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 Nevertheless, my pockets stuffed with several little metal cans containing rolls of outdated Agfa film he had scrounged up for me, I ended up leaving the house with the camera, my first attempt to 'capture the light' ...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

 

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

 

Art Appreciation 101 by Patrick Groleau

 

Falling at the Art Museum by Patrick Groleau

 

Hathaway Study 4 by Patrick Groleau

 

Houston Brook Curtain by Patrick Groleau

 

Curtis Island Light Pan by Patrick Groleau

 

Rockland Breakwater Dawn by Patrick Groleau

 

Curtis Island Light Square by Patrick Groleau

 

Inspired by Matt by Patrick Groleau

 

BW Abstract 1 by Patrick Groleau

 

Black Canyon of the Gunnison by Patrick Groleau

 

Ohio Grasshopper 2 by Patrick Groleau

 

Ohio Grasshopper 1 by Patrick Groleau

 

Sleep Tight, Maine by Patrick Groleau

 

Cadillac Sunset Poster by Patrick Groleau

 

Sunset Shared by Patrick Groleau

 

Damp Autumn by Patrick Groleau

 

Cadillac Mountain by Patrick Groleau

 

Autumn Poster by Patrick Groleau

 

Reflection by Patrick Groleau

 

Autumn Vibrance by Patrick Groleau

 

Autumn Moist by Patrick Groleau

 

Kennebec Autumn by Patrick Groleau

 

Flagstaff Lake by Patrick Groleau

 

On Guard in Santa Fe by Patrick Groleau

 

Hathaway Study 3 by Patrick Groleau

 

Hathaway Study 2 by Patrick Groleau

 

Hathaway Study 1 by Patrick Groleau