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Accepting Winter

OK, let me purge it from my system: I absolutely hate the winter and I hate the cold.  Every winter I ask myself how I came to live in Pittsburgh (which I actually love during all the other seasons).

There, I feel better now, having got that out….and ready to move on to making some winter photographs.  Every year I struggle with getting out in the cold.  Every year I do it a couple of times.  This year I intend to do it more than a couple of times, particularly if it snows and particularly if it gets cold enough for Lake Arthur to freeze over.

To motivate myself, I am posting one of my favorite winter shots (from an admittedly small pool)!

icy river Accepting Winter

“Icy River”

Copyright Howard Grill

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6 Responses to “Accepting Winter”

  1. Mark Says:

    I know the feeling Howard. I end up going out when I just can’t take it being indoors any longer. However, if I could be assured of scenes like this, you could put Eskimo as my middle name.

  2. Howard Says:

    Thanks Mark. I hope to find more like this during the winter if I can. But it is amazing how familiarity seems dull…..I often feel exactly the same way viewing your images. Wouldn’t it be great to live there!

  3. Mark Says:

    Good point about familiarity… I often think about that when I see people’s shots that live out near Yosemite and the like. Do they ever get bored?

  4. Howard Says:

    I don’t know how they could ever get bored!

    Interestingly places like Yellowstone or Yosemite are actually places that I have not had a strong interest in traveling to for photographing (I’m not saying I wouldn’t like to photograph there, just that if I had a limited number of destinations I could go to I am not sure I would choose them) simply because they have been done so many times that I think it would be hard to make something individualized or that reflects your specific vision in a week…..it would just be so overwhelming. But if you lived there I am sure you could get past all the ‘required’ shots and make some really personal photos.

  5. bernie kasper Says:

    Image like this will get me out every time, great shot !!

  6. Howard Says:

    Thanks Bernie!

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