Tag Archives: Water

Blanket of White

Blanket of White
Blanket of White

Feeling rather chilly this morning, 53 F  at what is supposed to be just the beginning of Fall, I began thinking of the last winter which ran through the North East of the country and set record lows and snowfall depths – 8″ there, 12″ in other places. It was certainly one of the roughest winters I have experienced in Syracuse thus far. On two occasions, I had been trapped in my driveway because of the incessant snow and delayed city plows. Yes, I was miserable because of it.

Yet, because of the incessant snowfall, when I did get out, I saw some rather amazing sights. One of those sights happens to have been the Green Lakes out in Fayetteville, NY completely covered in a blanket of snow. This is one of the deepest pair of lakes in this region which were carved out from melting glaciers from the last ice age. But, under this tremendous snowfall, it seemed transformed into something that seem to pop out straight from a fairytale or some story book.

Although, I am not looking forward to the cold again, I am certainly looking forward to taking more photographs like this if the opportunity presents itself this winter. If I collect sufficient, I will see about starting a new portfolio focused on the beauty of winter.

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Hypnotic Swirls

Hypnotic Swirls
Hypnotic Swirls

As the season slowly changes to the cooler days of Fall, I thought I would take a moment to reminisce of the summer and one of the things that I saw that I thought was interesting. To the left you can see one of those scenes. This was taken at the Buttermilk Falls down in Ithaca, NY.

I had noticed the swirling pattern in the water but it was so slow it was almost insignificant. So, I did something to make it more significant. I slowed my shutter down and thus was able to make the swirls more visible and more prominent. Here they show the hypnotic swirls of this small point in the stream which feeds the Buttermilk Falls.

Trinity

Trinity
Trinity

The last time I caught three flowers clustered together it was a shot I took in a friends garden. I ended up naming the photograph “Blossom in Three” under my Garden Gems collection.

Here, I was visiting Thornton Park’s Rose Garden in down town Syracuse after a morning rainfall. There was a sort of, as the French would put it,”je ne sais quoi” that drew me to the scene. It was almost spiritual in a way to see the flowers bathed with a soft light and water droplets – like they were being refreshed and rejuvenated. I guess that is what prompted me to refer to it as “Trinity”. I had been fighting with the idea as to whether to display it as either color or black and white. Looking at the result, I think I am glad I stuck to black and white.

This is one I definitely plan to add to my portfolio in time and one that will be available for sale if anyone is interested in a print. Feel free to comment!

Bridge Over Waters

Bridge Over Waters
Bridge Over Waters

Over the course of the summer I took numerous trips to some rather breathtaking natural spots. One of those just happened to be the Buttermilk Falls down in Ithaca, New York. Now, Ithaca is known for numerous waterfalls. But this one was packed with so many sites, I did not have time to visit any others in the vicinity.

In this shot, Bridge Over Waters, I chose to focus less on the falls which has been photographed to death but instead on the stream which feeds the falls. And, I aimed to try to capture the atmosphere, the lush greenery, cool flowing waters and the grandeur of the scene. This is one which will certainly make my

portfolio later on and the print will be available for sale. I hope you enjoy.