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 Nevertheless, my pockets stuffed with several little metal cans containing rolls of outdated Agfa film he had scrounged up for me, I ended up leaving the house with the camera, my first attempt to 'capture the light' ...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

 

Squirrel Point Light by Patrick Groleau

 

Portland Waterfront by Patrick Groleau

 

Flowers by Patrick Groleau

 

Gaspe Lighthouse by Patrick Groleau

 

Fresnel Lens by Patrick Groleau

 

Lighthouse Spiral by Patrick Groleau

 

Gaspe Bird by Patrick Groleau

 

Spring by Patrick Groleau

 

Old Door by Patrick Groleau

 

The White Church by Patrick Groleau

 

John's Road by Patrick Groleau

 

Philadelphia - Reading RR Bridge by Patrick Groleau

 

Water Jug by Patrick Groleau

 

Fast Storm by Patrick Groleau

 

Storm by Patrick Groleau

 

Autumn, Soft by Patrick Groleau

 

Ruby Leaf by Patrick Groleau

 

Echoes of Crows by Patrick Groleau

 

Memories by Patrick Groleau

 

Glory by Patrick Groleau

 

Unbroken by Patrick Groleau

 

Narrows Bridge by Patrick Groleau

 

Fogged In by Patrick Groleau

 

Father's Sacrifice by Patrick Groleau

 

Cadillac Crowd by Patrick Groleau

 

Adams Poster by Patrick Groleau

 

Ready to Explode by Patrick Groleau

 

Crystalized Fern by Patrick Groleau

 

Saint-Gaudens Poster by Patrick Groleau

 

Multiple Choice by Patrick Groleau

 

In the People Forest by Patrick Groleau

 

Cape Flattery Tranquility by Patrick Groleau

 

Cape Flattery Evening by Patrick Groleau

 

Cape Flattery Mist by Patrick Groleau

 

Cape Flattery Fog by Patrick Groleau

 

Straits of Juan de Fuca by Patrick Groleau

 

Mukilteo Light #3 by Patrick Groleau

 

Mukilteo Light #2 by Patrick Groleau

 

Mukilteo Light #1 by Patrick Groleau

 

Peggy's Cove Afternoon by Patrick Groleau

 

Seattle Flatiron Building by Patrick Groleau

 

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse by Patrick Groleau

 

Peggy's Cove Interlude by Patrick Groleau

 

Kennebec Mist by Patrick Groleau

 

Nova Scotia Skyline by Patrick Groleau

 

Georgia O. at Pemaquid by Patrick Groleau

 

Pemaquid Lighthouse by Patrick Groleau

 

Pemaquid Lighthouse by Patrick Groleau