Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

From the Archives of 2008—9


May 2, 2022

In 2008 I was living in the country, about eight miles from Oberlin, Ohio, where I live now. These photos are from walks down our road.

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13 responses

  1. So it seems that with your move into town you mostly traded barns for dumpsters. You caught excellent beading on the spiderweb in #8. It’s interesting in #7 how the amount of color decreases from the bottom, where there’s not a lot, to the top, where there’s practically none. Is fog more common in the country than in town?

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    May 2, 2022 at 9:52 PM

    • I asked David about the fog. He thinks there’s more in the country because there are more moist surfaces there than in a town or city, with all the concrete. Thanks, as always, for writing, Steve.

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      May 3, 2022 at 10:59 AM

  2. Such wonderful photos.

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    May 2, 2022 at 11:38 PM

  3. Nr7 and Nr3 for me, please! 🙂

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    May 3, 2022 at 2:06 AM

  4. Sue

    The 5th is mystery, and I like the beaded spiders web

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    May 3, 2022 at 3:33 AM

    • Number 5 is of a spot that was usually not mysterious at all, just feet from the entrance to our driveway. I love how fog presents a different reality. As for the spider web, I know that such photos are cliché, but how could I resist? I guess that’s why they’re cliché: nobody can resist.

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      May 3, 2022 at 11:16 AM

      • Sue

        I agree…fog does present a different reality

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        May 3, 2022 at 1:37 PM

  5. You know I have a soft spot for farm pictures. These are so atmospheric and yet grounded. Thanks for making my day with your sensitive images.

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    May 3, 2022 at 9:36 AM

    • Thank you, Clare. It makes sense for you to respond to farm pictures. I hope to get out to your farm again some day to augment my collection. Making your day makes mine.

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      May 3, 2022 at 11:20 AM

  6. It’s a treat to see your old neighborhood, which is not unlike some parts of upstate New York. The pastoral opening with the barn photos sets a wonderfully elegiac mood. What’s with those window panes in #3, wow!? The chipmunk is a happy find and in #5 I can almost hear the drips, you conveyed the atmosphere so clearly. There’s something special about the sunflower photo. I think it shows a deep familiarity with the surroundings; a visitor would only have photographed “faces-up” sunflowers. Your view could only come from spending years in the area. #7 would be at home in an art gallery in New York – it celebrates the countryside with an edgier, sophisticated aesthetic. Don’t hate me for saying that – I know I’m sounding pretentious. #8 is a lovely finale. I like what Clare says about an atmosphere that’s grounded. Very interesting idea about the fog prevalence in the countryside!

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    May 3, 2022 at 11:25 AM

    • I have wondered about those window panes for years. Haven’t a clue, though I wonder if they are like that on purpose. I never met these neighbors but have wondered if one of them might be an artist. That’s their property in #2. Besides the hex sign on the building in that photo, they have/had a stylized painting of a cow on another building. That chipmunk was most accommodating, staying in the same place long enough for me to get the exposure right. I absolutely don’t hate you for what you say about #7, nor do I think you sound pretentious. I might question, however, whether the Queen Anne’s Lace being situated about a third of the way from the left disqualifies it as edgy enough for a New York gallery. Might be too old-school. Now I’m sounding quite unsophisticated. Which I am. Thanks for your ever-faithful commenting, Lynn.

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      May 3, 2022 at 11:59 AM

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