Cape Cod #2

untitled-0507-EditmattedLast year while on the Cape (Cod), I was introduced to the wonderful work of Michael Kahn and purchased one of his books. This year, the Focus Gallery in Chatham, had more of his work on display and a new book. Inspired by Michaels work, I readjusted my vision to think more in B&W this year. Below are two favorites with more to come. Remember to click the images to view them much bigger.

A note on the bottom image. Carla, one of our participants has been influenced by the great Chuck Kimmerle. She attended our Death Valley/Valley of Fire tour where Chuck was a special guest. As we were walking out to photograph Stage Harbor Light, Carla spotted this scene. A small group stopped and we worked the scene for forty five minutes. We never made it to the lighthouse! A couple of lessons.

1. Be open to what turns your head. Yes, we had a mission to get to the lighthouse, but, this was great right now!

2. Without Chuck’s great images and inspiration, Carla would probably never have seen the potential in this type of scene. 

By the way, the poles in the water are part of the nets used for Weir Fishing.



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  1. Jo September 22, 2015 at 8:39 am #

    Well spotted. These are lovely, John!

    • JB September 22, 2015 at 8:41 am #

      Thank you Jopeg.

  2. Bkile September 22, 2015 at 9:36 am #

    Minimalist photography at its best!

    • JB September 22, 2015 at 9:47 am #

      Why thank you Ms. Kile.

  3. Rona Schwarz September 22, 2015 at 11:15 am #

    These are both wonderful, John! Very different and unique from the B&W I usually see – I love the soft pallette and the minimalist composition. Kudos to both you and Carla!

    • JB September 22, 2015 at 11:15 am #

      Thank you Rona.

  4. Debbie Winchester September 23, 2015 at 8:23 pm #

    These are great! Love the simplicity … especially the poles!

  5. Steve L September 24, 2015 at 8:48 pm #

    Simple is good. Good demonstration of that.
    Just like a whisper gets us to pay more attention than a shout sometimes.

    • JB September 24, 2015 at 8:58 pm #

      Amen to that Steve!

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