Thursday, August 14, 2014

Conservation Center Photography Show -- Floating Lily Pads, Beaver Pond, Monson Center, 2009

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 Center in Hollis.

This photograph was made at the Monson Center with the clouds reflecting from the pond surface providing a middle grey background for the high key lily pads and the darker grasses.  The lily pads float on the water, both figuratively and actually.

The image was made with a Toyo 4 x 5 Field Camera and printed with pigment ink on Hahnemülhe photo rag paper (308gsm weight).  Image size 20" x 13.2".

Floating Lily Pads, Beaver Pond, Monson Center, 2009

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