Thursday, February 21, 2013

Winter Through The Camera Lens

I’m not a fan of winter. At all. When I was a kid, I loved it. As I get older, I barely tolerate it. And I suspect that my contempt for it will get worse over time. But even so, I will admit that there is beauty to be found even in this less than desirable cold, dark, snowy season – through my camera lens. Because the camera does not discriminate the way I do. It likes all four seasons equally.

So today, I will share a few winter images that I’ve taken, which isn’t very much, but hey, it’s better than nothing. And I will keep the text to a minimum. This isn’t too hard to do because I’ve started some spring cleaning, which is keeping me very busy. And out of trouble.

Let’s get to it, shall we?



Ice fishing. This is the first time I've run across this!

Have a seat...in the cold!


A collapsing barn buried in snow. I love when I run across things like this.



The most amazing man in the world.



Parked until spring.

I am intrigued by abandoned homes. I wonder what the story - and history - is behind them.


Buried treasure. I love rusty and decayed objects.



Say cheese!
There, now that wasn't too painful was it? Winter doesn't look too harsh in pictures. But in person? Well, that's a different story. I have a few more winter images that I will post next week. Have a lovely day, everyone.

24 comments:

  1. i'm not a fan of winter either, but these photos are beautiful!! nice blog :)

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    1. Thanks! And thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I hope to see you here again!

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  2. Some fab shots here! And hey, nice fingerless gloves! I'm jealous.

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    1. I swear that every time I put those gloves on, you come to mind!

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  3. Looks like you HAVE been enjoying winter, Martha, from the looks of these photos. I like the abandoned farm machinery ones. They really stand out in the snow.
    I really don't mind winter at all but around this time of year I start to look forward to spring.

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    1. It's fun finding abandoned farm machinery any time of the year, but especially when there's snow around. Makes for quite a contrast.

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  4. Great pictures, martha. Phooey on spring cleaning though. I think I might take winter over washing windows, ha ha. And surely you don't mean, Quebec girl that you are, that you've never been ice fishing???

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    1. Yes, despite being from Quebec, I have never been - or even seen up close - ice fishing! Amazing, I know, but true!

      Phooey on spring cleaning is right...but it needs to get done. I want all this stuff out of the way before the end of March because there is tons of garden work up ahead, not to mention all those day trips and photo shoots!

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  5. I liked the one of the snow melting off the dock the best...go away snow! :)

    I loved them all! You are a brave soul to go outside in the Winter like that.

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    1. Yes, go away snow!

      I'm not brave at all! It's one of the few days I've spent a lot of time outdoors this winter. And only because it was very mild that day! I'm a coward when it's cold...:)

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  6. I'm in Florida for the winter, so nice to see these winter shots (from a safe distance).

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    1. Hahaha...yes, from a safe distance! I'm so jealous!

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  7. Great shots, Martha! There is beauty in the spareness, isn't there? I'm like you, though...the older I get, the more winter loses its charm. Come soon, sweet spring!

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    1. Oh yes, there is beauty, but I prefer the rest of the year. I wouldn't mind a VERY short winter. I don't need much of it to satisfy my love of four seasons.

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  8. What amazing winter scenes!!!! A winter wonderland :)

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  9. Your winter pictures really say a lot about your interest in photography. A little humour, sprinkled with beautiful expanses and nature, along with hubby and amazing stills....you've got a handle on this and looking forward to the continuing winter story!

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    1. There is hardly ever a day that I go through where humour isn't involved! As for photography, no need to say more. It's been a favourite hobby since I was a kid.

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  10. what wonderful pictures Martha! I love that absolute quiet except the crunch of the snow. It makes for such a wonderful walk. But I confess I've run away for the week to California! I needed a little sun, warmth and the ability to wear flip flops! even if for just a week. I'll be back to snow next week

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    1. Oh, I'm so jealous. Sun, warmth...and flip flops! Oh, how I miss bare feet!! Can't wait.

      Hope you are having a great time!

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    1. Thanks. A few shots is more than enough. I'm ready to move onto spring!

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  12. Hi Martha! Your winter pics are lovely! I too am fascinated by old houses and their stories. So much life lived among the walls. Here's to spring coming soon!

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    1. Yes, here's to spring coming soon. Very soon! YAHOO!!

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