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Winterscape Gallery Series ’22

Big snowstorm this weekend.

Parts of NJ got hit harder than me.

But we had enough.

This afternoon, I headed out to a peruse a used bookstore.

Camera on the seat next to me.

Glad I had it.

I passed a trailhead I often walk, and pulled into the parking lot.

The trail was still snow covered, nothing my boots couldn’t handle.

But, I wasn’t getting the look I was hoping for.

I walked down the path a little, and looked right.

There, under the canopy was what I was looking for.

I worked my way in, trying different angles, working the scene.

I liked what I saw.

Hard to believe…but I’ve been doing these Winterscape Gallery Series images since 2008.

Whew. Long time running down the line.

But, that’s fine. Cool to keep the fires burning.

Earlier in the day, around 9 a.m., I was liking the shadow play from my balcony.

Tracking shadows and light and lines.


And, in the early evening, before I went back inside to tuck into the beef stew I’d been crock-potting since early afternoon (JSP Tip: Instead of putting the potatoes in with it, keep them out and roast them. Olive oil + rosemary + cast iron skillet, 35 minutes, 400 degrees. Then put the stew over the crispy spuds. Game-changer.), I took a final ramble nearby.

Missed the sunset winter sky, but caught some I liked.

Surprised to get those starpoints on the headlights as I was only at f/6.3. But there they are.

Winterscapes, all of them.

Get out there, see what you can see.

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Latest: Winterscape Gallery Series

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Aside from the last couple of days of cold weather, it’s been a pretty uneventful winter.

No substantial snow yet. Sort of mild.

But, in trying to continue my winterscape tradition, I spied this scene this week.

A horse farm in Cream Ridge, on the coldest day of the year.

They didn’t seem to mind.

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Project: Winterscape Gallery Series


And so, as one project ends, another long-standing one continues.

My Winterscape Gallery Series was started back in 2009, as a way for me to combat the cold and get out and shoot. I don’t mind the winter as much as I used to – usually it’s the reverse – but I still don’t love it.

You can see the full Winterscape Gallery Series here.

Anyway, we’ve had some early snow around these parts. Not a lot – a couple three inches at a time but twice in one week.

I think at this point in my life, I like that better than that one big raging snowstorm.

It falls, quiet comes across the land, the kids like it, but it’s easy to sweep/shovel up and goes away in a days or so. Life doesn’t come to a grinding halt.

And so, after Bo and I dropped the boys off at school last week, we took a little drive around to see what we can see.

(Bo loves the snow, btw. Since he was just born last March, this is really his first experience with it. Races around the yard, kicking up the white stuff. Eating it.

Stopped by one of the local horse farms. The horses out a ways from the fence, but as soon as I came up to the fence, they all started their amble over. I guess they thought I’d have a treat for them.

All I had was a pat on the snout and my camera. Getting the shot above in color, I knew it would look good in B&W, along with some sharpening. I like how this came out.

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Earlier in the week, on a Saturday, was when the first snowfall (of any appreciable amount) fell. Bo and I were out running our Saturday errands when we saw this scene just up the road from us.

I pulled the truck over to make some snaps. The shot of the horse, and this one, was shot on my Samsung 7 Galaxy phone. I had my other camera (Fuji X100T) with me, and made some snaps with it as well, but just liked these to present.

Who cares what tool you use? Elsa Dorfman says the camera is a tool, like a spoon when you eat soup. It’s not the soup.

Today is the first day of winter, hence this post.

There are 89 days until the first day of Spring.

I’ll do my best to make it through the dark days of Winter. Again.

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Personal Project: Winterscape Gallery Series

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It’s been a pretty quiet winter around these parts.

Some cold, not much snow.

Enough cold, though, that I’m annoyed running in it now.

At first it was a new and novel. That was back in early December.

Now it’s a drag.

The bundling up.

Running into a headwind. Seemingly both ways.

That headwind in your face, making you tear up, even behind sunglasses.

Thinking about that hot cup of coffee or soup and knowing you still have three miles to go.

I’m ready for it to be warm again, when I can just throw on shorts and a t-shirt, my sneakers and head out into the warm New Jersey air to sweat it out.

I haven’t even really considered one of my oldest personal projects, my Winterscape Gallery Series much this winter.I started this back in 2009 and continue to add to it.

This morning we were to wake up to a couple of inches. At 5:30 a.m., when I woke up, there was nothing.

But, by the time I took the kids to school, it was starting to come down in fat flakes. On the way home, I passed the Cream Ridge Winery and grabbed a few shots.

This one, too, after taking a detour down another road.

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Now they are calling for snow mid-next week as well. Maybe the early demise of winter has been greatly exaggerated as they say.

And maybe I’ll add to the Winterscape Gallery Series, too.

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