A warm March day strolling through woods off rt 63 in Woodbury Ct. I came across this stump or Skyline? The stump was instantly a city skyline. As I composed this image I thought of how much nature will be plundered to build canyons of greed. How far would man go to pretend we could control nature, that we were not part of nature but lords to rule over nature? In the 70s thinking was still legal. Memory is a funny thing this image made 34 years ago was made on my first Nikon F, a 1971 with a 105 mm Nikon F 2.5 lens, exposed at F4 or 5.6 on KodaChrome. I spent 10 to 15 minutes composing and dealing with the strong back light using the lens flare to create an artificial sun. This morning I got up to find the bottle of salad dressing in the sink instead of the fridge. Memory the air was crisp clean and it was in the middle 50s that day in March 1973, this morning I am back there briefly residing in another time. enjoy pjc
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Wow, I love the image and the words that accompany! I saw a city skyline immediately too Peter. Funny, our arrogance allows us to believe we can triumph Mother Nature; doesn’t take much to put us in our place though, does it.
I enjoy your pictures and your prose very much, the city skyline makes me smile cause I saw one in your salt shaker picture yesterday, too. But this one here is different. More edges, it looks more dangerous. Like a city close to Apocalypse.. And I like to image how you took your time in front of this, composing…