Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Winter Coming

Winter is coming. The leaves are down and the ground is bare. But a beautiful landscape is still beautiful even in its mimimalist unvegetated state. Even in the midst of a cold rain on a December day. Witness these footbridges over the Muddy River in the Back Bay Fens, part of Boston's Emerald Necklace.

Meanwhile the frosty nights of December have caused the lagoon at the Public Garden to start to freeze. I just about shiver thinking about it.

With the evening sky reflected in the frosted waters, this view down Newbury Street contrasts the siloette of the spire of the Church of the Covenant against a sky of purple charcoal clouds and a pale rose sky.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Golden Sunlight of December Afternoons

The late afternoon sun in winter has become one of my time for photography. I may be freezing in the frigid air, but the golden light of a nearly setting winter sun brings out such a warm glow in urban background.....even abandoned factories can look beautiful.

These are photos from last December along the canals in Lowell, orignally in a post in my blog Other Thoughts. Lowell was a big mill town along the Merrimack River. A series of canals weaved though the industrial district, providing water power to the mills.

These photos contrast the old industrial buildings bathed in golden light with the blues of the canals and sky.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Colors of Spring and Autumn

Our two most colorful seasons draw their hues from different palates. Spring (my favorite) features a softer mix of whites, lavenders and pinks. Autumn is bolder with its bright yellows, oranges and reds. Here is a side-by-side of the same tree I captured this year in April and November.