The sun was rising behind an apple orchard when I took this picture. The tree branches were coated with frosty snow making them glow a bit where the sun was hitting them.
We had snow last week that led to several snowy hikes over the following days. This was made in the local conservation land. The snow clung to the branches for days. We also made the gentleman you see below.
Merry Christmas to all my friends here on WordPress. It’s different this year. We will talk with family on the phone rather than see them in person, and gifts were sent via the postal service. But we put up a tree and still plan to have a traditional meal. We are hopeful we can celebrate together as a family next year.
This is an antique well drilling truck that was decorated with lights and an inflatable Santa for Christmas.
I was asked when Santa would make an appearance and decided today was a good day. He got a Christmas tree this year. I made this using an old pallet. The truck I made this summer is now carrying a Christmas tree but may have trouble with all the snow.
We had our first sizeable snow this week – 14 inches. I stayed close to home and made both of these shots from our yard. The “barn” is actually a garage built in the 1940s to house a pair of school buses.
This old wheelbarrow rests against a pile of firewood.
I was hiking last month and spotted this rather pecked away tree on a hill off the trail. I really appreciated the rugged shapes and stopped to climb the hill and take a picture.
This lobster boat was tied up in Portsmouth, NH a couple of weeks ago. I liked both the boat and the reflection.
The John F. Kennedy Library in South Boston looks beautiful bathed in the morning sunlight.
I found these berries on top of an old military bunker I explored a couple of weeks ago. I enjoyed the color and the way the light hit them.
When I go out to take pictures, I usually have a plan. It always goes better, and I get better pictures if I have a plan. Last Sunday, my plan was to arrive at a location I found on a map along the river in Kittery, ME to take a silhouette picture of Memorial Bridge. The weather looked clear. I had a rough idea of when I needed to arrive. It probably would have been better if I’d arrived slightly earlier. The location itself is a bit of a chance. I’d found a restaurant that on the Google Maps satellite image looked like the parking lot had an unobstructed view, but there were no promises.
When I arrived the parking lot did offer a view of the bridge, but there was a lot of clutter in the way. I made my way across a boat yard to a private dock at what looked like condos or a resort. If it had been summer, someone might have noticed, but not in late November. I found this view with the only other object being a lobster boat which in my mind added to the image.
This was the primary location of this outting, but I like to have secondary and tertiary locations in mind. I don’t want to get up at 4:30 and drive seventy-five minutes for a single exposure. My secondary location was Peirce Island. You saw some photos from there last week. The other location was Odiorne Pointe. I’d shot there before at this time of the year but this time wanted to return and take pictures of the bunker hidden in the woods.
Sometimes it all comes together as it did this day. I got a dozen images that I could use for posts. Other times, I’ve come away with no images or just a single image. I don’t mind a single image if it’s a good one.