Sunday May 27, 2012

KENT CONNECTICUT – John Novogrod and I spent s few hours here hiking in Macedonia Brook State Park. I’ve written elsewhere on the differences between Eastern US landscape (here) and Western landscape (where I grew up). In the West the landscape is expansive. Long vistas are common with changing points of view as you move across the landscape. In the East sight lines are truncated by the heavy deciduous forests an the choppy topography. It’s like walking though a room. Mottled shadow/suniight presents a dramatic challenge to a photographer in terms of dynamic range. This bears an obvious relationship to work I’ve been shooting in my landscape class in Central Park in the Ramble and the North Woods, Here’s an image with my Leica M9 and a 1950s era lens, a Dual Range Summicron that I’ve had adapted to fit on the M9.

A Walk in the Woods
A Walk in the Woods

On this day last year: Francesca Campbell.

Francesca
Francesca