Archive for January, 2008

Featured: Loch Ness Driftwood

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

This is one of my favorite photos from the Manasquan Reservoir. When I showed this to one of my friends, they mentioned that the largest piece of driftwood looks like the Loch Ness monster. I had not noticed it before then, but I see it every time I look at the photo. It took quite a while after sunrise for the sun to finally burn off the thick fog. I have been hoping for fog this thick again ever since.

Manasquan Reservoir Loch Ness Monster

Manasquan Reservoir: Ice Abstract

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

Last Friday evening, I was able to go out to photograph the ice that was potentially forming at the reservoir. The ice was still thin, so the small waves of water moving underneath the ice made interesting sounds. Sounds that would have made a star trail trip later that night very creepy (it was overcast, so star trails were not possible that night). When I saw this area of ice, I decided to try some more abstract compositions and play with small depth of field ideas. The late afternoon sunlight gives definition to the texture of the ice and color to the reflections.

Manasquan Reservoir Ice Abstract

Newfoundland Barn in Snow

Friday, January 25th, 2008

This photo is another shot from my drive on New Years Eve. My grandfather and I have taken photos of this barn on many occasions because of it’s rustic look and perfect placement on the curving road. The barn is only a 10 minute drive from my grandfather’s house. I was happy to get a nice blue sky in the background.

Newfoundland Barn in Snow