20160124 Beaver Brook   Leave a comment

It’s always nice to go out soon after a snowfall. We didn’t get Snowmageddon, but we had a bad time last year, so we deserved not to.

I cannot believe I’ve never really explored the Beaver Brook trail. I was happy to make good on that today.

I tried hard to capture the feeling of the snow drifting through the air, captured in the sunlight. Can’t say I nailed it, but will keep trying.

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Posted 2016-01-24 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized

20160117 Devil’s Rock   2 comments

This boulder was dragged in by the glaciers thousands of years ago, and is enormous. I was trying to give a feel for its brutal sense of massiveness by not giving the photograph (and the viewer) too much breathing room on the right. I hope it worked.

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Ice crystals preserved in a hole in the wood, perhaps made by a beetle grub:

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Posted 2016-01-17 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized

Christmas at Borderland State Park   1 comment

We went for a Christmas Day walk at Borderland State Park to enjoy the special weather. There were prominent sundogs in the sky, as well as this circumzenithal arc :

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November and December are the brown months. The spectacular fall colors are gone, and the snow usually hasn’t coated the ground yet. It takes a little more effort, but what stand out at this time are the more subtle patterns from the bare branches.

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Another crop of the same photo:

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Posted 2015-12-28 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized

20151025 Devil’s Rock   Leave a comment

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Continuing my obsession with this particular view of wood and rock. One of these days I’ll get this photo right; so far, every one I’ve taken has had just that one thing wrong with it.

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Posted 2015-11-29 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized

Stony Brook Mass Audubon   2 comments

It is a sin to miss a beautiful fall day in New England. We went to Stony Brook Massachusetts Audubon Sanctuary in Norfolk: trees, water, birds and the late evening sun.

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Even the ducks know when it’s time to go.

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Posted 2015-10-23 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized

20151010 Stowe, Vermont   Leave a comment

We booked a weekend in Vermont, but were afraid the foliage would be past peak. A surprise for us, the colors were nothing but spectacular.

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Leaf, bark and stone

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A rockface that I was obsessed with:

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From near the top of Mt. Mansfield:

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Posted 2015-10-18 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized

20150927_ninigret   Leave a comment

Ninigret Park in Rhode Island

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A little experimental: I took a longer exposure of the previous scene (1/3 second) while it was very windy, to get a wavy effect. Enhanced the color curve a bit, but no other editing.

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Praying Mantises are fierce predators. I can’t but help notice, however, that they look like complete goofballs.

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At Ninigret Beach, there were a lot of birds.

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We saw a wasp either laying eggs in a grasshopper, or dragging it back to its burrow to feed the babies. It was identified on BugGuide as Prionyx:

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Posted 2015-09-28 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized

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