Mattatuck Trail, Warren, Connecticut.
We hiked along the Shepaug River looking for interesting ice. We’ve had plenty of cold weather but the kind of weather that makes good ice is extreme cold, a thaw, then more extreme cold. We’ve sort of had that but not quite extreme enough in either direction (warm and cold).
I did find some nice crystals near the shore and attempted to get a shot. I could not get stable enough to get steady for sharp focus so this isn’t quite as crisp as I’d like it. Consider it a place marker for better ice in the next month (hopefully).
Flickr member paolo g monti took this terrific image of sun rays coming through trees on a hillside. The lighting in this image is fantastic.
Flickr member taro kunugi posted this great shot of a crushed can that used to contain coffee. We noticed coffee in cans from vending machines twenty years ago when we were in Japan.
This shot reminds me of the work of Irving Penn: large format prints of half-smoked cigarettes he found on the ground.
Paradise Lane, Bear Mountain, Salisbury, Connecticut.
I haven’t done the hike from Salisbury to Bear Mountain for a number of years. It was nice to find this familiar fern grove as I’m sure I’ve shot it before.
Perfect day for a hike and for photography as well (overcast). But, I’m out of the habit of doing a lot of picture taking so I only took four images, two of which were terribly out of focus.
Appalachian Trail, Merwinsville, Connecticut.
We hiked the first section of the AT in Connecticut (over Ten Mile Hill) and this swamp is right off Route 55. It always seems messy and uninteresting until you look closer and then interesting photographic possibilities open up.
This image was processed with Apple’s Photos application in macOS Sierra. This version of Photos isn’t very good and I’m no expert on using it but the Photos upgrade coming in the next MacOS update (High Sierra) looks excellent and I’m hoping its good enough at doing what I like so that I can move away from Adobe Lightroom. Lightroom is a great application that I’ve used since it came out but Adobe is moving away from stand-alone desktop applications and I don’t want to subscribe to Adobe Creative Cloud. Time will tell…
Schaghticoke Ridge, Appalachian Trail.
I hiked my section of the AT in Connecticut today and there’s been enough rain recently so the streams are running. This small stream which I’ve shot ice in over many years had a nice reflection so I gave it a try.
Macricostas Preserve, Washington, Connecticut.
We took a short walk up to Waramaug Rock and around the Macricostas loop trail. I knew I’d shot this tree before but I was inspired by an image I saw here on Flickr this morning from Fuzzy Messed Up Panda:
Mine doesn’t have the great bokeh his does but I gave it my best shot, so to speak.
We were driving some visiting relatives south on Rt. 7 and passed this nice waterfall. Decided to get out of the car and check it out. I live close to this and hadn’t gone to look at it in over ten years. It’s a beautiful waterfall and this day it wasn’t mobbed with tourists. Very photogenic.
Flickr member Christian BARRET posted this fantastic image of ice in a puddle in Iceland.
Flickr member Dragan posted this excellent image of an underpass in Vienna, Austria taken with his Fuji X100F.