Tuesday, February 09, 2016

John St.

Torrington, Connecticut

Late November, getting ready to rain, winter light.

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Winter Rain

Washington, Connecticut

We've finally had snow and temperatures well below freezing the past couple of days. Earlier in the week though we had a long winter rain in southern New England while a large area hundreds of miles to the south was getting snow.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Frozen Swamp/Beaver Dam

Washington, Connecticut

Light rain after an overnight freeze a couple days ago.

Friday, February 05, 2016


Woodbury, Connecticut

We seem to be having another no big deal snowstorm in western Connecticut. Temperature around freezing, very little accumulation overnight. Supposed to continue into the afternoon, but not coming down hard at all.

Thursday, February 04, 2016


Woodbury, Connecticut

54° F at a litte after six in the morning on February 4, in southern New England, is completely weird! We had rain yesterday, with similar crazy temperatures. At least the winter rain made for some interesting picture possibilities.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Canyon Light, Picture and Setting, #14

Little River Canyon, Alabama

Down at the floor of the canyon, after a precipitous hike from the rim (see Jan. 12 post for view from above). The late afternoon light caught the delicate early spring foliage and gave a sparkle to the river surface. A tight shot across the river with a 14" Commercial Ektar on the 8x10 Deardorff showed the sense of the canyon floor better than a broader view. On the way back out I began to wonder if I'd gotten really out of shape over the winter, working my way up the precipitous path. Then I noticed a fisherman who had headed up the trail a few minutes before me. He was a good twenty years younger, and carrying only fly fishing tackle. I was gaining on him. So I didn't feel quite so bad.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Monterey Dawn, Picture and Setting Series, #13

Monterey, Virginia

More from back in the spring of 2000, two at first light along Rt. 220 at the far western corner of Virginia, near Monterey. Conditions were just right for the fog to linger more than an hour before the sun burned if off, long enough to work at half a dozen different locations in the vicinity.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Tuckasegee Wesleyan Church, Picture and Setting, #12

 Tuckasegee Wesleyan Church, Tuckasegee, North Carolina

Another shot, this one from my White Churches series, from the day in 2000 where my notes have gone missing. Again, the digital snapshots from the minicam I was carrying give enough information for an identification. Even in April the Carolina sky is filled with what farther north would be a midsummer noontime haze. Like my Drive-in Theater series, the pictures are about landscape settings as much as the structures themselves. In this case, mostly about the southern mountain setting.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Clearing Storm, Picture and Setting Series, #11

Steestachee Bald viewpoint, Blue Ridge Parkway, Waynesville, North Carolina 

Another 7x17 from April of 2000, along the Blue Ridge Parkway, looking for pictures showing first signs of spring. On this one the digicam snapshots were really helpful because for some reason my notes on this trip simply don't include this day. Never got transcribed? I dunno. But the three snaps clearly identify the negative and remind me about the weird lighting—because the sun had burst through the storm clouds behind the camera while most of the view was shrouded in murky storm light.