View 285: View from a Bench

View of Oswego Harbor from a bench in Breitbeck Park, Oswego, New York.

View of Oswego Harbor from a bench in Breitbeck Park, Oswego, New York.
Nikon D700/Tokina 11-16mm, 1/5s, f/16, ISO 200, EV 0, 16mm focal length, tripod

The weather was hot and humid.  The air hazy and thick. The Sun was setting before the horizon in a dull red ball.  The sky was bland with little color.  Kind of dirty looking. I was about to give up when I noticed a plaque on the back of the bench I was sitting on.  It read:

From the slope on the hill, I gaze upon the lake below
  Peaceful, lonesome, and still
  As the evening sun shines down

The bench was dedicated In Loving Memory of Raymond and Lillian McCloskey. Suddenly, the view got a lot better.

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3 Responses to View 285: View from a Bench

  1. Lisa Drake says:

    Very cool! That’s my parents’ memorial bench. I searched for just the right words for the plaque. Thank you for enjoying it!

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  2. flandrumhill says:

    Isn’t it a wonder how a few well placed words can give us a whole new way of looking at the world? What an inspiring spot to come each day to watch the sun go down. Thanks for writing them Lisa and thanks for sharing them Scott.

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