I think this image perfectly reflects the weather and the feeling Bhavana and I had while on a Hike and Hops at St. Michaels Farm Preserve. The Lawrenceville REI Co-op organized this hike. When we awoke that morning, Bhhavna and I were sure the walk would be cancelled. It has rained the night before, and the warmer air temp was melting the snow.

Read more about the hike at St. Michaels Farm Preserve.

NOTE: This photo is the last photo in this series. I am not abandoning my 52-week project. I am switching my effort and focus on the annual Dogwood 52 Week Photography Challenge. Starting with Week 11, I will post images based on the challenges in that calendar on that website.

Photo of the Week is personal photography project where I post the best image captured that week. I will post the picture at the end of the week. That will be a Sunday. I can take one or 100 photos for the week, but I will post only one, the best one.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Layer by jansenphotojansenphoto

Explore the layers around you!

The only photographs I captured this past week are from dinner at Rocky Hill Inn to celebrate my nephews ninth birthday. The weather was cold and wet this week, through the weekend. It snowed on Thursday night, and Friday morning, a layer of snowfall and rain made the roads slick. The second layer of snow fell on the driveway very early on Saturday morning. I bundled up in layers of clothing to clear that layer before the hail on Saturday evening. In fact, just as I was creating this post on Sunday evening, my iPhone weather app just alerted me with a winter storm warning. Heavy snow is expected.

This image is of the more formal dining area of the Rocky Hill Inn. It was made by running it through Nik’s Dfine 2 to remove some noise. Then it was passed through Nik’s Silver EFX Pro 2 to convert it to black and white. Then finally it was processed through Topaz Lab’s Clean 3. I layered one image processing task after the other to create the final result.

Since it’s the only image I have from my “camera roll”, it will be submitted for both challenges.

Best Photo of the Week is personal photography project where I post the best image captured that week. The picture will be posted at the end of the week. That will be a Sunday. I can take one or 100 photos for the week, but I will post only one, the best one.

*Created by photographer Frank Jansen, the Tuesday Photo Challenge is a weekly theme-based challenge for photographers of all kinds to share both new and old photography.

We had some snowfall last week — just a few inches. But my car was parked on the street that intersects my neighbourhood. It’s the only on-street parking in my community.

I wanted to move my car into the driveway so that it would not get stuck when the plows push the snow from the roads. My foot was still sore from the weekend, and while the walk is less than five minutes, I didn’t want to take any chance that I might irritate that sprained tendon. So my wife drove me over to my car.

The snow was coming down, and I had my camera in hand (of course!). I had read that 1/500 second was a reasonable shutter speed for photographing during snowfall. I think that’s just about right.

Photo of the Week is personal photography project where I post the best image captured that week. The image will be posted at the end of the week. That will be a Sunday. I can take one or 100 photos for the week, but I will post only one, the best one.