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Sunday
Nov162014

a different angle

another view, taken about 10' to the right of the first shot.  I like how the multi-colored marshgrass lining the banks winds through the marsh, pulling the eyes with it :)
Saturday
Nov152014

a favorite shot

I love to shoot Ludes Estuary from the culvert overpass on Creek Road :)  I have wandered in the marsh from there, and entered it from Route 6 as well, but I keep going back to Creek Road…high tide, low tide, incoming, outgoing, sunny, cloudy, rainy, all kinds of weather and seasons!  every time I drive by on Creek Road I sneak a glance :)

right now I am entranced by the fall colors in the marshgrass that line the banks of the estuary…

 

Friday
Nov142014

radio tower remnants

i remain fascinated by the ruins of the Marconi Towers :) this is a base anchor for the tower-supporting guy wires.  there were 14-400 foot towers, each one surrounded by 4 of these bases.  they remind me of gun bunkers...buried in the forest.

Wednesday
Nov122014

the view at the end of the trail

definitely worth the walk through the uplands and the wetlands :))
Tuesday
Nov112014

end in sight…

if you look closely, the section of the trail that I used for this shot is at the very end of it in the previous shot :)) 
Monday
Nov102014

the trail continues on…

and on towards the water…
Sunday
Nov092014

fall trail colors

the trail continued on, and the lure of the colors and light kept me going, with many photo stops along the way :))
and this shot has become a favorite!
Friday
Nov072014

further along the trail

the trail called me on…

 

Thursday
Nov062014

crossing the wetland

 the ferns alongside the trail really caught my eye here.

Wednesday
Nov052014

osprey marsh fall trail

just before the first of the two nor'easters we've had in the last 2 weeks i went to osprey marsh to get a shot of the sign.  this 19+ acre property was donated to us this summer by the Howland family, and abuts the original Howland Marsh.  the sky was blue, and the light glorious on the upland leaves in the mid afternoon that day :) and even though I was carrying only the tripod with the camera and one lens (usually I carry a pack with several lenses) i could not resist wandering the newly expanded trail down to the water's edge!

come walk with me...

 

Saturday
May182013

fiddlehead unfurling

back to the macro shots :)  this is a great time of year for that...nature explodes in spring! a fabulous time for exploring the woods and trail.

i got distracted yesterday afternoon when i went to Brainard Marsh to admire the newly planted Atlantic White Cedar trees...

and i was reminded again how challenging it can be to get the image clean and isolated with that sweet creamy background that i love so much and works so well...

 

 

Friday
Feb102012

radio tower woods

i love the various remainders of the radio towers submerged in the woods :)  since the towers came down 50 years ago the field has been left alone to regrow as it wishes.  all this has grown up around them in that time...and this is a great time of year to see the remains, without the foliage, and the briars are visible and more easily avoided!

 

Thursday
Mar312011

tree bark window

this is what really drew me in...this beautiful cutaway to the layer below the bark :) and why i really returned to the site with the heavy (23lb.!) camera backpack (which includes the macro lens) and the tripod!  you can see it in context in the previous post -- what a difference a change of lens makes!!

Tuesday
Mar292011

tree root creature

just a few feet from the where i stood to take the stream shot, to my left, this creature caught my eye :) and my foot a few times too lol!! i believe this is a pine tree root which is exposed and has bark growing over it (to the right--out of the shot-- is a large pine tree growing alongside the stream).

Monday
Mar282011

the same stream a month later :)

i returned to Mahoney and the stream which feeds the upper pond of the White Eagle cranberry bogs that i shot last month (http://www.sippicanimages.com/sippican-lands-trust/2011/3/2/wider-stream-view.html), and this time i hauled my full camera pack and tripod! no snow but still clear water :)

 

Wednesday
Mar092011

winter trail 2

and just around the bend i saw this winter wonderland...

 

Sunday
Mar062011

snow trail 1

last week i had the opportunity to be wandering peirson woods the morning after overnight snow :) what a treat!!

 

 

Wednesday
Mar022011

wider stream view

same stream, same lens, just raised the camera for this more traditional view... :)

Monday
Feb282011

clear winter stream

the clarity of the winter water is amazing...and it always looks cold as well!  last week i had the opportunity to expore more of the SLT's most recent purchase, Mahoney-McIntire.  this stream is south of the old railroad bed and feeds the northern retaining pond of the White Eagle cranberry bogs as it flows southeast.  i could practically count the individual rocks in the stream it was so clear!

Friday
Feb252011

winter trail

i've finally been able to stop shoveling for a while and get back out :) this appealing trail is where i started, on our White Eagle property.  the first half of what you see will quite the wetland in the next few weeks -- or maybe after today with all the rain!  according to the weather reports the day was supposed to in the high 20º's and windy.  instead it was sunny with no wind in the northern woods and absolutely perfect for wandering!  and a great time to be outside :)