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pre Hurricane Sandy

After spending much of the day, waiting for Hurricane Sandy, I finally got so stir-crazy, that I grabbed my camera and headed put for a quick drive around the neighborhood to see what ‘life’ looked like, and here is what I saw…

You might also be interested in taking a look at last years Hurricane Irene photos.

- Andrew
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Chester County Downingtown Nature Photography

The Rite of Passage (Uwchlan Trail)

Walking into the unknown...
Walking into the unknown…

I had just dropped off my daughter at a birthday party for one of her classmates.

Now I had two hours free!

Before I had left the house, I said to Logan, that when I got back, he needed to be dressed to go for a walk in the woods.

When I got home, he was ready, so I grabbed my camera bag and tripod, hopped back in the car, and drove over to the Jones Pond area of the Uwchlan Township Park on Dowlin Forge Road.

We parked in the little lot next to the pond, and as soon as he was out of the car, he was off toward the trail. Nothing was going to stop him. I only had time to get my camera out before he was beginning to cross the small bridge.

At 4 1/2, Logan loves to go for walks, and it is always fun to go with him.

While I followed him, I began to take hand-held shots of the general area, which still had a lot of snow still stuck on the trees.

As you can see in the above picture, there was  still soft unpacked snow on the trail, and had already been split into two lanes. One for the walkers and the other for cross-county skiers.

I explained to Logan the reason for the two trails, and asked him if he wanted to learn, to which he said yes.  (If you are a skier, the conditions were great.)

The last of the leaves...
The last of the leaves…

When we got to the top of the hill, I stopped to put my camera on my tripod, and start doing some HDR captures.

Looking back down the trail, I was setting up a shoot, when I heard a small little voice from behind me saying – “Daddy, I have to go to the bathroom!”

Thinking the worst, I asked him to be more specific, and was happy to learn, it was going to be an easy remedy.

I proceed to carry him a few feet off the main trail, helped him get prepared, and began his first lesson in snow scripting.

Giggles and laughter were all I heard for the few seconds of the lesson.

When he finished, I got him in order and he was back up the trail.

I continued shooting, concentrating on the long shadows and contrasting sun colored leaves still to hanging to the trees.

Several minutes later, I hear – “Daddy, I have to go to the bathroom!”

“Do you need help??


and then endless giggling…

Some late afternoon colors
Some late afternoon colors
- Andrew
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