rock in gibbon river photograph Photography was a hobby for many decades. When I was in my late fifties, I became dissatisfied with the technical and aesthetic quality of my photographs. Trying to improve, I worked on my photography every week and I attended some workshops. Finally I realized that as long as I was working on my photography only one day a week, I would be lucky to be mediocre. I quit my job, and now I have been a full time artist for almost ten years. I do believe my work has improved.

"Rock in Gibbon River" is an example. I exposed the negative in over twenty years ago. I tried to print it several times over the following years, but I was never happy with the results. The rock needs to look wet. The white water needs to look white and have a sense of the rapid motion. The rock need to look heavy enough to crash into the river creating the splash of water. The also needs to look like a black object being held aloft by a fountain of light. Although these subtleties may not be apparent on this website reproduction, but I believe they are present in the physical photograph. My increased commitment made me able to see the possibility of portraying all of this in the same photograph, and it gave me the patience and willingness to take the time and effort needed to achieve it.

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