Jan 30, 2010

On Plum Island

Today's morning brought me to Plum Island and the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge at the Northeast coast of Massachusetts. The refuge is a fabulous birding sight throughout the year that provides a feeding, resting, and nesting habitat for migratory birds. During the winter it's famous for its snow owl population. Unfortunately none was willing to pose in front of my camera this morning and I had to occupy myself with some extraordinary winter landscapes. Right now temperatures in New England are frigid; boy was it cold when I got out of the car and walked the boardwalk to the beach. I got plenty of shooting in though my hands were hurting from the cold. Part of me was ready to flee the scene after going through the first battery but I switched to the second one and kept on shooting. The combination of the rising sun and the abstract ice structures formed by high and low tides kept me going and surprisingly I warmed up a little and things got a bit more bearable. I didn't need to walk far on the beach to find many photo objects but was most attracted by the wonderful abstract and frozen beach sand ripples formed by the ocean. Not far away was a compilation of boulders that were quite photogenic with the rising sun and fog from the bay. In the end I was frozen to the bone, jumped back into the car to make my way back home. It was not easy to leave the unfamiliar scenery of marsh channels covered in ice and perfectly painted by the early morning sunlight. I had no choice but to get out of the car to set up one last time for this morning.

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  1. Great pix. Thanks for posting them. Will be there next weekend at our beach home! :-) I got some great shots of the frozen basin a couple of weeks ago.

  2. Thanks for your comment Sue! Hope you send me a link to where you have them posted! My best, Juergen