Saturday, January 22, 2011
Last week I brought my camera along for my daily walk outside. It strikes me that a photograph is the perfect way to capture winter up here. Inherent in a photograph is the bias of the photographer: how an image is framed, cropped, and pointed. Similarly, I find my attitude does much to frame these upstate NY winters. They are at once beautiful, austere, sparkling experiences as well as miserable, chilling, and embittering. One thing is for sure: our cows have not seemed bothered by the cold and snow. It is amazing that their coats insulate them so well, the snow builds up on their backs.