Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday Constitutional

I did an almost literal walk around the block for this week's Sunday constitutional; I walked around Timber Hill, which my brother's house sits on. I went down Possum Hollow Rd., went along the Dykeman Walking Path and the Duck Ponds and then came home via Olde Scotland Rd. (on the other side of Timber Hill) and the other end of Possum Hollow Rd. Not a bad hike! [Note: All of these were processed in Photoshop using the Exposure 2 plug-in. For most I used the Fuji Velvia 100F setting, a film much used for outdoor vacation shots; for the first shot I used the Fuji Velvia 50 setting as it's somewhat brighter, which was need for a woodland shot like this.]

Another take on the Middle Spring Creek in the Duck Ponds park shot.

A bench on the walk around the northern Duck Pond.

A cone from a Balsam Fir growing in the Duck Ponds park.

South Mountain seen from Olde Scotland Rd.

A corn silage depot along the railroad tracks near I-81.

The western end of Timber Hill.

Tomorrow I'll show you the b&w versions of these, or rather the b&w versions that worked.

© 2011 by A. Roy Hilbinger


  1. Sounds like a great hike! And the weather was a little warmer!

    Love that photo of the fir cone...such a nice change from the typical pine cones we see!

  2. Tomorrow's shots of b&w had better be pretty darned spectacular to compete with the stark & lovely contrast of the blues & browns in some of these shots! But then again, having seen so much of your work, I'm sure they will be!

    Nice to see that we all get to benefit from your new "toy." And I love the fact that anywhere this far north has a Possum Hollow Road!

  3. It's going to be wonderful to see the seasonal changes here. I loved the way you did that back in Newport, the same scenes and different seasons so hope you do it here.

  4. Beautiful shots--I love the Middle Spring Creek photo & also the west end of Timber Hill--that strikes me as tho it would be a hard photo to get & you captured the colors & textures very well. But there all good--I love to see almost anything along a train tracks!