March 27, 2016

Susquehannock State Park

This past week, on the equinox, we journeyed to Susquehannock State Park on a cold and grey day to take pictures for my self-directed project, 52 Ways to Look at the River.  I didn't mind the weather, because I knew from past visits that the scenery is incomparable.  The approach to the cliff edge is inviting, especially with the trees still leafless:
Susquehanna State Park, Image 1, by Sue Reno
 And the 180+ degree vista from Hawk Point Overlook is superb in any season:
Susquehanna State Park, Image 2, by Sue Reno
 There are islands and other features to draw the eye, including Mount Johnson Island, the world’s first bald eagle sanctuary:
Susquehanna State Park, Image 3, by Sue Reno
 Off in the distance downriver, one can spot the Norman Wood Bridge:
Susquehanna State Park, Image 4, by Sue Reno
 Zooming in a bit on the bridge:
Susquehanna State Park, Image 5, by Sue Reno
 Which was the subject of Week 26:
And I am always charmed by this Bausch and Lomb binocular--for 25 cents you will gain a whole new perspective:
Susquehanna State Park, Image 6, by Sue Reno
My final pick for this week's inspiration image--and it was a hard choice--is this view upriver.  Osprey often nest on the power towers seen here:
Week 39 Image, 52 Ways to Look at the River, by Sue Reno
Week 39 Image, 52 Ways to Look at the River
Here is the resultant panel I made back in the studio.  The panel is 6" x 12", on a base of wool/rayon felt, needlefelted with silk and wool, stitched, and painted:
Week 39 Panel, 52 Ways to Look at the River, by Sue Reno
Week 39 Panel, 52 Ways to Look at the River
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Many thanks to Machine Quilting Unlimited, who featured this project on their blog this week, see it here.

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1 comment:

Dreams can come true! said...

I am really liking your ways to look at the river. I live near the Maumee River which empty's into Lake Erie. I have one spot that I photo over and over again with the different seasons and time of day. I have done two small fiber arts with those photos but never thought of putting them together and now I have a new idea from you. Thank you for being such an inspiration many times over.