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The River at Rest


Editor’s Note:  We first met Tom Robbins, in February 2017, in his photography essay  “The World in Three Inches.” At the time he wrote, “Disclaimer: I’m an amateur, and what follows is only my personal approach to photography. I respectfully defer to others, with more experience and knowledge, when it comes to the more technical/sophisticated elements of digital photography.”  I think you will agree that his photography is intriguing and seeing these photographs in January 2018, as all of the United States and Canada are suffering in a deep freeze, is a lovely diversion.

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The River at Rest

The soft, gentle hand of fog settles rarely on the St. Lawrence, but when it does, the character of the River changes.

Colors mute, sound is muffled, and a sense of the River at rest emerges.

R_HORIZONS EVAPORATE

Horizons evaporate into the mist.

 

R_CURRENTS

Currents are stilled.

 

R_PAINTS WITH WATERCOLORS

Nature paints with watercolors.

 

R_GREENS AND GREYS BLEND

Greens and grays blend, free of barriers.

 

R_CLEATS AWAIT

Cleats patiently await their rope companions to return.

 

R_WATER MATERIALIZES

Water materializes out of thin air.

 

R_WORK SUSPENDS

Work suspends.

 

R_EARTHEN PATH BECKONS

An earthen path beckons upward into the wisps.

 

R_CALM AND A QUIET PEACE

Calm and a quiet peace pervade.

The river is at rest, and she envelopes all into that cozy grey blanket.

By Tom Robbins

A third-generation summer resident of the Thousand Islands, Tom’s career has taken him from the White House to Madison Avenue, Hollywood, and now Silicon Valley. His lifelong love of the St. Lawrence parallels his personal and professional interests in film production, photography, and writing.

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Pat Carpenter
Comment by: Pat Carpenter
Left at: 5:21 PM Monday, January 15, 2018
are some of those pictures taken om Maple Island?

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