Wednesday, January 9, 2013
From time to time, this website runs photos highlighting the open spaces of Lynnfield.
The last couple of winters have been tough from a photography perspective. The New England landscape just calls out for some snow this time of year. But with no snow on the horizon, I'm reminded of one of the earliest outdoor photo galleries to run on this website, from that (briefly) epic winter of 2010-2011. With temperatures expected to rise into the 40s in the coming days, I'm not sure when I'll get to throw the term "Terra Arctica" around again like that. This particular image for today was shot from the boardwalk of Reedy Meadow last week and was not included in a similar gallery that ran at the time. Just for the heck of it, I threw in a second one as well. If and when we get a little more snow this winter, the next stop will be the…
Sunday, January 6, 2013
From time to time, this website runs photos featuring the open spaces of Lynnfield.
On Friday morning I took a walk out onto the Reedy Meadow boardwalk to try to record some video. Unfortunately, what came out was just not usable, largely because the camera got too much sun in the field and created an effect looking like a Star Wars lightsaber running up and down the length of the video. So there's that story. Fortunately though, I did take a few images of the marsh, which was frozen and still, but with surprisingly active bird life still going on despite the cold temperatures. A number of the boards are also damaged beneath the ice, so be careful if you go down there this winter.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
These images of a Cooper's hawk spotted in Lynnfield were taken by town resident Greg Pronevitz.
Thanks to Dick Shafner for sending in these photos by Greg Pronevitz of Lynnfield. This colorful bird is one I hadn't been aware of up until now. It's called a Cooper's Hawk, it preys on other birds, and it was reportedly spotted on a fence post in Greg's back yard.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Lynnfield resident regularly shares images of eagles and other local wildlife on this website.
From time to time, Lynnfield resident Suzy Julian shares photos with this website of the bald eagles, herons and other assorted wildlife that can be spotted near her home. Check out her latest gallery here!
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Lynnfield's assistant town clerk provided this website with some great local outdoor photography. Check it out here.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Thanks to Diane Hammerbeck for sending these images in to the website. This owl picture is especially amazing, and pictures like these help serve as a reminder of some of the things that make Lynnfield special. For more great Lynnfield photography sent in by people from town, check out the Pics 'N Clips section.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Got a photo to share with the community? Email it to email@example.com.
Thursday while working on a couple of stories in town, I stopped at Beaver Dam Brook Reservation to see if there were any outdoor photos to be found. And yes, it turns out there were - even if the light and scenery weren't very good that day. In the forested part of the main trail in the reservation, a huge bird suddenly swooped down from a tree and flew back in an arc up toward the top of another nearby tree. My first thought was that it was a hawk, not unlike the one I got a great close-up photo of last summer, or the ones that Suzy Julian has photographed in town in recent months. Instead, I was even luckier - it turned out to be an owl. A very elusive one who made me work to get any kind of usable photo between those barren tree …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Earlier this month, Lynnfield Patch put out the call for photos from town residents to use at the top of its Facebook page. Here it is.
Area Patch.com websites are changing the images on their respective Facebook pages, and in Lynnfield, it's a photo by Susan Washeba Plutsky showing the Centre Congregational Church that will go up this week. As noted before, the image currently used on the Lynnfield Patch Facebook page doesn't actually exist anymore, so there's no time like the present to try out a new look.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Each week, Lynnfield Patch runs a photo from the files of the Lynnfield Historical Society and talks about what's there today.
This website has always highlighted the beautiful open spaces of Lynnfield by regularly running outdoor photo galeries and user-submitted photos. However, outdoor photography has been going on in Lynnfield - with equally good results - for more than 110 years now. This image shows Suntaug Lake back in 1902. And I think it's a beautiful shot. It's elegant and artistic, and it almost reminds me of one of those early Ansel Adams shots they just had on display over at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem. For some reason I wonder if the photographer was out on a canoe or something at the time. I'm also thinking that the land on the right hand side of the photo may be the island out on the lake. Either way, there is at least one gallery, "A Study …
Tell us which photo you think best represents Lynnfield Patch.
We asked, you answered and we received some great entries to our Lynnfield Patch Facebook page cover photo contest. Voting opens today, so, scroll through our photos posted at this link, pick your choice to win and tell us which in the comments section by indicating the picture number. One vote per person, please. Voting will end at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 21. The winner will be announced Monday morning, Nov. 26. And don't forget, we’ve added a little incentive: the winning submission will receive a $50 gift card plus bragging rights that their photo is the top of our Facebook page! Happy voting and thank you everyone for your submissions
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Upload a picture taken by you that best represents Lynnfield.
Our readers are our site’s biggest assets and when we were thinking about what photo to use for the top of the Lynnfield Patch Facebook page, we figured we’d leave it up to you. We are inviting you to share your favorite photo of your hometown. So readers, now is your chance to get your best town photo out there for all to see! Upload a picture taken by you that you think best represents the town of Lynnfield. The winning photo will be the featured photo at the top of the Lynnfield Patch’s Facebook page. You have until noon on Friday, Nov. 16 to upload a photo you think best represents Lynnfield. Here’s how to enter: Our readers will help us pick the winner! You, the reader can vote for the winner in the comments section of an article that…