Photographs by Frank

12 May 2018

Spring Olio

Filed under: Early Spring,Monadnock Region — Frank @ 11:00 PM

Early last week I noticed that all of the remaining beech leaves which hung to the trees all winter long were suddenly on the ground. A couple of days later, this years crop of beech leaves exploded into view. The maple trees began producing leaves in concert with the beeches and a day or two later the first ferns of the season poked up out of the leaf litter.

Spring has really sprung!

The first photo of this group (‘Raindrops’) was made during a one minute (literally) spring shower that occurred just as I passed by the stream which crossed the the road near brimstone corner. The rain lasted just long enough that I could make three exposures.

The last photo, that I have titled ‘Happy Accident’, is exactly that. As I lowered my camera back to my side after making an exposure, I accidentally tripped the shutter. I discovered this frame (which is reminiscent of those in my series titled “Autumnal Abstracts”)  on my memory card when I moved the days photos to the computer.

These two photos are evidence that serendipity plays a larger role in making photographs than we might like to admit. Although, I also think that Pasteur’s famous statement “Dans les champs de l’observation le hasard ne favorise que les esprits préparés.*” is also worth remembering in this context.

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Raindrops on 'Sandy Creek'
Raindrops on 'Sandy Creek'
New Beech Leaves
New Beech Leaves
New Maple Leaves
New Maple Leaves
Emerging Ferns
Emerging Ferns
Wild Flower Foliage
Wild Flower Foliage
Happy Accident
Happy Accident

* In english: “In the fields of observation chance favors only the prepared mind.”


 

1 Comment »

  1. You are certainly filling up your repertoire of photographic subjects. Another spectacular collection here.

    Comment by Joe — 13 May 2018 @ 1:08 PM

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