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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…

BRENT PENNINGTON Colorful clouds hang over Prompton Lake as a late-summer storm passes on the evening of 13 September 2013.

Bad weather, baby

I’m stealing lines from songs again – this time Sonny Landreth’s “Bad Weather” – but it’s fitting for this set of photos, which was indeed shot during what…

BRENT PENNINGTON Afloat on the Susquehanna River north of Falls, PA, on the evening of 08 September 2013.

An evening on the Susquehanna

Kayaking season is drawing to a close, which means that summer and even autumn are almost gone.  They went by really fast this year and looking back I’m…

BRENT PENNINGTON Twilight settles over Promption Lake in blues and purples; Promption State Park on the evening of 24 August 2013.

An Evening on Prompton Lake

It’s been a while between posts lately. The usual excuses all apply: things have gotten busy and I simply haven’t had the time or energy to get out…