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BRENT PENNINGTON Kimmy Pretko's senior portrait shoot, held at her home in Dallas, PA, and the nearby Lands at Hillside Farm on the afternoon of 24 October 2015.

Saturday Light – Kimmy’s Senior Photos

I headed down to the Back Mountain a couple of weekends back to shoot senior photos for my now-cousin (by marriage) Kimmy.  She’d already had her yearbook photos…

BRENT PENNINGTON Orion and its neighbors hang in velvet above Tobyhanna Lake, as seen from the north shore prior to sunrise on the morning of 19 September 2015.

Adventures (and failures) in camping

We went camping two weekends ago, for the very first time.  Technically I went camping once before, when I was about five years old.  It rained the whole…

BRENT PENNINGTON Fog clings to the evergreen forest around Wild Creek, just upstream from Wild Creek Cove on Beltzville Lake, in Beltzville State Park, on the morning of 28 August 2015.

State Park Blitz: a Central PA Adventure

For the last weekend in August, I decided that I needed to do something special to celebrate the last weekend of summer.  As I’ve mentioned before, one of…

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 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…

BRENT PENNINGTON Sunrise over the now drained Beaver Pond near Pico Mtn, VT, on the morning of 16 June 2013.

Thoughts on our access to the outdoors, and the threats facing it

We take access to the outdoors, and especially to wild areas, for granted.  It’s always been available to us throughout out lifetimes, in the form of state and…

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Winter in B&W

And we’re back!  Although to start off this weekend, I’m stepping back to late February with some snow-filled photos, despite the fact that the snow is now (thankfully)…

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Views of winter

A last few photos from my winter hike, for which I arrived over prepared.  I set out with my Frog Tog waterproof pants on over my jeans, bundled…

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Ice Fishing

Last weekend, when the temperature finally rose above zero – and above freezing – I trekked out to the park for my annual “go stand on the ice”…

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An ugly box

Got this in the mail the other day and liked it so much that I snapped a photo of it.  Yes, on my phone.  Fair warning (if you…

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Ralph Stover State Park

These photos are over a year old.  Why?  I have no idea.  Mandy and I took a trip down to Doylestown, PA, in August 2013, just to get…

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Saturday Light – the harpist at Trostle

Only a week after my cold morning visit to Trostle Pond, I was back on a Thursday evening for a portrait session with Chelsea, the lovely harpist I…