We're going to take a little side trip today....spring is finally dawning, you know. Sigh..

I've been going joy walking in the evening of late.  Looking for the warm evening light as it falls on the ordinary, causing it to be truly extraordinary.  Beautiful. I have my camera with me....the light falling on the early spring hills and fields holds such promise, such anticipation-I love, love trying to capture it by making photographs....part of what captivates is that next week, those same hills and fields will be different than they were last night....so much more green.  Little leaf buds bursting forth, over and over again-the horizon will have changed....needless to say, it is truly and at last spring!
The Dr. Merrill magnolia tree is getting ready..
the blooms are just beginning to split out of their fuzzy winter cocoons....
The top of the big hill behind the house.....
the slow sunset-I love the contrast of the bare trees against the clear spring sky.

The long tall shadows...
Light in the sumac trees....
Incredible favorite spot...the view ahead is breathtaking-it feels like coming home.
There's nothing quite like black and white photographs...color is beautiful, but it can be a bit of a distraction.  There are certain times when only black and white will do-and the early spring landscape is one of them.  Cannot say how much fun it is to shoot black and white and not have to process the film and make prints...or send the film out and have it come back all wrong....the darkroom has been disassembled! Hurray for Photoshop!
 


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