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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Snow

Our area in Kentucky saw a decent snow on Christmas Eve this year.  After all the family happenings and sicknesses, I finally, on Monday, caught a few moments to get out and capture some of the Christmas snow.  I got out around 2:00 in the afternoon, temperatures around 27/28 degrees.  I am not a huge fan of cold weather, so I bundled up-hat, coat, and gloves...I had forgotten my boots!  So quick thinking led me to ( I am at my Mom's house)  a Wal-Mart sack and put on with a rubberband holding around it...I was just really looking for things that were unique and enhanced or made beautiful by the snow...I captured a few icicles, footprints, etc. and then decided I would hike about a mile to the back of the family farm to the woods and a pond.   NOT a good idea with Wal-Mart sacks for boots...Anyhow, I was determined there would be something grand for me to photograph back there, I even ventured into those woods by myself, no boots, didn't find much that was the "breathtaking" thing I was searching for.  I did however get tangled up in vine, thorns, and cockleberry (sp) bushes...But it was a peaceful walk and I enjoyed it.  I also ventured over to a small graveyard on the property, and got some nice pictures.  All in all, I did not capture the one awesome thing I was looking for, but I am pleased and I think I captured the feel of the day well.  On the way home, I drove by a particular bridge I like to photograph and my favorite barn and got those.   Please feel free to comment on what you like or don't like!

This is one of my all time favorite barns...

This is the vertical version...there is a lot going on in this photo...I liked how the sun was coming in from the right onto the water and tress on the left...

horizontal version

black and white version

This one is inspired from another photo...but I like it!  I like hint of color in the tree...

This one is against a tin wall, into the sun, with icicles on the roof...I liked the  vintage feel I get...

This one is the wall of the graveyard I photographed...I like the shadows and lines in it...

This photo shows the name of the folks who owned my parents house before them...Coleman's...I believe the died date is 1872...

I like how the shadows are coming in on the headstones...there are only a few left standing in there...

I did find a leaf, barely!

This was taken in the woods during my walk...with wet shoes...The only green thing around hardly!

This pic makes me cold!  I am trying to expand my shots...but I have a hard time because I think in macro!

Yes, these pesky things were not my fave, obviously I didn't dress for walking through the woods, but these were everywhere, and stuck all to my clothing!  So, how appropriate that I photograph them as part of my day!

I like the blue and brown of winter...captured in this photograph!

Again, I am trying to expand the types of photographs I take...but I just see the world up close!

Usually the area in the middle that looks like brown weeds is under water...This pond was practically dry earlier this year!

I tried very hard to capture a drop falling...I never quite got it the way I wanted...oh well!  I am sure there will be more to practice on!

I had wanted there to be more snow around the RR tracks, but no such luck.  I tried to focus on the right rail on this one to shake things up...typically focus is on the vantage point..

This is a very old church in Guthrie KY that is in ruins.  I mean to stop there all the time but it just never works out.  It really is a gem for photography, I think, especially if you are into the tattered/worn broken down look.  This photo does not do it justice!

I like how the barn is set apart from the background in this one...

Like  I mentioned before,  please feel free to comment, good or constructive, I am trying to improve and comments help!  I tried to step out of my normal realm on these and do something a little different!  It involved frozen feet, briar bushes, thorns, and cockle burrs, but I enjoyed every second! Until next time, take care!


1 comment:

  1. Love yr blog format, and these snow pics are amazing! The water drip pictures must have taken the patience of Job!