Category Archives: Closeup Photography

01.19.2022 Winter’s Chaos

Eliot Porter’s book, “Nature’s Chaos,” is a favorite influence along with “Intimate Landscapes”. There is a lot to be seen in water’s frozen element.

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01.12.2022 Wordless Wednesday-Winter’s Baubles

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01.05.2022 Spalted Wood as Art

Spalting occurs when wood rot fungus attacks a tree or, in this case, fallen branch. I posted some from this shoot a few years back, here and here, but hadn’t worked on this composition until now. It’s a prized bit … Continue reading

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12.21.2021 It’s Winter time, winter time, win, win, winter time!

The solstice has arrived and with it temperatures cold enough to offer ice imaging. Although we started the day in the mid-teens not a lot had formed at the waterfall I visited or in some of the standing water.  But … Continue reading

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12.12.2021 Sutured Ice-Bird’s Eye View

As titles go I still have a way to go but it beats “Textured Ice” which is its file name. I considered “Three Worlds” but thought there might be a copyright infringement. Or “Nature’s Chaos” but that one too.  🙂 … Continue reading

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11.26.2021 Falls Friday

Rainy day here in Western Massachusetts.  And I’m still in a Tryptophan stupor from yesterday’s gorge. Been napping with Bentley much of the day after our usual 2 a.m. nature call for the both of us. After our day of … Continue reading

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11.23.2021 And for something a little more lively

After shooting the abstract in the pond, I drove down Moosehorn Road and my peripheral vision, one of the few things age has not affected, noticed a bright spot between the trees about 100 feet into the woods. This wasn’t … Continue reading

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11.11.2021 Aging beauty

I’ve only photographed hosta twice.  Both times the back of the leaves drew my attention.  This one during the summer backlit to show the structure and now with the beauty of aging dressed in frosty finery. Not exactly in another … Continue reading

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11.10.2021 Isolated Light

Another day, another local conservation area visit.  This time I returned to Sweet Alice where I shared the foliage and island a short time ago.  This time I never left the parking lot as I was after frost yet again.  … Continue reading

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11.09.2021 And just a few feet away

from the maintenance shed was this nicely shaped Red Oak pup trying its hardest to grow into a big tree.  As with MacLeod Field, this area is regularly mowed so this tree may not gain its maturity but now that … Continue reading

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