Snow Scenes Close to Home

Yesterday broke with much colder air, a variable sky, and a beautiful coating of snow. I spent much of the morning photographing near home. The farthest away I got was 3 miles. By afternoon much of the snow was gone.

Here is a slide show of some of the photos I took during the morning. Following the slide show are two images you can zoom into and pan around.

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The two images below can be zoomed into and explored. You can double click to zoom way in and use the left mouse to pan around. You can also use the + and – keys to zoom and the arrow keys to scroll. Please wait for the resolution to download.

L’Enfer du Nord 2014

Cycling at Dartmouth April 12, 2014 drew hundreds of riders from colleges throughout the Northeast to Hanover. The Time Trials up a steep climb from the Connecticut River to Balch Hill were held in beautiful early morning fog. The Criterium featured sunshine and gusts of wind. I could only stay the morning, but I certainly enjoyed the L’Enfer du Nord event. Two slide shows follow. Please check back later — I may upload more to this post.

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It is easy to crank up the ISO and shoot at a fast shutter speed — say between 1/500 and 1/2000 second and freeze the action as in the photos above. But I especially like to shoot at a slow shutter speed – between 1/8 and 1/60 second as in the photos below. I think these gives more of a sense of motion.

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Turkeys Displaying

Yesterday in Lyme, NH, I watched two pair of male turkeys displaying for each other. Eventually a female joined them and they wandered out of sight.

 

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Hoodies and Woodies in NH and VT

 

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It was a nice morning for wood ducks (likely over two dozen), hooded merganser, green-winged teal, and a bunch of very loud Canada geese. I photographed on both sides of the Connecticut River north of Hanover. Here are some of the photos I took.

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