Thursday, July 28, 2011

Most people seem to like sticks-in-the-water kinds of photographs. Either that, or such images are an infection among minimalist photographers. I'm not one of those, but I like them just the same.  The natural beauty of natural sticks adds a good deal to such work, because their forms are so elegant and complex.  Wandering along a pond side trail I'd never visited before, there was a little clearing, a bench facing the pond, and what you see here.  I sat for a long while enjoying the sounds of bull frogs, and the patter of very light drizzle on the water in front of me.  There were also several acres of lily pads in full bloom that were too far away from where I was able to place the camera to make a photograph, but they were gorgeous to look at nonetheless.  Now that I've found this local site, I'll return whenever light, atmosphere, or seasonal changes invite me. 

Monday, July 25, 2011

I feel bad that it's been nearly two months since my last post here, but my musician and teacher life has made it impossible to make photographs.  But now I will have a few weeks to myself, and this past weekend I was able to use the camera (in this case, the P67 with 55mm lens).  This is a 'graph of Round Lake in Monroe (NY) that I've photographed many times.  Every time has been different, and this was a cloudy bright early morning with not a hint of breeze, and no one on the lake.