Burnside Photographic "The question is not what you look at, but what you see." – Henry David Thoreau

May 31, 2012

The Pond Revisited

Ah! Nectar!

The thing I love about this little place is that it’s accessible – if you have a half hour to kill, you can always find something new.

May 29, 2012


Foreboding Skies

The National Weather Service predicted turmoil, and they were right, for a while. Of course, I look on weather turmoil as an opportunity.  Yes, we had a spell of high winds that seemed to randomly change direction, and some hard, but brief, rain.  The early clouds were indeed impressive, but the whole thing gradually morphed into a beautiful sunset.

May 25, 2012

Rockport Trailhead

Lehigh River, looking upstream toward Rockport

Rockport, PA is an odd little village in Northern Carbon County which lies upon the Lehigh River and the D& L Trail.  This trail, developed by the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, begins at Bristol, a little town on the Delaware River, just east of Northeast Philadelphia, runs along the river until it reaches East, where it picks up the Lehigh River, and extends all the way to White Haven.  Eventually it will reach Wilkes-Barre, where it will join up with the Back Mountain Trail, which, in turn, will eventually connect with an old railroad bed that goes all the way to the old town of Ricketts, just north of Ricketts Glen. I hope it all gets done in my lifetime.  Not that I will likely attempt it, but I like thinking that you will be able to walk from Bristol to Sullivan County through some of the most beautiful places I know.

Last week I had the good fortune to do a one-on-one photography workshop with a young lady from the White Haven Area.  After going over the fundamentals in a nice little diner, I suggested that we should go out and shoot at one of her favorite places.  We agreed on the Rockport section of the D&L Trail.  The light was wonderful.  She led me to a waterfall, and for the better part of an hour, I thought I’d died and gone to heaven.

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