Archive | January 2012

Glen Doone View

I had been to the Glen Doone picnic area at Thacher Park for a wedding some time ago, and wanted to go check out the views with my camera along. The entrance is not maintained for winter access by vehicle, so I parked at the overlook and walked in. It presents another angle to view the fabulous Helderberg escarpment. As a bonus, it was a peaceful afternoon, and  I had the place to myself…which is the kind of atmosphere I prefer, while on a photo shoot.



Snowflakes piled together create a white jumble that causes many of us such grief as we spend much of winter moving it out of our way. On this tree branch, a solitary snowflake was sitting pretty, holding its head high, not bothering anyone.

Branches at the Top

The goal of the trail at High Point, is a great view of Altamont, and the surrounding area. On a snowy Saturday, the view was great as always, but not so much through the lens of a camera. The prettier view was the branches of the bush at the top, sprinkled with fresh snow.

Pine Cone

I walked along one of my favorite trails with a sense of determination to get to the end. I told myself to slow down and look around for what I might be passing by, and there it was… a tiny little pine cone hanging from the underside of one the pine trees. Time to try out my new tripod…

Stained Glass Beauty


I was challenged to create the right depth of field effect looking through the door to the beautiful stained glass window at the back of this mausoleum at Albany Rural Cemetery. There were crypts on either side of the room, but my eye was drawn to the window which shone brilliantly on even a cold, windy, winter day.