Category: Landscape

I’m thankful to whoever left their boat on the shore at the lake because it became the focal point of my photo during yesterday’s snowfall.

It was a crisp 25 degrees and snowing this afternoon at the lake.  Before long, there will be ice fisherman and skaters enjoying winter-time activities on the ice covered water.  In the summer, this beach would be buzzing with swimmers and there would be boats on the water.  Today, I was the only one who ventured out onto the snow covered sand.  I love the solitude of a beach in the winter.

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Last week I posted a sunrise image that I shot while on my way to The National Dog Show.  Here’s the link  http://betsydallasphoto.com/WordPressNew/?p=12780
It featured layers of trees and rolling hills shrouded in early morning fog.  The scene above was what I saw when I turned around and looked to where the sun was rising over the farms behind me.  The sky was glowing and there was fog here as well – just settling in behind the trees.  In the foreground there were several different types of grasses which, due to the long lens I was using, are out of focus.  I would love your constructive criticism on this image.  I’m struggling with it a bit.  I think I would prefer if the grass was not in the foreground, however, there was no way to avoid that given my vantage point.  Your thoughts?

A dusting of snow would be a nice addition to this scene at the Christmas tree farm.  When I was little and we had a real tree, our family purchased it at a local outdoor lot where the trees were already cut, bundled and ready to go.  Every time I pass a lot with the bright light bulbs overhead and trees lined up, I think of dad and I going out to pick a tree while mom was at home getting all of the ornaments ready for decorating.  It was usually a Sunday afternoon and when we got home, dad would make sure the tree wasn’t too tall for the living room and then he would anchor it to the wall so it wouldn’t fall over.  Then mom and I spent the rest of the day decorating while dad watched football.  In the evening, dad would set up the train and I added the village around it.  Our display was complete!

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The early bird gets the ….. sunrise photos!  I was on my way to The National Dog Show presented by Purina yesterday and couldn’t resist stopping to photograph the wonderful fog that had settled into the valley overnight.  The sun was rising in the East, but this was facing west and the sky was filled with the first hint of orange.  Pennsylvania’s weather is so unpredictable.  Yesterday afternoon the temperatures were in the upper 60’s and it was a wonderful day.  Overnight, a winter storm arrived, dropped a couple of inches of wet snow, and it’s currently 34 degrees in my back yard.  I wonder what tomorrow will bring?