Sunday, January 25, 2015

Goodhue Hill

I made this image on January 1st 1978 on a cold but sunny day in upstate N.Y.  I used my view camera and can remember it was a quiet day without any wind.  I use to enjoy those calm days in winter when the sun was out and the temperature was around 15*.   The air was crisp and dry, and I can remember the sound of the snow crunching under my boots as I made my way onto the ice in the swamp up on Goodhue Hill.  The only sounds that day were a few crows flying over head that broke the silence with their calls.  The wintertime offered many opportunities for making photographs.  After a few hours with cold fingers and toes I would head back home to the darkroom and start my processing with a warm cup of coffee.  They were fun days that helped to break up what was usually a long and dreary winter.


  1. I can remember the day was very cold, but the effort to go out and photograph paid off. Thanks for viewing my work. John