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Winter 2011

 

               Posted Sunday February 20, 2011

 

Snow, Loch Raven Reservoir

Loch Raven Reservoir, Baltimore County, Maryland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heavy Snow

"Narnian Winter"

Loch Raven Reservoir, Baltimore County, Maryland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snow Scene, Loch Raven Reservoir

Loch Raven Reservoir, Baltimore County, Maryland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Scene, Loch Raven Reservoir

Loch Raven Reservoir, Baltimore County, Maryland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Farm Across The Way

Harford County, Maryland.

I captured this exposure with a little point and shoot camera back in January of 2009. The finished photograph was "made" just recently, and in this sense, represents part of my latest work. The 12 BIT RAW file was reworked with curves adjustments and dodging and burning, It was then "printed" in black and white using the channel mixer - all in CS2. Finally it was toned to render an "Agfa Portriga" print tone effect using a mild color balance adjustment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Farm Scene

Harford County, Maryland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trees And Cloud

Mt. Katahdin, Baxter State Park, Maine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Country Snow

Baltimore County, Maryland.

Here is the February 2011 "Photo Of The Month" snow scene. I just had to include it in this Winter page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dawning Red

With all of the soft and subtle colors within the snow scenes posted above, I wanted to include a burst of vivid "Digital Velvia" color to conclude this February 20th posting. As this day dawned, strong hues of red were extraordinarily predominant in this fiery display. There have been so many spectacular sunrises that I have failed to capture, over the years. This really bothered me - feeling as though I had missed such great opportunity. Recently, God showed me that this was no cause for concern, because he is always able to paint another one for me, any time he chooses.... Sunrise Forever!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

              Posted Tuesday February 1, 2011

 

Ned's Point Lighthouse

Mattapoisett Harbor, Mattapoisett, MA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passing Storm, Shaw's Cove

Shaw's Cove, Mattapoisett, MA

A storm front was passing through the area and there was an unusual steely blue light quality within the clouds. My friend and I raced over to this location and made our way down to this cove on bicycles. I ran about a half mile down the shore line and made many exposures under this unusual sky.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shaw's Cove

Shaw's Cove, Mattapoisett, MA

This is a stretch of shoreline that I know very well. I made this photograph to preserve, for myself, the nostalgia of this scene. I have spent a great deal of my young life on this land hunting, shooting, camping, and clamming - back when America was still America. A day when private property wasn't considered unfair. When it was safe for children to play in the woods and plinking cans with a .22 rifle was accepted as commonplace. It's sad how quickly things have changed. Fortunately this coastal landscape has not changed like the social, political, and economic landscapes have - a result of the post-modern world views that our nation prefers. Our beloved "melting pot" nation has become a pluralistic "salad bowl" of "new" ideas. Can we really expect that the ideas that have made other nations into third world hell holes will improve America - the greatest and most prosperous super power that the world has ever known? These new ideas are really just a symptom of the root problem - America has all but lost her reverence for God and with it goes the blessing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Three Sentinels

Shaw's Cove, Mattapoisett, MA

These three trees that I have named. "The Three Sentinels," have stood here from before my youth. They are a very familiar part of this landscape. Their growth has been slow due, no doubt, to their nearness to the salt tides. During moon high tides and nor east storms, their root systems get submerged in the salty brine. They are true survivors and have earned the right to their place watching over this rocky point of land. They have a beautiful wind swept form that I have always believed to be due to the onshore winds in some way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steely Blue Sky

Shaw's Cove, Mattapoisett, MA.

The sky is the subject in this photograph. This sky is rendered pretty much as it appeared in real life. The passing storm produced these very dramatic and beautifully colored clouds that day. I love being in the right place at the right time to capture scenes with rare and unusual light. More times than not, it doesn't work out that way, but it is certainly nice when it does.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clouds Over Mattapoisett Harbor

Mattapoisett, MA

Mattapoisett Harbor has always been about sailing vessels. In the mid 1800's Mattapoisett was the ship building capitol of America. Many Whaling ships were built in what is now "Ship Yard Park," at the Town Wharf. The harbor is filled with sail boats tied to their moorings. The sound of lines clanking against the aluminum masts fills the air. On this trip, I wanted to make a characteristic photograph of the masts in the harbor. The unusual clouds from the previous day's storm front was the needed element to make a this kind of image work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marsh Colors

Mattapoisett Neck, Mattapoisett, MA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arch, South Side

Arch Bridge, Mattapoisett River, Mattapoisett, MA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arch, North Side

Arch Bridge, Mattapoisett River, Mattapoisett, MA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sailboat

"Snapshots Along The Way" - This weathered little sailboat, tied up at the town landing, caught my eye. This was one of the first exposures I made after arriving in Mattapoisett. It was a blue boat but I decided, in this photograph, it looked much better in a black and white rendering.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sesquicentennial Logo

Town wharf, Mattapoisett, MA

I wanted to capture this logo before it is lost to entropy. After all, a town only has one sesquicentennial. This is a good example of balance within a composition, as well as effective use of diagonal lines. Usually it is best to avoid lines that run out of the frame, but it works very well here as the diagonal lines are balanced in two opposing corners. This composition is very pleasing to the eye.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Featured Photograph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Devotional Snapshot

"Remember Now"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Autumn 2010


– A collection of the best Maine photographs of the year –

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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