Saint Andrews Photography Club
April 4 – April 30, 2022
A collection of photographs and prints by members of the Saint Andrews Photography Club.
Mark Finley | I chose these three images to submit this year, as I believed they tied into the overall themes of Ecology, Trauma, Healing, and Imagination. The Purple Iris gets in close for a macro look of the bound-up petals during a spring shower. You are actually able to see the texture of the flower. While standing on the rocks of Second Falls, you cannot help but imagine what else exists beyond earth. The trees and rock formation, frame nicely the Milky Way, Jupiter, and countless other stars and planets. For Weathering the Pandemic, my initial concept of the shot was not that of the title. However, as I studied the image, I felt like the lights inside the umbrella represented my family, while all the sparks flying represented the countless challenges Covid-19 has thrown at us.
Brian Perkins | Loon Ripples – I like to explore creating abstract compositions using the capacity of the camera to record intricate detail of fleeting events thereby pushing the real into nonrepresentational aesthetics.
J. Edward Hurley | “Imagination” conjures several potential perspectives in a study of one of St. Andrews Photography Club’s photographic themes. How we imagine, when and where, is often likely brought on by a circumstance as opposed to a planned opportunity. Something stimulates us to take a moment to imagine. The sign “SITABIT”, at a viewpoint along a west coast Grand Manan trial, came to mind. I realized the number of times I’ve photographed chairs, from stumps to re-purposed church pews, as part of a photographic composition taken at key visual points of interest. The physical beauty witnessed at these locations can’t help but inspire and foster our imagination. This 3-mount array is but a sample of the many SITABITs that I’ve come upon in my journeys here in Charlotte Co, NB.
Abigail Washington | I chose 3 of my favourite photos from 2021. They were taken in some of my favourite spots which are pottery creek, my grandma’s, and great grandma’s back yards. Berry Explosion was taken down by Pottery creek in St.Andrews at the end of Oct 2021. Shroom with a view was taken in Chamcook at my Great Grandparents’ house in August 2021. Misty Morning was taken in St. Andrews in my Grandparents’ backyard on Charles in the middle of July 2021.
David Marcogliese | As a research scientist working with both Fisheries and Oceans and Environment and Climate Change Canada, I have always been fascinated by water, and life within water, in all its various forms and perturbations, as indicators of change. These images depict only a small part of the dynamic and ever-transforming nature of water. Clean water comes in many forms. It can flow in a rough and tumble fashion, or it can pool with a frothy and bubbly texture, as in these images. Yet is this water clean? Is a brown tinge bad? These microhabitats can occur within meters of each other, and yet they are home to different flora and fauna. Essentially, they are different micro-ecosystems, but equally important to the larger system of which they are but a small part. Location of photographs: St. Paddy’s Falls
Theresa MacKnight | One cannot share the ecology of St. Andrews without being affected by and aware of the ever-present and ever-multiplying population of local deer. These deer seem very different in their behaviour from the deer one encounters in more “wild” areas of Charlotte County. They have adapted to our human proximity and we, I would argue, have somewhat adapted to them. For better or worse, these extended families of individuals invite both admiration and ire, and yet they persist.
Most of my artwork is expressed in the medium and language of painting, however, I have had a long-standing interest in photography. Part of my painting practice, in the last two years, has included the use of trail cameras to collect images of deer and other subjects. One of the interesting aspects of this type of photography is that the photographer is not present when the image is captured. This is both interesting and challenging. The night images are completely without color and the composition and framing is pure luck and “best guesswork”. The original image for “Royals” was captured near The Pagan Point Park in St. Andrews. I used Photoshop in layers to create a composition with invented color and symmetrical patterns created by repeating images.