It probably should not come as a surprise to anyone in New England, but this winter is obviously not giving up without a fight. It should be a nice spring morning and really it is. It’s just that it is snowing. Again…. Photography brings solace, so here are some more photo thoughts from the Quabbin Reservoir, the Winsor Dam area inside Quabbin Park. You can click on the images for a better view.
Black and White somehow feels like a presentation more appropriate to the mood though.
And for those interested in the details, here is a panorama taken from the Bridge of the ice and the budding reflections we can see in the puddles left by a recent rain. If you want to see it really large, you can find it on Gigapan here.
Is it spring yet? No.
It is supposed to be spring here in New England, but it isn’t really. It snowed yesterday a bit though it quickly melted. The wind howled last night, but it has calmed down today, leaving us with a new burst of unseasonably cold weather. This is global weirding, though some claim it is proof that there is no global warming. The earth looks flat from where I sit but it isn’t. When they started the Iditarod in Alaska, they had to import snow to Anchorage. But it remains cold here. Nevertheless, we went out on two occasions in an effort to look at the landscape in a different light. We were cold, but not disappointed. Some photo thoughts from late winter at the Quabbin. First at Goodnough Dike.
It proved to be too early to be able to look at the story underneath the snow at Dana Common.
But the light was working with the trees, juxtaposing old and new.
These old trees have seen a lot. They seem to be saying that they aren’t finished just yet.
Though some seem to be close.
And some, such as these red pines (below) at the Spillway, are gone, but the late winter light tells something of what remains of their story.
So it is late winter.
I’m happy to share with you that I’ll be participating in the upcoming Atelier 21 Exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Massachusetts. This is a group show including a variety of imagery from a group of very strong photographers. The exhibition opens on Wednesday, March 4 and the formal opening is on Thursday evening, March 5. Here’s the information.
If you’d like some more detailed information, the web site for the exhibition can be found here. My selection is titled “Spirituality and a Sense of Place: The Quabbin Wilderness.”
I want to thank Meg Birnbaum and Amy Rindskopf for their great work in making this happen. If you haven’t been to the Griffin Museum of Photography, it is a real gem. (And, it’s free! Closed on Monday, however.)