Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A Cold & Windy Day

Arriving at Great Meadows, it was 25 degrees and windy.  I had bundled up in several layers, but after a few minutes walking towards the impoundments, I realized that if I wanted to stay out for more than a few minutes I needed some additional gear.  A pair of nylon wind pants made the legs feel warmer as well as adding a second pair of gloves.  Of course now that my hands were warm, it was more challenging to operate the camera.

The morning light was beautiful as it light up the reeds a golden color.  As the sun started to rise, it became more enjoyable to be outside.  However, if you got out of the sun but still in the wind, you could feel it cut through you like a knife.

Today, I took time to explore the Timber Trail since it was sheltered in the woods.  At first, all I saw were long frozen footprints from small animals left after the last storm and lots of their scat.  But, after a while, I stumbled upon a small cluster of dead trees, with light shining on them.  A downy woodpecker didn't seem to mind the attention but continued to occupy himself with eating and expand his holes.  


Light Chronicle | Photography: 20110110-GM &emdash;

Light Chronicle | Photography: 20110110-GM &emdash;

Light Chronicle | Photography: 20110110-GM &emdash;

Light Chronicle | Photography: 20110110-GM &emdash;

Light Chronicle | Photography: 20110110-GM &emdash;