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 Nevertheless, my pockets stuffed with several little metal cans containing rolls of outdated Agfa film he had scrounged up for me, I ended up leaving the house with the camera, my first attempt to 'capture the light' ...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

 

Washington National Cathedral by Patrick Groleau

 

Capitol Blossoms by Patrick Groleau

 

Vaughn Brook Dam by Patrick Groleau

 

Two Lights Storefront by Patrick Groleau

 

Red by Patrick Groleau

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Flower by Patrick Groleau

 

Five Mile Stream by Patrick Groleau

 

Waterville Cemetery by Patrick Groleau

 

Pemaquid Lighthouse by Patrick Groleau

 

Down East, Maine by Patrick Groleau

 

Orchids by Patrick Groleau

 

Wire Bridge Sunrise by Patrick Groleau

 

Wire Bridge by Patrick Groleau

 

Gaspe Waterfall by Patrick Groleau

 

Milky Way by Patrick Groleau

 

Glacier by Patrick Groleau

 

End of Day by Patrick Groleau

 

Stylized Flowers by Patrick Groleau

 

Not Speaking by Patrick Groleau

 

Delicate Flower by Patrick Groleau

 

Coneflower by Patrick Groleau

 

Cosmos bipinnatus by Patrick Groleau

 

Flowers by Patrick Groleau

 

Slowly Losing by Patrick Groleau

 

To the Sea by Patrick Groleau

 

20-Mile Stream by Patrick Groleau

 

Mushrooms by Patrick Groleau

 

Reflections by Patrick Groleau

 

Autumn Dark by Patrick Groleau

 

Delicate Autumn by Patrick Groleau

 

Ladies Waiting by Patrick Groleau

 

Autumn Reflection by Patrick Groleau

 

Autumn Leaf 6 by Patrick Groleau

 

Autumn Leaf 5 by Patrick Groleau

 

Autumn Leaf 4 by Patrick Groleau

 

Flowers by Patrick Groleau

 

Rhode Island Pond by Patrick Groleau

 

Sign of Fall by Patrick Groleau

 

Bee on Flower by Patrick Groleau

 

Stylized Daisies 2 by Patrick Groleau

 

Stylized Daisies 1 by Patrick Groleau

 

Flowers by Patrick Groleau

 

Glacier by Patrick Groleau

 

Forest Light by Patrick Groleau

 

Autumn Leaf 3 by Patrick Groleau

 

Autumn Leaf 2 by Patrick Groleau

 

Autumn Leaf 1 by Patrick Groleau

 

Dew on Leaf by Patrick Groleau