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Reflecting On Reflections. September 16, 2012

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
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Reflections in water are a favorite subject of many landscape photographers, partly because they can be fun and interesting, and partly because they’re there when actual landscape photography is less than interesting.

As an example of both rationalizations, here’s a shot from the Chesterfield Gorge on the Westfield river in Massachusetts:

It has a nicely reflexive geometry, but has neither the saturation of a real-world moment nor the contrast of a great black and white photo, so I’m at a loss as to what to do with it other than to throw it out there as a Potential Thing lost in the miasma of mediocrity. I probably ought to have more pride than to publish it at all, but then, we all have visions which go unfulfilled despite our best efforts. This is one of mine, and I welcome your input as to how it could amount to anything or why it never will.


Summer. August 22, 2012

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
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I was at a meeting of a few folks last night, outdoors, at a picnic table. We talked past sundown into twilight and beyond, and with just a tee-shirt on, I got cold.

This signals a turning point which I’ve ignored in past years, the turn toward winter, the Long Sleep of the Green Things, the time of thicker clothes and bigger fires.

Not that it’s winter, not nearly; it’s just that this year I noticed the subtle shift from warm evenings to cooler ones.

Still, there’s  another month of Summer to be had, though it’s going to become less dependable from here on out.

It’s now or never, people, or at least now or next year. Get out and get some summer!

At the Chesterfield Gorge in Chesterfield, MA:

Young folks exploring the river.