While I’m still in Israel for a couple of days and missing a beauty of a snow storm that is battering New England, I thought there might be time for a quick Warped Wednesday before we get to Thursday haiku (yes, I’ve been writing them for over a year now and some are pretty decent). As I was poking around through some of my more abstract work, my eye caught one shot from December 2016 that could use a bit of a treatment.
This image was taken during a walk through Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge, which I always enjoy. The swollen Nashua river provided a rich source for adjusted reflections…
The contrast between the branch rising above the river amidst the reflections of trees on the opposite shore caught my eye enough to capture this image. What I did with it in post processing is to add a bit of surreal, dreamy quality to it in PhotoShop Express on the iPad; this lends it a bit more ability to draw in the eye and allow it to keep this loosely focused ephemeral grasp on the mind.
Hope you like this treatment and have a dreamy day!
Welcome to this week’s round up, of the 43rd installment of the Tuesday Photo Challenge. All of you put your reflections to work in creative ways for this week’s theme of Mirror.
There were a great number of fantastic landscape images with water reflections, some really cool uses of mirrors in photos, as well as some great out-of-the-box thinking. This just tells me that you should check out all of the entries for this week and leave them your thoughts!
Since I posted something new with the mirror theme during the week, I’m going back to a bit of reflection from about 12 years ago…
The way, in which this image came about, is just one of those things that tells you there there are some interesting connections in the universe. As I was driving home during this Autumn day, I noticed the Sun and immediately had the urge to go to the Quinapoxet river in West Boylston, as there had to be something worthwhile to shoot. When I got there, there were a number of photographers who had set up on the bridge, so I decided to go for a low angle and go right to the edge of the river. It took me about 30 shots to get these geese to line up, but it was worth the effort!
The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:
ladyleemanila was first again this week with her entry that covered quite a bit of water and includes a reflection under water!
Yes, folks, Winter has officially announced her presence! After about 14″ (35cm) of snow on Thursday, it’s snowing again and will snow tomorrow. I’ll be looking for a bit of clearing up to get some great shots later! And there’s more on the way next week!!
During the week, you can expect that I’ll capture some new snow shots, but in the mean time, here’s a reminder…
Winter on Rocky Pond
Yoga Tree in Winter
The Lone Fence
These images are a mixture from the past 5 or so years of winters. Each with its own beauty.
Have a wonderful weekend and I hope you enjoy the weather in your part of the world!
When I saw the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge theme of Repurpose, I first scratched my head, and decided to take a look through some of my phtoography. Then I chanced upon the ultimate definition of repurpose: the Farm Tractor.
The classic farm tractor is a simple open vehicle, with two very large driving wheels on an axle below and slightly behind a single seat (the seat and steering wheel consequently are in the center), and the engine in front of the driver, with two steerable wheels below the engine compartment. This basic design has remained unchanged for a number of years, but enclosed cabs are fitted on almost all modern models, for reasons of operator safety and comfort. In some localities with heavy or wet soils, notably in the Central Valley of California, the “Caterpillar” or “crawler” type of tracked tractor became popular in the 1930s, due to superior traction and flotation. These were usually maneuvered through the use of turning brake pedals and separate track clutches operated by levers rather than a steering wheel.
I found this beauty in a field waiting for the day’s work to start. The morning’s sky presented a nice backdrop.
As Winter works its way across the Northern Hemisphere, we are exposed to the (sometimes) frigid temperatures. As it is Inauguration Day in the United States, there is definitely a lot of media exposure (both good and bad 🙂 ). As a photographer, getting the exposure right is a key item.
So I give you 2 out of 3 (in my opinion)…
Here we see the beauty of Winter in its full glory! One of these days, I will take that branch in the top out of the image, as that is the one thing that bugs me about this image 🙂
The Weekly Photo Challenges posted byWordPress’ Daily Post are always well thought out; despite that I find that this week’s challenge of Ambience really stands out, as it requires a bit of introspection on the part of the photographer. Of course, the ambience of a scene can go into many directions, as it really is all about the character and atmosphere that you are trying to capture or portray.
After a bit of thought, I figured that I’d share this image for its ambience…
The lighthouse on Cape Neddick, Maine, aka Nubble Light, has been photographed millions of times, as people flock to it for its picturesque setting. As a photographer who likes to create a one-of-a-kind connection between image and viewer, I had been loathe to photograph this scene during my previous visits; just another image of a pretty scene just didn’t speak to me.
However, on this gorgeous June day, I felt something a little different speaking to me from across this little expanse of ocean water. It was a hint of recognition of a story being presented to me that urged me to clamber down the rocks to water level and set up for a series of shots that resulted in this image.
After some careful processing, I arrived at the scene that is presented here, which is very much the story that was being told to me on that beautiful day…