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 [...]
I had occasion to spend the afternoon at Gettysburg yesterday. The day was bleak, chilly and breezy, but toward evening, there was a period of marvelous light. I had the thought that the cold day and beautiful light contrasted sharply with the hot, horrid July days in 1863, but concluded that yesterday it surely seemed [...]
PA Route 92 between Exeter, where it leaves the Wyoming Valley, and Tunkhannock, following the first the west bank and then the east of the Susquehanna River, is one of the most scenic routes for miles around. It has the expected broad vistas, but also the more intimate images so often missed.
I had the good fortune to attend a day-long workshop with Robert Rodriguez, whose work I have admired for several years. (You can see it here.) The day began with a short walk into the woods in pitch dark! I have never walked into the woods in pitch dark in my life, although I have [...]
“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” I thought this quote would make a good lead-in for this collection because I believed its source was Buddhist or Zen, so I looked it up. Apparently it’s from some Greek dude named Heraclitus, [...]
Frances Slocum State Park is a great place to take pictures any time of the year, but especially in Autumn. It was a gorgeous afternoon, and I know it won’t be long before the days of warm sun will be behind us for a while. I recently discovered a whole new section of the park [...]
Anyone familiar with my work knows I have a thing for sunsets. This one, however, is a little bit of a departure. I set out for a late-afternoon walk and, as usual for me when walking in the woods, time got away from me. Being in the woods after dark is no treat, but today [...]
A variety of images from driving randomly through the area over the weekend.
Henry David Thoreau, who said, “The question is not what you look at, but what you see,” would have loved the Seven Tubs Natural Area. It has everything you need – trees, rocks, all manner of flora, flowing water and most of all, wonderful light.
I had the opportunity to explore Dingman’s Falls today. It’s a pleasant spot and wasn’t over-run by gawkers. The light was nice and a passing shower left a luminosity in the woods, which are just showing the early signs of Autumn.
Having returned from the photographer’s paradise of the Maine Coast, I took up my regular habits again… Up the hill, left into the woods; out of the woods into the meadow; regard with mixed feelings the new windmills; left again into the woods; around the circle and down the hill through the tall evergreens; past [...]
A gray and chilly day made pleasant by good company, nice scenery and Madama Butterfly, Live from the Met, courtesy of WVIA-FM. Life is good! ps: Please do not assume that the last four images in this little show bear any reflection as to my thoughts on political persuasions or drilling in the Marcellus Shale. [...]
Took a nice ride today up through Wyoming and Southern Bradford Counties. Nice Country!
Last June I posted the results of a nice walk through the woods and titled it, “The Light in the Forest,” after a book I read in my teen-age years. Today I had an equally nice walk at two of my favorite places (Ceasetown Dam and Harveys Creek along route 29), and the same thought [...]
This is a compilation of several drives and walks that took place over the last few weeks. On reviewing the images, it occurred to me that the perspectives of the best images ranged from the far distant to the intimate close-up, so I arranged them in that order. A subtitle for this collection might, therefore, [...]
Barclay was an old mining town in Bradford County. It is, of course, completely abandoned now, and all remaining vestiges of the once thriving village are gone, save one – the town cemetery. After all, you can tear down all the buildings, pull up all the railroad tracks, but how can you remove a cemetery? [...]
I set out this afternoon on a drive, thinking about capturing some images of the early snow, but the early snow was mostly gone. No matter; one of the joys of a ride in the country is the discovery of things which one did not expect to find.
Anticipating the end of a run of nice weather, perhaps the last in quite a while, I spent the better part of the day at Ricketts Glen. There is ample evidence of the effects of storms Irene and Lee, but the park folks have done a remarkable job of restoring accessibility. So we find changes, [...]
Late autumn in Northeastern Pennsylvania.