By Chad ~ 2008
Potato chip size flakes of snow were drifting down.
I grabbed my camera and tripod
and began walking around my
small town looking for a
As I marked each step with my size 14 snow boots, the sun began setting
and I was losing my perfect light.
As I walked up the viaduct I
spotted an old bordered up
and abandoned house
on the secnd level.
The street was filled with snow covered parked cars, but it reminded me of
a scene right out of Norman
Americana, so I took it!
I spent many months meditating on how to present this image in its best light.
While processing it in my computer, one evening, I decided first of all
to remove all the cars.
I transformed the plywood boards in
front into windows with amber
colored light flowing through.
After several more hours of artwork
it was translated from an ordinary photograph to an Impressivistic