I’ve been invited to join The Wednesday Group, a collective of local painters who meet to paint en plein air at various locales around town. I was pleased to get the invitation since I’ve displayed with several members before and I admire all their work. Plus, the idea intrigues me–photographing on site with a group of painters.
Yesterday we visited the area around the Three Mile Harbor marina in East Hampton. It was a clear breezy morning: from my perspective, not a great day for landscapes. While my painter friends looked for windless spots to set up their easels, I moseyed around the boatyard where I found plenty to photograph. I settled on abstractions (or semi-abstractions), because I liked the way the images resembled paintings.
The fifteen photographs were shot between 9 am and 11 am. The first is a water reflection and the “sweep” image is a detail of a flatbed truck. The rest are close-ups of ship hulls or the racks supporting them. Most of the photographs have cues suggesting scale, but some do not. You can click on any picture to bring up the full-sized version.