I decided that I should to go out to take snowy pictures when it is actually snowing if I wanted to capture the diffused light and soft palette that I like so much (and miss in Arizona). So Lonnie and I drove to Watson Lake for today’s photo and then had a great time trudging around in the snow at Willow Lake until the snowflakes stopped. Yes, I got a few shots that were blurred by falling snow, but I got a lot of keepers too. And within a couple hours most of the snow was gone.

Herd Mentality

Newport Beach scene in black and white.

It was about the light

The light shining through the pine needles was what caused me to snap this photo; it looks like fall, but was just golden light.


I did it!

In yesterday’s photo class, we were told exactly where to go (across town on a hill) to get a view of the eclipsing moon, which would be very low on the horizon. Lonnie suggested that we might be able to just see it from the hill at the back of our property, so we decided to set our alarm and see if, by any chance, we could see the moon from our own backyard. When the alarm went off, I staggered over to the window and there was the moon!

I shot many photos right from the backyard, but then carried the tripod with my big lens up our hill and took more photos from the top. I didn’t realize what a spectacular view we have of the night sky up there! There won’t be any more Super Blue Blood Moon Lunar Eclipses to photograph, but there are zillions of stars!


With a Little Help from my Friends

Just three

Winter Shore

Looking across Watson Lake at the snowy shoreline:

Shades of Gold- and white and blue

Saturday morning’s wintry mix (did the Weather Channel invent that term???) gave way to overcast skies, which finally dumped a layer of snow Saturday evening. Of course I took a few photos on the way to the grocery store on Sunday morning!

Willow Lake

Snow at Watson Lake

No, we haven’t had more snow (although it is predicted on Saturday), but here is another view from the same vantage point as my last post, just turning my camera to the left a bit.

Pretty White Stuff

We had snow Tuesday night which gave us maybe an inch yesterday morning. I was out with my camera as soon as I got up, because I knew it wouldn’t last- and it didn’t. Here’s a view of the path leading from Watson Lake to Watson Woods, a pretty scene.


The Upside Down

With a nod to Stranger Things (one of my most FAVORITE series from last year), here is a reflection multiple exposure from last weekend’s walk at Lynx Lake:


A peaceful scene at Lynx Lake yesterday. . .

Just a Glacier

In Alaska, it seems there are glaciers just about everywhere you look. Here’s another one (at midday- yikes!):

More Bits of Autumn

A lensbaby view of the trail in Watson Woods

By the Pond

Just a peek over the reeds at Watson Pond

Autumn Reflected

Here is another image from last week’s walk in Watson Woods. There were ducks- and I waited 15 minutes for one to swim into the orange reflection. I ended up liking this photo better- it’s all about the trees!