So the weather here has been … wintery. Winter-ish. Sure it’s January, but this is North Carolina. The south. This past week, since New Year’s, it’s been like New England. Anyway, the weather finally broke yesterday, it actually went above freezing. And today it was in the 50s, so your intrepid blogger headed for the falls. Mostly the water was flowing just fine, and there was plenty of it. But around the edges, there was still ice, and little rills where the ice had flowed into interesting shapes. For the first one, I’m doing something I never do, which is post a picture without any modifications whatsoever, not even a trim. The second is trimmed, and I brought up the exposure and highlights, with a crop and border.
More of those doorways to passages to interior courtyards. Downtown Asheville with iPhone 7 Plus. Finished with Photo Toaster.
Another trip to Asheville revealed more doorways that look as though they lead to magical places. These pictures didn’t need more than a touch up.
In a recent trip to Asheville on a rainy cold Sunday, the empty abandoned doors and cafes had a special piquancy through the gloom.
when I got out of the car at DuPont State Forest for my daily hike, I looked down and thought that someone had painted a fake carpet in the parking lot. Turned out to be patterns of ice in the frozen mud. Beautiful and intricate patterns of strangely fractal shapes. Nature is astonishing. And this pic is more beautiful than just another shot of the woods in winter, which must be experienced and not just photographed.
There is ice and mud everywhere, but that doesn’t mean not hiking at all. DuPont state forest, let’s go black and white this time.
I am appreciating the way ordinary objects are transformed by snow. Instead of a place to sit, a bench becomes a configuration of snow and light. From my favorite local walk. Sony RX100 with Faded Black filter.
This morning I found the cat’s outdoor water frozen solid. When I dumped the ice upside down into the sink, it was surprisingly delightful. When water freezes you never know what will happen.
iPhone 7 Plus, edit in Photo Toaster.
Life n the mountains is just better. Even snow storms are better because they are so clean and pure and refreshing.
Shot with my RX100. The Zeiss lens is amazing.
Just found this mage nestled amongst 50 useless shots. Had to share! As long as I live I will never tire of taking water pictures.