Saturday, December 4, 2010

Patchogue Ally


Long Island has quite a few places with Indian names, Patchogue is one of my favorites. It's so miss- pronounced. There's a lake on the north shore that has an Indian sounding name. Lake Panamoka, it not a tribe or an Indian, it just a made-up name, not Indian at all. I always found that funny.
Today's photo I made this morning while in Patchogue for work. It the ally next to the Pachogue theater. The theater is what saved this village from becoming a slum, that ans some smart planning.
This is a HDR photo made with the Canon 5dmkII and processed with both Photomatix Pro and Photoshop.

7 comments:

Hilary said...

Funny that it's a made up name.

I like this perspective.. walkway to the clouds.

nance marie said...

interesting angles and colours.

hilary's comment reminds me of the song "stairway to heaven".

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Interesting bit of history. Love the blue sky that peeks out, so vibrant.

Anonymous said...

Patchogue actually is defined in the Shinnecock language as "the turning around place" it has alternately been described as the place between the rivers.

Lynne H. said...

I can't even pronounce those names.. say them 3 times fast..Ha!

The picture is my kind of picture.. odd angle, off the wall, unusual perspective.. I so appreciate your work...

S. Etole said...

Really like the perspective of this ..

LinWots said...

looks like a part of some shooter computer game :)