photography and the landscape

Saturday, March 27, 2010


The air was brisk but the light was very good. I could have spent hours walking the grounds at a local nature preserve, a favorite place to take photos. At first glance the place looks barren and bleak....a place washed away of life, dull browns, filled with a dingy gray decay. But that thin light creates nice contrast, the tangle of branches alive like a fine etching. There were deer, geese, wood ducks, swans, wood peckers, cardinals and some very anxious chickadees looking for some morsels following me along my way.

The first shot , a seed pod burst, insurance for the next season. The second shot, deception....dried flowers standing after the tough north eastern winter but looking very much alive. Finally a cardinal..... singing out to a a lady bird not far away ....

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