Dave King's social media accounts always seem to get my attention. Such was the case recently when I saw his photo called "Super Moon over The Bleachery Train Trestle in New Milford."
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He'd captured the night sky over New Milford in a way you don't often see. It was clear, crisp and I felt like I was standing right there. I reached out to Dave and asked him about his photos.
Tell me a little about you?
Many people know me as a musician as I have performed at countless bars and restaurants in the greater Danbury area for more years than I care to admit. I have also recorded and released several albums, the most recent being “Into The Deep Blue” in 2020.
When did you start taking pictures, and why?
In addition to my music, I have also developed a strong interest in photography in recent years. It first started out as an excuse to get outside and do some hiking and enjoy the outdoors - even during the winter months. I NEVER went outside much in the winter until I got into photography. Now it is one of my favorite seasons to get out and take photos!
I am primarily interested in landscape photography, but I also dabble in other genres too. Night Sky photography is fun because it is particularly challenging. In order to get a good shot of a Super Moon or the Milky Way, you need a lot of elements to come together. Not only do you need the proper equipment, but you also need the right weather, location, time of year, etc. Without all of these elements aligning, the photo will fail.
Are the pics all New Milford related?
Since I live in New Milford, many of my photos are taken in the New Milford area and surrounding towns. New Milford is a great town with a strong sense of community and offers a lot of beautiful locations for photography.
You still doing music?
I’ll be performing at Rosy Tomorrows in Danbury, CT on Friday, July 29 at 6:30pm
I appreciate these photos, Connecticut has a lot of beautiful landscapes and Dave has a good eye. Keep trudging into the wild, and out into the night Dave, these are great.
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