What I had intended as a series of sunset pictures presented me with a nice surprise as darkness fell – the perfect ending.
The last of a three part series from nice week on Cape Cod, these photos are all from Provincetown, where the food is great, the people are friendly and the wind blows COLD!
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!
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!
A nice warm day, and beautiful afternoon light – perfect for a little walk in the woods!
Not much to say about this one – it started out as a pretty gray ride, but the last act brought down the house.
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 [...]
“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, [...]
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 [...]
Prouts Neck juts out into the Atlantic Ocean just southeast of Portland. I had the good fortune to have a few days using a lovely old “cottage” as a base of operations for my explorations. I arrived late inthe afternoon on a beautiful, clear day, and my hostess suggested a little walk along the cliffs. [...]
A selection of sky shots from August. How did it go by so fast?
Ephemeral things (from Greek εφήμερος – ephemeros, literally “lasting only one day”) are transitory, existing only briefly. Typically the term is used to describe objects found in nature, although it can describe a wide range of things. (Wikipedia) I think there is a natural, if unconscious, connection between being a photographer and being attracted to [...]
The light just before and after sunset is almost always nice, but it’s especially nice after a good hard rain.
I know I overdo the sunset thing, but tonight’s show was too good to pass up.
The National Weather Service predicted turmoil, and they were right, for a while. Of course, I look on weather turmoil as an opportunity. Yes, we had a spell of high winds that seemed to randomly change direction, and some hard, but brief, rain. The early clouds were indeed impressive, but the whole thing gradually morphed [...]
“Cloudsourcing” is a term that applies to the high-tech/Intertet industry’s efforts to get you to put all of your information “in the cloud,” where you can presumably get to it from anywhere and on any machine. It’s a little problematic if you are somewhere without Internet access and, well, if you can get it, maybe others [...]
The part of the latest walk in the woods that was not included in the milkweed extravaganza was pretty nice too. The forsythia is still resplendent, and I encountered no bears. The light was beautiful. Life is good. ps: There are several panoramic images in this collection, which are much improved by viewing the show [...]
Yesterday I had a meeting in Jim Thorpe and stopped at Nescopeck State Park on my return trip. The timing was great, because I arrived in the late afternoon light and walked for perhaps two hours along a trail that yields ample opportunity to photograph the beautiful creek as well as the enclosing woods. [...]
Franz Kline was an American painter mainly associated with the Abstract Expressionist movement centered around New York in the 1940s and 1950s. He was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Sitting on the dock for a bit tonight, I was reminded of him. If you’re not familiar with his work and wonder at my title, this link [...]
After what seems like a month of rain in this very wet summer, and being inundated (so to speak) with all of the news about the flood, curfews, impassible roads, I thought to grasp at a sense of normalcy and spent the evening on my neighbor’s dock. Mine is still under water, but things are [...]
One nice thing about the skies over Harveys Lake in the evening – if you don’t like tonight’s, it will be different tomorrow. Having said that, the cloud formations on this night, backlit by the setting sun, were pretty spectacular. I call the first shot “Close Encounters” because it evokes the scene from the movie [...]