have guessed how Hartford got its name. Cool information.

SRQ said...

I agree on two counts: (1) Susie does indeed have a good eye for photography and (2) that's an interesting trivia tidbit about the 'Hart' in Hartford. I never knew! Glad Susie was able to help out with today's theme day! Is mgt. considering adding her as a visiting consultant?

Sharon said...

This fountain is gorgeous. You will have to go back in the summer and get a summer view for us.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Yes, a summer view also... Susie has done an excellent job with composition including the capitol in the background. The fountain itself is stunning with the "hart" at the top like a decoration on a cake.

I did not know the origin of "Hart"ford... merci!

G

Lois said...

She is a wonderful photographer! This fountain is beautiful.

Youth_in_Asia said...

She's great, Jack. That first photo is framed perfectly. The building is gorgeous too. It reminds me a bit of San Francisco's City Hall.

You're right about the fountain being difficult to find right now. I can't think of one that I could shoot!

joo said...

Lovely photos, Susie is terrific indeed, and what a superb fountain:)

Cezar and Léia said...

The fountain is beautiful and your daughter very talented with her camera!
I'm delighted here by the last shot, WONDERFUL!
Congrats,
Léia

JM said...

Beautiful fountain! Both compositions are fantastic.

RedPat said...

Wonderful fountain and the individual sculptures are super! Nice shots by your daughter.

Halcyon said...

This fountain looks great even in the cold. I like the blanket of snow. Just lovely!

cieldequimper said...

Oh fantastic. Yes, a great photographer and I love the fountain itself. I do have my reasons!

Kate said...

That is a BIG fountain; bet it's spectacular in the summer!

Regina K said...

The blue skies and snow bring out these statues, I bet they are beautiful in the spring and summer.

Pagan Sphinx said...

I can leave a comment for a change!

Sorry, currently having a lot of problems leaving comments on blogs that use the embedded comment format.

A very nice snapshot of Hartford in winter. You've got a lot of nice photos here of the city and I enjoy visiting.

P.S. I don't see an email address for you on the blog do I?

Farmchick said...

That last shot is gorgeous.

Jacob said...

Susie has the photographic eye! And that is one beautiful fountain! But I feel sorry for that guy in the second one...he needs some clothing in that weather!

Re your comment on Ocala DP: The horse is part of a series of painted horses that celebrate Ocala's status as the "Horse Capitol of the World." There are 55-60 of these painted horses in and around Ocala...all with different designs. It's called "Horse Fever." Many of the stores in Ocala carry miniature "Horse Fever" horses that people collect.

Randy said...

She's a chip off the ole block! Great shot. I love the second photo with the Native American.

VP said...

That's a beautiful fountain, Susie did a very good work, the detail of the second image is amazing.

Rambling Round said...

Wow! Love this fountain, and now I know how your city got its name. Had no idea.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

A unique three tiered cake, as it were.

Malyss said...

The fountain is fabulous, and those pictures, with the white snow and the blue sky behind, are gorgeous!