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 [...]
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 [...]
Most people who visit World’s End State Park in Northeastern Pennsylvania make it a point to find the overlook to the “Loyalsock Canyon Vista,” and it’s worth the effort. On a recent visit, we noticed a sign on the other side of the parking lot (opposite the overlook): “Rock Garden,” with an arrow pointing into [...]
I guess this is my first spring walk through the woods, though I had to look pretty hard to find evidence of spring.
This is part two of my recent trek up the hill.
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 [...]
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.
It was an interesting weekend for driving through the Poconos. One minute, bright blue sky overhead; the next, you’re in a white out – not snow, but fog, or more accurately – clouds. I don’t mind driving in the fog except at night, and fortunately, all of this was in daylight. But what daylight! On [...]
There’s something almost magical about the late afternoon light in the woods, and even more so when the light can play in the snow. This is one of my favorite spots in the whole world, and apparently I’m not alone – there were so many animal tracks! And, apart from one set of tire tracks, [...]
I finally made it out for a walk in the snow. Temperature at about 30 and winds calmed down. I still got mighty cold, but the unexpected nice light at sunset warmed me right up. Happy New Year!
The weather finally cooperated enough for a leisurely ride through the countryside of Wyoming County, although we didn’t stay outside the car very long! Thanks to everyone for kind words during the year!
Fog can be a challenge as well as an opportunity… and it can be both at the same time.
A nice warm day, and beautiful afternoon light – perfect for a little walk in the woods!
I wanted to take some snow pictures, just in case we don’t get any more – wishful thinking! It was cold, but the late afternoon light was warm. I went to one of my regular locations – it’s a bit like Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates – you never know what you’re going to get.
Today being the first day of deer hunting season in Pennsylvania, I thought I’d go out this afternoon and try my luck. As you can see, I went a bit over the limit, and they were antlerless, but I didn’t care – I shot ‘em anyway. No, I will not disclose the location of these [...]
Not much to say about this one – it started out as a pretty gray ride, but the last act brought down the house.