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Freeze Frames

“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape—the loneliness of it; the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.”

Andrew Wyeth

“Short days and afternoons spent puttering around in a dark house with the windows painted shut”

Fountains of Wayne

Some of us can’t wait for that first coating of snow to cover the landscape and make everything clean and white. Others start counting down to spring and daylight savings time before the solstice even arrives. Regardless of how winter affects you, you have to admit it offers up its own uniquely seasonal beauty. Here are some of our photographers’ takes on the season of slumber and preparation.

WINTER ANGEL, Allegheny Cemetery -JOHN ALTDORFER

 

SPRING TRAINING, taken pre-dawn on March 21, 2018, on Main Entrance Drive. We see this particular jogger regularly on our early morning walks. She is legit; she runs up and down the hills (instead of on the flatter ridge of Washington Road -DIANA DIBERARDINO

 

SNOW HAPPY, 2016. I can’t help but smile each time I see this image. I was photographing a winter engagement session for Jack’s mom and dad. I had just finished posing the three of them when Jack started bouncing towards me. I managed to capture this image right before he covered me in snow. Needless to say, it ended up being their favorite image from the session! -ELIZABETH HRUBY MCCABE

 

Ohio River Barges -GEORGE MENDEL

 

WINTER, Linda Hackett/Olivia Bean Photography

 

Nordkette ski resort view of Innsbrook, Austria, and the mountain range beyond, 2018. -JUDY MACOSKEY

 

Eleanora Venditti, 2, examines the snow covered hills from inside the Johnstown Flood Museum -SHANNON VENDITTI

 

Wintertime to me is a time to rest and renew your inner spirit. The photo of the bench was taken on Academy Avenue and represents, to me the inner quiet and solitude of a winter afternoon -ROB PAPKE