December Photography

Here’s how things look in the old ‘hood on the morning of December 13, 2018. Real stimulating, eh?

There are many problems with December photography and as a result, I always have very few photos to choose from for our yearly calendar.

  • There’s snow out there – but not scary snow.
  • It’s cold so you don’t want to do an extended photo shoot – freezing your buns and fogging your lenses. Any camera work will be done with the light and portable Lumix.
  • The best Almonte feature – the falls and river – looks rather grotty right now. No big ice buildup or heavy flow down the river. Borring.
  • There are a lot of gloomy days and even the brightest day is short. Get up early if you want a good – or semi-good – photo.

Here is how things look on the other side of the house. Not really much different.

The obvious solution would be to take ourselves and the camera south right now. Get some shots of the seascape or the desert. But with all the pre-Christmas madness going on right now that’s impossible. Besides who wants to travel during the holiday rush? That’s why you retire, dummy.

So when it comes to December on the calendar – both the temporal one and the one on the fridge – I resort to fakin’ it most of the time. Nobody – except me – will be the wiser.

Published by Ray MacDonald

Ray MacDonald is a retired food scientist who lives in Almonte, ON.
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