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A Show of Thomas R. Fletcher's Travel Photography

 

 

July 25 through September 1, 2006 Cafe Cimino in Sutton, West Virginia hosted a show of Thomas R. Fletcher’s travel photography.  Fletcher’s work has appeared in top publications throughout the United States as well in several international publications.  These photographs represent a colorful sampling from a variety of places in the United States and around the world.   

 

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Stock photography by Thomas R. Fletcher at Alamy

 

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Summit Lake, Kenai Peninsula of AlaskaJune in the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska finds the sun setting very late.  This shot, # AK-13-10, taken around 9 PM in the lingering light.

 

Corny Brook River, Nova Scotia CAN-2-16This photo, # CAN-2-16, taken on Nova Scotia , Canada ’s Cape Breton Island, in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park captures the tannin-stained waters of the Corny Brook River and the wet, green forest on a misty day.

 

 

 

 

Lobster Traps, Neils Harbour Nova Scotia Cananada CAN-18-18# CAN-18-18: A colorful scene in the fishing village of Neils Harbour on the northern shore of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia Canada; lobster traps, light station and deep blue sea.

 

Caye Caulker Belize F-4-2-12Ah, the island life—a January breeze billows in the laundry hanging next to the lobster traps and docked boat. Otherwise, it is another lazy, quiet day on Belize’s  Caye Caulker Island; not much traffic at “Mike’s Movie House,” image # F-4-12-2.

 

 

Rainbow & Koolau Mountains Ohu Hawaii 1-1-2-16# 1-1-2-16: Early morning sunlight breaks through to create this fleeting rainbow over Oahu, Hawaii’s Koolau Mountains; a few seconds after shooting this frame, the sunlight and rainbow were gone. 

 

 

 

 

 

Horsetail Tree on Hawaii Beach 6-PR-4-18

 

 

 

# 6-PR-14-18: A lovely day to appreciate the greens and blues of this Hawaii beach scene; temperature was in the mid-eighties and the Trade Winds were blowing at a respectable 20 MPH (given away by the angle of the Ironwood or Horsetail Tree’s foliage).

 

Cypress Tree in Louisiana's Lake Martin LA-22-9# LA-22-9: This Cypress tree draped in Spanish moss bears the scars of a recent lightning strike yet remains beautiful in the early morning light of Louisiana ’s Lake Martin .  The soothing shades of blue bring a serenity to this scene of a damaged tree.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upper Barracco Gardens, Valletta, Malta MAL-1-7# MAL-1-7:  Late evening November light baths the honey-colored stone of Valletta’s Upper Barracca Gardens in a warm glow.  The city of Valletta has been the capital of Malta since the 1500’s.  Malta is a place with a long history, with stone temples that pre-date Stonehenge , and city walls built by the Phoenicians that date to 1000 BC.   It was on this island that the Apostle Paul was shipwrecked in 60 AD during his voyage to Rome.

 

 

Upper Barracco Gardens, Valletta, Malta  MAL-2-4# MAL-2-4 presents another view of Valletta’s Upper Barracco Gardens.  In 1530 Malta was ceded by Emperor Charles V to the Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, better known as the Knights of St. John (a military and religious order of the Catholic Church).  After withstanding the Ottoman siege of 1565 the knights, no longer valuing Mdina, wanted another capital. Under the Grand Master Vallette a new capital was designed and built—today's Valletta.

 

 

Fishing Boats, Marsaxlokk Bay, Malta MAL-27-12# MAL-27-12 This shot of Marsaxlokk Bay shows a few of the colorful, traditional fishing boats of Malta .  There is an open market beside the bay where residents puchase fresh fish, fruit and other goods.

 

 

Rainbow over Roseau Dominica, West Indies CAR-24-20# CAR-24-20 The mountains near Roseau, Dominica are drenched in an evening downpour as the sun briefly breaks through lighting up this island scene in the West Indies with a brilliant rainbow.  One of the windward or “banana” islands of the West Indies, Dominica catches the precipitation coming in from the Atlantic , making it a lush green island paradise (perfect for growing bananas).

 

 

 

 

Native Mayan fisherman crossing the blue waters of  Guatemala's Lake  Atitlan, surrounded by volcanic peaks F-6-11-13# F-6-11-13, the morning stillness finds this Native Mayan fisherman crossing the blue waters of Guatemala's Lake Atitlan , surrounded by volcanic peaks. 

 

 

Deep  Water  Harbour Basseterre, St Kitts CAR-10-4# CAR-10-4 Shot from Deep Water Harbour , the early morning February sun adds saturation to the already bright colors as it lights up the colorful town of Basseterre , St Kitts

 

 

Las Capuchinas Convent in  Guatemala’s city of   La Antigua  dates back more than 400 years F-6-4-1# F-6-4-1 “Arches” of Las Capuchinas Convent in Guatemala’s city of La Antigua dates back more than 400 years.

 

 

 

 

 

Las Capuchinas Convent in  Guatemala’s city of   La Antigua  dates back more than 400 years F-6-4-8# F-6-4-8 “Courtyard” view of Guatemala’s Las Capuchinas Convent in La Antigua

 

 

Cushendun,   County Antrim, Northern Ireland, sheep grazing in seaside pasture as sun rays break through the grey October skies F-8-1-19# F-8-1-19 Cushendun, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, sheep grazing in seaside pasture as sun rays break through the grey October skies.

 

 

 

# F-8-1-7 Evening light on Northern Ireland ’s Carnlough Harbour  

 

Evening light on  Northern Ireland ’s   Carnlough  Harbour   F-8-1-7

 

 

# CAR-47-2 Fishing boat tied to a pier in the fishing village of Island Harbour, Anguilla, British West Indies

 

 

 ishing boat tied to a pier in the fishing  village of  Island Harbour, Anguilla,  British West Indies CAR-47-2

# CAR-45-19  This tranquil scene captures  thin slice of sand, the bright turquoise waters (reflected on the Upper  Shoal  Bay,  Anguilla, British West Indies CAR-45-19 underside of the passing cloud) was captured on a May afternoon at Upper Shoal Bay , Anguilla , British West Indies

 

 

 

 

 

 

# ISR-17-2 The ancient city of Beth Shean under excavation in Israel .  In America we have a shallow concept of “old’ or “historic.”  If Beth Shean Israel ISR-17-2 something 200 years old, we consider that really old.  Here is a city that goes back at least 3,000 years.  There have been 26 layers of civilization unearthed at this important archaeological site.

 

 

Yellow warbler flitting about the nearby bushes on  Ochoa  Beach, San Cristobal  Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador F-3-3-18# F-3-3-18 October in Ecuador’s Galapagos Island found this endemic Yellow warbler flitting about the nearby bushes on Ochoa Beach , San Cristobal Island .  The warbler demonstrates the unusual lack of fear wild animals of these islands have of humans.

 

# 1-PR-17-2 this September scene along the “Big Tree Trail” of Puerto Rico's El Yunque captures the green essence of the tropical rainforest.  Caribbean National Forest (know locally as El Yunque) is the only tropical rainforest under USDA management.

 

 

 

1-PR-17-2-b.JPG (242137 bytes)Puerto Rico's North Shore 9-PR-97-6

 

 

# 9-PR-97-6 this piece of algae-covered driftwood resembles moss-covered logs we see in our own woods, but moss doesn’t grow in saltwater.  The scene along Puerto Rico’s north shore captures the deserted beach in December; deserted because few islanders go the beach in any month with an “r” in it—making May-August the only time it ever gets close to being crowded.

 

 

 

 

# 9-1-2-10: Waimanalo Bay, Oahu, Hawaii. This fishing boat contrasts nicely with the blue and green of sky and sea.

 Waimanalo Bay, Oahu,  Hawaii 9-1-2-10

 

 

Buck  Island, St Croix, United States Virgin Islands  1-VI-42-5

 

# 1-VI-42-5 this shot on Buck Island, St Croix, United States Virgin Islands actually captures the curve of the earth.  Notice the sea at the edges of the frame, it bends slightly downward, the ocean appears slightly higher in the middle of the frame.

 

 

 

# 1 VI-22-14 Rocks, sand and sea Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge, St Croix, Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge, St Croix, United States Virgin  Islands  1-VI-22-14 United States Virgin Islands

 

 

Billowing cloud over Wind Cave National Park,  South Dakota  SD-5-14# SD-5-14 Billowing cloud over Wind Cave National Park , South Dakota

 

 

 

# 1-2-320-13 this arresting array of green was spotted along the Highland Scenic Highland Scenic Highway, Parkway section in Pocahontas  County, West Virginia 1-2-320-13 Highway , Parkway section in Pocahontas County , West Virginia

 

 

 

Foggy spring woodland scene on an early May morning, Lewis County, West Virginia 1-2-71-11# 1-2-71-11 Foggy spring woodland scene on an early May morning, Lewis County, West Virginia

 

 

Foggy spring woodland scene on an early May morning, Lewis County, West Virginia 1-2-71-15# 1-2-71-15 Radiant green of a foggy spring morning in Lewis County, West Virginia

 

Artist’s Statement

Growing up in the isolated mountains of Webster County , West Virginia I developed an early and endearing love of nature.  I developed a desire to share that love and inspire that love in others.  I do so, first of all by “seeing,” looking at a scene and mentally constructing an image in my mind—an image that eliminates the clutter, an image that pulls the viewer in—focusing on the beauty of the scene. 

Quite often you will see I concentrate heavily on shades of green and blue.   This is not by accident.  These are the colors of peace and solitude (seldom will one sense coldness in the shades of blue I capture).  The solitude of a peaceful place is where I seek to transport the viewer.  The greens convey life, self-confidence, harmony and balance; the blues convey solitude, truth, healing, and serenity.

Fortunate to have a skill that has allowed me to see the world, I returned home in 1994.  I returned to my beautiful mountains that first inspired my vision and the way I view the world.

I seek out those special places of color to feel those emotions, to soak it in—then communicate those same feelings to the viewers of my work.

-- Thomas R. Fletcher

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