The Incident at the Cedar Swamp

So is the title Nancy Drew-ish or Sherlock Holmsian?  Either way, it was an incident to be sure.  I decided to head up to Loverens Mill Cedar Swamp Preserve on Tuesday.  I was after some solitude and afternoon light.  Little did I know that they were logging the surrounding forest.  But, being the trooper that... Continue Reading →

Out of Season

Granted it's not the only type of fern to remain green in winter, but it just looks so pathetic sometimes that it's irresistible. I found it while exploring some ruins in the Townes forest in New Boston, NH.  We've had so little snow that I noticed swathes of evergreen fern all over the foundation.  They... Continue Reading →

When It Becomes Visible

You know, I think I spend more time with my backpack off and it lying on the ground than I do actually wearing it!  Being that I spend so much time way down on the ground, photographing tiny things I think I need a different rig.  Or one that allows me to work differently.  But... Continue Reading →

Into the Great Wide Open

Phew.  Our most recent heatwave is over and I can probably get back outside.  I say probably because it's horse and deer fly season and those just make me miserable.  They're relentless and will bite you to death if given half a chance. Lately I've been playing a bit more deliberately with bokeh and its... Continue Reading →

More Microscapes

Been working on my microscapes this year.  Experimenting with light mostly.  Including dappled sunlight, trying for some drama and separation.  That's what the sunlight does in the woods, it highlights certain things and shadows others.  It's some of what makes the woods magical, at least to me. Here's one of a medium-sized painted turtle I... Continue Reading →

Autumn Harvest

While the season is by no means over, the peak color is draining rapidly.  A storm came through yesterday that probably knocked a lot of leaves off the trees and so I was even more glad to have gotten out in the days before.  Because of my health issue, my fall season was in jeopardy... Continue Reading →

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