Frost

Frost

“It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.”
–John Burroughs

Clash of Seasons

Clash of Seasons

“Beauty is the only thing that time cannot harm. Philosophies fall away like sand, creeds follow one another, but what is beautiful is a joy for all seasons, a possession for all eternity.”
–Oscar Wilde

Intersection

Intersection

One of the things that makes a good photograph is simplicity.  Think about what you are trying to create – what is your goal, what are you trying to say, what is the subject – and then remove/minimize all other distractions, either in camera or in processing.   Reduce, streamline, boil down. Make it as visually simple as possible to tell your story and meet your goals.

Frozen in Time

Frozen in Time

“Hold fast to dreams, for when dreams go,  life is a barren field frozen with snow.”
–Langston Hughes

A single Maple leaf buried in the ice and snow on a cold New Year’s Eve.   Happy New Year everyone.