moss

Star moss with grass and more

Star moss with grass and more

Schaghticoke Ridge, Appalachian Trail, Bull’s Bridge, Connecticut.

Did a short hike to check on a section of the AT I maintain that had a recent fire on it (250 acres burned). It was mostly a leaf fire and burnt the understory but most of the trees were spared. And, now, a few summer months later, things are growing back.

This star moss was right on the edge of the fire and somehow survived.

Moss and lichen

Moss and lichen

Macricostas Preserve, Washington, Connecticut.

Hiked in this great place again today and I always stop at this one rock that’s covered with a variety of moss and lichen and god knows what else. It’s really loaded with life.

The articulating LCD on the Fuji X70 makes awkward shots like this a lot easier. I use to enjoy it on an older Canon G series point and shoot and I’m definitely finding it useful on this camera.

Storm clouds, Moss, Norway

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My flickr contact Erik posted this spectacular image of the coast of Moss, Norway taken with his Ricoh GR.

This beautifully exposed and composed image is a great example of the importance of seeing light and contrast in potential images. This is especially important in black and white work and Erik is a pro.

Tip: If you can find sun on a near object with a dark, stormy sky behind it, you’re sitting pretty.

Moss revisited

Moss (polytrichaceae)

Washington, Connecticut. This patch of moss (polytrichaceae family) is on a hillside in Steep Rock’s Macricostas Preserve which is right down the road from my house.

I visited this patch of moss a few weeks ago and revisited it with the intention of getting a few more shots in focus. I’m very happy with the results.

Moss (polytrichaceae)

Moss (polytrichaceae)

Moss (polytrichaceae)

Moss (polytrichaceae)

Moss (polytrichaceae)

Moss (polytrichaceae)

Washington, Connecticut. This patch of moss (polytrichaceae family) is on a hillside in Steep Rock’s Macricostas Preserve which is right down the road from my house. I used to hike in this preserve weekly but now only occasionally, preferring the bigger adventure on longer hikes in more remote places. Still, this is a fantastic place to hike and is so close I need to always keep it in mind when I don’t have time for a longer day’s adventure.