It is the south light, not the east, though. But even so it’s generally a soft light on overcast days, and we get a lot of them. These are potted tulips and they are much smaller than the garden variety but perfect for the table. All shots taken with the D80 (since the 600 is in for a repair) and macro lens. The very close up shots had an 25mm extension tube added. I like to shoot flowers but the opportunity rarely presents itself this time of year so I was glad to receive these tulips.
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It’s been a long, cold, almost cruel Winter in this part of the country but it has it’s beauty too. The snow cover really simplifies some scenes and the constant overcast light is very pleasing in photos. This old cinder block building has been through some difficult times I think. The top photo shows it’s been patched with a different kind of block than the original construction. I can’t even begin to guess the age of it.
We went to Warsaw, NY this past weekend and did some window shopping at some of the finer antique stores. They’re colorful and interesting and full of photo ops. Though it was cold and windy, I had a good time wandering around.
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It’s getting to the point
Where I’m no fun anymore
I am sorry … CSN
It’s the first day of spring and what better way to celebrate than to post photos of ice. We have had a few days where the temperature has reached 40° (F), causing some of the ice to melt on the lake. The top shot shows some of the ice that broke off and is floating away like small icebergs. Spring is here and that means only one thing here in Webster (Where Life is Worth Living) – more snow and frigid temperatures in the forecast. I do hope those who read this blog aren’t tired of winter scenes (yet).
Ice and snow cover the pier at Charlotte Beach.
Not many people showed up at the beach last week even though it was a balmy (for us) 40° (F) day. Later in the week we got 12 inches of show.
I think if you were tempted to dive into the lake here it would be a good idea to wear a hard hat.
These photos were taken on a day where the temperature was 17° (F) but clear and sunny. They were taken in the morning and the promise of above freezing temperatures was being predicted. After I took the shots it was a while before I had a chance to see what they looked like on the monitor and by that time it was 35° and most of the ice was gone. There seems to be a short window to photograph thin ice before it gets too cloudy or, in this case, covered in 6 inches of snow.
I’ve been working on the cosmic ice and cosmic cement series for a few years in digital format but I had been photographing them even in my film days. Doing these series makes me think about how little my personal photographic style has changed over the years. These photos come very natural to me so I think if you want to change you have to make a conscious effort to do so. This new series represents the merging of the existing two series.
I finally had another opportunity to return to the Bay for more swan shots (photographs, I mean). We had a few days above freezing that left some melting ice and some clear water for swimming. The sun was going down fast, which accounts for the slight yellowish tint on the big birds.