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We are known as PaWingers or just The Wingers by our Geocaching friends. When we found our first cache we had to come up with a name to log the find. We came up with this name simply because of residing in Pa. and because one of our many passions is cruising this beautiful country on our Honda Goldwing. Aside from geocaching we are passionate about most anything outdoors including hiking, kayaking, snowmobiling and biking. We are blessed beyond words with a wonderful son and daughter in law. We're also blessed with some terriffic family and friends. We consider ourselves very fortunate due to the fact that after being married over 40 years we still enjoy these things together.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Winter's Beauty

Every season offers unique photo opportunities and sometimes unique challenges.  In the summer it could be the skeeters nipping at your ears while you experiment with the multitude of settings on the DSLR.  Spring sometimes means trying to get that perfect shot before the next shower hits.  Fall is a great time for photography if you are obsessed with the elk rut.  The challenge is getting close but yet not too close to the giant bulls when they are just a tad testy.  Winter photography offers some beautiful contrast with a fresh snowfall but getting the proper exposure can make you pull your hair out.  Too much exposure and you wash out all the detail of the snow, too little and it looks gray.  But the biggest challenge of all can be the physical challenge.  When it's single digits out the patience can wear thin rather quickly as you set up and take dozens of shots trying to get that perfect time exposure to provide the silky look to a mountain waterfall.  Whoda' Thunk a fella would do all this writing in an effort to make excuses for a so-so winter landscape.  Hey, give me a break, my little fingers nearly got frostbite taking these shots.

1 comment:

Willard said...

A beautiful shot, Tom. I especially like the texture of the water flowing over the rocks. I can relate to the cold too. I have trouble staying out of the vehicle long enough to take photos or video.