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images from the protected open spaces of marion

Friday
Nov072008

FALLING WATER

all this rain we've been having just reminds me of how much i love water images...all kinds, but moving water is certainly special :)  this is the stream at Sparrow's Mill one afternoon last february...makes me think it might be a grand spot to check out now after the rains stop...the stream should be plenty full and flowing after all this rain :)

Friday
Nov072008

ANOTHER TRAIL SHOT

i just was looking back a bit here and realized how many recent ones are portrait shots, so this is a landscape oriented one :) a couple of things i've realized since working with the SLT:

1) you *always* need more trail images...and,

2) they are really challenging to shoot well!

last month in Gallison Woods i got several :)

Wednesday
Nov052008

LOOKING UPSTREAM

this is looking upstream away from the river and back into Gallison Woods...

Tuesday
Nov042008

LOOKING UPRIVER

i keep going back to these Gallison Woods images...it was an overcast afternoon and that made the light smooth and the colors rich :)  this is a view looking upriver from where our trail meets the river's edge.

 

Monday
Nov032008

FALL CORDGRASS

this one stalk of cordgrass caught my eye the other day while i was out shooting some landscapes for the SLT...time for the macro lens!  the marsh was already in evening sunset shadow when i took this.

Friday
Oct312008

THE FAR BANK OF THE STREAM

i just wanted to focus on and admire the leaves as they covered the ground here on the far bank of that stream...fall is all about leaves and color :) and on an overcast cloudy day the light can make them sing!

Wednesday
Oct292008

THE TRAIL CURVES RIGHT

another part of the Gallison Woods trail coming back from the river...

i was once told that shooting woods in dappled light is close to impossible, and the more i know the harder it is...so i love to find shots inside the woods that are successful :)

Tuesday
Oct282008

FALL STREAMSIDE

there is something special about the mix of colors in the fall...and when water is added, magic...this is a stream in Gallison Woods just a few feet away from where it flows into the Sippican River.

Monday
Oct272008

SUNRISE OVER STEWART'S ISLAND

saturday morning found me at silvershell at sunrise.  i love the view of Stewart's island from there, and i was hoping with rain promised for later that day the sunrise would have some nice color...it was nice but did not develop as i had hoped...still some nice color though...

Friday
Oct242008

BIRCHBARK PEEL

the macro lens sprang to mind when i spotted this birch tree with the bark peeling all over it at Gallison Woods :)  i got a mere few inches away from the tree trunk with the camera on the tripod and shot 2 of these, each with a different point of focus.  combining them results in more depth of field than normal with my aperture wide open.

and look at all those colors in the tree...


 

Tuesday
Oct212008

FALL TRAIL

this was taken along the Gallison Woods trail on the way back from the river.  i was attracted to the light and color of these woods, and to these two trunks as they marked the way...

Monday
Oct202008

TRAIL WORK

yesterday we put in a few hours clearing out the trail at Gallison Woods.  bamboo shrouded the beginning of the trail and several trees were down across it further on.  here's what greeted us when we arrived - not a very appealing start to a trail!!

here's what it looked like an hour and a half later!

more was done with shears and a chainsaw further down the trail too as logs and large limbs had made parts of the trail tough going.

now one can get right down to the river's edge for this wide view of the river!

quite a contrast to those images below from just a couple of years ago at Kenney's landing...i think we've had a blizzard or two since then...

Tuesday
Oct142008

FALL ON THE RIVER

streams and small creeks can dry up over the summer.  these images are from my first time out at Kenney's Landing a few years ago in the fall and while the Sippican River itself was flowing, although low and slow, the side streams were not.  it was spooky to me to be standing in a dry bed with signs of running water surrounding me...suddenly winter and snow were very appealing!


 

Monday
Oct062008

MARSH PATH

Stewart's Island...late afternoon...fall...


Sunday
Oct052008

STEWART'S ISLAND GLASSWORT

this is a bit of glasswort standing tall late one afternoon last fall in the marshgrass on Stewart's Island :)  i find their fall colors very appealing...


 

Friday
Oct032008

CLOUDY AFTERNOON

this afternoon found me over at Silvershell Beach taking advantage of the overcast to shoot marsh flowers...as i was leaving, i checked the view of Stewart's Island from there.  it's a view i've always enjoyed any time of year, and encompasses the whole outer harbor and looks out towards Buzzards Bay.  the stand of trees on the right is the island...


Wednesday
Oct012008

SUNSET BEHIND SHAW ISLAND

Shaw Island is off the south side of Howland Marsh, across the marsh from where the woods trail into Howland Marsh comes out.  as far as i can tell it is a strip of woods surrounded by marsh and water...better seen from the water, as you come in to Planting Island Cove.  an osprey nest, occupied every season, sits at the water's edge.

this is my last view of the marsh before i head up that trail to Point Road and home...


Tuesday
Sep302008

MARSH DRIFTWOOD

the late afternoon fall light made this piece of driftwood lying in the marshgrass very colorful...this is again from that same visit to Howland Marsh.


Monday
Sep292008

FALL MARSH COLORS

the 2 sides of this journal cross here...i took this last fall on a glorious late afternoon visit to Howland Marsh.  the colors of fall are in the marsh as well as the woods.  here is a stand of glasswort amidst a whole host of the turning grasses of the marsh.  if you want to see glasswort as a macro image, browse through the "journal" page of this site, where i have several recent postings of this.  i love these guys!


Sunday
Sep282008

FRAGILE MARSH

there is always a place at Howland Marsh where i finally have to stop.  so far, no further, not from the land side anyway...usually about here!