Experiencing wilderness is like taking a ride in a time machine to a place familiar yet distant. That old friend you love to see but are a bit wary of all the same. Pinhole photograph taken on a very windy morning in East Greenland, 2013with a Holga 120 pinhole camera and Kodak Tmax 100 iso film.
The Dipper is a winter visitor in our parts and this year has presented a challenge to photograph. He seems to enjoy the darkest part of the creek and blends in quite well with the small boulders in the stream making spotting him difficult. We waited for eternity for him to hop up on the small sunlight boulder in the photo but no luck.
We were happy to watch him foraging in these small rapids and get a glimpse or two of him above the water as he spent about 95% of his time head down collecting dinner. Hope this guy finds plenty of food and hangs around so we can get another opportunity to watch him.
Amazing bird for sure.
The mid-December sun, traveling low across southern sky casts long shadows on the ice blue face of a small pond and gently lights the landscape beyond. Decembers light is like no other and helps me keep track of the time like no wall calendar or wristwatch can.