Still Learning To See

Ending the year on ice

Yesterday brought not only the last day of the year but a fabulous day to be a photographer in Vermont! I woke to single-digit temperatures and one of my first thoughts was to head to a favorite steam in Middlesex—one I’ve written about before and one I’ve photographed hundreds of times over the past 35 years. Even with nearly 10,000 photographs made last year, many posted on this blog, and still on my hard drive, there must be room for a few more, right?

A small part of the stream shows ice forming in the falling water, the two very close in temperature.

A small part of the stream shows ice forming in the falling water, the two very close in temperature.

This small gem of a stream had frozen over in early December but had re-opened last week so I was able to enjoy lots of new ice, always of interest.

The low winter sun was peeking into the woods at just the right angle to light much of the ice, not an easy exposure but beautiful. And along the length of the stream the variations in flow made for many beautiful patterns. What a great way to end the year and today, a bit warmer, will find me out walking with my friends!

I have many exciting events coming up in the New Year including a solo show at the Chandler, a series of performance shows in February with a painter and a cellist, and, if all goes well, another show with six fellow photographers. Details will follow!

Ice or snow, warm or cold, I hope you, dear readers, will find time to be outside for at least part of this first day of 2015 and see and enjoy the world in which we are so fortunate to live. Thank you for your continued support.

This entry was published on January 1, 2015 at 9:07 am. It’s filed under Ice, John Snell, Water, Winter and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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