The photography of Chuck Helfer and Denise Letendre
Opening Reception Friday, April 26, 5-7pm
Show open April 25 – May 26
Horse Heaven, Poultney River
As a photographer, I am always looking for new images, especially nearby. I am fortunate to live in a picturesque area that has a lot of interest to me photographically –, nice mountains and hills, quiet landscapes, pretty towns, many quarries and an abundance of wildflowers. And these subjects are constantly changing as the seasons change.
I try to produce unique images of everyday places – places that one frequently passes but rarely pays much attention to. This often requires patience and persistence – frequent visits; walking around for different viewpoints and waiting for particular times of year, light or favorable weather conditions. Sometimes a good image boils down to plain old luck, being at the right place at the right time, but most of the time it involves the ability to recognize a potential good image and then capture it with your camera.
In the spring I spend a lot of time photographing wildflowers along the roads and at local nature preserves. This often involves working at dawn with a macro lens and tripod. The Adirondacks and local hills and trails lure me to explore throughout the year. Also, this area affords me a special opportunity to explore and photograph area quarries.
Prints of photos available for sale at the SVA gallery, open Sunday afternoons 1-4pm