PICTURE ONLY GALLERY LINKS
The The Forks ~ there's no place like home gallery is here
The ART ~ conveys / transports / reflects gallery is here
The Decay & Disgust work/book is here
FYI, we brought home a variety of products from the Ironworks Distillery, to include an rather incredible rum and an very unusual rhubarb liqueur.
During our first day in Lunenburg while driving down the main street, a poster in a storefront window caught my eye. It should go without writing that my attention was garnered by the square pictures with black borders. Nevertheless, it wasn't until our last day in the Lunenburg vacinity that we were walking past the window and I looked inside only to notice more square pictures presented 3×3 in a single frame.
The story/gallery was closed but, as luck would have it, a man came down some stairs and I knocked on the window and he let me in. After a very brief explanation of my interest in square pictures, he stated that he was not the picture maker. In fact the picture maker was a woman (his wife, I believe) named Mariette Roodenburg.
I was escorted up to the second floor where a gallery occupied the entire very large space. Most of the works on display were of Mariette's making and in short order she came down from her third floor studio (more of a print making studio than a picture making studio), introduced herself and we proceeded to have a nice long chat. Our chat focused on art/aesthetics and nary a word about cameras / gear or technique with the exception of a brief explanation about how she was able to print - with exquisite detail, tone and color - some of her Land Squares pictures on uncoated Japanese rice paper (she pre-treated the paper with an ink-retaining coating).
When all was said and done, it was a real treat to see the work of fellow-traveler, square picture wise.
My apologies for not posting for a while. Since my return from Nova Scotia, I have been beset by a combination of client work, social commitments, and the processing of 90+ pictures made while in Nova Scotia. Today's entry is the start of a long look at Nova Scotia along with some more samples of my pictures + words project.
Featured Comment: Jimmi Nuffin wrote: "How old would you say that house in the middle is?"
my response: Insightful query. IMO, the house in the middle looks to be classically ageless. However, if I had to guess without actually putting numbers on it, I'd says that it's a little more than twice as old as the house on the right, with house on the left being somewhere in between.
However (or, that written), there are, in fact, vast stretches of inland Nova Scotia which are remarkably similar to the Adirondacks (without the mountains) and parts of central NYS. Those similarities have caused the wife to remark on several occasions, "We've traveled 850 miles so we can vacation where we live" ... then we arrive at the seaside and it ain't anything like where we live.
Featured Comment: John Linn wrote: ".... Not sure what the attraction is for you in Nova Scotia. Seems a lot like the Adirondacks but without mountains... only ocean.?"
my response: Well, there's 1)lobster fresh from the sea, 2)mussels,fresh from the sea @ $5.00CAN/lb, 3)seascapes, and 4) quaint fishing villages to name just a few "attractions".
Today's picture is a down and dirty iPad processed picture. I'll post the highlight blended final when I get back home.