Muted colors and flying flakes caught my eye on this street.
According to the plaque that is affixed at the Major Dick Winters statue, “They are not dead who live in the hearts they leave behind”. This an old Tuscarora indian proverb,and kind of reminds me of how I feel sometimes. For some reason I always worried I would die one day and no one would ever remember me. I used to do public slide shows and at the beginning I would speak and usually mention I hoped folks would remember me as a great photographer. Seems kind of ridiculous to think that is my aspiration, but I would also always say why should I care when I am gone whether anyone remembers me or not. I am not sure where I ever got the idea that being remembered for that reason made sense but I do know several talented photographers that I look up to and even though their character is what makes them, their talent is always what sticks in my mind.
This is one of the larger ice sculptures created for the Lititz fire and ice festival this year. It was a delightful 14 degrees when I arrived here at dawn and with winds around 15-20 mph, it was much colder with the wind chill. I was dressed to deal with it but even with hand warmers,my fingers were hurting pretty good because I cannot wear heavy gloves and still operate the camera. The camera batteries held up for about an hour till replacements were installed allowing me to continue shooting. This sculpture was done for a local car and truck dealership in town.
These three shots are all of the same spot in my hometown and were taken after the storm this week. This storm was particularly beautiful as the snow stuck to everything and hung around for a day. The top image was tough because the sun was starting to shine at its strongest but I managed to capture it before it got too overpowering.
This was taken yesterday after the snow storm was drawing to an end. It is a small area set aside to display a caboose in town and has a walkway with warm lights which is where the warm glow came from. The cool is a different type of street light and I had to try to hide the warm lights or they would overpower the shot.