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New Friends

To the best of my recollection, it was the year 2005. Life was changing, not just mine but the world itself. I had been noticing the effect of climate change for over a decade and now it was more obvious.

But there was another cause. Over the years, I had come to concentrate my photography on a few areas and subjects that I enjoyed the most, and similar images began to turn up again and again, but with a difference: “I have shot that before and it was better last time.” I began moving inland in Maine and not finding the excitement I was hoping for that I had found on the coast and in Baxter and Acadia. The serious hikes up Mt. Katahdin were beyond me and and I was really looking for something different.

Different became Russel’s Garden Shop and the wonderful colors of mums and a trundle to roll the flowers under my new digital camera. Walks in Susan’s gardens started little fires to burn within me again.

And the technology! My Sony 850 was a revelation. Color rendering was a game-changer as was focus-stacking.

So the “Flowers” gallery is a bit of a miscellany and it doesn’t show the wild and wierd that came from experiments. Then there were the mélanges. Difficult, but different and ideal for printing large. The one you see framed is hanging in my main gallery room and has an image area of 40" x 115" and is virtually perfect from two feet away. Only three in two years, but I think they are keepers.

Click on the first image to go to the gallery.



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