The WordPress Daily Prompt has the theme of Cloaked. This is a very interesting topic, as it can range from deep space to simply wearing a cloak (whatever happened to good old-fashioned cloaks with many pockets?)
The one thing that came to mind immediately was one of the images from a beach excursion during January of 2015; we had just had a tremendous amount of snow, which created one of those rare opportunities to photograph the beaches in the snow. The beaches were very much deserted, as it was not great swimming weather; and with the snow, the landscape was silent and beautiful.
A cold day at the beach…
With the gorgeous light and frozen scenery, it made for a fantastic day to be out there photographing. With ample layers and warm boots, there was no limit to what we could see!
Welcome to the 76th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! With this installment, I’ll be in sync again this week, which is a good sign!
You’ve certainly come up with some amazing evidence of your creativity and exploring spirit in the contributions that you’ve made to last week’s challenge of Signs! There were some absolute stand-outs and some great humor!! I really enjoyed reading the posts, particularly as there was wonderful variety and plenty of humor; signs seem to bring that opportunity!
And then there are the signs that Winter is coming…
I came across this little scene a couple of years ago, as I was enjoying a day of beach and waterfront photography on a very cold, and photographically awesome day! I found the snow on the letters of the word ‘Ice’ to be a bit amusing!
The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:
Sarah kicks things off this week with a trio of posts, starting in New Zealand’s Mirror Lake in By Sarah, then taking us to Middle Earth in her second entry in By Sarah and leading us down a path marked by Ahu in the third post in By Sarah.
Ladyleemanilla entertains us with a wide variety of signs, among which I definitely have a favorite; which is yours?
Nicole takes us on a tour in Une Photo, un poéme, and I must say that it’s a good sign to be on the Alsace Wine Road!
I realize that not many of us look forward to the Winter season, as we tend to prefer the nice warm weather of late Spring, Summer and early Autumn. You may call me crazy, but I do like Winter for its stark beauty and its ability to present me with scenes of serenity.
There have been numerous explorations filled with trudging through deep snow to chance upon lovely moments, such as these…
The Lone Fence
Do you enjoy Winter or prefer to stay in front of a warm fireplace?
This weeks WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the theme of Earth, which is appropriate, given that Saturday is Earth Day. So I figured that I would do a weeklong series of different views of the Earth that I have experienced. Feel free to join in with the fun!
The first one, highlights some of the interesting aspects of our planet, such as water, a biosphere, temperature variations and the colors green and blue…
This image dates back just over 11 years on a chilly March day in 2006. Due to wind and water movement, the ice tends to creep up on the shores of Wachusett Reservoir, which caused this lone tree on an outcropping to become entangled.
This image was captured with Canon EOS 1D MkII using an EF 70-200mm f/2.8L lens. Exposure settings were at 1/400 second and f/11 with 200 ISO. It was a rather chilly shot!
We’re at the stage in Winter when the end is in sight… We know that there may be some storms that come our way, but with Spring just about a month away, the episodes of polar outreach into New England become shorter and shorter. The Sun rises earlier each day and gets a bit warmer, as we enjoy its radiance. We are beginning to feel our bones warming to the thought of surviving yet another season of frigid temperatures!
I, for one, will be sad to see Winter end, but will also be thrilled by the outburst of colors that is brought on by Spring. So let’s take one more look back at Winter’s beauty…
Frosty fractals on twigs made for a fantastic pattern, through which the morning Sun’s rays enchant our eyes. Let’s enjoy the season, whichever it is, every day!
I only wanted Uncle Vernon standing by his own car (a Hudson) on a clear day, I got him and the car. I also got a bit of Aunt Mary’s laundry and Beau Jack, the dog, peeing on the fence, and a row of potted tuberous begonias on the porch and 78 trees and a million pebbles in the driveway and more. It’s a generous medium, photography. - Lee Friedlander