Thursday, January 18, 2018
I am still going through some old photographs, and found this one! Wow! It is Liz and Amy doing some kind of cooking in our old kitchen. I love that both of them have to stand on stools to be high enough to use the counter. On the left is the ancient gas stove that was in the kitchen when we bought the house. Look at the cabinets on the walls. I think there are two, one on each side of the kitchen. I love this photograph and it really takes me back.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
OK, OK, so there was no blizzard. Just 4 or 5 hours of light snow, with a total accumulation of about 2 or 3 inches. While the snow was still drifting down, I grabbed my camera and went outside to try and find a photo or two. The first thing I came to was the herb garden and I love the curves of the herbs bent low with the snow. I kept looking and tried some close-ups of branches with snow, but I couldn't make a beautiful picture out of that. Then I backed up and saw the shot below. I love that the distant trees are ghostly, and the nearby trees are dark and foreboding.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 10:05 PM
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
I stumbled across all the photographs I did for an assignment back in 2002. I worked on a story of a spirituality center in Water Mill, NY. It was this beautiful old building built in 1887 in Queen Anne Style, with amazing architectural detail, surrounded by a huge lawn, looking out on Mecox Bay. It was run by a small group of nuns. Within a year or two, they had to give up the whole facility and it was sold and is now a private residence. As part of the facility they had constructed two mazes which visitors would slowly walk around while in a contemplative mood. This is a photograph of one of the mazes.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 7:45 PM
Monday, January 15, 2018
Kathy decided to make pizza for dinner, and this is it! How gorgeous is this! And it tasted SO good! I was stunned at how beautiful it looked, and thought it looked worth a photograph. What do you think? Wish you could have been here to share it with us.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 7:51 PM
Sunday, January 14, 2018
I was driving back home this afternoon, and coming up Route 107, the route I took every day coming home from work. I drove by a familiar location that is quite beautiful, and where I have stopped so many times over the years to take photographs. It is the property of Banfi Winery headquarters. I haven't taken a photograph here in years, but I saw these long shadows of trees cast by the late afternoon sun, and thought it might make an interesting photograph.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 9:22 PM
Saturday, January 13, 2018
After a few days of above seasonal temperatures the cold weather returned. It was a clear, cold, and crisp day, so I decided to go for a walk. I didn't see much to photograph until I saw the orange sun through this forest of trees. Something about this view felt like something you would only see in winter - something about the bare trees and the light, that is distinctive to this season.
Friday, January 12, 2018
I drove by this scene tonight on the way to pick up some food for dinner. OK, OK, it was Kentucky Fried Chicken, because I know you want to know... Since the food was hot, I didn't stop on the way back. But after dinner I got in the car and drove back down to this park. It was raining all day today, and because the ground was cold, and covered in snow, these cooler temperatures cooled the air which was saturated with moisture. When you cool moist air, you get fog. I love the mystery and magic of fog!
Posted by Ken Spencer at 8:58 PM