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 Nevertheless, my pockets stuffed with several little metal cans containing rolls of outdated Agfa film he had scrounged up for me, I ended up leaving the house with the camera, my first attempt to 'capture the light' ...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

 

Cuckhold Bed and Breakfast Light by Patrick Groleau

 

Passing By by Patrick Groleau

 

Escher Stairs by Patrick Groleau

 

Haystack Sunrise by Patrick Groleau

 

Bridge Talk by Patrick Groleau

 

Butterfly by Patrick Groleau

 

Reaching by Patrick Groleau

 

Smalls Falls Detail by Patrick Groleau

 

Hummingbird Hawk Moth 2 by Patrick Groleau

 

Hummingbird Hawk Moth 1 by Patrick Groleau

 

Wire Bridge by Patrick Groleau

 

Hidden Man by Patrick Groleau

 

Cape Sunrise by Patrick Groleau

 

Madison, Maine by Patrick Groleau

 

Eric Flying Low by Patrick Groleau

 

Clatsop Spit Elk by Patrick Groleau

 

Mt. St. Helens Deer by Patrick Groleau

 

Courage vs. Caution by Patrick Groleau

 

Raven Nest by Patrick Groleau

 

Friendly Beetles by Patrick Groleau

 

Waterville Sunset by Patrick Groleau

 

Sunbow by Patrick Groleau

 

Wind Power Sunset by Patrick Groleau

 

Prince Williams Sound by Patrick Groleau

 

Artist's Bridge by Patrick Groleau

 

Afternoon Leaf by Patrick Groleau

 

Blueberry Autumn by Patrick Groleau

 

Seagull Squadron by Patrick Groleau

 

From My Window by Patrick Groleau

 

Contrasting Leaves by Patrick Groleau

 

Suspended Leaf by Patrick Groleau

 

Fall Leaf by Patrick Groleau

 

Waiting Profile by Patrick Groleau

 

We're at Thompsons by Patrick Groleau

 

Grafton Notch by Patrick Groleau

 

Wyman Impound by Patrick Groleau

 

Waterville Sunset by Patrick Groleau

 

Augustus Saint-Gaudens by Patrick Groleau

 

Phew by Patrick Groleau

 

White Berries by Patrick Groleau

 

Water Pearls by Patrick Groleau

 

Leaves by Patrick Groleau

 

Heading Home by Patrick Groleau

 

Memories by Patrick Groleau

 

Leaf Rust by Patrick Groleau

 

Googins Island by Patrick Groleau

 

Spikes by Patrick Groleau

 

Glowing Leaves by Patrick Groleau