Day By Day

Saturday, January 16, 2010

More Pennsylvania Pictures

It's been a while since I posted any Pennsylvania Pictures, mostly because I have been spending a lot of time outside the State and there just haven't been that many opportunities to shoot the beauties of the Gorgeous Commonwealth. So these will have to do.

Late in the afternoon when the Sun's rays are slanting in low, check out the tops of heavily forested hills and mountains. The sunlight reflecting off innumerable small branches and twigs takes on a reddish cast while the areas in shade look blue in comparison. This picture doesn't really do justice to the phenomenon -- sometimes the red really pops out of the landscape, but it gives some hint of what we saw last week on our way to Lancaster.

When there isn't much color to play with you have to focus on form and texture. Corn stubble sometimes looks neat against newfallen snow.

And of course there is always the old standby, the farms of Dutch country.

And occasionally just a common weed poking through the snow.