Description This is my home on a frigid January morning. The view is across Fall Creek, where it meanders through an esker field created by the glacier, 10,000 years ago. An esker is a ridged hill formed my melting water under a glacier. The constant movement of the stream causes its water to freeze from the bottom up, coloring the glacial boulders an other-worldly green and from bank inward. On this particular morning, the river was warm enough to put up vapor, coating the trees with a delicate glaze and there is delicate filigree along the bank. I caught the rising sun just as it broke the esker hill in the background. The snow was very deep and while walking back home on snowshoes, I slipped on the bank of the esker hill in the background, fell backward on a maple sapling gnawed by a beaver to a point. My camera pack limited the damage to a broken rib and the rest of the winter I slept wedged into a reclining chair, not being able to lie down.
Michael Stephen Wills, Ithaca, New York Member Since February 2008 Artist Statement My photographic style centers on the use of natural light to visualize emotion and evoke memory. The evolution of my style began early in the year 2002, with an imperative to capture personal and fleeting memories.
My son and I traveled to New York City, to view the first Saint Patrick's Day parade after September 11, 2001. My work from that parade was so successful and satisfying (see "New York Fire Department, Saint Patrick's Day 2002") I just never stopped.
In the years since, I have discovered creation techniques similar to an artist painting on canvas. For example: view my Fine Art print "Cochise Dawn". It is from a 64 megapixel image. This means the closer you gaze, the more detail and surprises are revealed.
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