Sunday, May 15, 2011

Stormy Weather

The socialist republic of Vermont has been very, very good to me.  The above referenced show opens June 21 at the Photo Place Gallery in picture perfect Middlebury and runs till July 16. 

Middlebury and I go back to 1966 when my buddies and I were on work release from our minimum security kid’s camp on Schroon Lake. You can’t make this stuff up.  We took the car carrying ferry from Fort Ticonderoga across Lake Champlain, had some beers in Stowe and dinner at the duly famous Dog Team Tavern.  The restaurant was known for its relish wheel, sticky buns and prime rib.  Sadly, it burned to the ground in 2006 after 70 years in business.  Camp Cayuga on Schroon Lake is where I received my Honorable Discharge from this man's Army.

One of two images selected for the show is “Ground Fog” which is our backyard socked in by warm air and frozen earth. 

Seems to me that this minimalist photograph is the low key cousin of my high key Sketches of Winter images.