Saturday, December 29, 2012

Snow illuminated by tree lights

The snow keeps coming and hangs from the branches of the trees. It picks up the light from the holiday decorations creating a winter wonderland.


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Circle of confusion

I never seem to get tired of making pictures like this. Put the lens way out of focus, point the camera at the Christmas lights, and the optical factor know as "circle of confusion" gives you these colorful results.

I remember taking photos like this with my first SLR way back in 1966.

Still looks good to me.

Monday, December 24, 2012

White Christmas

Well, we did get a bit of snow for Christmas Eve, and a bit more in the forecast for tonight and Christmas Day. It all seems a bit hollow in light of the tragedy that has struck so close to home (just a few miles from our home). When will we get out from under the influence of the NRA and take some positive steps in this complex issue? I am sure firefighters carrying loaded weapons into a fire does not make any more sense than armed volunteers patrolling our schools.

But enough of that... Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Still no snow

Christmas is only a few days away and still no snow... but they tell us some is on the way.

Maybe a white Christmas after all.

We will see.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Ontario lake shore

I am lucky to live only a few miles from Lake Ontario, one of the Great Lakes. But I do not often see the lake, other than the Bay, as I drive across the bridge. The shoreline this time of year can seem pretty desolate and cold.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Busy shoppers

Holiday shopping is in full swing and the malls are packed.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Tree and color

Trees... the ever popular subject of photos. Even when bare of their leaves, they are interesting subjects.

Color is another point of interest. I see red-green-blue, so I guess I have the bases covered. A bit of sunlight brings out the primaries. Reminds me of Kodachrome.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Where's the snow?

Not that I am complaining, but usually when Christmas is only a few weeks away we have seen at least some snow cover, and sometimes more that just cover. Today the temperature reached almost 70F here but the warmth has already dissipated and will continue to retreat tonight.

This shot looks a little familiar to me. I have photographed the Irondequoit Creek as if flows through Ellison Park many times, but never from this bridge. The creek has a crazy path, zig-sagging though several counties before finally making it way to Irondequoit Bay, Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence, and finally the North Atlantic.

With the sun shining today it seemed like a photo was needed, and this is about all I could come up with.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Scene from a mall

Holiday shopping is in full force now. Time to do our part to jump-start the economy.