Friday, December 14, 2007

A few weeks ago our family set out on an afternoon trip to a nearby town. We stopped at a lovely little park on the way. While there, my 11 yr old step-son had just hopped across this little fall to what is the very large rock to the right. He was larking about when he slipped and fell into the stream. Startled as all get out, he scrambled up on the rock again and hopped back to 'shore'. Soaked nearly to his waist, we had to come home for him to change. The upside to all this is that he managed to spare the Nintendo game that he was carrying from going in the drink. It finally all ended well when he went to a friend's house, and Susan and I headed out for our original destination.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

This past Monday, December 10th, we had a small scale ice storm. The ice melted from the roads and driveway, but the persistent fog froze on every tree limb and twig. This is, again, taken from our back deck. It's a crop from a 4x5 negative that seemed to retain the essentials while eliminating the busyness of what was there. I also like the dominant gray. (There is a bare minimum of PS here....just some sharpening, although the negative is tack sharp, and a very small levels adjustment.)