Flickr member tero kaiponen caught a moving train from an overpass in Helsinki, Finland with his Ricoh GR II. I love the motion, works well here.
My Flickr contact and friend Gary Sharp posted this fantastic, high contrast image of wet dunes on the Dellenback Trail on the Oregon coast, shot with his Ricoh GR II.
My Flickr contact Roy Savoy took this great picture of a orthodox Jewish (Hasidic) man walking in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Decided to try an experiment with multiple exposures on a small hosta outside our house.
The Ricoh GR makes it easy: I kept going until it told me that was enough. This one was the fourth in the series which means that there are four exposures here. I got to five and it was nice too but somehow I liked this one best.
This is a fun process and the real fun will be coming up with subjects ripe for this kind of technique. Thanks Gary and others who led me into this.
My Flickr contact and friend Gary Sharp shot this multiple exposure of a rhododendron plant on the Oregon coast with his Ricoh GR II.
On the Appalachian Trail, Gaylordsville, Connecticut.
A few weeks ago we had a day of high winds in western Connecticut and because this area is pretty rocky and trees aren’t deeply rooted, wind can uproot and knock over even very large and old trees.
The section of Appalachian trail between the New York/Connecticut border and Bull’s Bridge is called “Ten Mile Hill” and it’s a very nice four mile hike. The recent wind took down over 20 large trees on this section and we had a big crew of “sawyers” and “swampers” to clean it up. It was a lot of work and I was pretty sore when I got home (nothing beer and ibuprofen won’t fix).
Toward the end of the day I took a few shots of a nice reflection on a small swamp. I was so tired my hands were shaking and I was pretty sure none of the shots would turn out but thankfully a few did.
Mattatuck Trail, Warren, Connecticut.
I took a hike along this new section of the Mattatuck trail that’s right in our little town. It crosses this swamp and I had to bushwhack in deep snow closer to this viewpoint through what looked to be a tick-infested jungle of branches to get this shot.
Around here Lyme disease is a real worry so going off trail in a place like this is a risk. I thought this shot might be worth the risk but having had Lyme disease I can tell you, it wasn’t. I like the shot but Lyme disease is no fun at all and if I had it to do over again, I’d have skipped this off-trail bushwhack.
South Egrermont, Massachusetts.
We snowshoed from Jug End east on the Appalachian Trail toward Sheffield. This large oak tree (sometimes called a “wolf tree” as it prevents other trees from growing up near it) is a thing of beauty, with some of its branches actually growing underground. There are a number of magnificent trees on this section of trail although this was the only one we had the energy to get to as the snow wasn’t great and the trail was unbroken.
We couldn’t get closer to this tree because of an electric fence. Too bad, closer framing would have been better.
Walking back to the truck from our hike up Mt. Race there were some low spots along the trail and a few of them contained frozen puddles. Lines like these are caused by water flowing slowly and freezing multiple times. It’s almost like a recent, short term geologic record.