Show of Thomas R. Fletcher's Travel Photography
July 25 through
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
mounted and matted in 11" x 14" black frames (white mats) with gallery
style backs are available through Riffle
Pottery and The Addison
Center. Note cards may be ordered directly from Mountain
June 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.
This photo, # CAN-2-16,
’s Cape Breton Island, in the
captures the tannin-stained waters of the
and the wet, green forest on a misty day.
# 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
Ah, 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.
# 1-1-2-16: Early
morning sunlight breaks through to create this fleeting rainbow over
Mountains; a few seconds after shooting this frame, the sunlight and rainbow were gone.
# 6-PR-14-18: A lovely
day to appreciate the greens and blues of this
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).
# LA-22-9: This
tree draped in Spanish moss bears the scars of a recent lightning strike yet
remains beautiful in the early morning light of
. The soothing shades of blue bring
a serenity to this scene of a damaged tree.
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.
is a place with a long history, with stone temples that pre-date
, 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.
# MAL-2-4 presents
another view of
Valletta’s Upper Barracco Gardens. In 1530
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.
# MAL-27-12 This shot of
shows a few of the colorful, traditional fishing boats of
. There is an open market beside the
bay where residents puchase fresh fish, fruit and other goods.
# 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,
catches the precipitation coming in from the
, making it a lush green island paradise (perfect for growing bananas).
# F-6-11-13, the morning
stillness finds this Native Mayan fisherman crossing the blue waters of
, surrounded by volcanic peaks.
# CAR-10-4 Shot from
, the early morning February sun adds saturation to the already bright colors as
it lights up the colorful town of
, St Kitts
# F-6-4-1 “Arches”
of Las Capuchinas Convent in
Guatemala’s city of
dates back more than 400 years.
“Courtyard” view of
Guatemala’s Las Capuchinas Convent in La Antigua
County Antrim, Northern Ireland, sheep grazing in seaside pasture as sun rays break through the grey October
# F-8-1-7 Evening light
# CAR-47-2 Fishing boat
tied to a pier in the fishing
British West Indies
This tranquil scene captures thin
slice of sand, the bright turquoise waters (reflected on the underside of the
passing cloud) was captured on a May afternoon at
, British West Indies
# ISR-17-2 The ancient
Beth Shean under excavation in
we have a shallow concept of “old’ or “historic.”
If 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
# F-3-3-18 October in
found this endemic Yellow warbler flitting about the nearby bushes on
. 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.
(know locally as El Yunque) is the only tropical rainforest under USDA
# 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
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.
Hawaii. This fishing boat contrasts nicely with the blue and green of sky and sea.
# 1-VI-42-5 this shot on
Island, St Croix,
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,
United States Virgin
# SD-5-14 Billowing
Wind Cave National Park
# 1-2-320-13 this
arresting array of green was spotted along the
Highland Scenic Highway
, Parkway section in
, West Virginia
# 1-2-71-11 Foggy spring
woodland scene on an early May morning, Lewis County, West Virginia
# 1-2-71-15 Radiant
green of a foggy spring morning in Lewis County, West Virginia
up in the isolated mountains of
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.
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.
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.
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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