Powered by Squarespace
Journal Category Archives

battle of the wind monsters

the afternoon before the first of our last 2 nor'easters i realized that the upcoming wind would put a lot of leaves on the ground...and this would be my last chance for the glory of fall colors.  out came the tripod to take advantage of the diffuse light and the pre-storm winds.  maybe i was thinking of "marsh snowstorm" - the wind inspired me :) but i was hanging on to the tripod during the gusts!


HONORABLE MENTION :)) "marsh snowstorm"

yesterday this image, printed 3' long and framed, was awarded an Honorable Mention at The Fine Art of Photography juried show at the Plymouth Center for the Arts!!!

the show will be up until May 5, and this hangs proudly with its white ribbon.  admission is free and the Center is open 7 days a week. 220 photos were chosen (out of 848 submitted) and are on display throughout the Center, and they are all amazing.  if you are interested in or just enjoy fine art photography this exhibition is a must see!  as i viewed the show yesterday i felt overwhelmed and priviledged to be included in such talented company, and awed to be getting an award! if you can't get there to view them in person the show catalog is available as a softcover, a pdf, or an ebook from blurb.

the image is from a january 2011 snowstorm. i was inspired by the wind and snow and the marsh colors to use longer shutter speeds to capture the storm movement throughout the marsh...this image is part of a 3-shot panorama i made that day.  back at the computer i was not bowled over by the whole thing but i saw this image within it, and this crop expressed my feelings as i stood there in the snow and the wind. on a whim i printed it out as large as i could.  i put the print aside but kept coming back to it. a year later i finally had it framed.  wow!



glasswort galore 5 days later...

i returned to same spot this afternoon.  sunny but with weak diffuse light.  amazing what 5 days can do in the fall!!


a sea of glasswort

now we're talking close up!!


a closer look at glasswort

one good glasswort shot is never enough for me...i continued using the same lens but in closer...photographers refer to this as "zooming in with your feet" :)


glasswort galore!

i am a lover of fall glasswort :)))) the colors have burst out at last and i can't resist!  many times when viewing my glasswort prints i have been asked, what is it?  this time of year, i say it's hard to miss them!  this year's largest batch is in a different location than last year's (see "fall marsh colors 3 posts down).

take a peek at your nearest marsh today and you too will spot them.  in the summer they are green and blend in with the marshgrass but today they stand out and shout...



shapes and shadows 1

of course i had to focus in on a detailed look :))


winter marshgrass: shapes and shadows

how different is marshgrass throughout the year???

i took this yesterday and saw how it contrasted with the previous fall shot...:)


fall marsh colors

glasswort blends into the marshscape so easily in the summer we hardly notice it...and then comes fall!!  how can you miss it??!!



sea serpent in the sand

this was my favorite from that outing...the rock makes me think of a tired sea serpent resting its head on the roll of sand as the tide comes in...



tidal river

low tide at sunset always attracts me and my camera :) and even though as sunsets go there was not much color, there was still a little glow on the horizon...the tide was coming in quickly though and the opportunity for this shot did not last long!


broken ice sunset

this is a closeup of a section of the previous post, taken with a longer lens. i enjoy the different shapes and textures of the sections of the ice and water.  both this and the previous shot were taken just after the sun went below the horizon...


kath adds:

Ariel view of flooded and fallow fields

Leviathan surfaces, sounds
break the ice. Close up
familiar grounds take far
from far away. Restore perspective:
under cloud cover
rocks creep ashore.


late winter sunset

i thought this might be a good followup to the previous post, as well as a way to get back into the habit of posting more regularly...:)

clouds at sunset seem to either be scarce or total occlusion on the horizon to block the sun...very frustrating!  i did manage to capture this a couple of weeks ago...the clouds in the image were the only clouds in the sky!!



glowing marshgrass sunset

at last, at last!!  monday's clouds led to quite a colorful sunset :))))  the clouds has been busy all day but i have long since given up on being able to predict what sunset will be like...that day the gloomy afternoon low cloud cover had a break at the horizon line at a good time for that sunlight to bounce off the bottom of the clouds :)))))  i went out, set up, and waited for the moment...


fall sunset

bright electric black
on black. luminescence inked
into a skyscape, muted
pranced clouds cover
still the water
colored shadows run
darker than the deep
backlit by the sun.

- kath howell


fall color

sometimes an image for me is all about the colors :)

my imagination feasted on the all the visions i saw in the yellow...!



glasswort in green

i don't often handhold the camera (i am a confirmed tripod user!).  however, the glasswort is at its most appealing to me when i am down on my stomach crawling amongst them, shooting macros, and a tripod is just not handy for this :) so this is the time of year i get to some camera-in-hand work...

this is another one shot in the last few weeks, before the rains came...


glasswort in context

and finally, a view of the glasswort which might make it more familiar and recognizeable...


glasswort group

a slightly more traditional view of the glasswort, this time sitting in front of it...


down in the glasswort

as i said, i do enjoy crawling at ground level among the glasswort...