GRASSES - lightsongfineart


MY INTEREST IN GRASSES  predates my experience with the trees on the Massachusetts Turnpike.

I am not sure when they first caught my eye, but early in my shooting I spent many afternoons in the marshes in Swansea, Massachusetts just off I-190, and although the textures were interesting, after several afternoons I was not satisfied.

I went looking north of Boston in Ipswich on the road which led to Crane Beach. On the north side of the road the sway of the salt grass was unusually beautiful and I returned several times.

Then on October 22, 1983 I found a composition I particularly liked. But what made it work was that the sun was about to set and it just grazed the tops of the grass waves. The result was Salt Marsh Just Before Sunset (JW 0065) in the Salt Marshes gallery.

However, there is also one of my earliest and all time favorite images, Textures in Grass I that I made in Anchorage, Alaska on a short visit there. And more recently there is the clover in JW 1452 I photographed on the median strip on Interstate 5 in the Florida Panhandle.

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