I sometimes find myself less than thrilled to be living in a small city.
Too much familiarity, too static, too…well, you name it, and I’ve probably thought of it.
But you know,
Not many coffee shops will open a full hour ahead of schedule,
because the contractors have to be at work by 6,
or the ladies running groups want to be on the road by then.
And there’s never a question of where to go to find Santa.
Why you can even plug your snowplow in, in an outlet of a parking lot.
And so I hit the road every morning at 5 o’clock, and I see a whole other side of this small city that I actually love.
It’s been horribly cold here, and my cameras just don’t behave when it’s this cold, so these were taken with a little Canon PowerShot G10.
I think they are up to G16 now, but I just love this camera for times when a DSLR is not practical. AND it shoots in RAW!
I shot these handheld at ISO800 and decided to leave the noise in, quite simply because I liked it.
Living in a city surrounded by hills, means that you never really see a complete sunrise or sunset.
But every once in a while when everything comes together just right,
and you just happen to have your iPhone with you;
it may not be complete,
but it sure is magic.
Salisbury Center Covered Bridge
Located in Salisbury Center, NY, this covered bridge crosses Spruce Creek, which at one time furnished waterpower for nine nearby mills. This is really not hard to imagine since the first thing you notice when in the area, is the power of the water as it crashes against the enormous rocks in the creek. Not only has the bridge been well maintained (built in 1875), but the area surrounding it is just beautiful, and offers lots of photo opportunities.
It might have been Hurricane Irene.
Or maybe it was Sandra.
It was totally uprooted but somehow found support,
On the very edge of the dam.
Weathered and worn,
But determined to get through it with a little help.
As we here in the U.S. look forward to Thanksgiving, and Hanukkah this week,
This year amongst many things, I find myself grateful for the support I know I always have.
Little decisions, or big choices.
Always quiet, but ever present.
I am truly blessed.
I am going to turn off comments here, but I’ll still be visiting you, and I’ll be back here after the holiday.
I wish each of you a very Happy Thanksgiving and a very Happy Hanukkah. Have a wonderful week!
It was a really nice day here weather-wise yesterday, which made it nice to be out with a camera. I re-visited a covered bridge that I’d photographed before. The last time I visited it, every single photo I took had sun flare in it. Now sun flare can be beautiful, but I really did not want it in my covered bridge photos.
So where’s the covered bridge??? It will be here. Just as soon as I can decide on color or black and white! I was happy with the photos, but my favorite photo taken yesterday? Yup, this is it. A portion of a door latch on a rather “broken” building. Do you ever wonder why something just “clicks” with you? I sure do!
Notice how she is holding this with both hands? Yeah, it’s that good!
J L F is missing something.
To me, benches are a lot like beaches.
Better when they’re empty.
I think we’ve seen just about the last of the unusually mild weather we’ve had here.
The cold air came in today, and the forecasted 18 degree temperature for tonight,
pretty much guarantees the end of the color.
But all is good, and it’s time to move on.
So thank you Mother Nature for a beautiful show this year.
Wishing you a great week ahead!!