Cabin in the woods

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Cabin in the woods © Steven Willard

Wouldn’t you like to have a quiet spot just big enough for one comfortable chair and a lamp to read by? Close enough to walk to easily, but far enough that you won’t be distracted by everyday stuff. No phone alllowed!

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I Remember

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How we work today © Steven Willard

I remember when a scene like this was unusual. The lone individual sitting at a restaurant table might read the newspaper (remember those?) or sometimes a book (remember those?) but rarely did you see someone working. Now we think nothing of it.

The fellow in this photograph didn’t know I was taking his picture, but we did strike up a conversation and have since become friends. He likes the picture because it doesn’t reveal too much of him. I disagree, I think it tells quite a lot.

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Stone Wall and Pines

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Stone Wall and Pines, Washington, Ct © Steven Willard

I had been waiting for just the right light for this image, soft morning fog seemed like just the thing.

Pentax K5IIs with 70mm f2.4, processed in Snapseed.

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Optimistic

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Optimistic, Woodbury, Ct.

This is a local example of someone being overly optimistic about what one person can accomplish with little money and only so many hours in a day. It’s amazing how much one person can do, but not surprising that he died before he was able to finish.

Olympus OMD EM-1 with 12-40mm f2.8 zoom, processed in Snapseed.

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From across the street

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Cityscape

Sometimes you just have to turn your head.

Olympus OMD EM1 with 12-40mm f2.8 zoom, processed in Snapseed.

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Show us the way

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Show us the way

Sometimes a little guidance is needed.

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Urn with Fern

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Urn with Fern, Woodbury, Connecticut © Steven Willard

I’m sorry, I just couldn’t pass this one up.

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Street Photography

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Mysterious Markings

So many things I don’t understand about “street photography”.

Olympus OMD E-M5 with Olympus body cap lens, processed in Snapseed.

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It might have been Moonglow

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It might have been Moonglow © Steven Willard

Driving home under a full moon recently, I kept looking for a subject to photograph. Whether it was me being tired or my state of mind, the fact was I didn’t see what I was hoping to see. I was a little disappointed, but it is almost always better for me to be moved first by a scene, even if I later manipulate it to look like something only later imagined.

My point here is that while I didn’t manage to make a photograph on that moonlit night, I was moved or maybe even inspired by that drive home. Later, while looking at some older files, I found one I felt I could use to bend to my vision from that night.

Panasonic Lumix G3 with lumix 20mm f1.7 lens, processed in Snapseed and Stackables.

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Who do you trust?

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James in the RV © Steven Willard

I won’t trouble with the backstory here, except to say that I needed a place to live and had concluded my best option was a used RV. I live in Connecticut but figured I would find the best deal either in the South or in the sunny Southwest where rust wasn’t likely to be an issue.

I met James on the internet when I saw the RV he was selling. We emailed back and forth then spoke at some length on the phone. The catch was that I was in Connecticut and he was in California. If I wanted to buy his RV I was going to have to trust the voice on the phone; take a leap of faith and fly out to California, which is what I did. I needn’t have worried. James is one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met, his family is lovely, and the RV was exactly as he described it. I drove it back to Connecticut and have been living in it for three years with no problems.

Sometimes you just have to have faith.

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