Square Winter Photographs on a Hasselblad 501cm

February 9, 2021

Filed in: C'est la Vie

Winter is a slow time. It’s cold. (Aka, California weather-wimp cold of 40 or 50 degrees F.) There’s not as much sunlight and I feel sadder. So far, I’ve only shot one roll on my Hasselblad, Ansel. Before winter ends, it might be three. Here’s the first.

This roll was all about finding the joy and delight in the everyday. From birds in flight to golden sunsets catching the tree branches, these were fleeting moments of glory.

Locations: Lake Delle Valle, Livermore; Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; my backyard; Hope’s backyard.

Black birds dot the sky like freckles against the clouds and waning afternoon winter sunlight.

A skeletal, fallen tree lies in the dry lakebed of Lake Delle Valle in Livermore.

A picnic charcuterie board overflows with focaccia, prosciutto, golden raisins, blueberry goat cheese, apples, and brie. Cutlery is scattered around on the tablecloth beside the board. Gentle winter sunlight casts a soft shadow.

One lone ginkgo tree stands out among the evergreens on the shore of Lake Delle Valle in Livermore, California.

The flaming red leaves of a Japanese maple contrast with the deep blue sky on a sunny winter afternoon.

Golden rays from the sunset hit a towering tree in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

A couple laughs and smiles at each other behind a Speed Graphic 4x5 camera.

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Paris & California strolls; plenty of flowers; stories; and looking for the beauty in the everyday. I hope you'll come along as I take the year to document the entirety of my home state!

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