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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 Nevertheless, my pockets stuffed with several little metal cans containing rolls of outdated Agfa film he had scrounged up for me, I ended up leaving the house with the camera, my first attempt to 'capture the light' ...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.

 

Me and My Shadow by Patrick Groleau

 

River Solitude by Patrick Groleau

 

Wire Bridge Poster by Patrick Groleau

 

Waterville Alley by Patrick Groleau

 

Wire Bridge Moon by Patrick Groleau

 

Winslow Moonrise by Patrick Groleau

 

Wire Bridge Night by Patrick Groleau

 

Menacing Tree by Patrick Groleau

 

New Friends by Patrick Groleau

 

The Little White Church by Patrick Groleau

 

Awaiting Spring by Patrick Groleau

 

Two Penny Bridge Poster by Patrick Groleau

 

Bookstore Poster by Patrick Groleau

 

Smalls Falls by Patrick Groleau

 

Artists' Bridge 2 by Patrick Groleau

 

Artists' Bridge 1 by Patrick Groleau

 

Maine Poster by Patrick Groleau

 

Portland Bike by Patrick Groleau

 

Winter Crucifix by Patrick Groleau

 

Frozen Aquamarine by Patrick Groleau

 

Doubling Point Light by Patrick Groleau

 

La Chute Falls by Patrick Groleau

 

Hathaway Study 5 by Patrick Groleau

 

Shadow Study 2 by Patrick Groleau

 

Shadow Study 1 by Patrick Groleau

 

Perfect Tractor by Patrick Groleau

 

Good Neighbors Make by Patrick Groleau

 

Chad's Tree by Patrick Groleau

 

John's Tree by Patrick Groleau

 

Took Years But I Finally Stopped by Patrick Groleau

 

Cape Light by Patrick Groleau

 

Ice Blanket by Patrick Groleau

 

Castle Island Reflection by Patrick Groleau

 

Dawn Doubled by Patrick Groleau

 

Frigid Mooring by Patrick Groleau

 

Bridge Over Still Waters by Patrick Groleau

 

Sea Smoke Dawn by Patrick Groleau

 

Breakwater Light by Patrick Groleau

 

Below Zero Dawn by Patrick Groleau

 

Pastel Maine by Patrick Groleau

 

Of Another Time by Patrick Groleau

 

John's Tree by Patrick Groleau

 

Scott Mill by Patrick Groleau

 

Riverside Baptist Church by Patrick Groleau

 

Disappearing Act by Patrick Groleau

 

BW Abstract 2 by Patrick Groleau

 

Passing By by Patrick Groleau

 

Art Appreciation 102 by Patrick Groleau