Snowy Lake

Getting towards the end of the roll and I’m eager to get it off to the lab for processing. As often is the case I finish it off with a picture or two from around the house, this one of our garden and the then frozen and snow covered lake.

This was taken just over a month ago and what a difference that month makes!

Taken with an Olympus XA2 and Kodak T-MAX 100.

Madonna and Child

This statue stands outside the church of the Parish of St. Theresa and Our Lady of the Wayside in Briarcliff Manor, NY. We’ve lived in Briarcliff Manor for 20 years and one of our grandchildren was baptized there and I’ve always referred to the church as ‘St. Theresas’. I never knew that this was it’s correct name. Apparently Our Lady of the Wayside refers to the patron saint of travelers.

The picture is also a good example of how I missed focus a few times with the Olympus XA2. The hedge behind the statue is in better focus than the statue. This was perhaps because it was quite a gloomy day and the area in front of the hedge was quite dark. Possibly the camera chose a wide aperture and this resulted in limited depth of field. I took a number of shots of this statue and none of them was well focused. This was the best of them.

Taken with an Olympus XA2 and Kodak T-Max 100.

At the boathouse

We recently went for lunch to The Boathouse, a small but pleasant restaurant on the Hudson River waterfront in Ossining, NY. It has some terrific views. In summer it has outdoor seating areas, but when we went it was still cold (you can see from the pictures that there was still snow and ice around) so we had to stay indoors.

I had my Olympus XA2 with so after the meal I went for a walk around and took these pictures.

Taken with an Olympus XA2 and Kodak T-MAX 100.