Still Learning To See

Amazed by life…all year long

Three more images from my newly hung show at the Central Vermont Medical Center Art Gallery. If you can, please take time to see the show there. If not, I’m sharing all the images—3 each day over this week—for all to enjoy. Thank you for your continued support!


Snow and ice on ledge, Iqaluit, Nunavut

Winter often comes to the Arctic in small steps and falling snow and temperatures cold enough to form ice are clear indicators of its imminent arrival. This formation of sedimentary bedrock was transformed on the morning I photographed it with water still flowing over the rock, but now covered with ice and new snow.

Technical details: Minolta Dimage7i at 50mm and 1/ at 180f/6.7 and ISO100



Edge of the Pond at Dawn

One trick I use in some photographs is to point my camera directly into the reflections of the sun sparkling off water. Anything between the water and my camera is then silhouetted against a backdrop of a million suns. I found these dried flowers one morning just as the sun came by to play.

Technical notes: Pentax K-7 digital camera with a Pentax zoom lens at 300mm (ISO200 @ 1/640 sec and f8.0).




Fall Grasses in Afternoon Light

I use another simple technique when the sun sparkles off dew rather than a pond or lake. The same effect happens as seen here where the seedpods of an ornamental grass are highlighted by the bright sun while the sun-filled dew drops form a unique, dappled background.

Technical notes: Pentax K-7 digital camera with a Pentax zoom lens at 300mm (ISO400 @ 1/800 sec and f8.0).

This entry was published on August 24, 2020 at 8:11 am. It’s filed under John Snell, John Snell Photographer, Photograph, Vermont, and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “Amazed by life…all year long

  1. Stunning photographs!

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