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Arthur P. Mange Photograph Collection, 1965-2010
3 boxes (4.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: PH 044

Abstract:
Arthur Mange taught in the Biology Department at University of Massachusetts Amherst for 31 years before retiring in 1995. He is the co-author of four books on human genetics, served on a number of Town of Amherst committees, and remains on the committee that administers the Burnett Gallery at the Jones Library in Amherst Center.

He has taken tens of thousands of 35mm black and white film photographs over the course of 50 years, and processes them entirely by himself from developing the film to framing the finished prints. Publich exhibits (solo or group shows) have been in Amherst,Hadley, Pelham, Leverett, Easthampton, Southampton, Northampton, Springfield, and Boston. The subjects have been varied--whatever Mange thinks would make good black and white pictures. The locales have also varied, from many places in the United States and from half a dozen foreign countries. Presented in this collection are his best images from New England and New York.

Terms of Access and Use:

The collection is open for research.

Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries

Biographical Note
Tent caterpillar

Tent caterpillar

Arthur Mange joined the Zoology Department (later the Biology Department) at the University of Massachusetts from the Midwest in 1964. He taught primarily genetics and with his wife, Elaine, co-authored several award-winning college textbooks of human genetics. Following retirement in 1997, he served on a number of committees in Amherst, including chair of the Conservation Commission, and currently serves on the Committee for the Burnett Gallery at the Jones Library in Amherst. Mange is a member of the Pioneer Valley Photographic Artists, whose members are dedicated to fine art photography. This group maintains rotating exhibits at the Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, Bay State Hospital in Springfield, and the Nashawannuck Gallery in Easthampton.

For over half a century, Mange has taken thousands of black and white photographs of varied subjects. The pictures are from many places around the world, with about half of them from New England and the East coast. Like many photographers, Mange tries to present interesting (if possible unusual or artful), real-life images with nice composition, form, texture, and resolution. They faithfully record things that have caught his eye along the way.

Mange has participated in a score of solo or group photo shows at hospitals, libraries, banks, and other sites in Amherst, Northampton, Pelham, Hadley, Leverett, and Southampton. The subject of these shows have included mysterious images including close-ups, gravestones, plants and animals, architecture, local sights, windows, pictures taken looking down, whimsical signs, and travel pictures.

Solo and Two-Person Shows

  • Across the Valley (from Cummington to New Salem), March 1983. Burnett Gallery at the Jones Library, Amherst.
  • Delight in Familiar Forms (celebrating some well-known plants and animals, October 1984. Hitchcock Center for the Environment, Amherst.
  • Ring Bell to Admit Bird, July 2000. Jones Library entryway.
  • Net Prophet, December 2000. Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton.
  • Architectural Sights -- Big and Small, January 2002. Burnett Gallery at the Jones Library.
  • Underfoot -- Pictures taken looking down, August 2005. Leverett Library Community Room.
  • The Southwest, November 2005; with oil painter, Jacques Graton of Pelham. Northampton Cooperative Bank, Triangle Street, Amherst.
  • Window Treatments, October 2006. Robert Floyd Photographic Gallery, Southampton, Massachusetts.
  • Iceland, May and June 2007. Northampton Cooperative Bank, Triangle Street, Amherst.
  • Guessing Game (Guess at the subject before looking at the label), June 2007. Northampton Cooperative Bank, Main Street, Florence.
  • Photographs of Norway from two trips: 1963 and 2008, March and April 2009. Northampton Cooperative Bank, Triangle Street, Amherst.
  • Gravestones and Memorials, September and October 2010. Northampton Cooperative Bank, Triangle Street, Amherst.

Scope and contents of the collection

Arthur Mange's collection of photographs consists of 339 images taken from 1965 to 2010. His subjects vary widely, from scenes around New England and New York City to scenes captured more locally from Amherst and Hadley to New Salem. Common themes include studies of nature, buildings, patterns, whimsical signs, attention-grabbing shadows, and gravestones.

Mange has used a number of single-lens reflex cameras over the years and 35mm black and white film on multi-grade luster-surface RC papers, with hardly any alterations except cropping and burning some unwanted highlighted areas. As of 2011, Mange has approximately 35,000 35mm negatives of his work; from these he has printed around 2,500.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Arthur P. Mange Photograph Collection (PH 044). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

History of the Collection

Acquired from Arthur Mange in 2005 (200 photographs), 2007 (50 photographs), and 2011 (89 photographs).

Processing Information

Processed by SCUA staff, January 2011


Additional Information
Contact Information
Special Collections and University Archives
W.E.B. Du Bois Library
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003-9275

Phone: (413) 545-2780
Fax: (413) 577-1399
Link to SCUA
Language
English

Contents List
65A-08. Snow on sumac, 43 Canton Ave.
1965


Keywords:Climate; winter.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

1964-1965 was our first winter in Amherst. It had been a lot colder and snowier in the upper Midwest from whence we came.

67G-05. Yellow pond lily pinheads
1967


Keywords: Plant, water.

Location: Stinson Lake, New Hampshire.

For five summers (1966-1970), we rented for several weeks a funky cottage on Stinson Lake in the White Mountains. Grandparents, parents, kids, and guests all slept on one screened porch.

Yellow pond lily pinheads
67I-02. "Ebenezer" and "Rachel Currier"
1967


Keywords: Gravestone, names.

Location: Stinson Lake, New Hampshire.

This graveyard was not kept up at the time, but when we visited this spot in 2002, a local family had taken upon itself the task of cleaning it up and making it less photogenic.

68C-20. Spinulose fern with shadows (view A)
1968


Keywords: Plant, fern.

Location: Stinson Lake, New Hampshire.

The sun-dappled woods around Stinson Lake were a delight.

68E-31. Worked wooden puzzle (reverse side)
1968


Keywords: Pattern, puzzle.

Location: Stinson Lake, New Hampshire.

The deceased husband of the woman who rented us the Stinson Lake cottage had loved to make these intricate plywood jigsaw puzzles, which were available to renters. The puzzle is seen from the back side.

68G-20. Elaine and kids framed by barn beams
1968


Keywords: Family; Elaine, Jennifer, Steven, Paul.

Location: Stinson Lake, New Hampshire.

This shot at an abandoned barn is one of our favorite family pictures in which each person expresses his or her own personality: From the upper left, Jennifer is a bit bored; Steven ponders the meaning of life; Paul hams it up; Mother is very pleased.

68H-20A. Frog on boat gunnel
1968


Keywords: Animal, frog

Location: Stinson Lake, New Hampshire.

This animal with the big round ear posed on a small pond above Stinson Lake. The boat just seemed to be there for general use. With me at the time was Stan Moss (Psychology Department) who was fishing from the shore.

Frog on boat gunnel [circular mask]
68P-14. Three moths on screen
1968


Keywords: Animal, moth

Location: Stinson Lake, New Hampshire.

On our rented cabin on the shores of Stinson Lake.

68P-19. Spider with lace curtain background
1968


Keywords: Animal, spider.

Location: Stinson Lake, New Hampshire.

The spider is on the sill outside; the curtain is inside.

68P-32. Spinulose fern with strong shadows
1968


Keywords: Plant, fern.

Location: Stinson Lake, New Hampshire.

Finding a photogenic plant in the sun was always a special happening.

68P-34. Red maple sapling
1968


Keywords: Plant, tree.

Location: Stinson Lake, New Hampshire.

I couldn't get enough of sunlight playing on the undergrowth.

69I-31A. Cinnamon fern with rain droplets
1969


Keywords: Plant, fern.

Location: Stinson Lake, New Hampshire.

After a rain was always a favorite time to wander around.

Cinnamon fern with rain droplets
73E-18A. Raindrops on Pond, Arrowhead
1973


Keywords: Pattern, cirlces.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts.

Just as it started to rain in Arnold Arboretum.

Raindrops on Pond, Arrowhead
73R-01. Nasturtium with raindrop, 160 Gray St.
1973


Keywords: Plant, grass.

Location: Amherst, Massachusettes.

Gardeners know that nasturtium thrives on neglect - here in our front yard. Again, I am wandering around after a rain.

73S-14. Bottle [1] at Sandwich Glass Museum
1973


Keywords: Arts, musuem.

Location: Sandwich, Massachusettes.

This bottle of Sandwich Glass sat on a shelf against a window.

73S-15. Bottle [2] at Sandwich Glass Museum
1973


Keywords: Arts, musuem.

Location: Sandwich, Massachusettes.

As for 73S-14, this bottle was lit just by sunlight through the window.

75A-13. Cattails along Tan Brook, near high school
1975


Keywords: Climate, winter.

Location: Amherst, Massachusettes.

Tan Brook used to meander through the cow pasture where the Amherst Middle School now stands. The stream makes a 100-yard above- ground appearance behind the Regional High School. Then on Triangle Street there is a curious sign that says "Tan Brook," which may or may not refer to a little ditch by the west side of the road.

75K-37. Ithamar Conkey House, Main St. (view C)
1975


Keywords: Building, run-down.

Location: Amherst, Massachusettes.

Mr. Conkey (1823-1875), a lawyer, was moderator of Amherst Town Meeting for a record-setting 26 years. He founded Amherst Savings Bank, and was active in the Ornamental Tree Association, which planted many trees on the Town Common. In 1975 the very large Victorian house was occupied by just one elderly woman. It is now spruced up and divided into offices.

Ithamar Conkey House, Main St. (view C)
75P-24. Marginal shield fern & shadow
1975


Keywords: Plant, fern.

Location: Amherst, Massachusettes.

Like the undergrowth at Stinson Lake, this fern occupied a small sunny spot in the woods. We were on a boat trip sponsored by Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Facility. Although I have been known to move a rock or bend a stem for photographic purposes, this scene is 100% natural.

Marginal shield fern & shadow
76F-26. Sun-slash in Gardner Museum
1976


Keywords: Building, museum

Location:Boston, Massachusettes.

The woman seated on the upper floor is a nice point of interest.

76H-21. "Charles Boatel" with plastic creature
1976


Keywords: Sign, playful.

Location: Falmouth, Massachusetts

The translucent floppy creature was placed on the photo paper when printing this night picture.

76H-30. "Net Prophet" fishing boat (view B)
1976


Keywords: Sign, playful.

Location: Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

This is one of my most popular images. I have several negatives taken from slightly different angles. I am told that the boat is no longer there.

"Net Prophet" fishing boat (view B)
77K-03. "Herbie...A precious boy"
1977


Keywords: Gravestone, phrase.

Location: Cahoon Hollow, Massachusetts.

Cahoon Hollow is a small town on the ocean side of the arm of Cape Cod.

77M-34. Tulip tree leaves & raindrops, 160 Gray St.
1977


Keywords: Plant, leaves.

Location: Amherst, Massachusettes.

This is another popular image and a first place winner in a nature photo contest sponsored by the Robert Floyd Gallery in Southampton.

Tulip tree leaves & raindrops, 160 Gray St.
77N-08. Grayboy on patio - 160 Gray St.
1977


Keywords: Animal, cat.

Location: Amherst, Massachusettes.

Grayboy, a cat, had some dog-like behaviors. He belonged to a neighbor across the street, but would regularly sashay over when I sat on our front porch, jump up on my lap, and enjoy (he and me) a good purr and pet.

Grayboy on patio - 160 Gray St.
77P-24. Trees in winter mist behind 155 Gray St.
1977


Keywords: Climate, winter.

Location: Amherst, Massachusettes.

The backyard of my neighbors where Grayboy (77N-8) lived. The hemlocks at the bottom are now about 35 feet high.

Trees in winter mist behind 155 Gray St.
78A-03. Mint plants and wire fence, 160 Gray St.
1978


Keywords: Climate, winter.

Location: Amherst, Massachusettes.

This fence separated our backyard from the Regional High School. Later it was replaced with chain-link; then with solid wood.

Mint plants and wire fence, 160 Gray St.
78B-02. Barn boards; hook and eye
1978


Keywords: Building, detail.

Location: Hadley, Massachusetts.

On the Jekanowski Farm on Roosevelt Road where our kids picked cucumbers and tobacco.

78D-14. Tent Caterpillar in nest
1978


Keywords: Animal, caterpillar.

Location: Amherst, Massachusettes.

At Amethyst Brook Conservation Area. I have often snapped insect-infested plants and bug-eaten leaves. This is a good one, I think.

Tent Caterpillar in nest
78D-17. Toad in Fern Garden - 160 Gray St.
1978


Keywords: Animal, toad.

Location: Amherst, Massachusettes.

This toad lived near the mouth of a drain pipe for several years.

78E-18. Wet stones with surf
1978


Keywords: Beach, stones.

Location: Falmouth, Massachusetts.

Stones and shells on the beach sometimes make pleasant images.

78G-06. Moth on screen with holes
1978


Keywords: Animal, moth.

Location: Falmouth, Massachusetts.

The small rented cabin belonged to a Zoology Department colleague, Carl Swanson. He called this cabin, "The Cell." It was financed by his royalties on a textbook called "The Cell."

Moth on screen with holes
78G-25. "BABY"
1978


Keywords: Gravestone, phrase.

Location: Falmouth, Massachusetts.

I think the flowers are chicory, a nice blue color.

78H-20. Cedar against Lumbert stone
1978


Keywords: Gravestone, feature.

Location: Falmouth, Massachusetts.

Trees and gravestones sometimes have a long life together and gradually shift positions.

Cedar against Lumbert stone
78H-30. "World's Greatest Dad"
1978


Keywords: Gravestone, phrase.

Location: Mashpee, Massachusetts.

Touching mementos at an Indian graveyard when a stone is too expensive.

78H-37. "Remember" and "Thankful Jones"
1978


Keywords: Gravestone, names.

Location: Marston Mills, Massachusetts.

Old New England names are mostly out of fashion; they would likely think that some of our modern names are odd.

78I-01A. Sarah Jenkins - "So be it"
1978


Keywords: Gravestone, phrase.

Location: Sandwich, Massachusetts.

Old New England gravestones sometimes have a short verse, but this one was even shorter.

"Freddie - Our Angel Boy"
78I-18A. "Freddie - Our Angel Boy"
1978


Keywords: Gravestone, phrase.

Location: Sandwich, Massachusetts.

Not far from the Sandwich Glass Museum.

78I-29A . "O! Death" with sad figure
1978


Keywords: Gravestone, phrase.

Location: Chilmark, Massachusetts.

Chilmark is on Martha's Vineyard. See also 78I-31A.

78I-31A. "Reliance ... A Hopeful Child"
1978


Keywords: Gravestone, name.

Location: Chilmark, Massachusetts.

Unfortunately Hope died at age 12. See nearby stone in image 78I-29A.

79D-19. Five Taylors in a row
1979


Keywords: Gravestone, feature.

Location: Montague, Massachusetts.

For interesting images of graveyards, it is hard to beat this one near Montague center.

79E-07. With pine limbs bending down
1979


Keywords: View, cemetery.

Location: Montague, Massachusetts.

This shot seems to be the best of a half dozen similar images.

79E-24. Thomas L. Butte/rfield
1979


Keywords: Gravestone, name.

Location: Sunderland, Massachusetts.

A surprising number of old New England gravestones have text that is weirdly split between lines. There are other examples in this collection.

Thomas L. Butte/rfield
79E-26. "Tryphosa Gunn, a lovely child..."
1979


Keywords: Gravestone, name.

Location: Sunderland, Massachusetts.

Gunn is a common name (but not Tryphosa) in Sunderland and Montague. I recently (2006) tried to find this stone for old times sake, but couldn't locate it.

"Tryphosa Gunn, a lovely child..."
80A-33A. Shed skin of a boa constrictor
1980


Keywords: Animal, snake.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

For some years I had a pet boa. In my care, she grew from about a half inch in diameter to about four inches in diameter (and six feet long). She was very docile except when she was hungry, so I kept her well fed, mostly with mice.

80B-20. Beech Fern at 160 Gray St.
1980


Keywords: Plant, fern.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

This fern (just a sprig or two) originally came from the side of Mt. Toby. It absolutely loves my back yard where I grow about 20 native fern species.

80F-22. Tobacco leaves (Jekanowski farm)
1980


Keywords: Plant, crop.

Location: Hadley, Massachusetts.

As with several other images, this one stemmed from years when our kids picked cucumbers and tobacco. Although tobacco is still profitably grown in the Pioneer Valley (for cigar wrappers, I am told), cucumbers are grown less since a farmers' cooperative (previously Oxford Pickle) closed its processing plant in South Deerfield.

Tobacco leaves (Jekanowski farm)
80I-13. Tobacco barn end on, Jekanowski farm
1980


Keywords: Building, farm.

Location: Hadley, Massachusetts.

This symmetry is striking in this very popular image.

Tobacco barn end on, Jekanowski farm
80I-23. Harvesting tobacco
1980


Keywords: Plant, crop.

Location: Hadley, Massachusetts.

My teenage son, Steven, at the Jekanowski Farm on Roosevelt Road. After a single axe cut, the stalks are spiked and hung upside down in barns for drying. This tobacco is used for cigars, I think.

80I-29. Chopping tobacco with UMass beyond
1980


Keywords: View, farm.

Location: Hadley, Massachusetts.

The hard-working tobacco chopper is our son, Steven.

Chopping tobacco with UMass beyond
81A-18. Grass weeds against clapboards
1981


Keywords: Plant, grass.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

The building was the offices of the USDA on Triangle Street. The building is now doctors' offices. A similar composition is 09C-27

81F-10. Stones under large maple tree
1981


Keywords: View, cemetary.

Location: Hadley, Massachusetts.

Cemetery Road in Hadley is one of our favorite views in the valley. Acres and acres of flat, fertile land west of the cemetery with the Berkshire foothills to the west and the Holyoke Range to the south gives us a thrill every time we go to Northampton. Some of the parcels are in danger of being developed and the Kestrel Trust is in the forefront of preservation efforts.

81F-27. "Brand S" lumber, and mirrored image
1981


Keywords: Sign, playful.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

I think the workers who labeled this lumber inadvertently reversed the stencil - or maybe not. I have a large collection of whimsical signs. My policy is to avoid signs that are deliberately cute; this one is border-line.

81F-29. Crabgrass in asphalt crack
1981


Keywords: Plant, weed.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

In the parking lot behind the stores on Triangle Street. Crabgrass is very hardy.

81F-35. Fine Arts Center, bike and reflecting pool
1981


Keywords: Building, UMass.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

Some of my photography friends also have a picture like this. As some viewers know, the reflecting pool is gone. Too bad.

81G-03. Unused Library with weeds
1981


Keywords: Building, UMass

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

When the library bricks from high up were chipping off and threatening pedestrians below, the University put a fence around the base, but neglected to cut the weeds inside the fence for a long time. The day after I took this picture while wandering around, the weeds were cut. Your guess as to why is as good as mine.

Unused Library with weeds
81G-04. "University Gallery"
1981


Keywords: Sign, door.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

Nice shadows; they have changed since the Fine Arts Center foyer has been built.

University Gallery
81G-07. Fine Arts Center, reader on steps
1981


Keywords: Pattern, steps.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

The reader consented to having his pleasant day interrupted. I don't know who he was.

81G-15. Skid marks on high school lot
1981


Keywords: Pattern, skids.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

I used a ladder to get a better view of high school students "art" work.

Skid marks on high school lot
81G-25. "Samuel Phillips Porter" axed
1981


Keywords: Gravestone, story.

Location: Hadley, Massachusetts.

Why would the family put this sentiment on a gravestone? This stone is no longer there. Where is it?

81G-29. Three young Montague children
1981


Keywords: Gravestone, name.

Location: Hadley, Massachusetts.

The Montague graveyard has a lot of photogenic images. (See also 79D-19 and 79E-07.)

81G-31. "Daniel Marsh"
1981


Keywords: Gravestone, name.

Location: Hadley, Massachusetts.

Apparently hand-carved on a tight budget. When photographing gravestones I often use a door mirror mounted on a tripod so I can glance sunlight off the stone to better read the inscription. Note that the stone in the background has a dark side toward the viewer; the Marsh stone would too except for the mirror off the picture to the right.

"Daniel Marsh"
81G-32. Sarah Hopkins Williams
1981


Keywords: Gravestone, name.

Location: Hadley, Massachusetts.

The previous and the next negative are also in this collection. A good photo day.

81G-33. Chester Williams
1981


Keywords: Gravestone, name.

Location: Hadley, Massachusetts.

An upstanding citizen.

Chester Williams
81H-02. Girl in UMass chain link maze
1981


Keywords: Pattern, fence.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

The maze no longer exists. It was fun but fell into disrepair. Its place has been taken by the astronomical Stonehenge-like array.

Girl in UMass chain link maze
81H-09. Amherst dog pound (since moved)
1981


Keywords: Building, run-down.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

There was a dog there (just one), but it did not want its picture taken.

Amherst dog pound (since moved)
81I-12. Gas pumps boarded up [now dental office]
1981


Keywords: Building, run-down.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

Since the 1960's, an auto mechanic garage on this spot, and then just a gas station both folded. Funny, its location on Triangle Street with its traffic seems ideal. It is now a dental office. (Some viewers will know that there was plenty of opposition to the building of Triangle Street in the early 1800's, and at night protestors would dig up what was put down during the day.)

Gas pumps boarded up [now dental office]
81I-16. "Emily Dickinson, Called Back"
1981


Keywords: Gravestone, name.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

I have seen several versions of this difficult-to-take picture. (Check it out.) Mine is pretty good.

81K-09. Library with student and swans
1981


Keywords: Building, UMass

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

How's this for a post card?

81K-17. Fine Arts Center, strollers and dog
1981


Keywords: Building, UMass

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

It's too bad that the dog doesn't look very dog-like.

81L-30. Five school buses in a row - Junior High
1981


Keywords: Vehicle, buses.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

Buses line up at the (now) Amherst Middle School. When I look at this picture I always ask myself why it is "buses" rather than "busses."

82A-12. Post Office and Tax Collector
1982


Keywords: Building, official.

Location: New Salem, Massachusetts.

This building is no longer there. The picture was taken a not long before sunset.

Post Office and Tax Collector
82A-19. "Mary Ann" with fence and shadow
1982


Keywords: Gravestone, name.

Location: New Salem, Massachusetts.

Near the Post Office (82A-12) even closer to sunset. At last check, Mary Ann's stone is still there.

"Mary Ann" with fence and shadow
82B-04. Road to Greenwood Music Camp
1982


Keywords: View, woods.

Location: Cummington, Massachusetts.

This shot was used for the advertising poster for my first photo show, "Across the Valley; from Cummington to New Salem," at the Burnett Gallery in 1983. The Burnett Gallery was relocated (to its current quarters) when the Jones Library addition was built in the early 1990's.

82B-08. Small stone embraced by tree trunk
1982


Keywords: Gravestone, feature.

Location: Cummington, Massachusetts.

It's clear that both the stone and the tree have a long history in this spot.

82B-30. Clapboards and window
1982


Keywords: Buildingm run-down.

Location: Cummington, Massachusetts.

I think the structure seen in the window is a bed. Note that you can see through the small house.

82C-05. Large cut leaf beech, Main and Triangle
1982


Keywords: Plant, tree.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

The tree is still there and healthy (but needs trimming) just south of the Woman's Club building.

82D-01. "Tillson Farm Boiler Plant" - sort of
1982


Keywords: Sign, playful.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

I think this is a true whimsical sign in that it occurred without plan - the letters just fell off. Some viewers will know that the multi-million-dollar power plant never operated because it was incorrectly designed and/or constructed. It is still there (with its tall stack, 82D-14), although the oil tank (82D-11) for fuel storage has been dismantled.

"Tillson Farm Boiler Plant" - sort of
82D-11. Steps wrapped around oil tank, UMass
1982


Keywords: Pattern, steps.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

This tank was built for fuel for the faulty power plant (82D-01). I love the subtle shifting patterns of the steps and their shadows.

Steps wrapped around oil tank, UMass
82D-14. Smokestack on inoperable power plant
1982


Keywords: Building, UMass.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

An impressive symbol of things gone awry.

82F-09. Marijuana in flagstone crack, UMass
1982


Keywords: Plants, weeds.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

While wandering around campus I snapped this small marijuana plant in a flagstone crack at the campus center, most likely from a discarded butt. I spent a lot of time with composition. As with the weeds around the library (81G-03), the next day the plant was not there. I think a university employee saw me and thought I was about to write a newspaper expose of campus life.

Marijuana in flagstone crack, UMass
82F-13. Parking garage and smoke stacks
1982


Keywords: Buildings, UMass.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

A big still life.

82G-05. Goatsbeard under Elder Lumber
1982


Keywords: Plant, flower.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

A lovely flower in an inauspicious spot. All it takes sometimes is one flower to grace a scene.

Goatsbeard under Elder Lumber
82G-09. Three Raggedy Anns in wagon
1982


Keywords: Arts, fair.

Location: Deerfield, Massachusetts.

For what it's worth, my mother (then age 81) really liked this picture. Since viewers filter images through their own unique experiences of a lifetime, it is often unpredictable what will appeal to different people.

Three Raggedy Anns in wagon
82G-14. Family of grotesques stuffed in silk
1982


Keywords: Arts, fair.

Location: Deerfield, Massachusetts.

My friend, Alex Page (English Department), was taken with this and similar images of grotesques at the Old Deerfield Crafts Fair. He is a skilled humorist and I appreciate his support.

82H-08. Windsor Dam
1982


Keywords: Climate, fog.

Location: Quabbin, Massachusetts.

This image is one of my personal favorites and has long hung on my own wall. I have always printed it small - 5x7" -- although it is a very large object -- a viewer takes it in all at once. And it reminds me of the personal sacrifices of many regular folk who were called on to relieve the thirst of faraway but powerful people.

Windsor Dam
82I-10. Lion in window of Quincy Market store
1982


Keywords: Arts, store.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts.

See my wife, Elaine, in the window?

Lion in window of Quincy Market store
82I-19. Quincy Market band and strollers
1982


Keywords: People, street.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts.

Taken from a Faneuil Hall window.

82J-16. Two Mary Persons stones
1982


Keywords: Gravestones, names.

Location: Northampton, Massachusetts.

Gravestones reveal that old New England families sometimes reused the name of a dead child.

Two Mary Persons stones
82K-05A. Prize apples at Cummington Fair
1982


Keywords: Plant, fruit.

Location: Cummington, Massachusetts.

We go to the Cummington Fair almost every year. It's down-to-earth New England at its best.

82L-08. Elijah Bordwell - thrown from horse
1982


Keywords: Gravestone, story.

Location: Montague, Massachusetts.

Gravestones sometimes tell a story - not always a short story.

82L-10. "Our birth is nothing"
1982


Keywords: Gravestone, phrase.

Location: Montague, Massachusetts.

I get a tear every time.

"Our birth is nothing"
82L-21. "ALMYS"
1982


Keywords: Sign, run-down.

Location: Hadley, Massachusetts.

The malls in Hadley passed through some tough times, and Almys didn't last too long. Here it is defunct.

82M-25. Pickle vat "379"
1982


Keywords: Sign, number

Location: South Deerfield, Massachusetts.

This is one of hundreds (you see) of vats at the Oxford Pickle processing plant. Elaine and I wandered in, and, although we wondered whether we should be there, nobody stopped us. We climbed a ladder to view the cucumber contents and (we say) could have spat in the vat. After perhaps 15 minutes, someone politely suggested that we leave.

83B-18. "MSC" banister ironwork, UMass
1983


Keywords: Sign, run-down.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

That is, Massachusetts State College (one stage in University evolution) on the President's hill path.

"MSC" banister ironwork, UMass
83B-31. Carved "Lisa+Steve" Durfee beech tree
1983


Keywords: Sign, graffiti.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

This is one of many Girl + Boy signs in my collection.

Carved "Lisa+Steve" Durfee beech tree
83C-32. Me taking a picture of a hornet's nest
1983


Keywords: Arthur, age 52.

Location: Leverett, Massachusetts.

This picture was taken by my wife, Elaine, at Moore's Corner. I think the building is the Leverett Historical Society.

83D-32. Marble bank facade within museum
1983


Keywords: Building, museum.

Location: New York, New York.

This bank, Branch of the United States Bank, stood on Wall Street, 1822-1824. The facade was preserved and reconstructed inside the museum in 1924. The roof latticework is seen from the outside in picture 83E-04.

83D-36. Cleopatra and viewer - Metropolitan
1983


Keywords: Arts, museum.

Location: New York, New York.

I have to go look at this statue every time we visit the MET, to see is anyone else is staring at Cleopatra's breast.

83E-04. Couple outside Metropolitan glass facade
1983


Keywords: Arts, museum.

Location: New York, New York.

My hip young friends tell me that the Led Zeppellins are still in business.

83E-30. Looking out my Aunt Nata's window.
1983


Keywords: View, city.

Location: New York, New York.

My aunt lived in an apartment at 72nd Street and 3rd Avenue. The view is northwest toward Central Park (unseen). The picture shows where people live, but no people are seen. The viewer can find four wooden water tanks, which are all over New York, even on top of the fanciest places.

83E-34. Strollers and manikins, 3rd Avenue
1983


Keywords: People, street.

Location: New York, New York.

We used to visit my Aunt Nata on the upper East Side once in a while. She had the world's most uncomfortable pull-out sofa, probably to discourage visitors.

83F-11. Gear & Flask, Museum of Modern Art
1983


Keywords: Arts, museum.

Location: New York, New York.

I'd like to say this was a carefully arranged image, but, in fact, it just happened.

Flask, Museum of Modern Art
83F-15. East 53rd with Citibank Building
1983


Keywords: View, city.

Location: New York, New York.

I am reminded that my favorite painter, Edward Hopper, lived almost all his entire life in New York City and never painted a skyscraper (except maybe for the bottoms). He was into things horizontal.

East 53rd with Citibank Building
83F-22. "How do I love thee..."
1983


Keywords: Sign, playful.

Location: New York, New York.

A vase in the window of the Steuben Glass store. It struck my funny bone that love was worth exactly $250.

83F-25. Steuben kingfisher - 5th Avenue store
1983


Keywords: Arts, store.

Location: New York, New York.

There is no more lighting here than the store arranged. They did a superb job.

83H-08. Merry-go-round horses [circular]
1983


Keywords: Arts, fair.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

I have many times tried to get good images of carousel horses (which are often artful). This is the best I can do.

83H-25. "Reserved for Masse's Fish"
1983


Keywords: Sign, playful.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

This sign really struck my funny bone. The store is no longer there - it is now Bruegger's Bagels. But Masse's still has a store in Chicopee, and I occasionally see their truck in Amherst.

"Reserved for Masse's Fish"
83K-06. Ted Sargent's dobros
1983


Keywords: Arts, music.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

My colleague, Ted Sargent, is an internationally known lepidopterist, but also a musician, among yet other callings.

Ted Sargent's dobros
83P-17. Pun buttons at Crafts Fair
1983


Keywords: Sign, playful.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

Lots of cute puns here; choose your favorite.

Pun buttons at Crafts Fair
83Q-09. Emily Dickinson's steps, Main St.
1983


Keywords: Pattern, steps.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

One of my popular images. The shadow is no longer there, being interrupted by the hemlock trees along the street. Come back when the hemlock trees get chopped down.

Emily Dickinson's steps, Main St.
83Q-36. "Stop, Stop, Stop" - Laguardia Airport
1983


Keywords: Sign, command.

Location: New York, New York.

I like this three-level command. I have several different angles on them.

83R-04. "STOP, STOP, STOP"
1983


Keywords: Sign, command.

Location: New York, New York.

Three floors of exiting roundabouts in the parking garage at LaGuardia Airport.

83R-19. Facade with broken windows
1983


Keywords: Building, run-down.

Location: Springfield, Massachusetts.

Taken from the platform of the Amtrak Station

83S-17. Two Holsteins, Roaring Brook Rd.
1983


Keywords: Animal, cows.

Location: Conway, Massachusetts.

Cows are traditional photo subjects and I'm not immune. See also 84B-08. Like tombstones, cows just stand there without waving in the breeze.

Two Holsteins, Roaring Brook Rd.
83T-24. "Trespassing Forbidden" at State School
1983


Keywords: Sign, command.

Location: Belchertown, Massachusetts.

The Belchertown State School had been closed for several years, its citizens dispersed, and its buildings quick to disintegrate.

"Trespassing Forbidden" at State School
84B-08. Four Holsteins, South East St.
1984


Keywords: Animal, cows.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

This shot is near the confluence of Hop Brook and the Mill River (where beavers abound) near the bike path bridge over South East Street. This image was bought by a friend named Holstein.

84D-21. Ted Sargent's underwing moths
1984


Keywords: Animal, moths.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

This shot was for a moth book authored by my colleague, Ted Sargent.

84E-08. Paige Library
1984


Keywords: Building, library.

Location: Hardwick, Massachusetts.

One of a lot of pictures of local libraries.

84E-11. Memorial Library
1984


Keywords: Building, library.

Location: Petersham, Massachusetts.

One of a lot of pictures of local libraries.

84E-14. Town Hall notices
1984


Keywords: Sign, door.

Location: Petersham, Massachusetts.

A New England notice.

84G-26. 1913 utility cover
1984


Keywords: Sign, number.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

An historical photo from the Massachusetts Agricultural College, the predecessor of the University.

84G-35. "Telephone" utility cover
1984


Keywords: Sign, information.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

This struck my funny bone: for a very private conversation.

84H-01. Political signs, UMass
1984


Keywords: Sign, run-down.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

Anything goes.

84H-05. Starlings flying off Old Chapel
1984


Keywords: Building, UMass.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

The old chapel has been often photographed. This is my contribution.

Starlings flying off Old Chapel
84H-12. "Allow for expantion," UMass
1984


Keywords: Sign, playful.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

I have become more tolerant of misspellings since this picture was taken; English is just a difficult language, period.

84H-14. "MAC Light" utility cover
1984


Keywords: Sign, playful.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

Another historical photo.

84I-13. Abandoned mall parking lot
1984


Keywords: Building, run-down.

Location: Hadley, Massachusetts.

I have several views of abandoned malls from Georgia to Massachusetts. This mall, "Mountain Farms," (or just "the old mall") has been reincarnated (including Whole Foods), but who knows what the next evolutionary phase will be.

84I-20. "No bombs, I love earth" Ferraro rally
1984


Keywords: Sign, command.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

Geraldine Ferraro pulled a lot of votes in liberal Amherst.

"No bombs, I love earth" Ferraro rally
85B-21. Skyscraper bowl, Corning Glass Museum
1985


Keywords: Arts, museum.

Location: Corning, New York.

Like the Steuben Kingfisher (83F-25), this shot is lit only by the museum's (or store's) lighting - very good.

Skyscraper bowl, Corning Glass Museum
85E-18. With Travelers Insurance Building
1985


Keywords: Gravestone, feature.

Location: Hartford, Connecticut.

My wife, Elaine, posed for this. It is unusual to find a graveyard on valuable real estate in the middle of downtown (but Boston does the same).

85G-20. "Frances Howland, Well Done"
1985


Keywords: Gravestone, phrase.

Location: Leverett, Massachusetts.

Picture taken in 1985. The stone was not present in 2010.

85G-32. Joyce in glacial pothole
1985


Keywords: Family, mine.

Location: Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.

Joyce is my niece - a schoolteacher in the Washington, D.C. area. The glacial potholes are now fenced off, I suppose for liability reasons, but it was really fun to once crawl over the area unhindered by thoughts of safety.

Joyce in glacial pothole
85H-12. "Pratt Memorial Library"
1985


Keywords: Building, library.

Location: Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.

I was interested in the fact that the Public Library in Baltimore (where our daughter works) is the Enoch Pratt Library. I think the two Pratts are not closely related.

85I-17. Distilled water apparatus - behind Morrill
1985


Keywords: Junk, still.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

Junk is often photogenic. This is a real but worn out apparatus for making distilled water.

85I-28. Various textbooks for sale by students
1985


Keywords: Sign, ads.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

Take your pick of cheaper textbooks.

85J-12. Triple stone in sunspot
1985


Keywords: Gravestone, feature.

Location: Williamsburg, Massachusetts.

A gravestone in the spotlight.

85K-12. Onsager and Kirkwood stones
1985


Keywords: Gravestones, names.

Location: New Haven, Connecticut.

Yale professors. One man has his whole academic history inscribed. The other is content with "Nobel Laureate."

85K-15. Two children: drowning and bladder stone
1985


Keywords: Gravestone, story.

Location: New Haven, Connecticut.

More stories of death.

85K-27. Discarded Mahar seats behind power
1985


Keywords: Junk, seats.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

The non-working power plant is also the repository of non-working seats. It is curious that in the debris pile, rows A through D did not get separated too much.

86G-17. "Boston 56"
1986


Keywords: Sign, information.

Location: Barre, Massachusetts.

This directional sign is on the corner of the Town Hall.

86G-19. "Town Clerk" etc.
1986


Keywords: Sign, door.

Location: Barre, Massachusetts.

Taking care of the Town business.

"Town Clerk" etc.
86J-05. "Remeber when - Levi & Pati"
1986


Keywords: Sign, graffiti.

Location: West Point, New York.

Another Boy + Girl inscription, this one high over the Hudson River and too-hastily spelled out.

"Remeber when - Levi & Pati"
87C-28. Urinals in Memorial Hall
1987


Keywords: Building, detail.

Location: Deerfield, Massachusetts.

All males are accommodated -- tall, medium, short. I was taking a break (a friend calls this a biobreak) from the Deerfield Crafts Fair.

87E-14. Rates for Chappaquiddick ferry
1987


Keywords: Sign, information.

Location: Edgartown, Massachusetts.

What it costs for different creatures to take the ferry to Chappaquiddick Island.

Rates for Chappaquiddick ferry
87F-18. In statue garden
1987


Keywords: Arthur, age 56.

Location: West Tisbury, Massachusetts.

In a Martha's Vineyard sculpture garden, Elaine snaps me amongst the whimsy.

In statue garden
87G-18. Waiting for the July 4th parade
1987


Keywords: People, street.

Location: Edgartown, Massachusetts.

People come in many sizes and shapes.

87I-23. Library symmetric facade
1987


Keywords: Building, library.

Location: Haydenville, Massachusetts.

Haydenville was named for Joel Hayden who owned and operated the Brassworks, which, along with most of town, was destroyed by the flood of 1874. Mr. Hayden, and his industrial colleagues also owned and operated the Williamsburg dam, a dozen miles upstream, which burst to cause the flood.

88D-01. "Lot Manning was scolt to death"
1988


Keywords: Gravestone, phrase.

Location: Ashby, Massachusetts.

Not a pleasant way to go.

"Lot Manning was scolt to death"
89A-17. "Twins"
1989


Keywords: Gravestone, feature.

Location: Orange, Massachusetts.

Touching.

"Twins"
89B-05. "Robertson Library 1913"
1989


Keywords: Building, library.

Location: Leyden, Massachusetts.

A very small hilltop library. Leyden has about 800 inhabitants and, like most small towns in Massachusetts, has an open town meeting. It is near the New Hampshire border due north of Greenfield.

89C-24. Peace Pagoda against stormy sky
1989


Keywords: Building, church.

Location: Leverett, Massachusetts.

We read later that there was a near tornado a few miles north of here in Gill which accounts for the dark sky.

89F-12. M. N. Spear Memorial Library
1989


Keywords: Building, library.

Location: Shutesbury, Massachusetts.

This is among the world's smallest libraries with books on every horizontal surface. Another such tiny library is the North Amherst Library.

90A-5. Misspelled address labels
1990


Keywords: Sign, playful.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

Other people with names more complicated than Mange must have even larger collections of garbled address labels.

90B-01. "Glovers Imperial Mange Medicine"
1990


Keywords: Sign, bottle.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

This bottle was given to us by a friend, but I later found the same bottle in a flea market in Leadville, Colorado.

90C-37. Gargoyle with pipe, Merrick Library
1990


Keywords: Building, library.

Location: Brookfield, Massachusetts.

Seems to me like a very bad toothache.

Gargoyle with pipe, Merrick Library
90E-35. Friend Barbara's kitchen window
1990


Keywords: Arts, home.

Location: Monson, Massachusetts.

I once complained to an artist friend that I didn't much care for still lifes, but it seems that I do them myself.

Friend Barbara's kitchen window
90F-08. Pine tree and leaning stones
1990


Keywords: View, cemetary.

Location: Monson, Massachusetts.

This photo appeared on the cover of a 2005 calendar published by the Association of Gravestone Studies based in Greenfield, Massachusetts.

91I-16. Icicles under ledge, Mt. Sugarloaf
1991


Keywords: Climate, winter.

Location: South Deerfield, Massachusetts.

One of several pictures of icicles and frozen surfaces of ponds and streams.

91I-16Icicles under ledge, Mt. Sugarloaf1991

Keywords: Climate, winter.

Location: South Deerfield, Massachusetts.

One of several pictures of icicles and frozen surfaces of ponds and streams.

Icicles under ledge, Mt. Sugarloaf
91J-01. Boarded up with "Road Closed" sign
1991


Keywords: Sign, window.

Location: Worcester, Massachusetts.

Is this true whimsy or manufactured cuteness?

91J-21. Wm Burbank -"opened, bloomed & died"
1991


Keywords: Gravestone, phrase.

Location: Suffield, Connecticut.

One of the better verses that adorn many old New England gravestones. (This graveyard is at the church next to Suffield Academy.)

Wm Burbank -"opened, bloomed & died"
91L-13. Downtown from Georges Island
1991


Keywords: View, harbor.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts.

Georges Island in Boston Harbor is occupied almost entirely by a fort, built, perhaps, for the War of 1812. Like many East Coast forts, it never fired a shot at an enemy. It was used as a prison and hospital during the Civil War.

91Q-07. Public library
1991


Keywords: Building, library.

Location: Easthampton, Massachusetts.

One library in my collection of dozens of local libraries.

91Q-12. "She came up like a flower and..."
1991


Keywords: Gravestone, phrase.

Location: Southampton, Massachusetts.

One in a large collection of gravestones marking childhood deaths.

"She came up like a flower and..."
92E-13. Iron fence (with light from mirror)
1992


Keywords: View, cemetary.

Location: Southampton, Massachusetts.

Discerning viewers will see that the fence is lit from an angle different from the rest of the picture. I used a door mirror on a tripod set in the sun.

Iron fence (with light from mirror)
93A-08. Bulletin board: astrology, etc.
1993


Keywords: Sign, information.

Location: Buckland, Massachusetts.

This is on the side of a general store next to the much advertised Bridge of Flowers. Good ice cream.

94A-08. Door at 24 1/2 Grove St., Beacon Hill
1994


Keywords: Sign, number.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts.

The many "1/2" addresses on Beacon Hill houses touched my sense of whimsy.

Door at 24 1/2 Grove St., Beacon Hill
94L-35. Brooklyn Bridge and skyline
1994


Keywords: View, city.

Location: New York, New York.

I have seen better pictures of Brooklyn Bridge, and some not so good. This is mine, and includes the World Trade Towers.

Brooklyn Bridge and skyline
94M-34. World Trade Center Towers
1994


Keywords: Building, city.

Location: New York, New York.

I stood on the plaza directly between the Towers and looked up. I like the way the south Tower is reflected on the side of the North Tower. All I knew at the time was that this would be a dramatic picture.

World Trade Center Towers
95A-24. "Garbage" exhibit at NY Public Library
1995


Keywords: Building, city.

Location: New York, New York.

Again, the "Garbage" at the New York Public Library seemed whimsical to me. The exhibit traced the history of garbage collection in the City, and was fascinating.

95C-13. Solomon's seal, New York Botanical Garden
1995


Keywords: Plant, leaves.

Location: New York, New York.

Gardeners, hie yourself to the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx (by very convenient public transportation).

Solomon's seal, New York Botanical Garden
95C-23. Raindrops on Alchemilla, lady's mantle
1995


Keywords: Plant, leaves.

Location: New York, New York.

We had a light rain in the New York Botanical Garden. The leaves of this plant are hairy and famous for causing water drops to bead up.

95C-30. Hosta, New York Botanical Garden
1995


Keywords: Plant, leaves.

Location: New York, New York.

It was sprinkling. We were prepared for that, but I lost my umbrella, somehow. So I now have a beautiful green umbrella which proclaims "The New York Botanical Garden."

Hosta, New York Botanical Garden
95G-02. Cormorant on rock
1995


Keywords: View, ocean.

Location: Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

We are lucky to have friends who actually live year-round a few hundred feet from where this picture was taken. A few hundred feet further is "Two Lights," a scene that was painted several times by Edward Hopper (see 00D-32). Along this stretch of Maine coast, I have repeatedly tried to take wave pictures that might measure up to the paintings of Winslow Homer. I have never come close.

95K-08. Boats and squiggly reflections
1995


Keywords: View, harbor.

Location: Camde, Maine.

Our friends (see 95G-02) were negotiating here to buy a small boat (but did not). But we took a sailing ship tour of the harbor area. The breeze that day was very stiff and we hunkered down.

96H-01. Salvage yard with dog statue & cherubs
1996


Keywords: Arts, store.

Location: Newport, Rhode Island.

A salvage yard on the main street with innumerable statues to enhance your lawn. We have been tempted, but our lawn is still unadorned.

Salvage yard with dog statue & cherubs
96I-34. Vines around pink poles at Durfee Gardens
1996


Keywords: Plant, vines.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

Talking about putting your foot in your mouth: One day, when this garden was new, I meandered around. A man was raking smooth the gravel paths. I asked him the name of the flowers that graced a fence, and he told me (a Clematis species). Then I said that I loved the layout (and whimsical stone decorations), but was put off by the pink plastic-covered poles. He said, "That's funny; I designed this garden." So said Dean Cardasis of the Landscape Architecture Department (filling in for the maintenance person, who had broken his shoulder).

Around pink poles at Durfee Gardens
97M-05. Weed & shadow & wall crack
1997


Keywords: Plant, weed.

Location: Northport, New York

We are lucky to have relatives who live here in Northport, on the north shore of Long Island not far from the City. It is a lovely town both for people who make their living from the sea and for tourists.

97M-19. "A pleasant plant...cut down..."
1997


Keywords: Gravestone, phrase.

Location: Granby, Massachusetts.

One of several old New England gravestones with allusions to being a cut down in youth.

"A pleasant plant...cut down..."
97N-06. Vine in netting at Tower Hill
1997


Keywords: Plant, leaf.

Location: Boylston, Massachusetts.

Tower Hill Botanical Garden in Boylston (close to Worcester) is a delightful day's outing from Amherst.

Vine in netting at Tower Hill
98C-22. 98C-22
1998


Keywords: Plant, leaf.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

Wandering around (again) in our backyard after a rain.

99CC-33. "Beth + Ed"
1999


Keywords: Sign, graffiti.

Location: Ware, Massachusetts.

Scratched in the plastic window on the observation landing of the tower at Quabbin Reservoir.

00B-35. Contour ridges in Lawrence Swamp
2000


Keywords: Pattern, ice.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

This is a prize-winning photograph ("Nature in the Pioneer Valley;" Abstract" category) from the Robert Floyd Gallery in Southampton. The contour-like lines are from successive thawing and freezing of a puddle in Hop Brook, just south of Station Road.

Contour ridges in Lawrence Swamp
00C-06. Ice ridges with oak leaves
2000


Keywords: Pattern, ice.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

The ridges are likely formed by successive freezing and thawing. This area is along Hop Brook in Lawrence Swamp near Station Road.

00D-32. Two Lights above rocky shore
2000


Keywords: View, shore.

Location: Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

I have tried to capture what lighthouses are for - to keep ships away from the rocks.

00F-18. Quilt: The thing about my mother
2000


Keywords: Sign, playful.

Location: Northfield, Vermont.

How could a whimsy-seeking observer not take this picture. The quote is from Calvin Trillen. We were here because Elaine's sister-in-law is a master quilter from Macon, Georgia (with contributions to the Atlanta Olympics) who wanted to go to this quilt show.

00F-19. Quilt: My grandmother's walking
2000


Keywords: Sign, playful.

Location: Northfield, Vermont.

Again, how could I resist taking this picture. The quote is from Ellen DeGeneres.

00F-21. First place in quilt show
2000


Keywords: Arts, quilt.

Location: Northfield, Vermont.

This is a good place to say to my friends who inquire about why I don't do color? The answer is that I find enough to do in black and white, and sometimes color is a distraction. Occasionally, I say to myself, wouldn't this be a nice image in color, and I either take it anyway, or I don't take it at all. I can say this would be a nice color picture. So be it.

00N-09A. Doll game, vendor, misspelling
2000


Keywords: Sign, information.

Location: Cummington, Massachusetts.

As I said before, I am less and less interested in misspellings. English is just difficult, and I am less interested in the mistakes.

01A-05. "Dead End - Graves Ave."
2001


Keywords: Sign, information.

Location: Northampton, Massachusetts.

I had a large show at Cooley Dickinson Hospital of whimsical signs. I thought it was appropriately light. One of the doctor viewers said to me, "I have just the sign for you." And here it is.

01A-36. "A fun fact about germs"
2001


Keywords: Sign, information.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

A concocted still life.

01M-26. Cubist design with Elaine
2001


Keywords: Arts, quilt.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

At the biennial "Hands Across the Valley Quilt Show" at Amherst College.

01GG-17. Duplex with matching flags (re 9/11)
2001


Keywords: Building, home.

Location: Northampton, Massachusetts.

I wandered around Northampton soon after the World Trade Towers disaster. Whether this twin display was a response, I don't know, but I am emotionally attached to this picture.

01GG-22. "No Problem" on heavy truck bumper
2001


Keywords: Sign, information.

Location: Northampton, Massachusetts.

Harold's heavy-duty garage, next to the twin flag display in 01GG-17.

01GG-33. Bridge with graffiti and reflection
2001


Keywords: View, river.

Location: Northampton, Massachusetts.

This is the Rail Trail bridge with a thoroughly confusing inscription. Your guess is as good as mine.

01HH-15. Margaret Bromfield stone
2001


Keywords: Gravestone, phrase.

Location: Brookfield, Massachusetts.

Like others in colonial America, she died of small pox (in 1761 at age 29).

01LL-07. "Eunice Hannum"
2001


Keywords: Gravestone, phrase.

Location: Belchertown, Massachusetts.

Trees and gravestones interact here.

"Eunice Hannum" (phonetical)
01LL-15. Shagbark Hickory, Plum Brook
2001


Keywords: Plant, tree.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

This was one of the first pictures I took with a new camera: Canon EOS Elan 7E, after my 20-year-old Olympus sort of gave out. What all those letters and numbers mean, is beyond me, but the standard 50-mm lens renders remarkably sharp pictures.

Shagbark Hickory, Plum Brook
01LL-21. Pin oak at Plum Brook Conservation Area
2001


Keywords: Plant, tree.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

This very full tree was next to the shagbark hickory (01LL-15). Check it out: a couple hundred yards north of Pomeroy Lane.

01LL-33. Beaver pond - Plum Brook
2001


Keywords: View, pond.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

This beaver pond crosses under Pomeroy Lane in Plum Brook Conservation Area.

02A-20. Gallery A3 coming
2002


Keywords: Sign, information.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

At this time (Summer 2006), Gallery A3 is about to open again, after being closed for a time. Check it out - at the new Amherst Cinema Arts Building.

02D-10. "Park as straight as possible"
2002


Keywords: Sign, information.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

Many pictures were taken to assemble part of a Burnett Gallery Committee Show. My contribution was entitled "Very Local Sights - Scenes Within 400 yards of Amherst Town Hall."

02E-15. Sycamores on South Pleasant St.
2002


Keywords: Plant, tree.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

These sycamore trees have been often photographed by myself and others. I have yet to get a really good image.

02F-05. Amity St., radiating siding
2002


Keywords: Building, home.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

House with radiating clapboards.

Amity St., radiating siding
02F-06. Shutter latch & shadow - Jones Library
2002


Keywords: Building, detail.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

This picture has proved to be a very popular image. Check it out yourself on the west side of the Library.

02F-14. "Cupola Building" with cupola
2002


Keywords: Building, detail.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

This building is the residence of Amherst Chinese Restaurant.

02Y-02. "Cupola Building"
2002


Keywords: Building, detail.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

The cupola on the Cupola Building. The building houses the Amherst Chinese Restaurant.

02Y-28. Town Hall banister and shadow
2002


Keywords: Building, detail.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

This image was included in the Burnett Gallery Committee Show.

Town Hall banister and shadow
02BB-34. "Olivia and Eva were here"
2002


Keywords: Sign, playful.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

Typed on an old typewriter outside the typewriter/computer shop on Pleasant Street.

02LL-04. Mt. Washington Hotel veranda
2002


Keywords: Pattern, banister.

Location: Bretton Woods, New Hampshire.

The Mt. Washington Hotel is huge and the expansive veranda completely surrounds the building for hundreds and hundreds of yards.

Mt. Washington Hotel veranda
03D-02. Bloodroot & shadow, 160 Gray St.
2003


Keywords: Plant, flower.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

I moved the rock a little to receive the whole shadow of the flower. Sorry.

Bloodroot & shadow, 160 Gray St.
03D-17. Two pin oaks & UMass buildings
2003


Keywords: Plant, trees.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

Taken from the University of Massachusetts Farm off Roosevelt Road.

Two pin oaks & UMass buildings
03G-26. "God Bless America"
2003


Keywords: Sign, patriotic.

Location: Westfield, Massachusetts.

I have a small collection of "God Bless America" signs. It is a popular sentiment.

03H-26. "Town Tomb 1851"
2003


Keywords: View, cemetary.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

Fairly modest for a community burying place.

03T-02. Roadside plant with disease patterns
2003


Keywords: Plant, leaves.

Location: Tamworth, New Hampshire.

This is probably a fungus infection, but the pattern is nice.

Roadside plant with disease patterns
03T-19. On stone wall in Wonalancet
2003


Keywords: Plant, lichen.

Location: Tamworth, New Hampshire.

Our 39-year-old son had spent the night camping out alone on top of nearby Mt. Whiteface. It rained very hard, but he was well prepared, and did fine except for awkward positions needed to relieve himself. We had rented a cabin in the valley near the town of Tamworth, in the southern portion of the White Mountains.

03T-29. Club moss four-headed
2003


Keywords: Plant, club moss.

Location: Tamworth, New Hampshire.

Various species of clubmoss have been favorite subjects.

03U-35. Miner lesions on paired leaves
2003


Keywords: Plant, leaves.

Location: Tamworth, New Hampshire.

The plant was not too happy, but it makes a nice pattern.

Miner lesions on paired leaves
03V-30. White church at Wonalancet
2003


Keywords: View, hills.

Location: Tamworth, New Hampshire.

Very New Englandish.

03W-12. Club moss flat on ground
2003


Keywords: Plant, clubmoss.

Location: Tamworth, New Hampshire.

More clubmoss and other mosses. Our daughter and her partner pitched a tent for the night on this spot.

Flat on ground
03W-19. Club moss three single spikes
2003


Keywords: Plant, clubmoss.

Location: Tamworth, New Hampshire.

Yet more clubmoss.

03W-27. Rundown fence near sunset
2003


Keywords: Pattern, fence.

Location: Sandwich, New Hampshire.

While moseying around the Tamworth area. We chatted with the very pleasant, somewhat self-isolated owner of this property.

03Y-10. Workman cutting Katsura - Grace Church
2003


Keywords: Plant, tree.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

While taking this picture, an apparently shy woman approached me and asked if I thought the workmen would mind If she took a souvenir of this venerable tree. I said that they would probably be delighted if she took the whole thing. She settled for a branch.

04F-23. Garlic?
2004


Keywords: Plant, garden.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

During the Amherst History Museum annual garden tour - a garden on West Street.

04H-02. Central Park trees and 5th Avenue buildings
2004


Keywords: View, city.

Location: New York, New York.

This view is from the roof of the MET looking south. Although the tree canopy looks "natural" as opposed to the buildings, Central Park was completely man-made; everything was brought in from elsewhere.

04H-17. Type faces, Chelsea Flea Market
2004


Keywords: Arts, fair.

Location: New York, New York.

We were on an Elderhostel trip in New York City. This is a well-visited flea market on 7th Avenue.

Type faces, Chelsea Flea Market
04H-31. Times Square
2004


Keywords: View, city.

Location: New York, New York.

Taken from a bay window in the lobby area of the Marriot Hotel.

04J-13. Trinity Church with Wall Street behind
2004


Keywords: Building, landmark.

Location: New York, New York.

I spent a lot of time composing this shot of contrasting values. I'm glad that some detail was retained in the dark shadows of the Church. This day was the 200th anniversary of the death of Alexander Hamilton, who is buried here.

Trinity Church with Wall Street behind
04L-24. "Cost of coming to Minnesota"
2004


Keywords: Sign, information.

Location: New York, New York.

This is one of thousands of items in the Museum on Ellis Island. It was an emotional trip of discovery since we got the documents of the passage of Elaine's mother who came through Ellis Island in 1923 from Christiania (now Oslo) to Iowa.

04L-31. Street repairs near World Trade Center
2004


Keywords: View, city.

Location: New York, New York.

The workmen informed us that some of these pipes were hundreds of year old. The complicated repairs were taking place nearly three years after the attack. Nearby restaurant owners told us that their businesses have never recovered.

Street repairs near World Trade Center
04N-18. "Cheesecakes" in Times Square
2004


Keywords: Sign, window.

Location: New York, New York.

My wife was taking three children to a nearby theater matinee. I was given leave to mosey around Times Square. I loved it.

"Cheesecakes" in Times Square
04N-20. Hershey's Building in Times Square
2004


Keywords: Sign, ads.

Location: New York, New York.

Lots of signs.

04Q-08. "T'was brillig, and ...
2004


Keywords: Sign, playful.

Location: New York, New York.

One of many Lewis Carroll poems around the Alice in Wonderland statue in Central Park

04Q-13. Statuette at boathouse, Central Park
2004


Keywords: Arts, outside

Location: New York, New York.

The statue is about six inches in length.

Statuette at boathouse, Central Park
04Q-34. Fancy banister in Brooklyn Heights
2004


Keywords: Pattern, banister.

Location: New York, New York.

Brooklyn Heights is an upscale area on the bluff that overlooks the East River and the skyline of Lower Manhattan. Here, George Washington lost the first of many Revolutionary War battles.

04R-03. Brooklyn Bridge cables
2004


Keywords: Pattern, bridge.

Location: New York, New York.

It doesn't bother me that the Brooklyn Bridge (among other New York sights) is endlessly photographed. In this collection of photographs another one by me taken ten years previously and including the World Trade Center is 94L-35.

04R-09. Condos
2004


Keywords: Building, facade,

Location: New York, New York.

Near the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge, which we had just walked across. Find the flag.

05C-33. Photographer's angle on Christo Gates
2005


Keywords: People, one.

Location: New York, New York.

The Christo Gates brought to New York a sense of joy and community, and thousands of families strolled around leisurely. This photographer wanted the very best angle. I wonder whether she was satisfied.

Photographer's angle on Christo Gates
05W-23. Fire escape and clapboards
2005


Keywords: Pattern, steps.

Location: New York, New York.

While moseying around the Bridge of Flowers and the Glacial Potholes areas.

05W-32. First Prize squash at fair
2005


Keywords: Sign, information.

Location: Cummington, Massachusetts.

The Cummington Fair is quintessential, small-town New England. My wife, Elaine, is overlooking the squash. I like the label made out of duct tape.

05AA-04. "Institute, The Hillside Ag'l Society..."
2005


Keywords: Sign, information.

Location: Cummington, Massachusetts.

Included at the Cummington Fair in an exhibit of local history.

05AA-19. Hot air balloon and wires
2005


Keywords: View, sky.

Location: Cummington, Massachusetts.

One of my friends complains that utility wires keep getting in the way of her pictures, but she likes this one.

06C-11. Smooth icicles at Gunn Brook Falls
2006


Keywords: Climate, icicles.

Location: Sunderland, Massachusetts.

I'm with the professional naturalist and nature photographer, John Green, both of us bundled up against the cold. We photographed for several hours at the Falls.

06D-12. John Green
2006


Keywords: People, one.

Location: Sunderland, Massachusetts.

John is a naturalist and photographer. He is setting up equipment at the foot of Gunn Brook Falls in the winter time.

06D-20. Bumpy icicles at Gunn Brook Falls
2006


Keywords: Climate, icicles.

Location: Sunderland, Massachusetts.

Why these icicles are bumpy while those in 06C-11 are smooth is a mystery.

06D-27. Ice on pond with oak leaf
2006


Keywords: Climate, winter.

Location: Sunderland, Massachusetts.

This pond is near Gunn Brook Falls.

06F-28. Edge of Gunn Brook Falls
2006


Keywords: View, waterfall.

Location: Sunderland, Massachusetts.

Not winter-time, but a bright day with lots of spring flowers. My wife got a case of poison ivy on this stroll.

06J-02. Morning web on bird feeder pole
2006


Keywords: Animal, spider.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

The dew does nice things to spider webs.

06J-05. Ground spider in its matted lawn web
2006


Keywords: Animal, spider.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

Again, clinging dew highlights spider webs.

06J-17. Shelf in Yiddish Book Center
2006


Keywords: Building, library.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

We often take out-of-town guests to hear and see the story of the Yiddish Book Center.

06J-32. Removing tornado debris
2006


Keywords: People, one.

Location: Wendell, Massachusetts.

A number of tornadoes struck Wendell in July 2006. While we were curious, the afflicted were not thrilled with the damage or us.

06J-33. Wendell Free Library entrance
2006


Keywords: Building, library.

Location: Wendell, Massachusetts.

Subsequent to this stop with visiting London friends, we got lost - going north rather than south. When we asked a Wendell State Forest ranger how best to get back to Amherst, he said, "By helicopter."

06K-29. Sunbathers at the Glacial Potholes
2006


Keywords: People, two.

Location: Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.

Although there are plenty of signs warning people away from entering the Glacial Potholes area, some take the signs as a challenge.

06K-33. Sojourner Truth and friends
2006


Keywords: Family & friends, Elaine.

Location: Florence, Massachusetts.

Margaret from London (left) and my wife Elaine join with an oversized Sojourner Truth.

06AA-09. Tomatoes at Farmers' Market
2006


Keywords: Plant, fruit.

Location: Brooklyn, New York.

This is downtown Brooklyn - Court Square - on a summer morning. The farmers' market was joined with a publishers fair - about 50 book booths.

06BB-34. Door of defunct Montgomery Rose Company
2006


Keywords: Building, detail.

Location: Hadley, Massachusetts.

I'm not supposed to be roaming around these abandoned buildings, but nobody seemed to care. Oakland Raiders Football?

06DD-20. Gingko leaf fall
2006


Keywords: Plant, leaves.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

The bright yellow leaves of our front-yard gingko are falling. Quite amazingly, they all fall - every last one -- in one morning.

06DD-29. Redbud leaves about to fall
2006


Keywords: Plant, leaves.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

This is a purple-leaved variety that does well on our front lawn.

06EE-14. American Elm
2006


Keywords: Plant, tree.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

A fine, old, vase-like specimen on the East Amherst Common. I am testing out a new lens, a 100mm macro fixed-focal length.

06EE-21. Downtown sycamore branch
2006


Keywords: Plant, tree.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

Three large sycamores grow across Pleasant street from the Town Common.

06EE-31. Pinocchio's restaurant with glue patches?
2006


Keywords: Sign, playful.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

A fire put Pinocchio's out of business. I'm guessing that the name sign was covered up with a board, but the board fell off.

06EE-36. "We will worship at HIS Footstool"
2006


Keywords: Sign, window.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

In the entranceway of Grace Episcopal Church.

07A-01. "FIRE ALARM ANNUNCIATOR"
2007


Keywords: Sign, information.

Location: Salem, Massachusetts.

I'm not sure what this annunciator at the Peabody Essex Museum actually does.

07A-02. Chinese wall decoration. Peabody Essex Museum.
2007


Keywords: Arts, museum.

Location: Salem, Massachusetts.

The Museum has a fine collection of East Asian art and maritime objects, many from the 1700's when Salem was a major commercial port.

07B-31. Our picnic table under 12 inches of snow
2007


Keywords: Climate, winer.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

As photographers know, snow fools a camera's light meter and manual adjustments must be made to render the snow white, rather than gray. Although that has been done here, the picture would have been improved by a little direct sunlight.

07D-12. Bolts of quilt fabric for sale
2007


Keywords: Arts, quilt.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

This biennial show is always marvelous. Although all entries are accepted for exhibit, the show is better than many juried shows we have attended.

07D-14. The featured quilt at "Hands Across the Valley"
2007


Keywords: Arts, quilt.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

A good question is whether this image shouldn't really be in color. Perhaps. All the quilt pieces are light and dark shades of pea green.

07F-01. Gingko shadow on sugar maple.
2007


Keywords: Pattern, shadows.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

These trees are on our front lawn. The gingko's shadow splits the sugar maple's truck like a sundial or a botanical stonehenge.

07F-22. Cut branch of a sugar maple
2007


Keywords: Plant, tree.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

The trunk of an ancient sugar maple. If you hold the picture upside-down the stump, amazingly, turns into a low table top.

07F-35. Fly on end of cut log
2007


Keywords: Animal, fly.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

The pile of freshly cut logs was sitting next to the railroad tracks near Strong Street. The cut faces apparently oozed a sweet liquid that attracted flies, butterflies and other insects.

07G-02. Charred doorframe with metal latch
2007


Keywords: Pattern, wood.

Location: Holyoke, Massachusetts.

A burned out factory next to United Paper Box. Persons belonging to the Pioneer Valley Photographic Artists had been invited to the functioning United Paper Box factory next door for a photo "shoot." About ten of us roamed around inside and out.

07G-11. "PICKLED EGGS" on broken bottle
2007


Keywords: Sign, information.

Location: Holyoke, Massachusetts.

"PICKLED EGGS" on broken bottle

07G-15. Chain-link fence along the Third Level Canal
2007


Keywords: Pattern, fence.

Location: Holyoke, Massachusetts.

This canal is separated from the Connecticut River by only one row of factories. It has about a 10-foot head, which, I am told, was sufficient to turn the water turbines in the old days.

07G-18. "DO NOT HIT FENCE"
2007


Keywords: Sign, warning.

Location: Holyoke, Massachusetts.

Well, somebody did. The fence separates a byway from one of the canals that delivered water to turn turbines for power in the hundreds of old factories.

07G-19. Ladder from street level to canal level
2007


Keywords: Building, detail.

Location: Holyoke, Massachusetts.

This concrete structure housed the intake sluice directing water from the Third Level Canal under the 19th-century factory that predated United Paper Box where it turned a water turbine.

07G-34. Charred wood at burned-out factory
2007


Keywords: Pattern, wood.

Location: Holyoke, Massachusetts.

See also comment for 07G-11. Middle Water Street parallels the Third Tier Canal, the lowest of the channels which take water from above the Holyoke Dam and eventually returns the water to the Connecticut River below the dam.

07G-36. Vines and peeling paint on factory wall
2007


Keywords: Building, detail.

Location: Holyoke, Massachusetts.

On an unburned side of the otherwise burned out factory.

07H-10. "Rafael"
2007


Keywords: Sign, graffiti.

Location: Holyoke, Massachusetts.

Inside United Paper Box. The bricks were laid in the 1850's

07I-22. Backup from beaver dams (with Maya)
2007


Keywords: View, flooding.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

Grandniece Maya plays while the grownups talk near the section of the Rail Trail that is washed out from the flooding. If you're thinking that the offending beavers should be captured and moved, my understanding is that Massachusetts has run out of places that could accept more beavers.

07I-28. Branch and reflection in beaver backup
2007


Keywords: Pattern, reflection.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

The beaver flooding is good for birds, amphibians, and photographers.

07Q-06. Inflatable "USA"
2007


Keywords: Sign, patriotic.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

Our neighbor on Gray Street has many inflatable lawn decorations for each of many holidays.

07R-16. Coneflowers
2007


Keywords: Plant, garden.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

These coneflowers in Elaine's garden are on their last legs

07S-11. Ghoulish figures
2007


Keywords: Sign, graffiti.

Location: North Adams, Massachusetts.

The artist decorated the rear of an abandoned mall. I guess the artist's name was SUN.

07S-16. Eye-shaped light fixtures
2007


Keywords: Arts. outside.

Location: Williamstown, Massachusetts.

This art piece is outside the Williams College Art Museum.

07T-05. Ithamar Conkey House
2007


Keywords: Building, historic.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

The house was rehabilitated for offices in about 2000. It looked like a haunted house in 1975 (see 75K-37). Mr. Conkey was a leading citizen of Amherst, lawyer, state representative, founder of Amherst Savings Bank in 1864, and town meeting moderator for a record 26 years

07T-34. Weathered plywood
2007


Keywords: Pattern, wood.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

A detail from an abandoned 4x8 piece next to the railroad tracks near Elder Lumber. Make of it what you will.

08A-34. Rapids below Gunn Brook Falls
2008


Keywords: View, stream.

Location: Sunderland, Massachusetts.

In this exposure (perhaps 1/15 second), each water droplet has travelled about 1/2 inch. Some viewers guess that it is a picture of fur.

08B-07. Icicles under overhang
2008


Keywords: Patern, ice.

Location: Sunderland, Massachusetts.

Near Gunn Brook Falls. This is on a winter outing with John Green

08B-20. Branch encrusted with ice
2008


Keywords: Patern, ice.

Location: Sunderland, Massachusetts.

Near Gunn Brook Falls.

08B-28. More icicles
2008


Keywords: Patern, ice.

Location: Sunderland, Massachusetts.

At the base of Gunn Brook Falls.

08B-29. Yet more icicles
2008


Keywords: Patern, ice.

Location: Sunderland, Massachusetts.

At the base of Gunn Brook Falls.

08B-34. Message for photographers
2008


Keywords: Sign, request.

Location: Northampton, Massachusetts.

I have been known to move a label (only temporarily) to get a better shot perhaps, so I know what bothers the curators of the Smith College greenhouse.

08C-09. Chandelier in State House
2008


Keywords: Building, detail.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts.

Chandelier in State House

08C-18. Dome window in State House
2008


Keywords: Building, detail.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts.

This is not the main dome seen from outside, but a subsidiary one. I am with a group from the Pioneer Valley Photographic Artists, who had just hung an extensive photo show in the offices of Senator Stan Rosenberg.

08D-09. Ducks in a row
2008


Keywords: Arts, fair.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

At a shooting gallery at the Amherst Town Fair. I am reminded of an in-law who says now and then, "You got your ducks in a row?"

08E-12. Grass in turfstone
2008


Keywords: Arts, museum.

Location: Beacon, New York.

Outside DIA:Beacon Contemporary Art Museum. So I never previously knew what turfstone was. Here it is.

08E-18. Chimney and utility wires
2008


Keywords: View, city.

Location: Turners Falls, Massachusetts.

A group from the Pioneer Valley Photographic Artists made a day-long outing to Turners Falls.

08E-31. Chain link fence and shadow
2008


Keywords: Pattern, fence.

Location: Turners Falls, Massachusetts.

The fence is meant to keep people away from the crumbling building behind it.

08F-23. Bob Hallock with view camera
2008


Keywords: People, one.

Location: Turners Falls, Massachusetts.

Professor Hallock is accompanied by his R2D2-like companion. He is taking a picture of the facade of the crumbling building in 08E-31.

08G-02. High tension pole with insulators
2008


Keywords: View, pole.

Location: Turners Falls, Massachusetts.

The clouds look a little electrified.

08G-17. Flags at Memorial Park
2008


Keywords: Pattern, flags.

Location: Turners Falls, Massachusetts.

A little south of the town center on Avenue A.

08G-20. 87 Fourth Street
2008


Keywords: Building, facade.

Location: Turners Falls, Massachusetts.

This scene is across the street from the stairway in 08G-21.

08G-21. Porch banister with pot
2008


Keywords: Building, detail.

Location: Turners Falls, Massachusetts.

The pot was there. I tried the scene with and without it. The picture is clearly better with the pot.

08CC-05. Bridge of Flowers
2008


Keywords: Building, bridge.

Location: Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.

The underside of the bridge with reflective shadows and a few pigeons. I am with a group from the Pioneer Valley Photographic Artists.

08DD-01. Wooden Horse
2008


Keywords: Arts, outside.

Location: Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.

Near the Salmon Falls Gallery and showroom

08DD-04. Peeling paint
2008


Keywords: Pattern, old paint.

Location: Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.

On the side of an old railroad car at the Railroad Museum.

08DD-06. Weeds bent in breeze
2008


Keywords: Plants, grass.

Location: Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.

On railroad tracks. "Who has seen the wind/ Neither you nor I/ But when the trees bow down their heads/ The wind is passing by." Christina Rossetti

08DD-13. Fire escape with shadows
2008


Keywords: Building, facade.

Location: Buckland, Massachusetts.

Sort of a standard shadow picture.

08DD-24. Street benches with shadows
2008


Keywords: Pattern, shadow.

Location: Buckland, Massachusetts.

The iron benches are not about to wear out.

09A-09. Snowflakes - folded paper cutouts
2009


Keywords: Arts, home.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

I made these over several holiday seasons, and continue to make them when kids show up.

09A-34. Ceramic "EVIDENCE"
2009


Keywords: Arts, home.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

The well-known artist is Francine Ozereko. The scrapings which made EVIDENCE evident are retained. The books are mine.

09C-27. Pussy willow flowers
2009


Keywords: Plant, garden.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

The puffs are backed up by our house clapboards. A similar composition is 81A-18.

09C-35. Maidenhair fern
2009


Keywords: Plant, fern.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

Springtime fiddleheads in our garden

09K-15. 4th of July decoration
2009


Keywords: Building, detail.

Location: Hadley, Massachusetts.

This ribbon is on the North Hadley village hall. Old and new.

09K-29. "Llama Poo"
2009


Keywords: Signs, information.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

The very best stuff, I guess, from a farm on North East Street.

10A-18. Fence at the Emily Dickinson House
2010


Keywords: Building, museum.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

The fence is only a few weeks old in this picture. It goes on and on and on.

10D-03. Entrance sign for the Marvell Cemetery
2010


Keywords: Gravestones, view.

Location: Leverett, Massachusetts.

This cemetery is carved out of the woods on Jackson Hill Road. The extent of the picket fence is seen in10D-06

10D-06. Marvell Cemetery
2010


Keywords: Gravestones, view.

Location: Leverett, Massachusetts.

The fence is quite intricate. The spelling on the older stones is "Marvel" - with one "l." Someone must have thought that two "l's" were better.

10D-14. Mary L. Marvel stone
2001


Keywords: Gravestone, feature.

Location: Leverett, Massachusetts.

In the Marvell Cemetery, but with one "l." Her stone is surrounded by tall clover and other flowers.

10E-01. "GEORGIE"
2010


Keywords: Gravestone, name.

Location: Leverett, Massachusetts.

In the Jackson Hill Cemetery next to the Marvell Cemetery. The stone has a good growth of lichen. An angel appears to be carrying Georgie to heaven.

10E-16. Cemetery with iron fence
2010


Keywords: Gravestones, view.

Location: Leverett, Massachusetts.

On Rattlesnake Gutter Road near the intersection with North Leverett Road.

10E-25. Water surface
2010


Keywords: Pattern, water.

Location: Leverett, Massachusetts.

The water is flowing over a flat stone just under the surface (under Rattlesnake Gutter Road).

10E-34. "The Mall at Moore's Corner"
2010


Keywords: Building, facade.

Location: Leverett, Massachusetts.

A Leverett citizen is expressing a fine sense of humor. Across the street is The Village Store, the rest of the mall.

10L-02. The letter "Y" example 1
2010


Keywords: Sign, letter.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

Our photo group, The Pioneer Valley Photographic Artists, decided to compile the letters of the alphabet in nature. I got assigned "Y." This example is the trunk of a yew (of course) bush across from the Emily Dickinson Museum. It is sort of an italic "Y."

10L-22. The letter "Y" example 2
2010


Keywords: Sign, letter.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

Our photo group, The Pioneer Valley Photographic Artists, decided to compile the letters of the alphabet in nature. I got assigned "Y." This example is the cracks between flagstones in our yard. It is sort of a Roman "Y."

10L-28. The letter "Y" example 3
2010


Keywords: Sign, letter.

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.

Our photo group, The Pioneer Valley Photographic Artists, decided to compile the letters of the alphabet in nature. I got assigned "Y." This example is our grand niece who got interested in what I was doing. (She is also in image 07I-22.)

10M-17. Diadema Sherwood stone
2010


Keywords: Gravestone, name.

Location: Montague, Massachusetts.

In Locust Hill Cemetery. I liked the name and the lichen covered surface.

10M-27. Enos Morton stones
2010


Keywords: Gravestone, name.

Location: Shutesbury, Massachusetts.

In West Cemetery. The elder Enos Morton has reversed "N's."

10M-30. Owen Fleischman stone
2010


Keywords: Gravestone, phrase

Location: Shutesbury, Massachusetts.

In the Jewish Cemetery. Among the things he had to say (according to a Google reference) was the preface to a socialist songbook!

10N-05. Joel Bent stone
2010


Keywords: Gravestone, feature.

Location: Wendell, Massachusetts.

In the Center Cemetery. A large number of stones in this cemetery have the same willow decoration, undoubtedly all done by the same stone cutter. The same willow branch and vase is on a stone in Sunderland (79E-24).

10N-12. Beulah and Lucy Sweetser stones
2010


Keywords: Gravestone, feature.

Location: Wendell, Massachusetts.

In the Center Cemetery. Mother and daughter have the same "hair-raising" carving.

10N-14. Joseph and Josepha Kilburn
2010


Keywords: Gravestone, feature.

Location: Wendell, Massachusetts.

In the Center Cemetery. The inscription suggests there might have been two Josephas, the first one (Joa.?) living just two weeks (and dying about 2 weeks after Joseph died, both in April 1790).

10N-25. Louella stone
2010


Keywords: Gravestone, feature.

Location: New Salem, Massachusetts.

Near sunset. The iron fence around the central cemetery is casting its shadow.

10N-30. Three Seymour daughters
2010


Keywords: Gravestone, feature.

Location: Hadley, Massachusetts.

Old Hadley Cemetery. All three were very young -- a flower decoration for each.

10N-36. UNKNOWN from the Conn. River
2010


Keywords: Gravestone, phrase.

Location: Hadley, Massachusetts.

Old Hadley Cemetery. The stone cutter (perhaps unpaid) was as brief as possible.

10P-02. 227 Bridge Street
2010


Keywords: Building, facade.

Location: Northampton, Massachusetts.

After tenants moved out, the owner of this building found a foul-smelling box, which, it was established, contained materials for making methamphetamine.

10P-12. Withered vine
2010


Keywords: Building, detail.

Location: Northampton, Massachusetts.

In back of the row of businesses on Main Street. Both the vine and the window bars are all worn out.

10P-19. 227 Bridge Street
2010


Keywords: Building, detail.

Location: Northampton, Massachusetts.

The entryway to the "methamphetamine" house (10P-02) with arty mailboxes and a sign "ART ROCKZ."

10P-27. Sunflower
2010


Keywords: Plant, flower.

Location: Northampton, Massachusetts.

Pictured against a passing car. In front of the "methamphetamine" house (10P-02).


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Subjects
  • Amherst (Mass.)--Pictorial works.
  • Cemeteries--Pictorial works.
  • Hadley (Mass.)--Pictorial works.
  • New England--Pictorial works.
  • New Salem (Mass.)--Pictorial works.
  • New York (N.Y.)--Pictorial works.

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  • Photographs.


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