PHOTOGRAPHS AND PHILOSOPHIES

Seasons

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The Perfect Day

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Nix Angelus

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April Day

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Spring Crocus

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Winter Gorge

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Taughannock Falls, 2017

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Winter Sky

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The moody sky continues to brood; the snow within still a distant dream.  The earlier dusting is ethereal and thin, like my breath in the crisp air…here for a moment, then gone.


Sunless Rainbow?

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Though it was completely cloud covered on this November day, somehow a sliver of rainbow appeared in the sky!   If you look closely around 10-11 o’clock, you can see it too.


Fly By

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Geese fly through a cold winter sky.   There’s a hush in the air.  The grey clouds are heavy, laden with snow, but yet it resists the Fall.   I wait, watching, anticipating it’s arrival, but only the wind touches my face.   I can feel winter’s cold hand. It grazes my cheek, but will not wrap me in its white robes, will not envelop me with its embrace.  I have been here waiting, from the sun’s bright ascent to the close of the day, but it does not fall.   Winter’s snow holds back from me, like a reticent sparrow, peeking from the trees, unmoving yet aware, unsure of my intentions, though I offer only love.


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Creeping Ice

Creeping Ice

The ice receded, though some people saw snow fly this morning. Rain, mud, and decaying vegetation all around. Spring has come. Now I wait for the return of my beloved Winter. Gone, but never forgotten.


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March Waterfall

More Water


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Milkweed

Milkweed


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As Above, So Below – The last days of Winter

As Above, So Below - The last days of Winter

Technically it’s the first day of spring, but this image sums up my feelings about it all. I’m always sad to see the Winter leave. This was taken in February at the Marsh. I’ll be looking forward to seeing more Winter next year (or in a week or two if the “Powers that Be” still favor a late snow, like in the past).


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Sycamore Over Water

Sycamore Over Water

Another view from the Marsh. The sycamore tree is particularly beautiful in the winter season and one of my favorite trees to photograph.


Rainbow inside a Cloud

Tried to capture this unusual effect of light and ice crystals in the sky.    The images aren’t the best as I was a passenger in a car at the time.    Took these out of the window.    I’ve since learned that this phenomena is called circumhorizontal arc or “fire rainbow”.    At least, that is what it appears to be.   It is hard to covey the full effect with these photos, as the clouds were in constant motion.  I did question the circumhorizontal arc theory because cirrus clouds don’t seem to be involved.  They looked far more like cumulus or stratocumulus clouds.  Maybe this effect is simply “cloud iridescence”.   Not sure how to tell.  Regardless of what it is called, it was truly beautiful and a lovely way to end the day.

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A face in the snow?

Faces in the snow

Captured this unique image from the bridge over-looking a small creek. I was fascinated by how much it resembled a profile, like faces from art-deco paintings I’ve seen or architecture of that ilk (maybe I just thought this because of the juxtaposition of steel girders from the bridge). It’s also a little like Jack Frost himself, blowing icy cold wind over the parks and glens. That works for me too. (I kind of like winter *understatement*). I’d be curious to hear what it evokes in other people’s imaginations.


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Crystal Leaf

Crystal Leaf


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February’s Gift

February's Gift


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Winter

Winter

Relief not reflected by the grey skies. Happy to have a real winter this year.


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Carpet of Leaves

Carpet of Leaves


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Melting Teeth

Melting Teeth

The thaw begins


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Over Under

Over Under


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Between the Snow

Between the Snow

Another unusual January “thaw” melts the winter away. The marsh is captured in gold and blue.
We’re waiting for the snow fall.


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In the Red

In the Red

Cardinal searches for food by local church. Green moss and grass made for a very “Christmas-like” color combo. Taken Dec. 20. The snow came a few days later.