Apr 15-09

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2009: April: Apr 15-09
Quincy in color    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Jason Jeannette
Black and white    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Jason Jeannette

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 05:58 am:

The Quincy Mine Shaft sits high atop Quincy Hill, a landmark to all who travel to the Keweenaw. When folks spot it on its lofty perch, they know they have finally arrived UP North. Jason Jeannette captured a shot with the snow melting around it, forming a reflective pool. Then he removed all the color and presents it in black and white. The same photo, but with the emphasis taken away from the brilliant blue sky and focused more on the actual mine shaft building and the remaining snow around it. Interesting what color - or lack of it - does to a photo.

P.S. Happy Tax Day! Don't forget to get yours in the mail today.

By Donna (Donna) on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 06:17 am:

Nice pics!

By Brenda Leigh (Brownmoose) on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 06:22 am:

What a beautiful photo Jason. I love the reflection of the mine wall in the water puddle.

By Mr. Bill (Mrbill) on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 06:27 am:

Perfect composition, best picture of Quincy that I've ever seen.

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 06:47 am:

Thanks Jason!

Have always been a fan of B&W and this shot illustrates why. The picture is totally different in B&W - the detail of the building is enhanced and your eye is caught by that rather than the colors. The range from bright white to deep black is well done and as Mr. Bill said, great composition.

By D. Clark (Dcclark) on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 07:26 am:

Very nice Jason. Great job getting that reflection in the pool -- apparently I haven't been up there enough recently, last time I was there, that pool was all snow and ice still! :)

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 07:32 am:

Very different pictures. Nice!

By Helen Marie Chamberlain (Helen) on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 08:35 am:

What a "stunning" picture...thank you! The #2 shaft holds such significance for me as my grandfather was one of 7 miners who was killed in the mine in the year 1927. I lived in the town of Pewabic for a few years when I was young so that area was my "playground".

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 09:14 am:

The blk/wht pic gives the look that takes you back to the Quincy Mine of days gone by. Jason, you're a sharp shooter with the camera.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 04:32 pm:

I like the way the image reflects off the water (almost perfect).

By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 05:24 pm:

Quincy holds significance for me too. We also lived in Pewabic the same time Helen did. As a matter of fact they were not far away neighbors and we went to the same school! Our old house was just about where the Pines are in the far right of these very outstanding pics!
Have not seen Quincy with snow too many times over the years. Was lucky to get some nice shots too of it this past summer finally being there after 23 years lapse! One pic I got was standing right on what's left of the foundation of our old house. Was surprised it was still there and I was able to find it! Emotional experience! Pics are in my guest gallery.

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