Absolutely stunning animal portraits by Rob MacInnis.
I take the conventions from the fashion world and apply them to the underclass barnyard animal,” Rob MacInnis said.
Rob’s site has more images: Rob MacInnis.
Kent, Connecticut. The Connecticut chapter of The Nature Concervency maintains this 800 acre preserve. This day it was 18 F out and the windchill was well below 0. In other words, it was seriously cold. David and I took the two hour hike just to get out and I wanted to see how hiking in extreme cold would be. Not too bad but taking gloves off to take pictures has to be planned carefully.
This is a beautiful spot and I hope to return to it in each season. It’s accessible enough so that photographers with long (and heavy) lenses would find it easy to hike in and set up on the shore to catch herons, egrets and the other water birds calling this lake home in warmer seasons.
I hope this settles out soon. Gary is flying on a United PS flight (WiFi) today I’ve not seen him online yet which might mean United took it offline. We’ll know when he gets to the other side.
The problem here is not what happens on the flight, it’s that the pants bomber got into the system in the first place. We need better security so people like this can’t get into the system. His US visa should have been revoked the minute his father called the US Embassy.
Almost every town in New England has one of these traditional Congregational churches and while they look great in daylight they also look great lit up at night. The coldness of New England winter and the traditional white exterior offset the warmth of candle-lit windows.
I’m not a Christian nor do I belong to this church but churches like this one are like wormholes back through American history and as such, I’m both fascinated by them and feel moved when I’m inside them.
It’s been a tradition in our family to go to the late Christmas Eve service at this church to both sing and hear Reverend Cheryl Anderson deliver a "Christmas meditation" (better known as a sermon). If this church is a wormhole back through American history Cheryl acts as a tour guide or facilitator helping those of us who come on Christmas eve to understand the Christmas story in a larger context and connect it to everyday ideas. I almost always come away from her sermons thinking which is just what she wants. She’s quite an amazing person and my entire family hasn’t missed one of her Christmas eve sermons in over ten years.
Image #4 (kids eating with birds in Moscow) is wonderful.
On the Appalachian Trail between Kent and Cornwall Bridge. Dave just got back from the Virgin Islands (poor guy) and Loren and I decided to "break him in easy" with this hike we just did. It’s a great hike, starting at Rt. 341 in Kent and having lunch and turning around at Caleb’s Peak where we are here. It’s about 7 miles round trip and the terrain is varied and beautiful. It was 24 F when this was taken and my hands got cold again. However, this day I had hand warmers all fired up and they really helped. Still, taking pictures in the cold is a skill that I’m not sure I want to hone.
Wonderful images of sky, ice, penguins and more. She’s a master of natural lighting and shoots both film and digital. Note: it’s a flash site that’s particularly tough to navigate but the images are well worth it. She talks about her equipment in the frequently asked questions section of the site (see the menu).
[via Edward McKeown]