Well, first of all….Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Kwanzaa to the wonderful people who visit here. I am truly appreciative that you spend a few moments out of your day to look at my images.
Now, to the mud. Here in the Northeastern U.S. we expect winter-like weather at Christmas time. A white Christmas is hoped for by most but at least it should be cold. The ground should be hard with patches of ice at the least if not hillocked with freshly snow-blown snow. Not so this year as it is @60°F and the ground is all soft and squishy.
I searched through the archives figuring I must have photographed a snowy Christmas day at some time in the past. Nupe. So here, for your holiday enjoyment, is the one image I found shot on a December 25th in 2011.
For inquiring minds, this was shot from a distance of 25 feet using my 300 f/4 macro lens with a circular polarizer at f/8 for 30 seconds. The idea was to silkify the water so much that the icicles stood out boldly. I just added silkify to my online dictionary…..the only reference I found on Google was for a women’s clothing shop in New Jersey. 🙂
I hope that everybody is having a fine holiday season…snow or not. Peace, joy and goodwill to all. That’s the present we are really desiring.