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Patrick Groleau

Patrick Groleau

Waterville, ME

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'May I use your camera, Dad?' There, I'd asked! Now, the wait, nervously wondering how he was going to respond.

'Sure, but you've got to promise to ... well, I know you'll take care of it. Go get it from the desk and I'll show you how to handle it.'

I must now admit to being pleasantly surprised, since at the time I'd figured there was little chance he would allow me use of his precious jewel-like German camera. Truth be told, back then I wasn't as good at putting machines back together as I was at taking them apart to see how they worked! Nevertheless, my pockets stuffed with several little metal cans containing rolls of outdated Agfa film he had scrounged up for me, I ended up leaving the house with the camera, my first attempt to 'capture the light' ...

... and, yes, it was quite some time before I began to understand the relationship between f-stop, shutter speed, and ASA. After that came focus, depth of field and circle of confusion, the Zone System, exposure latitude, reciprocity failure, and the fundamental 'rule of thirds.' Now ... now, I'm still learning!

What happens when I take pictures? I'm not sure. Closest description of my feelings that I've ever heard was my friend Carl, who said, 'Pat, you see things that most of us merely look at ... you stop and notice what most of us pass by.' Whatever it is, I'm always pleased to think there are others who enjoy sharing my vision.

 

Door Handle by Patrick Groleau

 

Grafton Notch Poster by Patrick Groleau

 

Capitol Moonset by Patrick Groleau

 

Leaf in Monochrome by Patrick Groleau

 

Gaspee Gannetts by Patrick Groleau

 

Spring Sunset by Patrick Groleau

 

Quill Mountain Sunset by Patrick Groleau

 

Winter Leaf by Patrick Groleau

 

Happy Couple by Patrick Groleau

 

Vine Abstract by Patrick Groleau

 

Gaspe Gannets by Patrick Groleau

 

Maine Poster by Patrick Groleau

 

Needle Poster by Patrick Groleau

 

Black Canyon by Patrick Groleau

 

Pemaquid Strata by Patrick Groleau

 

Pemaquid Light by Patrick Groleau

 

Gaspe Bluff by Patrick Groleau

 

Grashopper by Patrick Groleau

 

Ohio Farm Two by Patrick Groleau

 

Ohio Farm One by Patrick Groleau

 

Grasshopper by Patrick Groleau

 

Autumn Whirlpool by Patrick Groleau

 

Smoke Break by Patrick Groleau

 

Bigelow Sunset by Patrick Groleau

 

Energy Efficient by Patrick Groleau

 

Respite by Patrick Groleau

 

Autumn Study by Patrick Groleau

 

Autumn Study by Patrick Groleau

 

Red Leaf by Patrick Groleau

 

Exploration by Patrick Groleau

 

Chance Encounter by Patrick Groleau

 

Art Critic by Patrick Groleau

 

Special Relativity by Patrick Groleau

 

Hinkley Church by Patrick Groleau

 

A Tale to Tell by Patrick Groleau

 

Mill Memory by Patrick Groleau

 

John's Tree by Patrick Groleau

 

Hinkley Mill by Patrick Groleau

 

Pier Awaiting by Patrick Groleau

 

Birch Sunset by Patrick Groleau

 

Trestle Reflected by Patrick Groleau

 

Scott Mill by Patrick Groleau

 

Random Bike by Patrick Groleau

 

Grafton Notch Poster by Patrick Groleau

 

Maine Capitol by Patrick Groleau

 

Home by Patrick Groleau

 

Tree Poster by Patrick Groleau

 

Fallen by Patrick Groleau