As most of you know, Ellen and I love to travel, both within the US and abroad, and have been fortunate enough do so for the last 50+ years.
As we both retired from our work careers, we had the opportunity for extended trips to Western China, Greenland, Papua New Guinea, the Indonesian Islands, Australia & New Zealand as well as travel closer to home, including photo trips to observe the amazing Monarch Butterflies in Mexico and the awe inspiring Slot Canyons of the Navajo Reserves in Arizona.
With the restrictions brought about by COVID-19, we curtailed our travel and largely stayed closer to home. But we did not stop exploring, and Ellen continued to develop her skills at capturing what she sees wherever she is.
The 10 photos below as well as the 49 in the slide show (see link below) were all taken within just a few miles of our home in Washington, DC.
To see Ellen’s entire slide show (49 photos), use this link: Fall & Winter in DC.
For the best viewing, click on the little arrow at the top right of the first page of the link to start the slide show. If the slide show appears to start in the middle, scroll to the top of the page where you’ll see the little arrow in a box. Click on it.
See all the photos in the largest size possible (use a laptop or desktop computer if you have access to either). They are much sharper and the larger format presents them in much more detail than the 10 you have seen above. They are breathtaking in that format.
Judy L White said:
Such a great eye for beauty close to home. Looking forward to see your eyes and camera at work in NM.
Chris Boutourline said:
I always enjoy Ellen’s photos, thanks for sharing.
Carrie Trauth said:
Gorgeous pictures. We are lucky to live in such a beautiful area and I love Ellen’s photos
Liz Frost said:
Love the isolated fall leaves and the reflections in the moving streams Thank you for the fall memories.
Land Wayland said:
One of the gifts of photography when presented by a master is that pictures are vastly different from reality. So much more can be seen when a scene is captured in depth and detail and held still for a long searching study of shape and form and shadow and highlight and texture. On one level, we may be seeing rocks and trees and roads and clouds and flowers and water and then we are seeing color and movement and firmness and surface detail and pictures within pictures. Each of Ellen’s pre-sentations is worthy of an hour (or more) of thoughtful consideration. As she so persuasively teaches, there is so much to be learned from every place we look if we use the artist lens in our eyes.
My jaw went to the South Pole! Wow, wow, wow… each and every photo is stunning, the colors, composition, angles took and objects selected! I love them all. Thank you for sharing the beauty of nature and the photos taken by Ellen.