Photographs by Frank

3 February 2013

“Sky Farm” and Gregg Lake Ice

Filed under: Monadnock Region,Winter — Tags: — Frank @ 6:00 PM

Friday was a sunny and  mild-for-January day; the temperature was in the mid-20’s. There were enough clouds to make good landscape photographs possible*.

Thus, after lunch, Joan and I made the twenty minute drive to the Forest Society‘s High Five Reservation** in Deering. Making the short climb from the road to the top of the hill , we were rewarded with the usual spectacular views of the Contoocook valley. We headed back to the car by meandering through the essentially snow-less woods instead of taking the road directly back.

Saturday afternoon found us out for another hike on Gregg Lake. The thaw and rain early last week melted most of the snow on the lake which, upon refreezing resulted in a relatively smooth and hard ice surface.  There were many spots where the ice contained countless small bubbles. The patterns in and on the ices were fascinating. We were left wondering and postulating how the various defects in the ice came to be.

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Looking Northwest from Sky Farm #1
Looking Northwest from Sky Farm #1
Clouds at Sky Farm
Clouds at Sky Farm
Lake Ice Detail #1
Lake Ice Detail #1
Lake Ice Detail #2
Lake Ice Detail #2
Lake Ice Detail #3
Lake Ice Detail #3
Lake Ice Detail #4
Lake Ice Detail #4

Looking Northwest from Sky Farm #2 (a three frame panorama)

Looking Northwest from Sky Farm #2
*Skies make or break many landscapes. If you are going to include the sky in the frame it ought to be “interesting”.

**Located on Sky Farm Road, we seem to eschew the official name and call this wonderful spot “Sky Farm”.



	

21 March 2011

Spring Break

Filed under: Early Spring,The "New" Yard & Environs — Tags: , , — Frank @ 12:01 PM

Early March… Spring Break time for those of us, students and faculty alike, in higher education.

Many head south, not me… I spent most of the week in NH. However, I started the week photographically with a Sunday afternoon trip to Sachuest NWR to look for harlequin ducks. None were to be found.

Most of the rest of the week in NH was not particularly good for photography… the light was very flat gray and dreary for three days. Things began  to look up photographically-speaking on Thursday and Friday when the fog set in! Nothing like fog to set a mood, so I headed out each afternoon.

Here are a dozen from the week:

Comments appreciated, as always.


 

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