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 Nevertheless, my pockets stuffed with several little metal cans containing rolls of outdated Agfa film he had scrounged up for me, I ended up leaving the house with the camera, my first attempt to 'capture the light' ...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

 

Escape by Patrick Groleau

 

Winterscape by Patrick Groleau

 

Winter Trestle by Patrick Groleau

 

Ma's Seagulls by Patrick Groleau

 

Kingfield Falls by Patrick Groleau

 

Finding the Rainbow by Patrick Groleau

 

Breakwater Light by Patrick Groleau

 

Homecoming by Patrick Groleau

 

Boulder Beach by Patrick Groleau

 

Art Appreciation by Patrick Groleau

 

Explorations by Patrick Groleau

 

Museum Intervention by Patrick Groleau

 

Portland Head Light Poster by Patrick Groleau

 

Heading Home by Patrick Groleau

 

Forgotten Mississippi by Patrick Groleau

 

Escape by Patrick Groleau

 

Frozen Field by Patrick Groleau

 

Rasta Man by Patrick Groleau

 

Portland Head Light by Patrick Groleau

 

Main Street Exhibitionists by Patrick Groleau

 

Spring Swans by Patrick Groleau

 

Apple Treasure by Patrick Groleau

 

Spring Rocks by Patrick Groleau

 

Guarding Patience by Patrick Groleau

 

Beneath the Wire Bridge by Patrick Groleau

 

Sebago Interlude by Patrick Groleau

 

Kodachrome Autumn by Patrick Groleau

 

Monster Mushroom by Patrick Groleau

 

Autumn Sunflower by Patrick Groleau

 

Classic Respite by Patrick Groleau

 

Avian Nightmare by Patrick Groleau

 

Romance by Patrick Groleau

 

At Work by Patrick Groleau

 

Dreaming Drummer by Patrick Groleau

 

Vinalhaven by Patrick Groleau

 

Unshoveled by Patrick Groleau

 

Parked by Patrick Groleau

 

Textured Newel Knob by Patrick Groleau

 

Autumn by Patrick Groleau

 

Spring Reflected by Patrick Groleau

 

Unoccupied by Patrick Groleau

 

Goose by Patrick Groleau

 

Winter Sleep by Patrick Groleau

 

Frozen in Time by Patrick Groleau

 

Cold Graves by Patrick Groleau

 

Roots by Patrick Groleau

 

Sunday on the Beach by Patrick Groleau

 

Cafescape by Patrick Groleau