Lots of soft, powdery textured snow arrived early Monday morning. I think around 10 inches.Â During the beginning of a snow storm I enjoy taking a ride in my car.Â I get this feeling of – survival mode, being in my auto-bubble as I ride along the street packed with snow. My little humble Chevy is fantastic in the snow. I just move along – never get stuck. If I don’t say so myself, I’m really a terrific driver, especially in a snow storm.Â It’s such a beautiful sight to see.
It would be wonderful to hear how you are doing. I always look forward to your comments.
I’ve been told by the professional weather scientists who predict in what form nature is coming – snow is falling in my little town tonight.Â I’m so delighted to hear that!
I feel snow creates such an altering visual of the environment – and it happens during the winter months, only.Â Other elements such as wind, rain, fog etc., can occur during any of the 3 other seasons. It’s just so, so amazingly beautiful. Thank you for stopping by, I look forward to your comments.
Today has been a long day and I thought before I retire I wanted to share this photo I took a few years ago.
A neighbor of mine had a small greenhouse in the back of her home. She wanted to show me her beautiful plants. I followed her as she walked to the back of her house. There, resting on the lawn was this quaint greenhouse. I was very impressed. She went inside and I decided to photograph her while she was pruning her plants. I loved the way the glass muted her face.
Please let me know your response to Woman with Plants – I’ll be looking forward to your comments. Thank you so much for coming by today.
Still hoping to photograph the amazing diamonds hanging from the branches that I saw last week. It’s been quite warm recently, but I heard snow is coming on Sunday. Perhaps that maybe another opportunity to photograph the jewels again.
Tomorrow I have another photo shoot of the mayoral candidate. I’m looking forward to creating interesting images. Tonight I’m quite tired after a long day of putting numbers together for record keeping of my photography business.
I’m so delighted you came by – I always look forward to hearing from you. Please leave a comment if you wish. Good night.
A candidate for public office where I live asked me to take several photographs for a brochure that’s being printed soon. Tonight has been chosen because there will be a group of people gathered with the candidate. I was told group shots were needed as well as a portrait of him with his family.
I’m looking forward to this shoot – it’s always challenging to create photographs of people in their natural environments.Â On-location portraits presents its own set of issues as opposed to studio photography. The lighting is trickier in that you don’t know what you’re walking into. The ambient light vs. flash.Â I enjoy its challenges and will let you know how things went.
I wasn’t able to photograph the magnificent diamonds growing from the branches of trees in my area. I hope there will be another opportunity.
Thank you for dropping by.
~~ Susan Elkin
Below is The Canal I,Â that caught my eyes bathing in this wonderful haunting reflection of a factory building nestled at the edge of a small town. The quality of light reflecting on water creates a mystery within this factoryâ€™s lit windows.Â There are many stories that lie within its walls. ,
A wet, heavy snow fell on the landscape of the town I live in. Within moments it transformed our town into, again, a magical winter wonderland. It was very cold and has been since the snow fell.Â As I drive through the streets I have noticed sparkles of ice nuggets dangling from the tiny barren branches. In a particular angle of view – when the sun is behind – the frozen ice nuggets sparkle brilliantly that give the illusion of diamonds resting on the fragile looking branches.Â It’s so glorious to see.Â I will go out tomorrow and photograph this beautiful moment while the air is still very cold. Nearing the end of the week, the temperatures will be warmer – I don’t want to miss this amazing opportunity to photograph these magnificent jewels. I will post a photograph to share with you.
While you’re waiting to see the diamonds, I’ve chosen this tile with my photograph of the Gray Barn.
~~ Susan Elkin
Wanted to share with you one of my many products that are my most popular images. This image is called Roses I. I would be interested in knowing if you like it.
I’ve been pretty busy with doing some things that needed catching up on – little everyday stuff.Â Now my work week has begun so not much photographing this week. I’m planning to do so at the end of the week.
Our area of Massachusetts was blanketed with a magical layer of heavy, wet snow.Â I love getting into my car and driving along the farm roads in the towns near where I live.
Did take my camera along, took some imagesÂ – so amazing to me the glorious change snow creates.Â I spent around two hours driving all over watching the snow cover all that it touches.Â For me, the best time to photograph is during the snow storm – that’s my favorite time to go out.
Someone once told me that whatever season you were born in – tends to be your favorite time of year.Â My birthday is in December and actually Winter is my favorite season. Does that statement ring true for you?Â I’d be interested in your response.
Thanks for dropping by.
Shimmering Barn. Â A blue lagoon lay still as a sleeping barn reflects itself unknowingly.Â The barnâ€™s reflection beckons you to ponder its point of view.
Gray Barn showcases fields flooded creates an amazing reflection of a local farm landscape. A contemplative, serene atmosphere for your Zen rejuvenation.
Please join us Wednesday evening, 7:pm est. at the wonderful Welcome Spring Vast Trunk Show.
Check out the other exciting photographs in my etsy shop. I’m so excited about being part of the Vast Trunk Show. An amazing group of people who are participating.Â Hope you can join us.
Tomorrow (Wednesday) I will share with you my Arcade portal. I’m so delighted in how it looks. It’s a great place to showcase my photographs both as prints, mugs, tiles and more from various shops.Â This way you can see them all rather than going shop to shop. It’s a one-stop-shop. Looking forward to seeing you there.
~~ Susan Elkin