Ice bubbles and metamorphic fragments Race Brook Falls Trail, Southwest Massachusetts. Dave and I are the “maintainers” of this blue trail connecting Rt. 41 to the Appalachian Trail and we have to hike it regularly to make sure it’s clear. It’s about 2 miles of steep switchbacks from the parking lot to the AT intersection. [...]
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Mt. Everett and Mt. Race from Bear Mountain Bear Mountain, Salisbury, Connecticut. Dave and I hiked up Bear Mountain and this is the view north into Massachusetts to Mt. Race and Mt. Everett. The Appalachian Trail runs from the left edge of this image over the tops of those two mountains to the left side [...]
On the Appalachian Trail between Hubbard Brook and Rt. 7 near Sheffield, Massachusetts. This was the finest collection of ice patterns I’d ever seen in my many years of looking for and shooting them. This was a shallow swamp right on the trail with a small crumbling bridge/boardwalk running through it. On either side of [...]
On the Appalachian Trail near Sheffield, Massachusetts. Dave, Loren and I went on one of our regular hikes from Jug End to Rt. 7 on the Appalachian Trail. As we walked through a small meadow with low pine trees Loren spotted what he thought was an old wasp’s nest. Dave took one look at it [...]
West Cornwall, Connecticut. Another trip to the Pine Swamp Beaver ecosystem last week during a cold snap to explore and take pictures. These ice shots were taken in a small waterway feeding into the main pond from upstream. This is actually frozen foam and tree reflection.
If you click through on any of these embedded images you’ll see popup notes on my flickr images. West Cornwall, Connecticut. Another trip to the Pine Swamp Beaver ecosystem last week during a cold snap to explore and take pictures. This is an overview of the main beaver pond and dam from the west looking [...]
Thayer Brook, Schaghticoke Ridge, Appalachian Trail, Kent, Connecticut. Dave and I took a quick hike south on the AT to shoot ice on this brook. I used both the G15 and RX100 and got a few keepers from each. These are ice drippings (stalagmites) under a waterfall and while it was tough to shoot these [...]
New York, Connecticut border south of Kent, Connecticut. Dave and I hiked from Bull’s Bridge north along the Appalachian Trail along Schaghticoke Ridge with this small stream as our destination. This was a group of bubbles frozen into the ice in a way that made them look like concrete aggregate cut in cross section.
West Cornwall, Connecticut. We went back to the Pine Swamp beaver ecosystem again last weekend and this time travelled farther downstream from the main pond and beaver lodge. This image was shot four dams below the main pond and lodge. Beavers need to create waterways so they can venture away from their lodges to get [...]
Mt. Everett Reservation, Massachusetts. On the way up to Mt. Everett on snowshoes we stopped and took a few shots of Guilder Pond. We snowshoed around it and got some more nice images but this one was the best I got that day. I continue to be both frustrated and amazed with the Sony RX100: [...]
Dave and Loren crossing beaver dam, Pine Swamp West Cornwall, Connecticut. We did a short hike back up to the Pine Swamp beaver ecosystem yesterday in about 6″ of snow. Great fun. The water wasn’t frozen over enough to walk across so we had to carefully walk on the tops of a few of the [...]
Race Brook Falls Trail, Southwest Massachusetts. We hiked up to the junction of the Race Brook Falls trail and the Appalachian Trail and found dozens of outcroppings of needle ice along the way. It’s a most photogenic phenomena although its got so much depth its tough to take a decent image of it. It’s a [...]
West Cornwall, Connecticut. Dave and I returned to the Pine Swamp beaver ecosystem along the Appalachian Trail toward the end of the day to see if the lower light might make things more interesting and it certainly did. I look for textural juxtapositions and this area upstream of the main pond was calm and glassy [...]
West Cornwall, Connecticut. Dave and I returned to the Pine Swamp beaver ecosystem along the Appalachian Trail toward the end of the day to see if the lower light might make things more interesting and it certainly did. The trees and clouds look very different in lower light and the big sensor on the Sony [...]
West Cornwall, Connecticut. We return to this amazing beaver ecosystem many times a year and there’s almost always new activity. There was a lot of rain recently and each level of the pond was high. I took this just before crossing a lower dam and almost falling in.
In her final days as Commander of the International Space Station, Sunita Williams of NASA recorded an extensive tour of the orbital laboratory and downlinked the video on Nov. 18, just hours before she, cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and Flight Engineer Aki Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency departed in their Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft for [...]
Salisbury, Connecticut. On Paradise Lane on the way up Bear Mountain we stopped at a small stream crossing to shoot reflections. It was tough to get out of the picture so I stopped trying.
My flickr contact and fellow Catskills hiker Tyler Sparks caught a magnificent shot on top of Wittenberg Mountain in the Catskills. Note the colors, the multiple lightning strikes, and the rain storm coming down (he said there was snow). Incredible image.
The Trango Towers are a group of spectacular rock spires in the Karakoram Range in northwest Pakistan. In this video a radio controlled drone helicopter is used to film the approach and climbing. This is incredible footage shot in a very remote corner of the world. Here’s another video that contains some of the same [...]
The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) team in the MSL Mission Support Area reacts after learning the Curiosity rover has landed safely on Mars and images start coming into the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 in Pasadena, Calif. The MSL Rover named Curiosity was designed to assess whether Mars ever had an environment able [...]