Trip to the Mountains

January pt. II – The Solstice from Matt Mahoney on Vimeo.

I hope everyone had a very happy holiday break! Sorry I haven't been able to post as much but I have spent lots of time with family and friends. Matt and I recently took a trip up to his mountain house in the Poconos in PA. It was a really relaxing time and we were able to capture some really great shots.

I am learning how to use Matt's Nikon D50 and I think I'm getting a lot better. I think I have a good eye for framing up shots, but I still near to learn all the technical aspects of photography. I took a million pictures of this beautiful mountain sunset over looking an icy beach. It was breathtaking and very cold, but well worth it. Matt has a Cannon 550D which is really sweet and shoots in HD.

Matt was able to capture enough footage to make a small short film called January. It is really well done in my opinion and showcases the beautiful icy lake and "winter" perfectly. He got a lot of great shots at night when no one was on the mountain which made it seem abandoned and very eerie.

Please take a few minutes to watch his film because it compliments my pictures above and shows you how much time we spent at this lake getting the most perfect shots. :)

I hope everyone had a great New Year's Eve and I look forward to a awesome 2011!



  1. Beautiful pictures!! Happy New Year! I love the Canon and that it shoots HD video, although I haven't used it much!

  2. These are beautiful pictures! It's an amazing thing to be surrounded by such beauty. Glad you had a great time!


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