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 Nevertheless, my pockets stuffed with several little metal cans containing rolls of outdated Agfa film he had scrounged up for me, I ended up leaving the house with the camera, my first attempt to 'capture the light' ...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

 

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

 

Mountain Valley by Patrick Groleau

 

Mt. Rainier by Patrick Groleau

 

Mt. Rainier by Patrick Groleau

 

Seattle Fish Market by Patrick Groleau

 

Seattle Artwork by Patrick Groleau

 

Cape Disappointment by Patrick Groleau

 

Cape Disappointment Lighthouse by Patrick Groleau

 

Ecola Point Forest by Patrick Groleau

 

Young Bull by Patrick Groleau

 

Haystack Rock by Patrick Groleau

 

Wire Bridge Cable Anchor by Patrick Groleau

 

Pemaquid Lighthouse by Patrick Groleau

 

Pemaquid Lighthouse by Patrick Groleau

 

Houston Brook Falls by Patrick Groleau

 

Houston Brook Sunrise by Patrick Groleau

 

Houston Brook Sculpture by Patrick Groleau

 

Wire Bridge Spring by Patrick Groleau

 

Marshall Point Lighthouse by Patrick Groleau

 

Marshall Point Light Photographers by Patrick Groleau

 

Marshall Point Lighthouse by Patrick Groleau

 

The Past Ponders by Patrick Groleau

 

Philadelphia-Reading RR Bridge by Patrick Groleau

 

Philadelphia-Reading RR Bridge by Patrick Groleau

 

Washington National Cathedral by Patrick Groleau

 

Washington National Cathedral by Patrick Groleau

 

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