Stonington Harbor I, The Coast of Maine

Stonington Harbor I

Stonington Harbor I, The Coast of Maine
Stonington Harbor I, The Coast of Maine

What am I doing climbing around between lobster traps and seaweed piles on the edges of Stonington Harbor on the coast of Maine?

This whole photography thing started out as a way to make pictures of my children, to capture their various physical forms in two dimensions as a record of where they (and I) had been as they quickly grew up.  Then I began to notice the incredible physical forms on earth — mountains and canyons and waterfalls and vast deserts.  Then it became simply a reason to get out alone and enjoy nature, to forget my self while wondering at all the variety of beauty and physical forms we live with.

But it is more than that.  A puzzle, a game, a challenge to focus my mind and seeing.  To see what can be beautiful in a rectangular frame.  To look at it again later in my development studio and see the image shooting its light back at me.

It is also a way to bring joy to others.  I know I don’t always hear from he hundreds of people who do enjoy my images.  So many are so busy, and so bombarded by the day-to-day digital  deluge of sights and sounds.

There is joy in feeding a hungry duck.  Sometimes the duck is me — shooting and seeing the images shoot back again on a digital screen.  Sometimes the duck is you, my sharing with you, you sharing with me.

As we get older, we need to stay connected to life, or the body will begin to decay and let go of it.  I use photography to stay connected to life.   And hopefully it helps me stay connected to you.  During this season of Gratitude, I am blessed by  your Light, my  friend, and by  the Joy of simply seeing and being a part of Life.

[See all my Stonington images here.]

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12 thoughts on “Stonington Harbor I”

  1. Harry, your sunrise photo here is simply awesome, and it also recalled me your photography lecture near the planetarium. Really enjoy your way of presenting the beauty of nature, thank you.

  2. Harry, I love the color of the golden light at dawn. I especially like the fireworks photos in the collection. Very nice capture, colors and composiiton. Very inspirational!

    1. Thanks, Steve. I learned something new about shooting fireworks too — the biggest bursts are at the end, so hang in there and use the initial works to scout out a location that has an interesting foreground or silhouettes in it to frame or contrast with the final blasts.

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