Tag: winter

Rangefinder framing – Leica M9

As someone who tends to focus on composition, shooting with a rangefinder camera can be a little frustrating at times. The framelines in the viewfinder aren’t very accurate when it comes to what’s going to end up in the image. One can estimate and sort of get an idea with practice, but gauging the accuracy also changes depending on focus…

Follow-up to the last post – some bird photos

Following up from my previous post where I mentioned that I shot a couple of bird photographs. Now, bird photography is not my usual “thing”, but when the chance arises from time to time I do enjoy the challenge. A challenge it is, as I do not own the proper equipment for bird photography. Especially considering the birds in my…

One week later and it’s a different scene

The photos I took in my last post were taken in a nearby park. One week after I took those photos, the scene totally changed – we had snow! Though the idea of snow in December in Pennsylvania doesn’t sound unusual, it has been a rarity the last few years. An inch or two or a dusting here or there…

Into the pines with the Leica M9

I had some free time the other day after an appointment and thought it would be nice to swing by a local park to find some photo opportunities. I haven’t been able to get out much lately, Covid aside, and I really wanted to stretch my legs and have some creative time. Being that it was a cloudy, cold day…

Winter is winding down. Time to wind up!

Although it has been a relatively mild winter this year it was still winter nonetheless. Winter is my slow period for photography. Not because winter isn’t a great time for fantastic photos, it is, but it’s just not a great time for me. As I mentioned here before I do have a day job, which means I am out and…

Cracks in the works

I ran across this tree-like crack in the ice of a very small pond and was drawn to how it was emanating from the small rock at the edge. I think I shot about a dozen different perspectives, some with the rock more prominent, but in the end I liked this “shot from above” look the best. Processing was another story. I spent…

Not dried up yet

Unlike these winter plants, I still think I have some life left in my photo skills to give this blog another go around for another year. Of course I am kidding because it’s not the photography I am worried about, it’s the writing and coming up with catchy subject matter to write about. I’m not one to do the “resolution”…

I’m still here sir. (Warning: dead animal)

As I enjoy yet another blast of winter weather, I thought I would take a moment and stop in on my own blog. It seems like forever since I’ve posted but I’m still around, still trying to perform photography. I use “trying” in the loosest sense since I  haven’t done any real shooting in quite some time. I know I shouldn’t…

Don’t like “Likes”

I’ve recently have been entering my work in contests, mostly just for fun and feedback and to wile away the winter days. Most “contests”, or competitions,  I have been entering have traditional judging, in the sense that a judge or judges choose what they think are the best images of the competition. Those are fine, I don’t have a problem with that…

Trees, cold, and me

What to do during a sub-freezing weather spell? I, for one, carried about my regular work duties – to a point. Although I was out and about prior to the polar vortex plunge, I quickly decided that it wasn’t for me. When you can’t stand being out in the weather after 30 seconds, and you don’t really have to, you find alternative…