Almost Spring

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According to the calendar Spring is only about ten days away, but today’s temperature of 1° and the bitter wind reminds us that winter is not quite ready to give up. Every year I eagerly anticipate the profusion of spring green in the Maine woods as the new leaves begin to appear.

Snow storm

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White pines in a snow storm. Winter photography poses new challenges: cold batteries that refuse to work, preventing condensation on equipment, and  just deciding on what equipment to take along when it’s not possible to easily change lenses. But the results are usually worth the inconvenience. A fresh coat of snow transforms a landscape, often bringing a new simplicity to composition.