What to Do in November and December
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Click above our link to the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor page online.
Click above to see the listing of winners of our 2023 contest.
2024 Photo Contest Categories
- Legged Wildlife (mammals, insects, amphibians, etc.)
- Overviews and Vistas (shots taken from on high or from a vista)
- Altered Images (artistic touches put to images).
Entry forms will appear in the January/February 2024 issue of the magazine and on our website in early January.
Enter the TREE Location Contest from the November/December 2023 issue, click above.
ABOUT THE COVER:
Ronald Gibson of State College captured this white-throated sparrow in his backyard in November.
NIKON D850, 550.0 MM, F/8, ISO 11400, 1/800 S
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Here’s a link to the tourist railroad listing linked to the photo essay in the March/April 2023 issue.
Here’s a link to the PDF of the Passenger Pigeon article that was mentioned in the January/February 2023 issue.
ABOUT THE COVER: When early morning fog is predicted, Waseh Ahmad of Reading ventures out on forest roads in Berks County, seeking photo opportunities. Although he managed to take stunning photos this day, it wasn’t until he was leaving the area that he noticed this view, lit by diffused sunlight, with a fairy-tale-like feel from the fog. What would have been an empty, eerie road in the early morning had turned into a beautiful rendition of what fall in Pennsylvania feels like.
SONY ILCE-6500, 56.0 MM, F/16, ISO 100, 0.6 S
Stephen Conroy of Huntingdon Valley was flying his DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone over Paradise, Lancaster County, when he created this photograph of the area’s farmland in late summer. The image won honorable mention in the Country Views category of the 2023 Photo Contest. The rest of that category’s winners will appear in the November/December 2023 issue.
HASSELBLAD H1D-20C, 10.3 MM, F/2.8, ISO 800 , 1/125 S
Daniel Stainer of Slippery Rock photographed these two younger siblings as they learned proper crafting techniques from their big sister at the French and Indian War reenactment at Cook Forest State Park. From uniforms to blankets, fiber art methods, such as sewing, quilting and knitting, played an important role during the war. See the article beginning on page 22 in this issue.
In April, Zachary Gleiter of Harrisburg visited Kiwanis Lake in York County, where there are rookeries of yellow-crowned night herons, great egrets and black-crowned night herons (shown in the photo).
The lake received improvements and restoration in 2022 by York City and the York Rotary Club.
Canon EOS 1DX, 800.0 MM, f/5.6, ISO 2000, 1/1000 S
On a January morning, after a fresh wet snowfall blanketed central Pennsylvania, sticking to everything, Joel Appleman of Watsontown stopped several times on his way to work to photograph snow scenes, including this beautiful old barn located near Limestoneville, Montour County.
NIKON D7100, 30.0 MM, F/11, ISO 160, 1/100 S
ABOUT THE COVER: Marla Burke of Quakertown won honorable mention in the Sunrise / Sunset category of our 2022 photo contest with this December image that shows a heron taking off from Lake Nockamixon in Bucks County. This is a portion of the horizontal image.
NIKON D500, 50.0 MM, F/11, ISO 1000, 1/1600S
September/October 2022 issue
Last year, Dan Gomola visited the McConnells Mill State Park during its Heritage Festival and photographed historian and Abraham Lincoln reenactorRick Miller sharing anecdotes about our 16th president. See his article about the festival and the scenic property beginning on page 20 of the September/October 2022 edition.
July/August 2022 issue
Ginnie Lodge visited with the artists of Mechanical Wonders in Bucks County who create amazing mechanical devices. She tells us about their heritage and their singing bird automata in her story beginning on page 20 in this issue. The tiny bird in the lady’s hand can move and sing.