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These are photos I took with my Kodak digital camera. They were all taken during February 1997 in my neighborhood (Southern New Hampshire). These are the woods outside my house.
The camera I used was an early digital camera. It's the Kodak DC20 and in "High Mode" it took pictures at 493 X 373 pixels. Although primative by today's standard I had a lot of fun with this camera. I even once flew it on a kite and took some pictures.



A stone wall. These walls were built by farmers a long time ago as they cut the trees and cleared their land for farming. Today the trees have grown back and you find these stone walls throughout the woods.



A gently stream seen during a cross country ski outing.



Here I am ice skating on a pond in my town. The ice is plenty thick (I checked with the ice fishing guys). As an extra safety measure I keep a screw driver in my pocket. This is suggested in case you fall in. Then you can jam it in the ice and pull yourself out of the water. Otherwise it's hard to get out of the water since the ice is slippery (and real cold).



This is Osgood pond near my house. I was driving home when I saw this beautiful sunset. So I stopped and took this picture.

This is the same pond that I am photographed on while skating in the Winter series.




These are the luncheon rocks. These rocks are on the two lower sides of the bowl. People sit here rest, eat, drink, etc.. Everyone watches the activities in the bowl. Good performances and falls are applauded by all.

Many non-skiing goof balls bring sleds and rubber tubes. As they climb up the bowl the crowd encourages them to go higher by yelling "higher, higher". The fools encouraged by the crowd usually go until fear overcomes peer pressure. Often this is much higher than they rationally should go. As they start their descent they quickly build speed. They will usually start to bounce a bit and then at very high speed hit a bump, go flying in the air and become seperated from their "descending device". They then will continue to fall and tumble to the bottom of the bowl. If the fall is spectacular the crowd will wildly applaud. Rarely do these sleders get hurt. If they do it's usually just a broken arm.



It wouldn't be spring without a trip to Tuckerman's Ravine on Mt. Washington. On a good day it takes about 2 hours of hiking to get to the bottom of the bowl where the skiing begins. The runs are very, very steep. The weather is unpredictable and the trip is always an adventure. The crowd is a little nuts and thrives on daredevil skiers jumping cliffs and dramatic falls (as long as the person doesn't get hurt).

The little dots that look like ants on the very top and middle of the snow are skiers. The big brown patches in the snow are rock cliffs. In case you haven't guessed that's me on April 27, 1997 around noon. I am looking across the valley and can see Wildcat ski area. Someone said that it is Wildcat's last day of the season for lift operated skiing.



This is the view of the bowl after about ten minutes of hiking out of the bowl. The view is spectacular.

I am standing on the roof of a first aid cache. These are little wooden sheds. If you are caught up here in a real bad storm you can hide in these structures during the storm. Of course you have to be able to find one which is not always easy during a storm.

Copyright 1997 Claude Comeau All rights reserved.

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