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Re: Matt's Project 52: A Year in B&W

Post by minniev » Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:17 pm

# 52-4

Looking at the previous 3 photos as well as this one, I clearly am drawn to the water; it's all around us here on Cape Cod. We leave for MD at the end of October, so, until then, here's more of the sea.
The dead trees in the harbor mark the safe channel into port which is on the other side of the jetty. Each tree is about 20-30 feet tall, sunk deeply into the sand so they do not wash away even in the most violent storms. At low tide, the water line is about 1 mile out, beyond the farthest tree, leaving the trees fully exposed down to the sand. The sign on the nearest tree reads: No Parking.
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I really like this one, with those skinny trees and their signs on the upper left offset by the boat on the upper right, the small patch of grass offset by the big clump of rock, the small rock at the bottom offset by the ripples of the water. This is a deceptively simple image that has amazing balance. Each element has a complementary balancing element. It is as pleasing as a piece of good music.
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Post by Matt Quinn » Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:02 am

Minnie, You are so good for my very fragile ego. Thank you. Coming from the Lady of the Dam Birds, this is a comment to remember when inspiration is on holiday and nothing is working. Thank you. Matt
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Post by St3v3M » Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:31 am

Matt Quinn wrote:... the Lady of the Dam Birds...

Love It! S-
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Post by Matt Quinn » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:32 am

St3v3M wrote:
Matt Quinn wrote:... the Lady of the Dam Birds...

Love It! S-


#52-5

My wife and I took a day trip to Martha's Vineyard today; gorgeous weather in the 70's, no crowds. I stopped to chat with this fellow and learned that his name is Rev. Leo Christian, pastor of the Baptist Church next door. He informed me his was sitting in his office at the moment. Leo is temporary/part-time pastor, and has spent his years traveling to troubled parishes to help them resolve difficulties. His ancestors, reaching back several generations, lived in an area of Scotland (he mentioned it but I didn't recognize it and soon forgot it) where the monks Christianized the natives; hence they all took the surname Christian. He may have been pulling my leg. I saw a Harley in his driveway and asked if it was his. He claims he got it after his sons had grown and gone. This, too, could have been a yarn spun from the porch for the man with the camera. Been known to happen.Matt
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Post by Matt Quinn » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:01 pm

#52-6

Hunting the perfect pumpkin

Cape Abilities, founded in 1968, provides education, counseling, housing, health, and employment opportunities for Cape Cod people and families with disabilities. It operates stores, galleries and garden and flower nurseries, and partners with numerous organizations. Clients work at manageable tasks under light supervision, earn salaries and benefits, and pursue appropriate education opportunities. We buy vegetables, flowers and, in the fall, our pumpkins and gourds there. This is from our visit today.
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Post by Matt Quinn » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:12 am

52-6

Hunting the perfect pumpkin, #2

The First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, (Organized 1720) in Chatham, annually imports hundreds of pumpkins from a Navajo Reservation in New Mexico and spreads them across its front lawn for sale to tourists and townies.
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A portion of the sales goes back to the reservation; the rest, the congregation uses for charity work on the Cape to buy clothing, food and fuel during the winter for the poor. The crop has been on the lawn for a week or so now, and some have rotted; a volunteer was gathering them today in his little red wheelbarrow.
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May all our hunts be fruitful, for all our days are short. Matt
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Post by St3v3M » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:10 am

Matt Quinn wrote:52-6
May all our hunts be fruitful, for all our days are short. Matt

The first has a lot of impact and amazing stories to tell! S-
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Post by Matt Quinn » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:56 pm

Thanks Steve
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Post by LindaShorey » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:36 pm

Matt Quinn wrote:...May all our hunts be fruitful, for all our days are short. Matt


Wow, I love the composition of the first, Matt! Seems so quintessential New England, I have to chuckle over learning the pumpkins are imported :) The tight framing and upward angle are very eye-catching.
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Post by Matt Quinn » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:40 pm

Thanks Linda. I took that one from the street (Street Photography?) which allowed the low angle since the lawn sits above a 5-foot wall. So the pumpkins were at eye level. We head back to MD next week leaving New England behind till next year so I need to keep my finger on the shutter while here. Thanks again. Matt
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