Dixon Meadow Preserve in the snow

Here is a sequence I made at the end of February 2021 along the fence at the Dixon Meadow Preserve near us.

My husband was driving the car and I snapped the series from the passenger seat, through the window. No aiming, just clicking and clicking as we moved along.

I’ll show the sequence to you in two ways.

First, I have arranged the individual photos in the order I took them.

Next, here are the photos as they would appear in a panorama. Remember, the last photo I took is the first one on the left, if you are looking at the scene. I’ve made them tiny so that all of them can fit together in one line. I think it makes a nice set of pictures.

18 thoughts on “Dixon Meadow Preserve in the snow

  1. agnesashe

    That does look a stunning part of the world in which to live, and the winter weather brings all the drama to your set of photos. A beautiful and evocative collection.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. Our area is now pretty built and up and suburban, and yet there are lots of places like this around. This was a gentleman’s farm for decades and so survived development – when the last owner died, the heirs sold a portion for housing and donated the rest so it can stay like this. I have taken walks there in all seasons – it is small but beautiful.

        1. Claudia McGill Post author

          Yes, it has been an oasis in an area that has been suburbanized for about 50 years. It was a really good thing when the land trust was set up to preserve most of the property when the last owner died and the heirs wanted to sell; some of the land was made into a retirement community, some remained as a preserved farm in private hands (cannot be developed) and the rest this public preserve.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. Yes, it is a lovely place, and on this day there was a bit of fog coming off the snow, since the day was fairly warm. An unusual scene and it caught my eye.

  2. galeriaredelius

    A wonderful series! I love doing this, just shooting from the car. In the old days, with a real camera, my husband would get a bit distracted, but now with the mobile I can be more discrete about it. Sometimes it gives a nice blurry effect too.
    I like how the images are similar to each other, yet all a bit different.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I’ve done this with streetscapes too, and I love the effect, plus the serendipity of a really intriguing shot. I was also taken by how each image relates to the others – if I had not had them numbered by the camera it would have been hard to arrange them.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Yes, the snow fog we had this weekend was so beautiful and with those gloomy skies… I could not resist. I have another sequence I’m posting in a couple of days. Same field from around the corner.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Yes, it was an unusual looking day with the fog and the way the sky reflected back the light, which was either diffused through the clouds or maybe a weak pale sunshine here and there. We don’t see scenes like this very much and it was great just driving around in it.

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