BRENT PENNINGTON A summer evening on Bear Creek, as it forms the western arm of the impoundment behind Francis Walter Dam. 07 August 2015

Simple Clicks – Frances Walter Dam

Just a few shots from my trip across the Frances Walter Dam impoundment.  This was only, I think, my third visit here.  It’s a shoreline unlike any other…

BRENT PENNINGTON Stumps sit high and dry on the muddy riverbank along Bear Creek, standing on their exposed roots. 07 August 2015

Simple Clicks – walking stumps

Saw these on my way back down Bear Creek towards the launch and had to swing back and grab a shot.  Black & white seemed the right way…

BRENT PENNINGTON Large bird tracks remain in the mud along Bear Creek at the Frances Walter Dam on the evening of 07 August 2015.

Simple Clicks – tracks on the bank

Just before the series of creek photos I posted about earlier, I grabbed this one from the kayak.  The banks are a mix of sand and thick, reddish…

BRENT PENNINGTON A secondary stream of Bear Creek trickles among the river rock at the far western end of the Frances Walter Dam impoundment on the evening of 07 August 2015.

Some thoughts on rivers

I like rivers.  Especially smaller rivers.  Rivers I can walk in. I like standing in rivers. I like rivers in literature.  I like Hemingway’s Big, Two-Hearted River and can…

BRENT PENNINGTON Underwater view of a submerged stump in Gouldsboro Lake on the afternoon of 23 July 2015.

Simple Clicks – underwater realms

The problem with having an underwater camera is two-fold: first, finding locations where the conditions align to make underwater photography possible (with a positive outcome likely), and second…

BRENT PENNINGTON Small and delicate pink flowers from an aquatic plant dot the surface of Gouldsboro Lake on the afternoon of 23 July 2015.

Simple Clicks – mystery flower, again

This flower is, as the title suggests, a mystery.  This one was photographed at Gouldsboro State Park, and I have encountered it only once before, down at nearby…

BRENT PENNINGTON Water lilys in full bloom on Gouldsboro Lake on the afternoon of 23 July 2015.

Simple Clicks – lily reflection

While kayaking at Gouldsboro State Park a few weeks back, I snapped this frame, just as I was heading out on my afternoon paddling adventure.  Blazing white lilies…

BRENT PENNINGTON White clouds compete with lily pads as they reflect on the surface of Gouldsboro Lake on a stunning summer afternoon, 23 July 2015.

Afternoon paddling adventure

It seems that at least once each summer, usually late July or August, I throw common sense to the wind, grab the cameras, and head out for a…

BRENT PENNINGTON A Great Egret, a temporary visitor to Lackawanna State Park, flies overhead on the morning of 01 August 2015.

Simple Clicks – birding mix

The small bird season in winding down, and I realize that I did less work with them photographically than I would have liked.  But the large birds are…

BRENT PENNINGTON Crayfish inhabiting Kennedy Creek go about their business while being photographed underwater on the morning of 01 August 2015.

Crayfish

If you paddle up the Kennedy Creek inlet, around the bend so that the lake is out of sight, you find yourself in the unusual position of paddling…

BRENT PENNINGTON Sunrise over Lackawanna Lake on the morning of 01 August 2015.

Simple Clicks – sunrise

Just a few shots of sunrise from my blue moon morning paddle.  It was a great sunrise, one of those that looks like it’s going to skunk out,…

BRENT PENNINGTON A full, blue moon, an occurrence that happens only once every three years, hangs over Lackawanna State Park at sunrise on the morning of 01 August 2015.

Simple Clicks – blue moon in b&w

While processing the blue moon shots from my morning visit to Lackawanna, I started thinking about how they’d look in black & white.  The beauty of digital is…