Friday, January 30, 2009

A couple of weekends ago, Steve and I went up to State College. It snowed while we were there, the nice light, fluffy kind of snow. My in-laws have an iron fence in the backyard that I thought might make for a good photo opportunity utilizing the contrast between the black fence and the white snow. I wanted to do something a little different so I took various shots of just part of the fence and then converted the image to black and white. This is the image I liked the best.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

This is the second image I captured yesterday at Springton Manor Farm. It was taken only a few feet away, but yet it has a different feel to it. I need to remember this spot and revisit it again in the spring. I imagine it might be a spectacular sight when the tree is flowering and the grass is green. Same for the fall when the leaves are changing colors.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I wanted to do this blog to challenge myself to take more photos and improve my photography skills. I figured since my photos were already being published on my husband's blog, it was time I had my own blog. Unfortunately, I'm not a writer like he is, so if you're looking for a good laugh, check out his blog at I, on the otherhand, will stick to descriptive prose and photography!

It snowed overnight. This morning it was very pretty outside, the snow covered trees just begged to be photographed. So I set out for a drive in the country in an attempt to find a snowy landscape scene. I have always loved scenic winter photos but have found taking photos of snow to be a more difficult task than it appears. I ended up in Springton Manor Farm, a place I learned about in a photo class I took last spring. By the time I arrived there, the fog was really thick and it seemed there would be nothing to photograph. I turned around in the parking lot to head home and saw this scene.