Belmont Harbor in Winter
Nine views of the Belmont Harbor in winter. Each day presenting a different landscape. Taken over the course of February 2021 as the lake and harbor froze and thawed repeatedly. Watching as the lake changed form, I wanted to study this transformation through a serial project that focused my camera on the shore. Every winter presents new discoveries for me. The way that ice and snow form and dissipate is always revealing new subtleties. How the light changes so dramatically from the summer months to the cold short days of winter. This year has seen both incredible color and also storms that brought periods of heavy and perpetual snowfall that entirely altered the landscape.
During the summer this harbor entrance is busy with life both on land and in water. But as winter stretches on into February this area becomes much quieter. Especially this early in the morning. Often, I am alone when I arrive. On several of these days even the geese and ducks were absent when I got to the lake shore. The outer harbor not being able to provide them with enough cover overnight in the heavy winter storms.
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