Last weekend, Bostonians were treated to the third weekend storm in as many weeks. We were homebound Saturday and Sunday and I reached the point of “Enough already! How many snow pictures can one person take? Still I concluded that as one last bow to winter a self portrait homeage to Ansel Adams’ great “Half Dome in Winter, 1938” was in order. Or perhaps it should be a homage to Jerry Ueslmann’s “Full Dome, 1973.”
In any event the IPhone serves wonderfully in this kind of self portrait situation. First, because it is reasonably easy to keep it dry. And second, because you can easily switch into a face the screen camera mode, so that you can see the image as you take it.
This was meant to connote the angry and disgruntled New Englander, fed-up with snow and nasty weather. Why do I live here? But then came Monday morning and the commute to work through a breath taking fairy land where every tree was covered in pristine snow and the dawn light struggled to make its way through minute breaks in the overcast. I found myself asking myself two things. One, why did you leave your camera at home? And two, why would anyone want to live anywhere else? So I guess that I will again soon take camera with me into the throngs of another Massachusetts winter storm and I will be loving it!