Waiting Thursday, Jan 28 2010 

O’Connor Household, Centralia, PA

I was able to visit my family home in Centralia one week before it was demolished.  This was taken in the parlor by the front door and it depicts my grandfather’s hat which had been placed on an old lamp stand.  During the years the home was vacant, someone had broken in, and the damage done to the door is clearly visible.  It is a sad reminder of what the town of Centralia has become….a homage to silent ghosts of the past.

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Contact Me Thursday, Jan 28 2010 

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Light Through The Snow Wednesday, Jan 27 2010 

Boston Common, Boston, MA

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Snowy Day in Boston Common Wednesday, Jan 27 2010 

Boston Common, Boston, MA

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Storm on the Horizon Wednesday, Jan 27 2010 

Ocean City, New Jersey

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Stormy Seas Wednesday, Jan 27 2010 

Ocean City, New Jersey

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Amy E. O’Connor Wednesday, Jan 27 2010 

Hello and welcome to my photography blog. I hope you enjoy my photographs as much as I enjoyed taking them and I thank you advance for any purchases you may make!

I am a cellist and I perform at various venues throughout the Central Pennsylvania area. I am an avid reader and am currently writing my first fantasy novel. I have always enjoyed taking photographs and see it as a way to inspire thoughts and creativity in others. Just like a book can take people to places they have never been and allow them to interpret the author’s words in their own mind, a photograph can do the same. While a particular photograph might speak to me in a certain way, another person might have an entirely different view, and in my opinion that is what makes this whole process meaningful. If each my photographs can stimulate the viewer’s imagination, then I will have done my job.

Central Dauphin Spring Craft Show Wednesday, Jan 27 2010 

The Central Dauphin Band Boosters is having their 20th annual Spring Craft Show!

When: Saturday, April 10th 2010

Where: Central Dauphin High School, Harrisburg

Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

My stand is in the gymnasium by the bleachers!  I hope to see you there!

Path to Hope Wednesday, Jan 27 2010 

This photo was taken behind the Ukranian Catholic Church in Centralia, Pennsylvania.  For me, this deserted path covered with the vibrant fall leaves was just another reminder of what the town has become.  I saw it as a ways to travel to the past and a hope, though ever fading, that the town would be able to return to what it once was.  Though that will never happen, there is always hope.

I wonder what this photograph means to others who do not have the connection to Centralia as I do.  Where does it lead them and why is it taking them there?

Amy E. O’Connor

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Every piece of my work on Imagekind and elsewhere is protected by copyright. All artwork © 2009-2010 Amy E. O’Connor ~ All Rights Reserved. No permission whatsoever to copy, appropriate, claim as one’s own or otherwise distribute, display or sell any of my work is granted to any entity or individual.

Celtic Cross Wednesday, Jan 27 2010 

This photo was taken in the St. Ignatius Cemetary in Centralia, Pennsylvania.  This particular grave marker brought a myriad of emotions to my mind.  The town of Centralia is itself a ghost town and this proud but lonely cross just seemed to symbolize the emotions of the town as a whole.  What was once beautiful had slowly been beaten down and ravaged by time.  As this cross stands as a guardian for the deceased it also forces us to call to mind what the town once was.

Amy E. O’Connor

Please visit http://www.amoconno.imagekind.com to purchase any of my photographs, and thank you!

Every piece of my work on Imagekind and elsewhere is protected by copyright. All artwork © 2009-2010 Amy E. O’Connor ~ All Rights Reserved. No permission whatsoever to copy, appropriate, claim as one’s own or otherwise distribute, display or sell any of my work is granted to any entity or individual.