Things have been a bit slow on the photography front as alas, I’m still fighting off the poison sumac and the various complications that resulted from that joyful experience. Things seem to be improving once again, so here is hoping. Meanwhile, I’m once again grateful to the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA. for the opportunity to show a few pieces of my work. The images below are hanging in the current Atelier exhibition, which runs until September 28. If you like photography and live in eastern or central Massachusetts, the Griffin is an incredible resource. The Atelier is lead by Meg Birnbaum who continues to be an inspiration and a guide. If you can’t make it…(click for a larger image). These are from the collection “Erosion” from Manteo along the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
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I just wanted to pass along that my one of my Quabbin Portfolios, Constructing Quabbin, received a Merit Award from Black and White Magazine and as a result, a number of images from that portfolio has been published in the June edition. I’m honored by the selection. The portfolio should be published on the magazine’s web site shortly. You can find the magazine and ordering information here. However, the web site presentation has not yet gone live, but the magazine is available at places like Barnes and Noble and some independent bookstores, so I thought I’d pass this along. Being on the road and far from any bookstores, I haven’t seen it yet myself and as a result, I don’t know which images they’ve published. So, here are a few of the images they have to work with, as a special sneak preview. Thanks again to Black and White Magazine.
I’m thrilled to announce that my first book of Quabbin imagery, Water, Forest and Light: A Journey Through the Quabbin, is now available. This relatively short work includes over 35 of my favorite images, thus far…At this site, you can preview the book, and order if you’re so inclined. Thanks to Chris and Molly for their help on this project. More to come…. (Click on the image below for more details and the preview site.)
Actually, every season is photography season. Some seasons, like the fall, just make it more obvious. It’s hot today so instead of shooting (a cowardly approach to be sure), I ended up going through some old images from Worcester. These are from a location that everyone in Worcester knows about, Elm Park. A jewel for the City. One of the first great urban parks, created, after an extended struggle, with aesthetics in mind. The bridge at Elm Park (one of two, but this is the more classical location) is often used by couples and wedding photographers, because it’s just so visually pleasing. This shot was not cooked in Photoshop. The colors there, if you catch the right day, are really this intense and the vibrancy is made all that much more compelling by the reflections from the Pond, if the wind is perfectly calm. (Click on all the images below for a better view.)
Here’s the other bridge in Elm Park, and one of our favorite visitors to the Park, a Great Blue Heron.
The Park, like all ecosystems, is both resilient and fragile at the same time. This Park gets a lot of use by the citizenry, some who honor it, and some who don’t.
But humans aren’t the only challenge the Park faces. If you look carefully at this crop if another shot of the bicycle, you’ll see that the Pond is loaded with Milfoil, an invasive species that threatens to choke the life out of many ponds in this area.
The City ultimately treated the Pond for the problem and it now seems to be under control. However, that costs money which the City and the taxpayers had to provide. But, we have a responsibility for our environment. We’ve created it, and hopefully we’ll take care of it.
Had a terrific weekend with the family in Newport Rhode Island. Definitely a good locale for travel photography.
I was inspired by the walk over the Goat Island Causeway to create a panorama, now up at Gigapan.org. Click here for
The Goat Island Causeway Panorama.
We had one beautiful evening…
But then the weather went down hill, requiring a bit more imagination…
Maybe there were just too many boats….
Oh well, no one had to walk the plank. I hope.
(Images copyright (c) 2010 James M. Hunt, James Hunt Photography. All rights reserved.)