Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Conservation Center Photography Show -- Beaver Brook Pond, Hollis, New Hampshire 2002

The New Hampshire landscape presents dense forests with embedded beaver ponds at almost every turn.  In mid summer the ponds are often full with water plants, water lilies and grasses and other plants that are by themselves striking.  I have made photographs from time to time in the Joe English Reservation in Amherst, Beaver Brook in Hollis, the Heald Track in Wilton, and in the Monson Track in Hollis.

The beaver pond in Beaver Brook in Hollis exhibited strong reflections of the skylight from the lily pads and areas of the water that made the central part of the image very high key.  This contrasts with the near field dark tree, and the lighter foliage and stones in the foreground, and the shoreline trees in the background.  The result is a very dynamic image over layered by the shapes of the foreground dead tree trunks.

The image was made with a Cambo 4x5 mono-rail view camera and printed with pigment ink on Hahnemülhe photo rag paper (308gsm weight).  Image size 20" x 15.3".

Summer Pond, Beaver Brook, Hollis NH, 2002

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