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!
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!
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.
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!
Yesterday, early afternoon, I drove home through the beginning of the first real good snow we’ve had in quite a while. I took a roundabout route home and got a couple of nice shots, anticipating that I’d dust off the snow shoes and go into the woods today. Only problem was that the temperature was [...]
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.
A short ride through the countryside of Northeast PA. The weather (and therefore the light) was all over the lot – not unusual for March. One minute a snow squall, the next some nice warm light and piercing blue sky. That fierce lookin’ guy over there on the left was about 18″ high.
While I’m no fan of snow, one thing I miss is taking pictures of it. I went for a little walk in the woods yesterday. It was soggy. ‘Nuff said.
The words “Snow Days” have different connotations depending on the context. For a student or teacher, it means an unexpected day off now and then. For the Municipal Authorities, it means long hours at all hours on the roads, flinging heavy loads of snow and slush into unsuspecting mailboxes. For skiers, it means, well, “Better [...]
A trip to the Apple Store in Whitehall (my third within a week), suggested a stop off at Hickory Run State Park, one of the largest in Pennsylvania. On a whim, I called Cousin Rob, who knows the place intimately as a former Park Ranger. This was a good idea! Although our time was limited, [...]
I know, I know. I have a fetish for ice. Perhaps it’s merely a preoccupation. I can’t explain it, but I think it has something to do with a fascination that the seemingly random process of melting and freezing can produce such an abundance of patterns and colors. Move in close; throw in a leaf [...]
It’s a little hard to believe that I went kayaking earlier this week. I like to go out and ram into the floating sheets of ice that emerge when the Great Thaw is under way. Forty-eight hours later, the temperature had plummeted and there was close to a foot of new snow on the ground. [...]
Fog is difficult for photographers. It requires you to forgo the traditional objective of the “fine image” – clarity, full range of tone, vibrancy. And yet, it has its allure – as a challenge, if nothing else. In this weird week of snow, sleet, sun, 60 degrees and 20 degrees, let this brief slide show [...]
In Which We Arrive at A Favorite Place and Venture from Reality to Surreality and Back Again Ceasetown Dam, nestled quietly amongst the hills of Northern Luzerne County, is a special place. It being the 1st of March, I thought I’d go in search of signs of spring. Alas, the only such sign I saw [...]
I went out to the front porch to look for something – I’m always looking for something – and I noticed the late afternoon Maxfield Parish light casting shadows on the snow. I immediately abandoned my search, grabbed the camera, and captured magic for 15 minutes. There are some things about winter I will miss.