West of Gaylordsville, Connecticut. We hiked from Bull’s Bridge south on the Appalachian trail over Ten Mile Mountain (ugh) and this small swamp/pond was right next to Rt. 55 on the southern end of our hike. I had the bright idea to get some ripples going by tossing a stick in and at one point [...]
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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.
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 [...]
My longtime flickr contact and world traveler gakout has posted a spectacular image of bamboo in Cherokee North Carolina.
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.
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.
Salisbury, Connecticut. The newly leafed canopy looked great against a cloudy sky this morning. When we got on top of Bear Mountain we were enveloped in a fog/mist and the view was completely gone.
On the Appalachian Trail near West Cornwall, Connecticut. We visit this beaver pond often and it’s surrounded by trees* so when the sky is right the reflections are great. *Beavers choose waterways to dam that have a ready supply of food (tree bark) and building materials (branches) nearby. It’s absolutely amazing how much they can [...]
Clarence Fahnestock State Park, New York. We’re working on the section of the Appalachian Trail from the Hudson River to the Connecticut border. This is a particularly nice section with numerous beaver ponds, lodges, and dams which lead to trees being immersed in water which lead to great reflections like these.
An iPhone/Instagram shot of the root of a large hemlock tree on the Appalachian Trail in Massachusetts.
Pond Mountain, Kent, Connecticut. Anne, Dave and I took a short walk around the pond and Pond Mountain (a Nature Conservancy property) and this large gray birch with peeling bark was crying out to be photographed from below.
My long time flickr contact claudedelrieu21 has posted a spectacular reflection in France.
Salisbury, Connecticut. We always look forward to this beautiful stand of beech trees on the Appalachian Trail between Salisbury and Lion’s Head on the way to Bear Mountain.
On Mt. Greylock, Massachusetts. Hiking down the Haley Farm Trail on the west side of Mt. Greylock we came across a dead black birch with huge mushrooms on it. Hiked out to the tree and shot straight up hoping to catch the mushrooms but instead got an interesting shot of the creepy decaying tree and [...]
Huntington Library Gardens, Pasadena, California. Went on an outing with my mother today. Decided to use S100 to shoot trees from below since this place has an amazing variety of spectacular and rare trees. I’m quite pleased with the way this small camera worked; I got a nice variety of decent images.
Grant Simon Rogers knows how to shoot trees from below. Wow. [via Colossal]
Mt. Everett Reservation, Massachusetts. We hiked up Everett and then around Guilder Pond and I caught Dave out on a cliff shooting an island in the pond. Everett isn’t a hard hike although it’s the second highest point in Massachusetts. Guilder Pond is a jewell that makes the entire hike worthwhile. In July the mountain [...]
New York City. Standing in Bryant Park behind the 5th Avenue branch of the New York Public Library shooting south east through the sycamores at the wall of buildings on the other side of the street. Standing in Bryant Park shooting up at the canopy of sycamore tree branches.
Macedonia Brook State Park, Kent, Connecticut. Dave and I were hiking the other day and I spotted some unusual bark on a tree. On closer inspection the bark was riddled with woodpecker holes up and down the entire tree. The bird is a yellow-bellied sapsucker and it really likes this tree. As you’ll see in [...]
Bear Mountain, Connecticut. Hiking around the back side of Bear Mountain we encountered more mountain laurels coated with ice. The hike was both wonderful and terrible: under two feet of snow was running water from rain and melt off and every now and than we’d break through the crust and get soaked in the “stream” [...]