Another entry in the short series on Winter’s Beauty that gives us in the northern hemisphere a chance to look back at the season that is giving way to warmer days.
This is another image from last year’s outing with John Slonina Photography along the northern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire coast.
This was during the earlier part of the outing on Plum Island, Massachusetts. The wind was still blowing and the sun was well-filtered by the heavily overcast sky. As you might guess, I laid down in the snow to get this angle on the snow fence that is well buried.
Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mk III and a EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens. Exposure settings were 1/25 second at f/5 at 125 ISO. A circular polarizing filter was used.
In my earlier post, I talked a bit about finding a nice frozen waterfall to photograph, which was a blast. In case you thought that to be an isolated incident, let me set you straight with a couple of images from a tour of beaches on the Massachusetts Northshore and Southern New Hampshire.
These are from the end of January, 2015, on a day that was windy and raw, as you can see from the waves crashing on boulders at the beach. Luckily, I was dressed for this with warm boots, ski pants and sufficient layers to keep me comfortable.
Most of the day was pretty much overcast, which left the light rather flat…
But in the afternoon, the sun started showing itself a bit more, which provided wonderful opportunity to photograph some of the more interesting pieces on the beach.
I wholeheartedly recommend going out on cold days to explore places that most people only visit when it’s warm.
On page 4, we find ourselves in the cold of Winter with Thoughts of Spring.
Of course, one may think that those thoughts are a bit premature, given that the image was captured on January 7th and plenty of cold and snow could reasonably be expected… While that is certainly the case, seeing the farm tractor catching glorious sunlight got me thinking of Spring well before its arrival!
In an instant, I knew that the farmer was prepared for the next season to arrive and take on the tasks to get his fields ready for whatever their purpose was to be. It was almost as if Winter allowed me to peek into a diorama of things to come…