It was an overcast day, with intermittent drizzle, but it held off long enough to wander around the grounds of this wonderful place for the better part of an hour. Indeed, the soft light created some opportunity that was a little different, and I’m grateful for it. Regular viewers of my work will be familiar with [...]
Most of these shots were taken in my garden, which up to a few years ago would have astounded folks who know me well. Some of them were taken down the road a ways – I guess I was in a garden state of mind.
Maybe it’s my imagination, but Spring seems late in coming to the woods this year. Here we are at the end of April and except for the forsythia (which is out of place in the woods to begin with) not much around here seems to be very enthusiastic. Ah, well, it will come and then [...]
This is not your usual Burnside feel-good, intimate nature or grand landscape entry. This is about you. This show consists of images from a walk around “the block.” My block is basically about a mile around – a half mile along the lake road, and then a mile back on an old dirt road up [...]
I guess this is my first spring walk through the woods, though I had to look pretty hard to find evidence of spring.
Third and final installment of the Delaware Water Gap series. You should do it sometime!
This is part two of my recent trek up the hill.
Yesterday I had the good fortune to climb up to the top of the Delaware River overlook in the DWG National Recreation Area. I’d been there once before and knew for sure it needed a return visit. It was a challenging hike, but I knew this going in and, well, spring is here and it’s [...]
I came upon a stump of a fallen tree. I looked closely, and stayed for nearly an hour. There is art in them thar woods! There are 14 images in this slide show, and each one stays on the screen for seven seconds – in total, a little over a minute and a half. At [...]
I’ve about had it with winter. Still, I’ve managed to get out a little and find some trees.
For a while I was separated from my beloved macro lens, but I got it back today and we went for a walk. My favorite place to photograph ice (and it’s that time of year) is close by, so off we went. Lesson for the day, when you are taking close-up pictures of ice in [...]
I can’t explain it – I have a fascination with ice. Maybe it’s the association between photography and glass and light. Today I took 129 images in about two hours. Cutting it down to twenty was tough, but then I always have a problem with editing. Maybe I got so many today that it’s out [...]
Cape Cod is one of my favorite places, but I’d never been there in the dead of winter. Got that fixed this past week. These are all from Wellfleet and points north – my favorite part of the Cape. More to come – stay tuned!
Drove through a white-out on the way home – took forever! But it was worth it, for when I arrived, there was an inch and a half of fresh new snow on the ground and lots of drama in the sky!
Last night’s snow was sticky, and I was driving out of the Valley late this afternoon, it occurred to me that the trees looked like skeletons. The light was drab and already fading, but I took a little detour and found what I was looking for.
The back of my house faces east, so it gets sunlight early in the day. If conditions are right, this causes snow to melt on the roof which in turn results in pretty impressive icicles, because the sun passes to the front of the house by early afternoon and the temperature drops out back. So [...]
My garden is maybe 30 by 40 feet, small enough that I can mostly keep up with the weeds and pruning, but not so small that it doesn’t offer certain fascinations. If you take enough shrinking pills, there’s a whole universe of wonders to explore, especially on a frosty morning. rime1 [rahym] noun 1. Also called rime ice. an opaque coating of tiny, white, granular ice particles, caused by the rapid freezing of supercooled waterdroplets [...]
Here in Luzerne County, “Rocky Glen” is known as one of many defunct amusement parks. There is an historical marker where it used to be, but not much else. But I recently discovered this “Little Rocky Glen” up in Wyoming County, thanks to Aaron Campbell, a great freelance photographer, who heard about it from… well, [...]
A long time ago, during my brief and ill-fated time at Cornell, I had a fine arts teacher who was big on László Moholy-Nagy, an artist in the Bauhaus tradition who was big on incorporating industrial sorts of things into his works that one does not generally expect to see in a work of “art.” The [...]
You just can’t beat a still lake and warm afternoon sun for inspiration.
One of the things I love about the Seven Tubs Natural Area is that it is almost two separate parks. The first, and most popular, contains the famous “tubs” – places where the water flowing down the mountain has carved unique geological formations into the rocks. The second area, less visited than that of the [...]
Officially, winter is more than a month away, but the transformation for which autumn is famous is almost over. This time of year, the light is pretty much done by 5pm. I had some time to kill down in the valley, so I visited The Pond for a while to get a closer look at [...]
OK, well I couldn’t think of what to title this gallery, so I picked “election day” because that’s what it is. The other problem is that I already have a bunch of “Rickett’s Glen” galleries, and that’s where most of these pictures are from. I decided that, with bad weather predicted for the next 48 [...]
One day last week I went down to the river and found a spot worth a return visit. Anticipating that the river might rise a bit by the grace of Hurricane Sandy, I returned today. The light was fine – bright but diffused, bringing out the colors and textures of the rocks. If, in fact, [...]