Sunday, January 1, 2012

Ithaca Trip

While on break, I had to work for 1 morning.  I took some time to head downtown in Ihaca with my camera.  This is what I found.

This photo was suggested by Ben.  It's an incredible willow tree on a very small piece of green space between a bank and a Taco bell.

The Willow Trees in Stewart part are some of the most commonly photographed trees in the area.  I thought I'd try this angle to give the illusion of other trees reaching out to the willows.  (There are also geese out on the ice just beyond the willows.

I failed in completing the 52 trees in a year, so I'll continue into this year to finish this project.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Cornell University Engineering Quad Oak Tree

I've been looking at this incredible oak tree on the Engineering Quad at Cornell University for a long time.  The other day I noticed that around noon time the southern Sunlight would shine through two building to create great contrast of lighting on the leafless branches.

I like the effect of the wide angle lens that created a interesting effect with the upper branches.

One final touch with HDR processing created a Tim Burton type of creation.  I feel like the branches are getting ready to reach down and grab me.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The frosty fog this morning was incredible.  I had to go out and take a few photos.  I chased the fog all over, and it was never in the places that I wanted it to be.  This was the best of the fog/tree photos from this morning.  This is on Cemetery Lane near McLean, NY.

Frosty Trees

It was a frosty morning, and I chased the fog around.  I ended up deciding to use one of the photos that didn't have fog.  I liked the ice on the trees, and the frost on the green fields.  I thought the barn added just enough color.  This photo was taken on Elm Street extension in Groton between Salt Road and Chaplain Road.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Found on the side of the road.

When I'm in a car, I'm always looking for interesting  places to photograph.  Usually I see them when I cannot stop.  This particular site I found last week, and I liked it so much I went back for the mornings first light.  I think the return was worth it.

Tree near the creek

Traditions can be a lot of fun.  The Saturday after Thanksgiving we usually have another Thanksgiving dinner with my wife's side of the family.  If the weather is nice we walk to the creek where my wife and her friends spent a lot of time as children.  Along the hike is this little stream before the creek.  This year it was very warm, and beautiful.

Old Shade Maple

A friend reminded me that I haven't posted any trees in a while.  I apologize.  It's been a very busy fall with lots of photography projects (paid).  They help me to buy more equipment. :-)

This is an interesting tree.  I first saw it about 30 years ago when I went camping at Peg's pond.  It has provided shade for many years.  A few years ago, a section of this tree fell on part of the cabin on the left side of the photo.  This past year it came down in two more pieces.  We will miss this tree dearly.