A brief departure from the wolf series to show some images from a walk in Caumsett Park, New York with my friend Francesco.
I had taken a documentary course last year, and one of the things our teacher had mentioned was an excercise to do whenever you go out shooting pictures. Basically, us photographers visit a place and shoot whatever we thing will make a good picture. He had asked that instead of doing that, pick an emotion (or two) that you are feeling that day (or any other day)... and try to create pictures that make you feel that emotion. The result is that if you keep thinking about that emotion, you'll make pictures that embody that emotion, and hence convey that same emotion to the viewer. Used in a broader scale, it is very useful in telling a story - especially a story with people, because it allows you to 'characterize' the person thus making a more powerful statement.
The emotion I was feeling that day was 'overwhelmed'. I had to dig my car out of the snow for 2.5 hours, I was feeling very small and insignifact compared to the power and vastness of snow. It's what I saw when I looked at this tiny fire hydrant in the middle of a HUGE field of snow, completely surrounded by it.