04 January 2013
Let me know which you prefer and why.
WordPress’ first photo challenge of 2013 is an apt choice. Although I am not one for making resolutions, the beginning of a new year does push the synapses to reflect and consider. Yesterday I had a primal need to stand and witness nature’s bounty: to be near the water, to feel the surge of life anew.
I had been contemplating a new way to view my photo shoots. The day’s agenda resolved that idea, silencing piercing thoughts with a vengeance.
Finally, I knew. I would begin the year with the notion that I would do specific Photo Field Trips that take me to new locations, new destinations, new challenges, new vistas.
As I drove south on I-95 my first Photo Field Trip of 2013 would be to view the Susquehanna River from a different vantage point. I discovered the perfect entrance to birth this initial excursion: Marina Park in Port Deposit, Md, which is a spit away from where I live in Delaware. I had never seen the river from there, never that closely.
The beauty of my destination is its resting place on the Susquehanna River, which is thought to be the oldest major system in the world, maybe even coming into existence before the Atlantic Ocean. It passes through New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland. For countless years I’ve crossed over it to head south, moving over the Tydings Memorial Bridge, which was in my sights all morning as I strolled along the river’s curves.
I never did explore Port Deposit; the river capturing my attention and mood. It absolutely resolved my inner need and decision for Photo Field Trips to unchartered “waters.”
In the Lens section are a few of the frames that record my meanderings. The day was slightly gray, quietly calm, and serenely open to human observation. It fulfilled and I responded.
Note: As usual I welcome comments about this post or any part of my blog.
Beautiful images.The second one looks more like a painting than a photo. Love it.
Thank you, it was a serenely perfect day for a photo field trip. Although the weather was not ideal, the place was just what I needed.
I often get the urge to be next to the water, maybe because I’ve always lived near Lake Michigan. I get a lot of inspiration from it. I like, love the photo of the tree with the glow of light silhouetting it and the calm body of water shimmering below it!
The solitude of the water–its edge and expanse–were exactly what I needed. You live in a beautiful spot, and I love your passion for fossils. See you soon, and thanks.
It is a beautiful river that tells many stories. A place to reflect and be inspired. Love this thoughts, “Yesterday I had a primal need to stand and witness nature’s bounty: to be near the water, to feel the surge of life anew.” Wishing you many photo advenrtures for 2013.
Thank you, and I wish for you many wonderful photo opportunities in 2013 for you to capture your family. Mostly, I hope that you have a harmonious year ahead.
VERY INTERESTING PICTURES. ALWAYS WHEN I SEE GOOD BLACK AND WHITE PICTURES, I THINK IT IS SO GREAT THAT SOMEONE REMEMBERS AND PRESENTS THE BEAUTY OF BLACK AND WHITE. THANK YOU SO MUCH. THEY ARE ALL GREAT!!!
Marialla, I wish you a joyous and peaceful New Year. Thank you for your comment.
The Goose is one of my favorite pictures of yours. In some ways it reminds me of the cat looking at its reflection. It almost looks like a pen and ink drawing.
A flock of geese were fleeing the scene as I strolled closer and closer to them. They are a curious and wondrous bird. Many thanks for your comment.
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For me they are all absolutely beautiful, If I really had to choose one I would struggle so I will go with emotion over visual. The very last one took my breath away.
The light kept changing as the sun struggled to appear. Many thanks for your comment and visit.
Love the shot of the bridges Sally 🙂
I had to get a shot of the three bridges, and I kept walking in silence until I had the vantage point. Many thanks.
I think I like the last one best, the outline of the tree against the sky looks strikingly delicate, like an ink painting… Big Like!
Happy 2013 to your family and you, and thanks.
Wonderful shots in B&W I love the contrast. 🙂
Glad to reconnect with you this year …
•.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•
Eliz, thanks, and yes, it’s lovely to share back-and-forth in the New Year. See you soon.
While all three are really sensational shots, I truly can’t decide between the first and third shots. There is something about the lighting through the bridge and the tree that is really awesome.
Thanks, it was the kind of day where the sun tried to show itself. At times it did, and at others the gray-tinted day still was inspiring.