After a bitterly cold day on Friday things warmed up a bit so my wife and I drove over to the After Hours Ski Trails for a morning of cross country skiing. Conditions were outstanding.
The leaves were just starting to turn color when we made an early fall visit to Bond Falls. It was a rainy day so we didn’t stay long.
Bond falls lends itself to black and white photography so I took a few black and white photos of the waterfalls.
Cross country skiing has been hit or miss this year with all of the warm weather. We have managed several trips to the After Hours Ski Trails in Brule, Wisconsin. They have some beautiful trails. These were taken in a large Birch forest. I suspect it would be really beautiful during the fall colors.
I have a friend who spends a lot of time photographing a plum thicket. My equivalent is my Sumac patch. I photograph the Sumac patch year around. Last week I was out photographing after a snowfall.
This was the first time in two years we have had enough snow to ski on the Red Cedar Trail. It was such a beautiful day that we skied nine mile which turned out to be a bit much for our first time out.
Red Cedar Trail Bridge
Christmas morning I took a walk through the woods after a fresh wet snowfall.
While I was processing this photo of the Blue Hills I decided to process the same photo several times with a different approach each time.
Because of the dramatic sky we encountered on our visit to Yellowstone National Park I decided to convert some of my photos to Black and White to see how they would look.
Midway Geyser Basin
I was out walking around the farm this past week photographing trees after a fresh snowfall.
It had been a couple of weeks since we visited Gooseberry Falls State Park. Since out last visit the park had received over 4 feet of fresh snow.
Trail to Lower Falls