A Walk ’round the Pond

A walk 'round the pondBack in the 1980s, I went to art school, and I along with all of the other illustration majors were required to take a minor course in photography. We had to shoot the photos as well as process the negatives and make prints. I don’t recall what the particulars of the class assignments were although I can tell from looking at the negatives which were the assignments and which ones were shot just to finish off a roll. The shots to finish a roll are a lot more interesting. While my fellow students mostly resided and shot their photographs in the vibrant metropolis of Philadelphia, I lived and did most of my shooting in and around the staid and solid small town of Westville, New Jersey.

brianb-pondThe above is a shot of the pond in Westville, New Jersey. The Parkview school can be seen in the background. The fellow walking is my brother Brian. We either got a late start shooting or for some reason I thought it would be a good idea to shoot with very little light available. It turned out to be a more interesting shot than it had a right to. The negative was a little worse for wear, but it’s not a bad shot.

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