Photos: Jay County Winter, 2013-14 — Part One

[This is the first in a (hopeful) series of posts of photos I’ve taken of interesting locations and/or happenings throughout the winter months in my new home, Jay County, Ind.]

Since I am experiencing Jay County and winter in Indiana for the first time, I will be shooting photos (as time/weather permits) throughout the course of the 2013-14 winter season.

I’ve always enjoyed the winter months, and as photography becomes more and more of a hobby — as well as part of my career — I thought no better way than to try and combine the two in hopes of getting some interesting shots.

The first series of photos, aptly entitled “Part One,” centers around the first real winter storm we’ve experienced so far in Jay County. The storm took place the night of Thursday, Dec. 4 and overnight into Friday morning.

I live on the other side of Court Street from the courthouse, and since I moved to Portland this building has always intrigued me. It is nearing it’s 100th birthday (it was built in 1916), and it is just a spectacular structure.

I actually read the other day that there are some pretty neat architecture on the inside of the building which is something I’ll have to check out some time.

Nevertheless, I have been patiently waiting for the first good snowfall to happen so I could photograph the building, donned completely with holiday lights, during my favorite type of snow, the big, thick, heavy snowflakes, with little to no wind so they fell ever so gracefully.

Unfortunately, about halfway during my shoot the wind picked up, which made for some interesting looking, nearly horizontal white lasers peppering the photos, but it also allowed the flags flanking the building to come to life and wave in the wind.


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