Winter Blues

I supposedly live in the south. Maryland is south of the Mason-Dixon Line. But every winter we get temperatures below freezing, sometimes near zero. So what is a photographer to do? My good friend and fellow photographer DK Hawk is always willing go out and shoot. We try to find places where we can drive mainly, get out of the car and photograph for less than 10 minutes. Blackwater National Refuge is one such place, and DK’s favorite.



On this particular weekend January day, we decided to shoot a sunset because it was near zero in the morning.

Before we got to Blackwater, DK wanted to show me where the ducks congregate on the Choptank River. We drove down a residential street and bundled up near the water’s edge were a whole bunch of photographers. We spent a very frigid 45 minutes taking photos of beautiful ducks who were delighted to be in the cold since they had downy feathers.

All Wet

All Wet



Check out my photos here and on the Recent Photos page of the ducks. Click on DK’s name above to see her magnificent shots too!


It’s that time again to pick a monthly photo winner. Please leave a comment and I will be picking a winner this weekend!


As always thank you for your continued support.

Taking a Break

Taking a Break

About kathiissermanphotos

I have been taking photos for the last 40 years and sharing them with friends and family. Recently I took the plunge to share them with a wider audience. You can view my photos on Facebook-, my purchase site- or here. I hope you enjoy viewing them, and please let me know what you think.
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6 Responses to Winter Blues

  1. Devlyn says:

    Hi Kathi, glad you and DK survived your freezing day out. I love taking photos of ducks and catching the different colours. Although to be honest over half my photos usually show the rear end of the duck as they love to duck dive. I particularly like your silhouette photo, beautifully done.

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  2. Beth says:

    The silhouette photo is wonderful. I applaud your tenacity in getting out in the freezing weather, the ducks were the only ones comfortably dressed.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Rachel says:

    Love the photos, especially the silhouette one! but you’ll never get me to miss the freezing winters!!

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