Monday, April 28, 2008

Reflections...

Well, still deciding what to make of my inconclusive poll, but I have decided it at least gives me an agenda for my next couple of blog postings.

I already told you about the first one, Footprints a few days ago, so tonight, the reflections series.


I went to Mt. Holyoke College, in western Massachusetts. It's a beautiful campus full of old brick buildings with ivy on the walls, green lawns with old trees and Adirondack chairs, all arranged around a pair of small "lakes". All three of these images were taken there.



I still live in the area, and it's equally beautiful. It's a river valley (The Connecticut) full of low hills. The communities up and down the river are a mix of small de-industrialized communities trying to figure out a new plan, charming bohemian college towns and still-rural areas with small farms and orchards. I love the mix.


abstract orange blue fall leaves water reflectionReflection 2


I'm a native New Englander, and even though I question my sanity sometime around February when it's been cold and snowing for months, it's home. And, Fall is worth it. If you're bracing for a New England winter, going out with a blaze of beautiful color seems like a good way to do it. There's something wonderfully defiant about it.


I'm fascinated by light and reflections on water. But I love this series because of the way they capture the colors of fall, bright orange against blue sky, the first yellows and golds blending with summer greens.

4 comments:

BabyLyons said...

gorgeous photos! beautiful colors :)

Robotosaurus! said...

I really, really love these photographs! <3

Parallax Photo said...

thank you both!

SPIV said...

ur photos r enchanting!