Photographs by Frank

1 January 2021

Adams Dozen — 2020

Filed under: Adams Dozen — Frank @ 2:30 PM

As has been my longstanding habit*, here is my “Adams Dozen” for 2020… the year of the pandemic.

Being retired and living a generally quiet life in the New Hampshire woods, our life has not been changed nearly as much as many others have. We made no big trips this year, but I still got out in the neighborhood regularly to make photographs**.

One of the highlights of this year was the successful nesting of a pair of loons on Gregg lake; the first in living memory. I spent many enjoyable hours back in May and June watching (and photographing) the nesting adults and then the pair of chicks, that joined them. Both juveniles successfully fledged this fall and headed to the ocean.

You will be glad to know that I have included only one loon photo and a single dragonfly photo among the dozen… there are many, many more of each subject in this year’s collection!

Additionally, I used some of my “home time” this summer to start making cyanotypes again (after a twelve year hiatus). This fall I also experimented with hand coloring black and white prints. I intend to keep making both type of prints in the future.

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Barns (hand-colored inkjet print)
Barns (hand-colored inkjet print)
Hillsborough Center, NH (hand-colored inkjet print)
Hillsborough Center, NH (hand-colored inkjet print)
Mill Building, Harrisville, NH (cyanotype)
Mill Building, Harrisville, NH (cyanotype)
The Great Stone Dwelling (Enfield Shaker Village)
The Great Stone Dwelling (Enfield Shaker Village)
Handpump
Handpump
Apple Trees & Crotched Mountain
Apple Trees & Crotched Mountain
Meetinghouse, Lempster, NH
Meetinghouse, Lempster, NH
Church Detail (W Deering, NH)
Church Detail (W Deering, NH)
Loos with Chick
Loos with Chick
Blue Dasher (female)
Blue Dasher (female)
Autumn Leaves
Autumn Leaves
Foggy Sunrise, Gregg Lake
Foggy Sunrise, Gregg Lake

* The first edition (from 2011) explains the genesis of this tradition and here is last year’s edition.

** For those keeping track, I made 6651 exposures in 2020 (about two-thirds of what I made in 2019) and processed 1037 of these (about 15% of the total) which is about average.

1 Comment

  1. 6600 images is still quite a feat, especially with restricted movement for 2020.

    Really liked the hand-colored ones. I see “Winter Solstice” didn’t make the cut.

    Thanks for the reminder – I need to check on my “Baker’s Dozen for 2020”

    Comment by Joe Kennedy — 1 January 2021 @ 4:19 PM

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