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 Nevertheless, my pockets stuffed with several little metal cans containing rolls of outdated Agfa film he had scrounged up for me, I ended up leaving the house with the camera, my first attempt to 'capture the light' ...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

 

Thistle in Magenta by Patrick Groleau

 

Black-Eyed Susans by Patrick Groleau

 

His Own Little World by Patrick Groleau

 

Storm Clouds II by Patrick Groleau

 

Early Fall by Patrick Groleau

 

Flowers by Patrick Groleau

 

Cap Madeleine Lighthouse by Patrick Groleau

 

Cap Gaspe Milky Way Overhead by Patrick Groleau

 

Cap Gaspe Milky Way by Patrick Groleau

 

Cap Gaspe Sunset by Patrick Groleau

 

Am I Blue by Patrick Groleau

 

Ages by Patrick Groleau

 

Vines by Patrick Groleau

 

Purple by Patrick Groleau

 

Columbine by Patrick Groleau

 

Blue Bellflowers by Patrick Groleau

 

Beetle on Flower by Patrick Groleau

 

Morning Flowers by Patrick Groleau

 

Blue Flowers by Patrick Groleau

 

Delicate Fern by Patrick Groleau

 

Evening Clouds by Patrick Groleau

 

Hinkley Pond Moonset by Patrick Groleau

 

Kingfield Dam III by Patrick Groleau

 

Kingfield Dam II by Patrick Groleau

 

Kingfield Dam I by Patrick Groleau

 

Goggins Island by Patrick Groleau

 

Lady Slippers by Patrick Groleau

 

Horse in Field III by Patrick Groleau

 

Horse in Field II by Patrick Groleau

 

Horse in Field I by Patrick Groleau

 

Sleeping by Patrick Groleau

 

Lupine by Patrick Groleau

 

Love-in-a-Mist by Patrick Groleau

 

Clematis ramona by Patrick Groleau

 

Peony by Patrick Groleau

 

Cosmos by Patrick Groleau

 

Penobscot Narrows Bridge by Patrick Groleau

 

Penobscot Narrows Bridge by Patrick Groleau

 

Fort Point Lighthouse by Patrick Groleau

 

Columbia Silk Moth by Patrick Groleau

 

Purple Iris by Patrick Groleau

 

SOFT SPRUCE by Patrick Groleau

 

ONE BLADE OF GRASS by Patrick Groleau

 

Spring Again by Patrick Groleau

 

First Spring by Patrick Groleau

 

Waiting on Main Street by Patrick Groleau

 

The Sentinel by Patrick Groleau

 

Remembering by Patrick Groleau