LI Blizzard - January, 2015

February 01, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

So earlier in the week we were hit with a pretty big storm.  In the end we were blanketed with over 2' of snow with some places getting close to 30".  

Here is a little local barn in the beginning of the blizzard:

A little old barn in Mattituck/Cutchogue that has always caught my eye. I figured it would be a nice landmark to get a before/after shot of our blizzard of 2015 that is hitting us. This was in the afternoon after the flurries had started, the heavy stuff isn't set to hit us til around midnight and last for almost 12 hrs and deliver up to 30" of snow (last I heard), should be an interesting comparison shot if I can get back there tomorrow afternoon.

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And here is the same barn about 24hrs later after the snow had stopped:

The little old barn in Mattituck/Cutchogue that I photographed the day of the blizzard, now photographed the day after the blizzard. We were hit with a bit over 2' of snow and lots of wind. It's hard to tell since the wind blew a lot of the snow away from the barn but I can assure you that where I was standing was at least 2' deep.

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The strong wind blew the snow everywhere which made for some large snow drifts that the kids didn't mind taking advantage of.  After clearing the driveway I made a little runway for their sleds down one of these snowbanks and they had a ball (it was very soft powdery snow which was ok for them, but it was impossible for me to walk through being so deep).

My daughter, Zoey, enjoying herself:

and my son, Max, having a ball as well:

Zoey learning that sometimes even little kids can get stuck in the deep snow:

Finally, both Zoey and Max figured out that walking in the cleared driveway is a lot easier than trying to get through the deep snow:

Afterward, while the kids went in to warm up with some hot chocolate, I headed out to take some photos of local spots covered in snow (which is when I visited that little barn posted earlier, that was my first stop).  After the barn, I headed out to Horton Point Lighthouse which is always a favorite spot of mine.

Horton Point Lighthouse post BlizzardHorton Point Lighthouse post BlizzardHorton Point Lighthouse after the Blizzard on Long Island.

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Horton Point Lighthouse after the blizzard in January, 2015.

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After that it was getting a bit late so I decided to make just one more stop at another local favorite spot of mine, the red barn on the North Rd in Cutchogue (the old strawberry farm barn).

Cutchogue Barn after BlizzardCutchogue Barn after BlizzardThe red barn at the old Domaleski strawberry farm blanketed in a nice layer of snow after the LI Blizzard of 2015, aka Juno.

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The red barn at the old Domaleski strawberry farm blanketed in a nice layer of snow after the LI Blizzard of 2015, aka Juno.

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The red barn at the old Domaleski strawberry farm blanketed in a nice layer of snow after the LI Blizzard of 2015, aka Juno.

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These were a little tricky since I had to climb through a snowbank nearly all the way up my legs, then hike across the field a little ways which had well over 2' of snow, but in the end it was worth it since you don't get a view of the barn surrounded by snow every day.  After the photos I turned around to head back to my car and about half way there I realized how small my car looked hidden behind the snowbank (not that it's large to begin with lol).

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So that was my blizzard experience.  All in all it wasn't as bad as it could have been; we've definitely had storms in the past that dropped more snow and combined with ice (which this storm luckily didn't have), but it was a decent snowfall and super windy so it definitely shut things down for a bit.  I hope you enjoyed my photos from the storm, if you like any of the landscape ones they are available for purchase (click the photo and it will lead to the gallery where you can purchase).  

Also, for anyone local, I have 5 photos displayed in the upstairs art gallery of the Cutchogue - New Suffolk Library until the end of February, and I will also have a small display being exhibited at the Mattituck Starbucks for the month of February, feel free to stop by and enjoy either and enjoy my work in person (it always looks better printed than viewed on a screen and they're all available for purchase).


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