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I’m Just Gonna Keep Walkin’ ‘til I Find Spring …

“I’m Just Gonna Keep Walkin’ ‘til I Find Spring...”

“I’m Just Gonna Keep Walkin’ ‘til I Find Spring…”

The North American, Virginia Opossum makes it’s home in the state of New Hampshire but not much further north than that. They do not hibernate and must come out of their dens and search for food all winter long. Their coats are rather thin and their tails, ears and feet are bare so they are very vulnerable to frostbite. This far north they rarely live longer than two years. These mammals are marsupials, meaning they are born very small and continue to develop in the mother’s abdominal pouch. They are nocturnal and are not often seen in daylight, so I felt fortunate to come across this one out for a walk in the early morning light.

#Opossum #Marsupial #NH Winter #Snow #Wildlife #WildlifePortrait #NewEngland
#WildlifePhotography #AnimalImagery

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Embracing Transition

When returning home from my extended October stay on the islands of Hawaii, I was anticipating disappointment over the loss of all of the beautiful leaves of our deciduous trees our trees. Instead, I was delighted that I was given a last glimpse of autumn when I came upon a beautiful maple tree, bursting with bright yellow leaves! And just 24 hours later temperatures dropped and met the dew point, resulting in a soft and moody mist that highlighted the naked trees of winter pending. Such is the ever-changing landscape of New England and I find I was happily reminded that I will never at a loss for stunning subject matter to photograph.

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#WinterIsComming#‎MyMobileMonday‬ ‪#iphonefriday #Landscape #iphoneography #Lello #autumn #New England

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Thanking Our Lucky Stars

Thanking Our Lucky Stars

 

Inspired by Adam Woodworth’s art talk during our SPA Spring Exhibit, I hopped in my car last night (9pm…really?) for a little “Star Chasing” and drove the loop from Alton, NH to Lincoln, then across the Kancamagus Highway and finally south through Barrington, New Hampshire and Home. Why I was completely alone at 1 am at a scenic outlook, high on the Kanc Highway, is rather humorous, if you think about it! I was constantly talking to myself. Mostly because I was spooked by the darkness and all the rustling in the woods everywhere I went. But the ever-present fireflies kept reminding me that there were nicer things in the dark, as well! And the fox kits running here and everywhere up in the White Mountains were my treat of the night. There were huge splashes in the water at my feet in Barrington that made me seriously grateful I didn’t live in the south for fear of losing a limb. However, the coyotes singing amongst the cacophony of bullfrogs and crickets reminded me of just how special a place that “Bog” will always to me.

And isn’t it funny that during my six hour adventure, I find my most compelling image was taken while laying in my very own driveway while attempting to capture a little slice of “Home” for my daughter living some 5,000 miles away. Yes, I now, I know, the odds are pretty good that she was also star gazing in her own backyard, laying under her palm tree and looking up at the very same sky. But the truth is, there will be no other view of the stars such as this. For THIS VIEW is where our Miss Meagan discovered “HER STARS”!

“Today We Welcome The Green”

Spring in New England can often feel elusive after a long, hard winter. This spring has proven to be such in that we have had little in the way of really warm, sunny days. However Spring, mo matter how long in coming, will not be stopped. In New Hampshire the trees have finally dropped their buds and the bright green leaves have exploded on our trees … seemingly all at once! Today we find ourselves welcoming the green! 2014 Pat Corlin Photography All Rights Reserved http://www.PatCorlinPhotography.com

Today We Welcome The Green!

Today We Welcome The Green!

“Waiting For The Grass To Grow”

Here in the state of New Hampshire, our haying season is a fairly short one. We just barely can squeeze in a second cut before the weather gets to cold at night and the grasses stop growing. If we are lucky we may get a stellar third cut and that hay often stays green in the barn throughout the entire winter. This spring is no different. The snows have melted and the grasses have sprouted. We all wait anxiously and “at the ready” for it to reach the right height. Then we begin to pray for  a few days of dry weather to cut it, fork it, dry it, bale it and put it up! Let’s hope this is a three cut summer!

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Waiting for The Grass To Grow

Waiting for The Grass To Grow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Whaleback Light

Whale Back Light

Whaleback Light

 

Whaleback Lighthouse

Fort Foster, Kittery, Maine

At the mouth of the Piscataqua River, sits the historic Whaleback Lighthouse, built in 1872 to replace the original light, heavily damaged by storms. It is built of granite, a stone quite common in New Hampshire and Maine, and is not painted. Some say this is the least glamorous of light houses but I actually love the way look as it compliments the natural beauty of the Northeastern Atlantic coast.

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NEW HAMPSHIRE Will Melt Your Heart

NH Will Melt Your Heart

After an incredibly busy week of eat, sleeping and drinking our JTT exhibit opening at the Main Street Art Gallery, I shared the joy of getting out early on Sunday with Chris Keeley of http://www.ChrisKeeleyPhoto.com and Meagan Corlin Brogan of http://www.ShutterForcePhotgraphy.com for some one on one shooting time. Ok, so two on one shooting time if we need to be technical  but it was the first time just the three of us got together to photograph since we traveled to Tanzania with The Giving Lens of http://www.TheGivingLens.com, last July. The climate was definitely different but the comradery was the undeniably the same. Image captured at the Cocheco Falls in Dover, NH.

Silent Departure

Silent Departure

Silent Departure

While photographing a lone Snowy Owl on the seacoast in Massachusetts, another descended silently onto the marsh … and then there were two! Settling in for a short spell, this new owl seemed content to visit just long enough so that anyone with a camera had the opportunity to capture a few good images … and then, without warning … a silent departure.

It’s funny how the “back story” behind the shot is quite often why I become so attached to an image, even more than the elements in the shot. Picture this,  up and out pre-dawn to meet my shooting buddy and photog extraordinaire Chris Keeley Photography. An hour to the location, temps in the teens. I cant get my winter coat over my arm cast so I was wearing many layers with my husbands heavy duty hoodie over it all, hand wrapped in a winder ski hat (can’t get a glove on) with a heat packet flopping around inside, secured to the cast with a rubber band. Gear was mounted on the tripod so I could maneuver (not very gracefully I might add) with one hand. Had a Starbucks hot grande skinny vanilla latte at my feet, two slow moving and very accommodating Snowy Owls to photograph and grin on my face the entire morning. I love the resulting, image, the great company that was with me when I captured it and the effort it took to accomplish it. That’s a Hat Trick for me 😉

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After The Storm

After The Storm

After The Storm

New England takes another hit and it looks like possibly ten inches of snow predicted for tomorrow!

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Snowy Owls On The New Hampshire Coast, What A Treat!

Snowy Owls On The New Hampshire Seacoast!

Snowy Owls On The New Hampshire Seacoast!

My Office Today!

Snowy Owls on the New Hampshire Seacoast, what a treat! I was traveling from “here to there” and had a few hours to spare so I decided to take the scenic route, wondered if I would be lucky enough to see my first Snowy Owl in the wild. Soooo much buzz in the Northeast photography community about the extraordinarily large and frequent sitings this winter of this beautiful raptor. Serendipity! I hadn’t driven more than 5 miles along the coast of Rye when I spied this beautiful girl sitting on rooftop, observing both the sea and the marshes from her high vantage point. First I slammed the car into park, grabbed the camera and sprinted, fearing she would fly away and I’d miss the opportunity to capture an image or two. With no one home at the boarded up summer home, a few of us brazen photogs decided to invite ourselves into the back yard and there she was … and there she stayed … for two full hours! Maybe longer, but I wouldn’t know, as I eventually had to leave. During that time, however, I was able to return to my car for tripod and photograph to my to my hearts content as she was quite disinterested in the clicking of shutters and chatter amongst the humans below.

Again, I say to Mother Nature … GRATITUDE!