The first thing I would like to do here is thank Gail Platz and the membership of the Quabbin Photo Group for inviting me to give a presentation of my images this past Monday, April 22nd. The group were great hosts and I really appreciated the opportunity and warmth they offered. It was an enjoyable experience and has me considering pursuing more programs in the future.
Apparently my theme this year will be do-overs. I shot an image of this dead branch in the water at Harvard Pond last year while there were lily pads floating and clouds hovering but felt a better image could be created when the pads were absent. In both cases I considered the branch a good black and white subject. For most of my time as a photographer I have always responded to nature in color. Slowly I am thinking more in monochrome…at least where the color is not necessarily the subject of the image and really is more of a distraction than an asset.
Here is the image I made last year- As always, please click for a larger view:This morning provided a cloudless sky with little color, perfect for a high key rendering of the abstract formed by the branch:Today is also Mary Beth’s and my 29th anniversary. She is wonderful and easily the better half of the duo. A very lucky day for me on April 28, 1984. I have no trouble remembering the date. 🙂