Schaghticoke Ridge on the Appalachian Trail south of Kent, Connecticut. Dave and I hiked south on the AT with this small stream (Thayer Brook) as our destination. I shot a lot of ice but these two images of the reflection of three trees in the brook caught my eye. This one is shot at f/1.8 [...]
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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.
Kent, Connecticut. Dave and I hiked from Rt. 341 South along the Appalachian Trail along Schaghticoke Ridge. We usually use two cars and do the entire eight miles but with the conditions we just went as far as Thayer Brook to shoot the ice formations. Ice forms along the banks and there is a wonderful [...]
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 [...]
My friend and flickr contact Gary Sharp shot a spectacular dunes landscape with his iPhone 5. Great reflection of the tops of the trees in the pond.
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.
Washington, Connecticut. We took a walk in Macricostas Preserve and passed by a favorite little grotto on Bee Brook that’s great for reflection shots. I usually try to avoid rocks but these two had a nice look to them.
Macricostas Preserve, Steep Rock, Warren, Connecticut. Did a short hike today and found a few oak leaves on the ground with Taphrina caerulescens. It sure is pretty for a fungal disease.
Salisbury, Connecticut. On Paradise Lane near my last self portrait reflection image. Today we extended our Bear Mountain hike over Round Top to Mt. Frissel where we turned around and came back over Bear. Long hike for us (12 miles) and we were pretty wiped by the time we got back to my truck. I [...]
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.
Descending Mt. Everett in southwest Massachusetts we saw a leaf on the trail that was shimmering in the bright sunlight. On close inspection it was full of water droplets. Unfortunately the leaf was bowed which meant that even stopped down macro images were likely to be out of focus on the edges. What an amazing [...]
Race Brook Falls Trail, Southwest Massachusetts. Beautiful day for a hike up the Race Brook falls trail to the Appalachian Trail, then south over Mt. Race. The leaves in Race Brook looked better than the same leaves hanging on trees. On the way back the sun was low enough so the trees were casting shadows [...]
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.
My friend Gary Sharp has posted a very nice iPhone image of small plants and debris on the Southern Oregon Coast near where he lives.
Washington, Connecticut. Took a short hike in the Steep Rock Preserve and while the Shepaug River is extremely low, it still has enough water in it to capture reflections of the trees on the opposite bank, here broken up by exposed rocks.