I took the final photo at Newport, RI, but the photo was taken near one of the places Diane lived. Photos were taken of all the girls, so I assume her mom took them. I wasn’t on that trip.
Nothing about these line up, because the locations and events do not correspond, at all, but I took it anyway. It’s an odd amalgamation, but I kind of like it, nonetheless.
As with the post from yesterday, I thought I had posted this one, but if I did, I can’t find the original post, and since I’m pretty sure it was never posted, you’re seeing it now.
Eli (you can read about him here) really went out of his way to help me locate and get shots of this spot. I had spent a good portion of the previous morning searching for the location. I was thrilled when we found it. We couldn’t really locate it until we were on the water.
I’ll never be able to thank Eli enough for all of this generous and amazing help.
I’m amazed at how many images I missed when I was posting this series, especially this one.
Beth loved her family. She had a special bond with her sisters. I really see it in this image.
Though it wasn’t always the case, if it is a photo of Hampton Beach, NH, and I am in the photo, it means Diane probably took the photo. Obviously that is the case here, since she is not in the photo. That’s Mike on the far right.
An image that is really similar to the ones I posted before. I decided to take photos of every photo we took, so some of these might be far too similar to deserve their own posts. Still, I like this one of Beth, even if I am squinting without sunglasses.
And, of course, you can see the shadow from the photograph on the rocks, which I like including when I can.
I posted a version of this with Maggie and Diane in the background, but I took a cropped version of the photo, just in case.
This is that version.
She probably didn’t like this image, but each little memory is precious to me, and between all of the images I took and Diane took, I have a lot of images of Beth at Hampton Beach.
I sat on this rock for a while and just stared at the ocean.
This image probably doesn’t seem like much, there are several little things I like. It’s a candid shot, from a distance.
For whatever reason, Beth always found it funny when I quoted one of her favorite movies, Last of the Mohicans, by badly imitating Daniel Day-Lewis saying, “From a distance.”
If you’ve followed this blog over the last year, you also know I kind of like it when my shadow is in the frame. It’s something you would normally avoid, as a photographer, but for this series, it ties the past and the present together for me, as much as the actual combination of photos does. I’m always happy when the angle allows me to sneak my shadow into the frame. I’ve posted a few good examples over the past few days.
Even though I’m probably just saying something ordinary to Beth, I like how I can imagine something more special is happening, like I’m leaning over to kiss her.
This was a different concert than the one posted yesterday. I know purely because she is wearing something different.
The background was so dark I was never entirely certain it was the Waiting Room until I took this image. Once I wandered around looking at the posters, I figured out exaclty where it was taken.
I would guess this was a Built To Spill show, but that’s just a wild guess.
It’s midnight on Saturday the 18th. Technically, it is the 19th, I suppose.
I’m seeing Dinosaur Jr. tonight. It’s probably sacrilege to admit this, but Beth was actually more of a Sebadoh fan. Still, if she were alive and healthy, it’s a show she would have wanted to go to.
The photo is off (if you know the place well, you can see what I did wrong), but they were so nice to let me in early, I didn’t want to start over once I realized the mistake. It works, as-is, so I’m going to settle for this one.
I can’t recall who we were seeing the night this photo was taken. It might have been Johnny Marr, but I’m not sure. We used to see a lot of shows when she was healthy.
Regardless, I wish she were here right now, like every other day. But, I miss going to concerts with her.