Photography 101: Treasure

Winter Treasure.

Winter is coming.

Cold winds blow.

The mountains frosted white.

Deep in forest as the cold takes hold, icy treasures glisten.

Changing, new, from day to day on the whims of the stream.

There for the taking diamond white, jewels created of ice.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Treasure

In Search Of Treasure.

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With my recent article for the New England Photography Guild, and my submission to the Juxtaposition Weekly Challenge theme, you all may think I have ice on the brain.

In an effort to remove all doubt, here are a few more frozen treasures to feast your eyes on.

 

Ice Beautiful

My Winter Photography Isn’t All Grand Scenic Landscapes.

Sometimes it’s the little gems that catch my eye.

Here, in my latest article for the New England Photography Guild, I write about the hidden jewels I find along the way to those wonderful mountain vistas.

Winter Jewelry

Winter Jewelry

Sunday’s Hidden Treasure

The frigid water at Livermore Falls flows between the beautifully patterned ice on the banks.

Livermore Falls, Campton, NH.

I’ve always loved the patterns and colors in the ice along the cliff and now I’m finally getting around to doing something with this image.

I’m coming to realize that winter might very well be my favorite time of year to make photographs.

Original date of capture: 2/6/2010

Camera body: Canon EOS 40D

Lens: Canon EF 17-40 f4L

iso 100, 40mm, f16 @ 1/4 second.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

Reflections,  times three.

Still mostly submerged except for the top of its head, eyes, and nose, this beaver spotted me right away as it surfaced from under the ice into the unfrozen water at the edge of the pond.

North American Beaver cautiously checking out the guy with the long glass eye.

Louvered black hood of a drag racing car, accented with bright red and orange flames

 Louvers and flames meticulously painted on the hood of a hot rod.

The legs of a fly fisherman standing knee deep in the water, net hanging from his hip, stands patiently waiting for a fish to take his fly.

Fly fisherman patiently waiting for a trout to rise and take his fly.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Green

Green, 

My first thoughts are of Spring, and new growth. But with Winter rapidly approaching, and the snow that will hopefully come with it, the vibrancy of Spring green is a long way off.

However, several of the images below were captured in the dead of winter.

For those of you thinking “I’d like to create amazing photographs but I don’t have a big fancy DSLR.” Take a close look at the image of my friend Melissa sprawled out on the ice. That’s a Canon G11 in her outstretched hands. Now take a look at the images she makes with it, here. I often envy her ability to put all her gear in her pocket when we get together to shoot.