Thursday, November 29, 2007

Rambling among the frosty leaves

The icy breath of winter is bearing down on us here in northern Illinois, touching the leaves, rattling the windows, exhaling threats of what is to come.

I passed a large retention pond while driving yesterday. A layer of ice sat just under the surface of the water and dozens of geese appeared to be standing on the surface of the water. An avian miracle right here in the suburbs. What a time not to have a camera with me.

It reminds me of a blog in which a photographer posts photos not taken, but describes them in such vivid detail that a picture becomes superfluous.

Photo blogging: Andy Frazer is one of my contacts at Flickr and a specialist in night photography. Andy also photographed last weekend’s full moon from San Francisco and has a number of moonlit beach scenes posted on Flickr. Here is one of them.

Here is a collection of night or near-night photos on Points of Light.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2007 James Jordan.


Wanda said...


Kim said...

Lovely shot with the frosty leaves. I can sympathize about not having a camera with me at times - I have missed some fabulous opportunites! I'm working hard right now to remedy that problem for the most part.