“Winter Wanderings”

“Winter Wanderings”

“Winter is not all bleak and gray, if you look closely, subtle colours abound in the most wonderful places” – Ed Lehming

Well, after a long hiatus, I have returned to my photography and writing.

Last year was ‘disruptive’ at best. Too many changes came at me too quickly and left me overwhelmed and uninspired. I was ‘retired’ from work briefly and It took me some time to come to terms with the new environment thrust upon me. I’m still coming to terms with this new reality.

I did continue to get out and make photos and posted a few along the way. Autumn yielded some stunning shots and I had intended to get back to a more regular cadence of photos and posts till a simple household activity re-injured my MCL and left me unable to venture onto the trails I love so much.

Without my hikes, which are my time to relax and renew, I found myself completely uninspired. I did get the occasional imagine in as the winter wore on, but I fell into a bit of a creative funk.

As winter wore on, my knee continued to heal and today I felt it was strong enough for me to hit the trails again. Today was a beautiful late February day, filled with bright sunshine, mild temperatures, and the blessing of birdsong. The trails were snowcovered and packed down but not icy. A perfect day to begin again. I found the forest welcoming me once more with beautiful compositions and a surprising variety of subtle colours, which inspired this image, made looking forward as I walked along the trail.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm

1/4 sec, f/32.0, ISO 100

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10 Comments on ““Winter Wanderings”

  1. Good to have you back with us, Ed.
    “Unslumping oneself is not easily done.” says Dr. Suess.
    I know the feeling of “trail withdrawal”, and it’s good to see you can get out again.

    Seek peace,


  2. Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing it. Sorry to hear of your injury and resulting creative slump. Best to you and your return to vibrancy!

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