19 December 2010

a blessing and a curse

at first i drove right past this scene. it was quite lovely and i did slow down for it. but really, you can't photograph everything! however, this beauty is the price you pay for having a snowless december. you don't often see the lake this frozen and this glossy. so i turn the car around and go back, inch it along by the side of the road until i can see it all again - the ice on the lake, the snow on the mountain, the blue of the sky. i set my camera and start to shoot.

in the distance, i see a jogger headed my way, frosty breath forming a cloud around his head. as he approaches, i say good morning. he returns the greeting as he passes by. then he turns, jogs backward a few paces and, looking at the camera, says, what do you see? everything comes my response. i see everything.

9 comments:

Cucipata said...

Great picture.

Nora said...

That was exactly the right answer.

Jenny Schouten Short said...

Chris, that is beautiful. I love the photo and the post. Amazing! <:3 Jenny

nobodybutme said...

"ay, you see it every year, it's what we want to see, in the tropics."

Naturedigital said...

A beautiful scene Chris.
Merry Christmas to you.
Costas

Tabor said...

For us photographers we see it all the time and it is just the beauty of the world.

Kate said...

What fantastic scenery.

~she~ said...

How blessed you are to live near this scene. Looks like a beautiful place to dwell!

Luna said...

Oh I like this one as well. I'm in Toronto for the holidays and hoping to photograph snow snowy landscapes. So far I've pretty much been indoors as I'm here with my Dad visiting his brother who had a bad fall and is in the hospital. But the weather is is bit better today so I might be able to walk around and capture something.
Happy Holidays Chris :)