Photographs by Frank

30 May 2021

Josiah Rowe (d. 1814)

Filed under: Misc. — Frank @ 12:30 PM

Josiah Rowe, who died in 1814 at the age of 81 years, was (presumably) a veteran of the Revolutionary War. Buried next to him is his wife whose name I can’t quite make out in this photo. She died in 1819 at the age of 70. Their graves are in the cemetery associated with the church in Bradford Center, New Hampshire.

Visiting (and photographing) in old cemeteries is, for me, always an interesting experience. Most of these places are quiet and peaceful. This is certainly true of Bradford Center. I rarely meet anyone else there, even though I have visited dozens of times.

The serenity is conducive to thought. My thoughts often turn to the lives of those commemorated by the grave markers. In so many ways lives lived two hundred years ago were so different from ours. Yet, at the very core of existence, their lives were exactly the same as ours. They were born as we were. They loved as we do. They died as we will.

11 February 2021

Ten Photos

Filed under: Landscapes,Misc.,Winter — Frank @ 10:05 PM

February, thus far, is turning out a lot like January… snowy, cold and gray.

High temperatures recently have been in the mid-twenties, the lows in the low teens. It is 11 deg F, as I write this, headed to right about zero by morning.

The cold only slows down the photography. The drab gray weather is what brings things to more-or-less a standstill. Maybe I’ll take up still life on the dining room table like my friend Jeff!

The first three of these photos were made on the first in Peterborough, the remaining seven were made yesterday at the Canterbury Shaker Village.

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Untitled
Untitled
Snowly Cafe
Snowly Cafe
Snowy Sign
Snowy Sign
Maple & Fence
Maple & Fence
Shaker Buildings
Shaker Buildings
Apple Tree / Sun Set
Apple Tree / Sun Set
Orchard Shed
Orchard Shed
Shed Shadow
Shed Shadow
Blue Hour / White Door
Blue Hour  / White Door
Arcs and Lines
Arcs and Lines

31 January 2021

A Group Portfolio

Filed under: Misc. — Frank @ 5:59 PM

I belong to a self-organized group of photographers who meet once a month at the Vermont Center for Photography in Brattleboro, VT*.

We call ourselves “Carry It In” as we are focused on the sharing of physical prints on paper. We also have much discussion about the art of photography.

Recently we decided to put together a group portfolio in which we each contributed a print on letter-sized paper.

We made fourteen copies of the portfolio. One copy for each contributing member and one that we donated to the Vermont Center for Photography. Each set of prints was packaged in a nice folder with a title page and a colophon.

In the interest of wider distribution, we have also made a pdf version of the portfolio, it is available here. This file is best downloaded and viewed in the full screen mode of Acrobat Reader.

Enjoy!


* At least that was our pre-pandemic modus operandi. Like everyone else we meet mostly via Zoom these days, although we did meet masked and outside for a few of the warmer months last summer.

29 January 2021

Random Photographs

Filed under: Landscapes,Misc.,Monadnock Region — Frank @ 9:30 PM

Cold*… snowy… drab… gray.

A pretty apt description of January. My photography slows down this time every year, but still I try. These days the little Fuji I bought about a month ago goes with me whenever I leave the premises.

Learning to see wide-angle compositions** has been interesting and fun.

These photographs were all made with the Fuji over the past ten days.

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Snow Memorial
Snow Memorial
Untiled (Tree and Sky)
Untiled (Tree and Sky)
Harrisville Reflection
Harrisville Reflection
A Short Story
A Short Story
Lakeshore Landscape #1
Lakeshore Landscape #1
Lakeshore Landscape #2
Lakeshore Landscape #2
Lakeshore Landscape #3
Lakeshore Landscape #3
Untitled
Untitled
Road Side Oddity #205
Road Side Oddity #205
Snowy Trrees
Snowy Trrees

* The temperature is 5 degrees F as I write this. The high today was 12. More typically over the past several weeks, the highs have been in the low 20s and the lows around 10 or 12 degrees F.

** Remember the Fuji X100F has a 22 mm (35 mm in “full frame” terms) lens that can not be removed.

8 September 2019

Peppers!

Filed under: Misc. — Frank @ 5:00 PM

Joan has been very successful in growing peppers this summer. We have dozens, maybe hundreds, of them on our kitchen counter at the moment.

Joan is, as I write, cutting them up and putting them in the freezer. I gave a few of them a very temporary reprieve from the knife so that I could make some photographs.

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Four Peppers
Four Peppers
Three Peppers #1
Three Peppers #1
Three Peppers #2
Three Peppers #2

18 August 2019

Cult of the Bulldog

Filed under: Misc.,Monadnock Region — Frank @ 7:45 PM

Give me a good heavy load and a clear stretch of road 
And just watch this old Bulldog run 

—– Bill Staines (Wild, Wild, Heart)

Early this afternoon, I spent about ninety minutes wandering the Granite State Old Truck Meet/Show. (It was held at the airport in Deering this year) .

Of course there were a multitude of trucks on display… many different types and brands.

However, it was the Bulldog that kept catching my eye.

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Mack
Mack
Yellow Dogs
Yellow Dogs
Mack Close Up
Mack Close Up
Shiny Dog
Shiny Dog
Gold Dog
Gold Dog
Authentic Dog #1
Authentic Dog #1
Authentic Dog #2
Authentic Dog #2
Green Dog
Green Dog
Red Dog
Red Dog

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