Wednesday, December 29, 2010

(Day 362) All is well

Tuesday Dec. 28, 2010

I got an invitation from one of my daughters to go with her on a trail that she frequently takes her dogs on for exercise. Given the abundance of Christmas-related goodies that have been offered me, and which I of course was too polite to refuse, I needed the exercise too. It turned out to be a beautiful area with abundant opportunities for photos. At one point, when we'd left the trail to make our own along a little creek, through all the snow, we were forced to climb a steep 50' bank. After that we stuck to the trail that ran along the ridge.

Although the sky was a dismal gray, it was a beautiful day for a hike. The water running under the ice, the snow lying thickly on fallen trees, and the peacefulness of the woods indicated that all was well. Here are just a few shots of the many I was able to make this afternoon.

(18-55mm  f8.0  1/15 sec  ISO200)

(70-200mm  f5.6  1/40 sec  ISO200)

(10-22mm  f7.1  1/100 sec  ISO200)


ju-north said...

A walk worth taking! Beautiful images!

imac said...

Looks like you had a snowball of a time Rick.
Great shots enhanced with being in B/W.

marty said...

really beautiful ! I don't like when it's too cold (I hate cold wind !) but I love snow !!
so I enjoy these shots very much !
je t'envoie une boule de neige avec
plein de bisous dedans !!

darlin said...

Aren't you the polite one to not refuse the Christmas goodies! LOL I love your word choices.

What a wonderful opportunity to take walks in the country, amazing photo opportunities as well. That pit looks like it could be dangerous if someone wasn't paying attention, good thing you didn't fall in! The photos are stunning, I love the choice of B&W. I think that it makes them more wintery (new word). You've made winter look splendid, now that takes talent! :-)

Julia said...

Wow, those pictures turned out nice!!! They look really good in black and white!

Dawn said...

I think that 2nd one is my favorite. What a wonderful walk!
At least the (cold) snow makes for lovely captures!!

The Whimsical Gardener said...

Always worth it when a kiddo asks you to go along! It looks like a lovely walk.

Farmchick said...

Beautiful, but it looks to be freezing!!!

becky said...

Rick, I'm just catching up on your blog after much busyness! I love that creeksicle shot!