Jeff Berkes Photography just got a drastic overhaul on the website! New and improved galleries make viewing all galleries faster and more enjoyable!
Whats new with the website?
Well, just about everything! The entire format has changed, litterally. The “image collection” has a brand new format with large thumbnails. Click on any thumbnail to enlarge it, see captions and descriptions for each image, click on that image again to return to the thumbnail gallery, simple right?
The “Photo Tours” page has up to date information on 2012 workshops! As of now there are two (2) Nighttime / Meteor Shower Workshops planned for 2012, with others being added in this Spring. The “Exploring America” Photo Tour page has two (2) Adventures planned for August and September, one visiting Arches, Canyonlands National Parks, as well as Deadhorse State Park. The other Tour will be in Yellowstone National Park – Geysers, Landscape and Wildlife.
Hope you enjoy the new design! If you happen to find any errors please inform us, so we can fix any issue asap! Thanks in advance.. Feedback is always much appreciated!
Winter has been hard to find across the US this year. That may change this weekend as a possible Nor’Easter is on the horizon. As always, there are a few factors that play into this.. #1. Will the two storms collide and explode, #2 – Will there be enough cold air in place to support snow, # 3 – The storm Track. Here are the visuals curiosity of The Weather Channel.
The Ingredients for the Storm are here –
The southern and northern storms need to combine “Phase” over the lower US and ride up the coast. The Low(s) will rapidly intensify (bombing out) creating one mega snowstorm for parts of the Northeast.
Scenario #1 – The main LP explodes in the mid-atlantic and northeast, moving up into New England.
The southern tier storms could turn north along the coast and combine with the northern tier storm, creating a full-blown blizzard.
Scenario #2 –
Depending if the Storm tracks north or not is one thing. The other is the exact storm track. How far inland is the low? Does it graze the coast? is it 40 miles off the coast? This decides where there will be enough cold air to support snow. South /East of the Low Pressure (LP) will see rain. North and east of the Low Pressure will see the heavy snow and often thundersnow.
Scenario #3 – If the southern storm moves east and out to sea.. There would be no storm at that point. We need the energy of these two systems to combine and explode up the coast and we would need the storm to stay just off the coast, keeping the “Snow line” east of the I-95 corridor.
With that in Mind –
The possibilities are here and you should keep an eye on this for the next couple of days. You remember all the snow in the northeast the last couple of years including “Snowmageddon”, right? Scenario #1 is needed for a big snowstorm. We won’t know until around Saturday what will happen with this storm. I wish for a powerhouse nor’easter every year, so I want it to snow like there is no tomorrow. But time will tell. So many things need to happen in order for an epic storm to form. We know all to well that these storms are a staple for winter in the Northeastern US, now I am “wishing / hoping” we get “the Blizzard of 2012”
Snowstorms of the Past.
Deadly Snowstorm of March 1993.
(Above) This could be Scenario #1 – Winter storms should never be taken lightly. Mother Nature should NEVER be taken lightly.
Pictures from recent Blizzards –
I have just released my first two nighttime / meteor shower workshops for 2012. The First is the annual Lyrid Meteor Shower, our destination is Shenandoah Naitonal Park, in Virginia. The second, is the Orionid Meteor Shower in October 2012 at Acadia National Park, in Maine.
More information can be found at my website www.jeffberkesphotography.com
It’s now January 17th, 2012. My car is clean, the roads aren’t stained with salt, the grass is green and I wore a t-shirt outside last week. Is it really mid-January? The last time we had a measurable snow was in October 2011 when we received 7″ of heavy wet snow during peak foliage conditions (the 100 year storm) so rare I was so excited for this event. I wonder if I had jinxed myself somehow that day though. I remember saying to myself “I’m so happy I had the chance to photograph snow during peak foliage conditions, I don’t care if we do not get anymore snow this year, I’m happy with this rare snowfall.” (as seen below)
Well so far, besides two other dustings of snow, we haven’t seen anything. Philadelphia has no snow this year, Boston has only have a couple inches.. What is going on? The last 2 years we have broken snowfall records time and time again.. Now it seems as the snow has run out. Some factor that play into the lack of snow are this. The jet stream is in a position which allows warmer air to flow up in front of the storm systems that ride along it and all storm are moving to our north and west, we need them to our south and east. Need a Greenland high pressure to help out.
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As you can see snowfall is way below average for this time of year. In previous years I had already found myself in handfull of snowstorms, this year, I struggle to find it anywhere.
February Nor’Easter 2010 – Snowmageddon
Most people think that being a landscape photographer is all fun and games. Well, if it were that easy everybody would be doing it, right? I can honestly say that I enjoy every second that I am outside in nature with my camera. My goal is to make you see and feel the beauty and power of mother nature is her most unguarded moment.