Category Archives: winter

Winter night over the Ohio River

Here is another image of the new bridge over the Ohio River at Madison Indiana. This time I created this shot during a snowstorm at 3 am, best time to get out with no people in the way.  All kinds of elements were going in this shot, light,snow and reflections in the river and I think I brought them together for a pretty good image.

The bridge is just one of the many great subjects you can photograph here. Historic Architecture to beautiful natural settings, they all surround the Madison Indiana area making it one of the best spots in Indiana for photography.

Hope you enjoy the image and thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

 

 

 

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Ice Abstracts | Madison Indiana

Believe it or not I actually forgot to post a couple shots of something I wanted to share from this past winter, with everything else I shot it just slipped thru, I was able to capture a few images of some frozen ice abstracts from a creek near my home here in Madison Indiana.

First thing about shooting on a frozen creek is don’t fall thru. Sounds simple but it always seems to happen to me and on this day it did again, thank goodness the water was shallow, just make sure your careful and the water below is shallow and if you have any concerns find some place else. You will definitely need a tripod to give the camera a stable platform to shoot from and I use me Sigma 150 mm macro for all my closeup photography.

Basically I then start out looking for interesting patterns in the ice to come up with interesting compositions, the hardest part from me was finding  good comps on ice that I could then set up and photograph on without falling thru lol !!

Small apertures and long exposures usually are in order and when I get to post processing I converted most the images to black and white for a more dramatic feel. And after all that here are a couple images from this shoot on the ice that cold winter’s day.

Just remember to be careful on the ice and hopefully there won’t be any more ice to photograph this year and you have to try it out next winter !!

 

 

 

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Winter Fence | Madison Indiana Photography

Another day another shot of cold and snow flurries,  blah blah blah !!!  This winter has led to a lot of frustration and borderline depression and now it is leading me into  another problem and that is spending too much time on Adorama and B&H’s  camera sites and with a debit card sitting next to me you know this will only lead to trouble lol !!

So instead of feeding my camera fix I thought I might post another winter shot, sorry it’s how I feel now,  this is a black and white image with a old farm fence  leading out into a snow covered winter scene….haven’t seen that before have we !!

But there is good news in all this the NCAA  Basketball Tourney is going on and since I am stuck here I am at least seeing some great games, especially the Cats win over Wichita State yesterday, one of the best games I have seen in a while!!

Like so many other rough times in our life all this bad weather will pass spring will arrive and I will be able to get out and photograph beautiful wildflowers and enjoy myself outdoors again. Thanks for taking a look at my photography and just be patient because it will get here sooner or later…maybe !!

 

 

 

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Ghost Woods | Madison Indiana

Wonderful today snow this weekend…. It is becoming the story of my life right now, I feel like I am reliving the scene out of the movie BraveHeart with Mel Gibson,  where he tells his soldiers hold hold hold, at least they are getting their frustrations let out in combat lol !!

So I guess I can let out some of my frustrations with another winter image I captured this past winter here in Madison Indiana. I guess it is better than not posting anything at all and I know it will get better but in the meantime more winter !!

I know this type of image doesn’t appeal to everyone because of the blurred nature of the composition, but I really like experimenting with my photography and I love the ghosting effect that using this method gives you.  Just simply shooting at f/11 on a cloudy day then just quickly panning the camera up and down just a couple inches at a slow shutter speed can result in images like this. Like I said not everyone’s cup of tea but I kind like it and it’s fun getting the different results.

Hope you enjoy viewing my work and thanks for stopping by, eventually I may even be able to post some wildflowers from here in Southern Indiana, if we ever get spring !!

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Winter in Downtown Madison Indiana

Reached the 70’s today and with spring inching it’s way closer and closer to us I thought I might keep posting more images from this past winter before it gets too warm. Even though the winter was pretty harsh I was able to come up with quite a few images in between snowstorms and sub zero temperatures.

Spent a lot of time photographing downtown Madison Indiana this past winter, not for any real reason except that I live downtown and could walk to most of the places I shoot lol !!

I converted an awful lot of my images to black and white this winter not for any real artistic reason but maybe just the fact that was the mood that I spent most of my winter in, whatever the reason most of my winter photography tends to end up that way and I kinda like the results.

The first image I captured  at night of Main Street during one of our many snows that we endured,  I really liked the dark and isolated feel to this one, being that cold and late not much was going on anyway so it kinda helped out the mood.

The second I took one morning after a snow from on top of a hill overlooking downtown towards the Power plant. The fog was drifting off the Ohio River partially obscuring the power plant, I also liked the roofs of all the buildings in the foreground adding scale to the photograph.

So here you go just a couple more shots from  my hometown and the wonderful winter we enjoyed this past year…wink wink !!!

 

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Frozen Light

Took a quick hike at Clifty Falls State Park here in Madison Indiana to look for any signs of spring and much to my dismay I didn’t even come across a stray bud or any other emergent foliage in the woods.  My biggest concern is that we will have a few days of great weather and then winter will make another brutal run at us and push the wildflower bloom back all over again !!

So in the meantime I thought I might share some images I captured one very cold and frosty morning on the Ohio River just to the east of Madison.  We were right in the middle of the worst cold snap our part of the country has had in years, and the Ohio River had almost completely frozen over this morning, and even though temps were bottoming out the warm light made a great contrast with the cold ice covering the river.

I found a great deadfall to add some interest to the scene and then when the light busted thru the frozen mist that hung over the river everything came into place to make for a great series of images that morning !!

Even though I couldn’t stand to be outside in such conditions the light and all the other elements that came together made for a wonderful experience on the river that morning !! Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my photography I hope you enjoyed it.

 

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Madison Indiana Winter

Well here it is March 6 and the temperature has actually climbed into the low 40’s time to celebrate. The weathermen actually said temps would close in on near to slightly above normal temps the next seven days,  knock on wood !!

Last year at this time I was prepping for trips to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and to my favorite spot Clifty Falls State Park, but now as I look out the window that time of my life looks like a million miles away, but we are getting there and before you know it I will posting shots with colors besides white all the time !!

So now before spring finally arrives I am going to share images from this past winter here in Madison Indiana, hope you like winter themed images because I sure captured a ton this year and I am really tired of taking and looking at them lol !!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my photography I hope you enjoy it.

 

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