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 Nevertheless, my pockets stuffed with several little metal cans containing rolls of outdated Agfa film he had scrounged up for me, I ended up leaving the house with the camera, my first attempt to 'capture the light' ...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

 

Corner by Patrick Groleau

 

Beetle by Patrick Groleau

 

Milky Way by Patrick Groleau

 

Wet by Patrick Groleau

Wet

 

Horse in Field 3 by Patrick Groleau

 

Horse In Field 2 by Patrick Groleau

 

Horse in Field 1 by Patrick Groleau

 

Soft Carrabessett by Patrick Groleau

 

Holding On by Patrick Groleau

 

Passing By by Patrick Groleau

 

Covered Bridge Kaleidoscope by Patrick Groleau

 

Angry by Patrick Groleau

 

Houston Brook Falls by Patrick Groleau

 

Icy Anchorage by Patrick Groleau

 

22 Degree Halo by Patrick Groleau

 

Route 3 Respite by Patrick Groleau

 

Almost There by Patrick Groleau

 

Beth's Flowers by Patrick Groleau

 

Magenta Flowers by Patrick Groleau

 

Wet Leaves by Patrick Groleau

 

Gentle by Patrick Groleau

 

Purple by Patrick Groleau

 

Doubling Point Light by Patrick Groleau

 

Moth by Patrick Groleau

 

Hidden Lighthouse by Patrick Groleau

 

Happy Couples by Patrick Groleau

 

Gaspe Fresnel Lens by Patrick Groleau

 

Reflections by Patrick Groleau

 

Gaspe Falls by Patrick Groleau

 

Shadow Detail by Patrick Groleau

 

Sharing Cadillac Sunset by Patrick Groleau

 

Cadillac Sunset by Patrick Groleau

 

Wire Bridge by Patrick Groleau

 

Santa Fe Security Guard by Patrick Groleau

 

Winter Farm by Patrick Groleau

 

Bangor Break Time by Patrick Groleau

 

Ohio Farm - Color by Patrick Groleau

 

Pemaquid Light by Patrick Groleau

 

Pemaquid Light by Patrick Groleau

 

Ohio Grasshopper by Patrick Groleau

 

Washington National Cathedral by Patrick Groleau

 

Mercer Bog by Patrick Groleau

 

Seattle Fish Market Phew by Patrick Groleau

 

Cape Cod Hill Snowscape by Patrick Groleau

 

Ice Tower by Patrick Groleau

 

Very Blue Boat by Patrick Groleau

 

Penobscot Narrows Bridge by Patrick Groleau

 

Ancient Pier by Patrick Groleau