No matter the season I spend a fair bit of time on streams with my camera. I look for the texture of the water, especially the ripples, and then move to a point where what is being reflected works for the image, in this case an overcast sky. Sometimes I’m also lucky enough to have a bright red leaf submerged at just the right spot. What I see at times like this stops me in my tracks and leaves me not quite the same in a very good way.
This photograph, which will also be in the show at The Governor’s Gallery, was made at one of my favorite little streams, literally a few feet from a busy state highway, in Middlesex, VT on a fine Fall day. The leaf was from a nearby Red Maple.
(Be safe today, Independence Day in the United States, and enjoy being with friends and family wherever you are. I’ve always felt our freedom depends so much more on peace—rooted in our relationships with each other—rather than fighting another war to defend that freedom. I hope you can enjoy the peace of being with a fellow human being today.)