First Day of Snow (2017)

In photography, fortune favors the brave. Many photojournalists made it to the cover of famous magazines and newspapers because they defied the norm and braved the imminent danger to capture and share with you the images that fear have denied us.

I woke up today witnessing the first day of snow here in the Illinois Valley. I honestly think that snow arrived pretty late this year. I’ve been meaning to take pictures of winter.

Extreme temperatures are one of the cameras’ and photographers’ nemesis. But as my opening line says, fortune favors the brave. Clothed in double hoodies and gloves, with my camera wrap in a scarf, I set out to capture these images around my beloved hometown, Dalzell, IL.

 

The Pumpkins of Fall

The fall season marks the end of the steaming weathers. It is the time when you can enjoy the cooler air. And alas, tree leaves give their last hurrah as they change to their different beautiful shades of colors.  The feel of fun fair fills the air and everyone anticipates Halloween night. And soon after, we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Today, as we were driving home, we came across a pumpkin patch along Cougar Drive in Peru, IL.

 

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Pumpkin Patch at Cougar Drive, Peru IL.

 

 

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Pumpkin Patch at Cougar Drive, Peru IL.

 

 

 

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Pumpkin Patch at Cougar Drive, Peru IL.