An old favorite . . .

I had three photos accepted for a show at the Target Gallery in the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA.  The theme of the show is Joys of the Season and is focused on the winter season.  One of the photos selected is an old favorite . . . Winter Bus Stop.  I shot this photo from my hotel window in the midst of a snowstorm in Stavanger, Norway when I was there on business to present at a conference.  Stavanger is on the North Sea coast and the little pond in front of the hotel must have been brackish because the water was freezing at different rates and the falling snow melted when it hit open water but not when it landed on the ice.  My eye was caught by the interesting pattern on the water and I shot several frames trying to get that pattern.  Then, as so often happens, I put down the camera and looked again and saw the people awaiting the bus.  Suddenly the image wasn't about just form and light, it was also about the place we occupy in the world.  I quickly snapped more frames and this image is the result.  It was also one of the first images I made that I was really satisfied with and that left me thinking, "Gee, maybe I can do this . . ."  So, it is fun to know that an old favorite will have a place on a gallery wall for awhile. 

McCollum #1 Winter Bus Stop.jpg