I departed at 4:15AM for a full day of photography and reflection. Spent 15 hours on the road.
I've done this before, but never before from my own home. Don't ask me why.
I was suitably captivated by Vermont's scenic Route 100, though the whitewashed sky and threatening rains subdued the hoped for vibrancy.
Nevertheless, here's what I saw...
In honor of the exhibition of several of my images at The Coffee Perch (1006 Main Street, Walpole, Massachusetts) during April of 2013, I will donate 100% of all proceeds to one of my favorite mission driven not-for-profit organizations, DOVE. DOVE is "committed to partnering with diverse communities, families, and individuals impacted by domestic violence. We promote hope, healing, safety, and social change by providing a broad range of preventive and responsive services."
All images purchased from this gallery during the month of April, 2013, will qualify. Again, 100% of all proceeds (less the printing and processing costs by the printer, MPIX) will be donated to DOVE.
These are the photos I have uploaded to my gallery on 500px. See here.
Please see my blog: www.vnaceo.com. This gallery serves as a staging area for uploaded photos.
You will no doubt notice that these photographs are more intensively post-processed and digitally manipulated than the ones I've presented in the other galleries. In addition, these are derivative in that my "art" follows the art of others, namely (though not exclusively) sculptors and those who work in the third dimension. My hope is to add more to this gallery.
A few years ago, my daughter and I photographed the devastation of Hurricane Katrina (see the gallery here at www.reyspadoni.com). Holding the sophisticated Maxxum digital SLR, I was drawn to the magnificent vistas which, to me, at that time, accentuated the vast devastation of the storm. My daughter, with an unremarkable and inexpensive Nikon digital rangefinder camera, was more drawn to the simple stories she found amidst the rubble... for example, a child's doll lying atop a heap that was once a home.
My photos may have been impressive on one level, but hers were much more so in that they elicited an emotional reaction from viewers. I learned a lesson about simplicity and this gallery is my attempt to display what I hope I have learned.
Ed and I are going to give this one more try. The rules are simple. Take and post one photo every day for 30 days. The only requirement is that the photos should be respectable, decent, not awful. Harder for me than him. Photo must be taken in the same day it’s posted. One per day. Need to get some people/faces in this time.
Ed's shots here: http://edspadoni.smugmug.com/Photography/Photo-a-day-Sep09/9418319_jx8HT#637031293_b8TEU