April 17, 2016

The White Cliffs of Conoy, Redux





White Cliffs of Conoy, Image 1
Spring is slow in arriving this year, so I had to bundle up for my bike ride on the trail to the White Cliffs of Conoy.  The "cliffs" are 60 ft. high mounds of dolomite and limestone mine tailings.  They provide spectacular views of the Susquehanna River along the Northwest River Trail in Lancaster County, PA.
White Cliffs of Conoy, Image 2
I visited when the trail was first opened to the public a year and a half ago.  I took fisheye lens photos on that hike, which you can see here.
White Cliffs of Conoy, Image 3
 The bright blue sky and wispy clouds were the perfect backdrop for this day's photography of the cliffs.
White Cliffs of Conoy, Image 4
 The Susquehanna was a bright blue as well.
White Cliffs of Conoy, Image 5
Some of the trees were just beginning to leaf out.
White Cliffs of Conoy, Image 6
 There are picturesque old ruins from mining company buildings along the railroad tracks.
White Cliffs of Conoy, Image 7
 These arches lend an almost classical feel to the landscape.
White Cliffs of Conoy, Image 8
A reminder that nature is not always benign:
White Cliffs of Conoy, Image 9

But it can be magnificent  I saw a bald eagle swoop down, pluck a fish from the river, and fly off with its meal.  I had just enough presence of mind to get a few quick iPhone shots.  In person the eagle's head and tail feathers gleamed, and it moved with incredible speed and grace:
White Cliffs of Conoy, Image 10
I chose this image as my inspiration for week 42 of my ongoing self-directed project, 52 Ways to Look at the River.  
Week 42 Image, 52 Ways to Look at the River, by Sue Reno
Week 42 Image, 52 Ways to Look at the River,
 I used the image to make this wool and silk, needlefelted and stitched panel, 6" x 12":
Week 42 Panel, 52 Ways to Look at the River, by Sue Reno
Week 42 Panel, 52 Ways to Look at the River,
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1 comment:

scorchedeyebrowstudio said...

Lovely, inspired, and inspiring - as usual. Thanks for sharing your artist's eye for our beautiful area and your talent for translating your images to fiber art.