Mid Atlantic Region

After the Snow

The weather here in the Mid-Atlantic Region continues to mimic a roller coaster with temperatures at night dropping to below 20 degrees F, then shooting up to near 60 degrees during the day. Well yesterday it was a typical Winter day, cold and a dusting of snow. The image below is not from yesterday but from a sunrise in late October when we had a rare Halloween snow event. I took this shot a day or so afterward when much of the then 6 to 8 inches had melted away. There was still enough around to provide a little scenery and have some fisheye fun.

After the Snow
After the Snow

As the Sun worked it's way over the horizon and through the overcast sky, fog danced between the buildings in the distance. Made for quite a sight that morning.

Image has been cropped to provide a more panoramic view.

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First Snow of 2012

Welcome to another week in the wonderful world of photography. I hope you had a great weekend. This past Friday night the Mid-Atlantic region finally received it's first snow of 2012. It was a mere 5 inches in my area, just enough to provide a nice change of scenery for a few days and cause folks to fire up those snow-blowers. Temperatures have been in the teens and twenties all weekend, letting us know that Winter, like always, has arrived.

Below are a few nature shots I grabbed when the snow stopped falling and moved northward.

First Snow of 2012
First Snow of 2012

A small stream continues to run through the countryside above, while below, a wider body of water flows toward the Patapsco River.

Flowing Stream in Winter
Flowing Stream in Winter

Closing out this post we have a look at a small shed located on the edge of a nearby property. There is a small stream that flows beneath the structure, making it appear to be functioning. However, the snow on the wheel tells us otherwise. It's strategic placement makes this an eye-catcher though. ;-)

Waterwheel
Waterwheel
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Kent Island Marina

I've had a long running love affair with the open waters of the Mid Atlantic Region, and everywhere for that matter. It's one of my favorite pastimes and a place I can often be found during the Spring and Summer seasons. Practically every river or creek in this area leads out to the Chesapeake Bay and it's 64,000 square miles of salt water that empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Okay, you get the idea, I'm a bit of a salty dog. :-)

Today I'll share a small corner of this water world, the northwest corner of a marina on Kent Island. This is a hot spot for fisherman, crabbers and watermen who earn their living on the bounty of the sea.

Enjoy!

Kent Island Marina
Kent Island Marina
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Camera: Nikon D5000 | Lens: Nikkor 18-200mm Processing: HDR Efex Pro Photoshop CS5

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Quenching the Thirst

After a string of hot and dry days, most flowers and gardens in the Mid Atlantic Region are more than happy to get a shower of water to quench their thirst. In this case it's not Mother Nature, but a simple garden hose and sprinkler that has supplied the much needed drink. I shot this Daylily (of some type) while watering recently and had hopes of drawing in a few birds while I sat off in a shaded area. A few past by for a quick wetting of the wings, but no photo ops were to be had. At least the flowers enjoyed the event. :-)

Quenching the Thirst
Quenching the Thirst
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Camera: Nikon D5000Lens: Nikon 18-55mm with  46mm Macro adapter. Processing: Photoshop CS5

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