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.
What I had intended as a series of sunset pictures presented me with a nice surprise as darkness fell – the perfect ending.
About a month ago, we discovered Stonehedge Gardens, a fascinating place just south of Tamaqua. But there was nothing much in bloom, and we figured there would be by now, and there was. Rode home through some unexplored territory and found some nice landscape material! Spring is here. Life is good.
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.
Someone gave Phil a list of “towns in the middle of nowhere” in northern and eastern region of Pennsylvania. Phil and I like towns in the middle of nowhere, and heading the list was Leraysville, up in Bradford County. I knew about Leraysville because of the eponymous Cheese Factory. We did not have definitive directions, [...]
A beautiful day in Pennsylvania – just the day for a ride up to Eagles Mere and a return trip through the beautiful Endless Mountains.
I found Stonehedge Gardens quite by accident by playing around with an iPhone app, called “Roadtrippers.” It’s a good app in concept, but the execution – not so much. It did, however, lead me to Stonehedge Gardens, a wonderful place a few miles south of Tamaqua. From their web site: The mission of Stonehedge Gardens is to [...]
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 [...]
There’s a place nearby that I return to regularly, usually with my partner-in-photo-crime, Phil, because it’s nearby, relatively secluded, and always changing. We refer to it simply as “The Pond,” but the pond is merely the centerpiece of a small parcel of land densely populated with brush, brambles, twisted vines, wonderful trees and underbrush. As with [...]
We got a light, but sticky snow last night that clung to everything. It made for a nice set of images in black and white (and everything in between, of course).
The weather having fooled me with the second nice day in a row, I celebrated by visiting the Seven Tubs Natural Area for a snowy walk – a rare treat. I did the whole Blue Loop, a favorite of mine, in good time, arriving back at my departure area just as the sun was setting. [...]
View in Full Screen: Click the square thing on the corner just above. Being born on Valentine’s Day has its pros and cons. When you are young, you are “a Little Valentine,” which wears thin before you might think, at least if you’re a boy. As you get a little older, you have to gush [...]
The snow this past weekend here in Northeastern Pennsylvania was not nearly so impressive as it was along the coast, but it did present an opportunity for some nice images.
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!
Having been down in the Valley for a meeting, I arrived home just after five to find the Lake bathed in fog. Fog is difficult to shoot, sometimes, but the patterns were interesting – being more like low clouds than conventional fog (whatever that is). Regrettably, due to the sudden warm-up which produced the fog, [...]
So Phil and I went out for a ride today and did some shooting, but when I got home and looked, the images were all over the lot. I had some cats, some cows, landscapes, a gang of snow men, close ups – a real mixed bag. Hence the title. You go into a donut [...]
A nice ride through the countryside up north a ways. If you want to see the turkeys, view full screen by clicking the square thing on the bottom right corner.
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.