Monday, January 28, 2013

ICM. In the woods on a snowy day

Steve and I walked at Sharon Woods yesterday morning. It was lovely there with the snow in the woods. We saw some great birds along the way: Eastern Towhee, Tufted Titmouse, Downey Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Northern Cardinal, Carolina Chickadee, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, House Sparrow, Blue Jay, and a Barred Owl in flight.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Snow-capped Teasel

Snow-capped Teasel by andiwolfe
Snow-capped Teasel, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

From yesterday's walk at Glacier Ridge Metro Park.

Saturday, January 26, 2013


Winter by andiwolfe
Winter, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

We had a bit of snow yesterday. This morning, Steve and I went to Glacier Ridge Metro Park. I was intrigued by the beech leaves cradling these little pockets of snow.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Waterman Farm

Waterman Farm by andiwolfe
Waterman Farm, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

December 29, 2012 - a stroll at night on Waterman Farm. The snow was beautiful, and it was so peaceful to be out at night to visit this spot. The view is of the eastern edge of Upper Arlington. We live just a few blocks from the edge of the farm, and I'm always glad to have a chance to walk here. It's a bit of nature surrounded by a big city.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

ICM: Walnut Woods Metro Park

From New Year's Day. We hung out with the Audubon group at the Pine Trees area of Walnut Woods Metro Park.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

ICM: my foggy street

ICM: my foggy street by andiwolfe
ICM: my foggy street, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

We had a severe fog warning for this morning, which is always a good excuse to be out an about with a camera. This is my street, interpreted by intentional camera movement impressionism.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

ICM: Tagliapietra

ICM: Tagliapietra by andiwolfe
ICM: Tagliapietra, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

Another light painting from an outing to the Columbus Art Museum last weekend. The work of Lino Tagliapietra, installed in a beautifully lighted gallery. 0.4 sec exposure, f/9, ISO 200, 14.2 mm

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Snow flowers

Snow flowers by andiwolfe
Snow flowers, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

Dec 29, 2012 - I love how the snow changes the garden landscape. This is a clump of Crassula, which during the autumn has lovely pink flowers. The spent inflorescences are now platforms for snow....

Friday, January 04, 2013

Winterscape in Ohio

Winterscape in Ohio by andiwolfe
Winterscape in Ohio, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

From January 1st - a walk in Walnut Woods Metro Park, Pine Trees Area. The park is the site of a tree nursery for the metro area.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Snow study

Snow study by andiwolfe
Snow study, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

The patterns of snow on branches, twigs, and thorns makes for an interesting study of nature. We've had snow on the ground since December 26, 2012 - a huge improvement over the lack of snow last winter. We're also having a cold snap with temps down to 12°F - nothing compared to our Canadian neighbors, or what my friends in Wyoming experience each year, but unusual for Ohio in recent years. I heard on the news this morning that Ohio had the warmest year on record for 2012, and it is expected to get warmer each year in the future. Global climate change means not only increased spring and summer temps, but more extreme weather in winter as well.

In case you're wondering how one stays warm while doing winter photography:

3 layers: thermal technical layer, hiking pants, rain paints for lower half plus wool socks and snow boots; upper half = technical layer, fleece layer and down jacket. Very toasty and warm. Here's a picture from Steve showing me doing one of my winter studies.

Walnut Woods Panorama 3

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

ICM: Winter trees

ICM: Winter trees by andiwolfe
ICM: Winter trees, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

January 1st - a walk in Walnut Woods Metro Park - the newest park in the Columbus system. The Pine Trees area has been open for awhile, but this was our first visit. The park is the site of an old tree nursery7, and the dense plantings with their strong vertical lines against the snow backdrop make for a good subject for intentional camera movement compositions. The flat lighting was also a plus for this technique.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Waterman Farm

Waterman Farm by andiwolfe
Waterman Farm, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

Yes, we have more snow - we're up to 10 inches on the ground this morning after several days of snowing. Love it, I must say - especially being able to walk in the snow at Waterman Farm.