Edge of Winter

Posted on Mar, Sat, 2016 in Black & White, Landscapes, Musings from Still Point

Edge of Winter

Edge of Winter

Andrew Wyeth said, “I prefer winter and fall, when you can feel the bone structure of the landscape – the loneliness of it – the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it – the whole story doesn’t show.”
I suspect Wyeth would have loved Schweitzer’s marsh as it seems to illustrate his quote so well.  Early this day, when the temperature was still below zero, the sweep of silence across the ice was broken only by the bones of dead oaks.

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Edge of Spring

Posted on Mar, Fri, 2016 in Black & White, Gallery Image, Landscapes, Musings from Still Point

Edge of Spring

Edge of Spring

Every year, a week or two before spring asserts itself, before the subtle transition of Northeast Ohio’s colorless landscape, before migrating waterfowl descend in great waves, the early geese arrive in pairs. Marsh grass, only now, bleached ashen over winter, and forests of gray hardwood provide a natural canvas for their return. What beautiful spots of time separating the seasons, momentarily bloodless before the trees go red with new skin and the marsh grows green.

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Winter Fog No.1

Posted on Feb, Sat, 2016 in Black & White, Gallery Image, Landscapes, Musings from Still Point

Winter Fog No. 1

A blizzard buried Cleveland the first week of January 2008. Towards the end of the week, however, a warm front moved in creating dense fog and naturally diffused light. I drove into the country shortly after 6:00 a.m. looking for a good subject. As I hiked through a random field, this cluster of trees appeared shrouded in the fog. The sun was still below the horizon when I captured this scene using a tripod almost entirely buried in snow.

I’m producing this image as a 16″x24″, limited edition of 10, using archival pigment based inks (Epson Ultrachrome) on 310 gsm (heavy gauge) archival water color papers.  The combination of paper and inks have a projected longevity of 200-300 years (Wilhelm Research Institute).

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