WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Resolved

04 January 2013

Lens:

1. Susquehanna Bridge, Susquehanna River, Nikon DSLR, January 2013; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2013

1. Susquehanna Bridge in the Forefront, Susquehanna River, Nikon DSLR, January 2013; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2013

1. Goose, Susquehanna River, Nikon DSLR, January 2013; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2013

1. Goose, Susquehanna River, Nikon DSLR, January 2013; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2013

1. Susquehanna River, Nikon DSLR, January 2013; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2013

1. Susquehanna River, Nikon DSLR, January 2013; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2013

Let me know which you prefer and why.

Pens:

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.

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22 Responses to WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Resolved

  1. Suzanne says:

    Beautiful images.The second one looks more like a painting than a photo. Love it.

  2. Fossillady says:

    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!

  3. 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.

  4. marialla says:

    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!!!

  5. 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.

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  7. 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.

  8. Geoff says:

    Love the shot of the bridges Sally 🙂

  9. EvaUhu says:

    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!

  10. eof737 says:

    Wonderful shots in B&W I love the contrast. 🙂
    Glad to reconnect with you this year …
    •.★♥★Happy New Year to You & Yours!★♥★.•
    Eliz

  11. Shutterbug Sage says:

    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.

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