I love the holiday season, but this year it has thrown some of my better habits off-course. There was a period of denial after Thanksgiving, then the cold weather arrived, now Christmas is imminent.
I would like to blame my not getting out much with my camera recently on all of the holiday build-up, and I guess there is a grain of truth in that. By last Thursday, however, I started to feel cranky, and realized the reason was that I desperately needed to get back outdoors.
The next morning I headed to work early, but with my camera on the passenger seat. I took a detour toward the upper Kinnickinnic River. The temperature was in the very cold range. I paused for a while at the Quarry Road crossing and found this ethereal moment unfolding.
Hal Watson, River Falls, WI Member Since July 2010 Artist Statement My photo journal project began as a New Year’s resolution back in 2008. I had always wanted to keep some kind of journal but I didn’t really know where to begin. It wasn’t until that November when I realized I could tie my passion for photography together with my desire to put pen to paper.
It didn’t take too long before I started to observe that this practice was having a wonderful effect on my everyday life ~ I had somehow stumbled on a hidden wellspring that I could drink from whenever I needed it.
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