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Thomas Edison

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Looking Back at the Islands of Time

 
Here's another scene from yesterday's quick snow storm. This is the same pond and the view is just a few hundred feet to the right of the shot in yesterday's posting. I like the other shot more, I think, but one thing I like about this scene is that there are quite a few yellow leaves still clinging to some of the smaller trees. I think the yellow color adds another level of color interest to the scene. I like the very smooth reflection here, too. Interestingly (for me, at least) that large tree at the edge of the pond,  just to the left of center, has been there since I was a kid and, in fact, I used to sit on it and fish. That was more 40+ years ago and I had no idea I'd be a photographer then, but I find it comforting in a slightly mystical New Englandish way that I am able to revisit some of these haunts of my youth and turn them into photographs. While this town has undergone its share of development, oddly, there are some islands of my youth that have been untouched by time. If you have any places like that in the town or city where you grew up, whether you are still there or just visit occasionally, take time to photograph them because surely one day the bulldozers will come and those islands will disappear into the mists of memory. Tomorrow I'll show you another pond from the past.

3 comments:

marlis said...

i love to follow your post and learn, this is beautiful!!!!

Shaina Herrmann said...

I am going to be teaching a very basic photography class next Sunday (the 7th) and it will be my first time teaching, ever. Do you have any tips on teaching basic digital photography?

Jeff Wignall said...

Thanks so much Marlis! :)

And Shaina, I will try to remember to email you on Friday with some ideas--but nag me if you see this and I haven't responded!