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Showing posts from March 4, 2012


We woke up this morning to a blanket of snow. By 1:00pm most of it was gone. But about 8:00am, we took off hiking through the Northwood Forest Preserve. There were plenty of breath-taking views on the walk through the woods. It always starts out the same way...on the trail head. Always anxious to see what's ahead. It was quiet this morning...and cold. Occasionally the snow would be blown out of the trees by the wind....or by Michael grabbing on to one of the branches and shaking. It was not easy capturing snow falling... A s I started to look around, I saw tiny things nearly buried in the snow, little seedlings looked as though they were breaking out of a shell...looking for the sunshine. I loved these brown, seemingly transparent leaves.   Contrast between the softness of snow and ruggedness of wood.     Once an artist....always an artist. However, a new medium.  We were hiking around this snow/ice cove

Impromptu Snow(girl) Photo Session

I didn't really have a photo session planned this weekend. But with Beth, Lil and Tracy's visit, there was a moment that became a must-shoot and I made a mad dash into the house for the D70. We had the second measurable snowfall of the season on Thursday, the first being back in October. After visiting the NH Children's Museum in Dover, it was just too nice to be inside.  I love outdoor photography. I love the softness of the light, the snow and the crisp air.  The snow was perfect for packing and rolling into a snowman, so we gave it a go. All the while, I'm wondering why does it have to be a snow"man?" Why can't anyone ever put a feminine twist on it? We had a good laugh about it, and eventually there was a little girly flair to the creature when it was all done. (notice the evergreen skirt at the finish) Adding the necessary facial features was important, along with completing the look with essential scarf, stick arms and gloves. Al