The Quiet World

 The Quiet World is that space that draws me away from the busy-ness of my daily life and brings me somewhere else–a place that allows me to reflect on the world behind the image. Wherever I go I ask myself, “What do you see? What’s really out there waiting to be seen–behind and beneath and above all the noise around you and within you?” I am unabashed about editing my photographs to bring out that interior space where, for a moment, the din within and without abates. I often minimize color and go for cool, neutral tones. Of course, there are exceptions–a blazing sun in a bronze sky can also blow away the roar of words and thoughts and take me elsewhere. If I were to name that place, it would come very near to the world of my childhood, where the sound of the wind, the smell of juniper berries and a sky too blue to be real was an everyday occurrence, or to the place in meditation where the brightness mellows to the monochromatic and, mysteriously, grows richer in tone and texture.

For more information about these images, please contact me, J Paul Gordon, at: 

solasfineartphotography@gmail.com

or call: 508 450 1517.

To make the best use of the images below, select one and click on it. Return to “The Quiet World” by selecting back arrow above the image and scroll down to another image you may wish to see enlarged. 

 

 

Stone Chapel West Boylston Common, MA

Stone Chapel West Boylston Common, MA

Stone Chapel 2 West Boylston Common. MA

Stone Chapel 2 West Boylston Common. MA

Solstice-old farmhouse*Winter afternoon-stillness*Remembrances past*Young girl, young woman, old age*Windows to the setting sun

Solstice-old farmhouse*Winter afternoon-stillness*Remembrances past*Young girl, young woman, old age*Windows to the setting sun

This old barn has seen*a hundred fifty winters*Its old body firm*Mine has seen but sixty come*I contemplate the sunset

This old barn has seen*a hundred fifty winters*Its old body firm*Mine has seen but sixty come*I contemplate the sunset

The New England cold*is stayed by clapboards and glass*Frigid winds held back*by their well constructed walls*A farmhouse is a fortress

The New England cold*is stayed by clapboards and glass*Frigid winds held back*by their well constructed walls*A farmhouse is a fortress

Autumnal Farmhouse

Autumnal Farmhouse

Antiques, Kennebunk, ME

Antiques, Kennebunk, ME

wellsriverautumnafternoon_v2_sfp

Autumn Afternoon Drake’s Island, Maine

Drake's Island Salt Marsh 1

Drake’s Island Salt Marsh 1

Apples in the Road 1-Laudholm Farm Wells Maine

Apples in the Road 1-Laudholm Farm Wells Maine

Pumpkin Cart 1

Pumpkin Cart 1

Railtrail, Northampton

Railtrail, Northampton

Railtrail, Northampton

Railtrail, Northampton

Evening Glow Kennebunkport Harbor

Evening Glow Kennebunkport Harbor

Chickadees in the storm

Chickadees in the storm

Facing the Storm

Facing the Storm

Deerfield Barn 1

Deerfield Barn 1

Remembrance

Remembrance

Monadonock Noir

Monadonock Noir

Autumn Brook

Autumn Brook

AutumnBrook-black-and-white

AutumnBrook-black-and-white

Tobacco barns after a summer downpour

Tobacco barns after a summer downpour

Mount Monadonock from Wetlands NH-MA line

Mount Monadonock from Wetlands NH-MA line

Mount Monadonock from Rt 124 Marlborough, NH

Mount Monadonock from Rt 124 Marlborough, NH

The Edge of Night, Wells Harbor

The Edge of Night, Wells Harbor

Nightfall, Wells Harbor

Nightfall, Wells Harbor

Moody Beach, Maine

Moody Beach, Maine

Holiday Farm, Berlin, MA

Holiday Farm, Berlin, MA

Berlin Unitarian Church, Berlin, MA

Berlin Unitarian Church, Berlin, MA

First Snow, The Old Stone Church

First Snow, The Old Stone Church

Fairbanks Farm at Christmas

Fairbanks Farm at Christmas

Autumn, Mt. Greylock

Autumn, Mt. Greylock

Millhouse, Moore State Park

Millhouse, Moore State Park

Berkshire Farm 1

Berkshire Farm 1

Light Play, Berkshires

Light Play, Berkshires

HadleyBarnsRainyDay

Farm near Dorset, VT

Farm near Dorset, VT

Farm near Weston, VT

Farm near Weston, VT

Covered Bridge near Townshend, VT

Covered Bridge near Townshend, VT

Color Study 2 Gloucester Harbor

Color Study 2 Gloucester Harbor

Gloucester Harbor-Color Study 2

Gloucester Harbor-Color Study 2

Dawn—Good Harbor Beach*A deck of clouds fanning out*A gold horizon*The two towers’ silhouettes*on Thatcher’s Island—Stillness

Dawn—Good Harbor Beach*A deck of clouds fanning out*A gold horizon*The two towers’ silhouettes*on Thatcher’s Island—Stillness

Rockport Habor, Motif 1

Rockport Habor, Motif 1

Winter afternoon*February turns to March*The pond's thinning ice*anticipates the peepers*as memory turns to youth

Winter afternoon*February turns to March*The pond’s thinning ice*anticipates the peepers*as memory turns to youth

A sky like ashes*above old snow, blown like sand*a fence divides us*secular from the sacred*the world briefly reaching up

A sky like ashes*above old snow, blown like sand*a fence divides us*secular from the sacred*the world briefly reaching up

Abbey Fields in Winter

Abbey Fields in Winter

Through the tracery* of birch branches an image*of a lake in snow

Through the tracery*
of birch branches an image*of a lake in snow

Two pines, like sisters* stand in the storm by the lake* dark clothed, starred with snow

Two pines, like sisters*
stand in the storm by the lake* dark clothed, starred with snow

The sound of water* The form and flow of summer* and crickets chirping

The sound of water*
The form and flow of summer*
and crickets chirping

The Yellow Wood

The Yellow Wood

Autumn Woods 1

Autumn Woods 1

A red barn in snow* captures some inner longing* and hope rekindles

A red barn in snow*
captures some inner longing*
and hope rekindles

Like A Christmas Card II

Like A Christmas Card II

Winter Morning:Downtown Newburyport, MA

Winter Morning:Downtown Newburyport, MA

Flora in Winter, Worcester Art Museum

Flora in Winter, Worcester Art Museum

Wave Study 1, Kennebunkport, Maine

Wave Study 1, Kennebunkport, Maine

In the silver light* a family of goats rests* contemplating rain

In the silver light*
a family of goats rests*
contemplating rain

A Line White on White*Impressions of birch and pine*Quiet in the storm

A Line White on White*Impressions of birch and pine*Quiet in the storm

Autumn Fields St. Joseph's Abbey, Spencer, Massachusetts

Autumn Fields St. Joseph’s Abbey, Spencer, Massachusetts

The Old Stone Church-West Boylston, Massachusetts

The Old Stone Church-West Boylston, Massachusetts

Snowy Day at Wawecus Lake

Snowy Day at Wawecus Lake

The year's first snow-fall* silhouettes a flowing brook* in the freshened woods

The year’s first snow-fall*
silhouettes a flowing brook*
in the freshened woods

On a winter road* a solitary figure* starts outward-homeward?

On a winter road*
a solitary figure*
starts outward-homeward?

Inner Harbor, Portland, Maine

Inner Harbor, Portland, Maine

Portland, ME

Portland, ME

Empty Pockets

Peony in Rain

Peony in Rain

Wells Harbor, Wells, ME

Wells Harbor, Wells, ME

Jeremaiah's Flower iris4_SolasFineArtPhotography

Crabapple blossoms* are sweet as cherries blooming* when left untasted

Crabapple blossoms*
are sweet as cherries blooming*
when left untasted

Brick and glass recall* the sandy soil growing green* that now reclaims them

Brick and glass recall*
the sandy soil growing green*
that now reclaims them

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s