Autumn and Winter Landscapes
photos show the beauty in the changing
landscapes of upstate New York, near Ithaca, New
York . The quiet dignity of the forest, fields, and
lakes shines from within each image. These landscape
photographs give proof that the Ithaca area rivals the
better known New England area in autumn beauty and
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The autumn foliage of the Ithaca landscapes in upstate
is every bit as spectacular as that in New England. In some ways,
the open rolling countryside gives the observer a better view. In
a landscape that gives broad panoramas of hillsides and valleys,
one can see vast expanses of brilliant color that would be hidden
by dense forests and steep mountains. The wooded paths that
thread through the Ithaca area are a highlight of the autumn
The ponds and lakes reflect the foliage colors of the mixed
hardwoods of our hedgerows and forests and give autumn
landscapes their continuing appeal to the collector. The farm fields
contrast strikingly with the trees that line their edges. The country
scenes become a perfect setting for photographing landscapes.
The first two landscapes in the gallery are in Ithaca itself.
on the northern edge of the city and the other is on the shore of
Cayuga Lake looking south towards Ithaca. The three other
autumn landscapes are a little further afield, but still in the
Fingerlakes region. As fall progresses from gold to red, then
orange to rust, I wander the back roads and allow the light
conditions to determine which of the lovely landscapes I will
add to my collection of autumn photography.
The Autumn Hedgerow landscape was chosen as the basis for
collaborative art show piece which is now being exhibited in the
Beard Building Gallery in Cortland, NY. The original autumn
landscape is on exhibit as a Giclee print for comparison.
Winter is another perfect season for landscape photography.
The lush, seductive colors have faded and the photographer can
concentrate on the basics of composition - light, mass, and form.
The old barn or snow-blasted shoreline is just a vehicle for
fine art photographers to test their skills in composition. I love
the balancing act of playing light against dark, positive image
against negative space. The best of my photographs resolve
these elements into winter scenes that can be looked at as
landscape photography of the countryside or as abstract
compositions of light and dark - the holy grail of fine art
The first two photographs in the winter landscapes row were
Some would say that the phrase above is a tautology, but you
have already seen the autumn photographs so you realize that
the Ithaca area has a delicious variety of landscape palettes. I
love the winter landscapes for my work in photography. Many
of the photographs in this gallery were taken on my way to the
Ithaca farmers market where I have a booth in which I sell my
photographs and Giclee prints.
all perfect days for taking photographs of
landscapes are bright and sunny. I chose this
chill and misty day, just emerging from winter
to take an extended trip around Ithaca to explore
the more mysterious beauties that people often miss.
This photograph will be my first new print of the 2007
Ithaca Farmers Market season. It is a large Giclee
canvas of a mysterious landscape filled with giant Sycamore trees.
feature of the Ithaca landscape has changed this
year with the completion of the new storage shed
at the Ithaca Farmers Market. The welcoming sign
has a new backdrop that sets it off well. The market
season has begun for Saturdays from 9 AM until 3 PM.
Come visit me in Booth 40 - in the middle of the pavilion.