January 29

January's evening glow behind a farm with Christmas lights

Diana called me from Washburn and asked if I could shoot their farm with the Christmas lighs for their 2010 Christmas card.  It was cold, very cold. I left my truck running when I’d go out and try different settings. Finally, after having shot their farm from high and from low, from north and from south, I just stood right in front of their place, at the end of the driveway to get this shot.

January 23

Winter and yes, even Christmas linger long after the calendar has turned a page or two.  The Christmas street lights and decorations proclaim the birth of the baby Jesus long after most people have moved on with their daily lives.  I spose the maintenance men in Wilton have also moved on, and just haven’t gotten around to taking down the Christmas lights.

Meanwhile outside the Wilton Presbyterian Church, a path is cut through the snow to prepare for the morning’s worshippers.

And down the street, the orange streetlights do their thing on the fog and snow falling at the Wilton Centennial Park

January 18

Christmas lights still shine

South of Washburn along highway 83 is one of the most photogenic farms anywhere.  Don and Diana Peterson have a show place of neatness.  Their Christmas lights are very tastefully mounted on their white fence, their barn and their home.  They asked me to go up on a hill a mile or so away to shoot it for their 2010 Christmas card, but well, the $2400 lens I would need for that isn’t in my bag.  Instead I shot it from the highway and stylized it a bit.  However, later in the month, I went back to see what I could do.