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Berkshire Ramblin’ January 18, 2012

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
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Here are a few shots from my recent wanderings, wherein I reveled in our newly-bestowed winter.

A Buckland barn viewed through a screen of thickly falling snow:

This pair of uncharacteristically-colored silos always makes me smile, paired as they are with the adjacent Family Plot.

As the snow thinned, I got this shot of barn doors wearing their Winter Whites a ways farther up the hill:

This, by the way, is very near where the snow-covered piano sits out under a tree.

And later on in Upper Hawley (on a road which is wisely much  less traveled,) a simple shot of a winter scene with the skies clearing just in time to not produce a sunset shot worth sharing:

Prudence should have turned me back, but the way forward was mostly downhill, so it couldn’t get that bad, right?

Right???

I love it when there are no power lines or guard rails, and just enough of a track to assure me that I’m not the Last Living Fool in the world.

😉

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1. Bob - January 19, 2012

That there is some wet snow. Love the second shot.

2. littlebangtheory - January 19, 2012

Glad you liked that, Cuz. It’s iconic Americana, could just as easily have been taken in Wyoming.

I’m trying to see things in Black & White, but failing miserably. Truth be told, there are scenes which present themselves to me as B&W because of their subdued palette, but I prefer them with that slight coloration over a black and white rendition; its like the suggestion of another dimension ups the ante.

The other two shots in this spread are less pure renderings of the shallow-palette conception, but are nonetheless examples of it.

3. susan - January 22, 2012

Once again it was the last one that really caught my attention. Then again I do have a soft spot for magical forest roads.

4. littlebangtheory - January 23, 2012

Yeah, that was sweet. There’s something special about a winter ride on a road with no wires overhead – it’s kinda timeless.


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