Many years ago, I was coached to spend a week just making art; hike on the trails behind my home, take and make more Impressionistic Nature Photographs. “Dreaming of You” was taken back then on a hot summer day. I sat for a long time, watching and meditating on the light on this shallow stream. Listening to the sweet sound of the gently moving water. One of my favorite places to go with my camera; take photographs, and just BE. Also, where, from a different angle, in the spring, I took the photographs “Jeweled Water” and “Monet’s Spring”. Continue reading
A sweet hike through the woods, out the back door of my home, you will come to a beautiful shallow stream. This is where I shot many of my impressionistic nature photos in peak afternoon light. The spring rains and snow this year brought much life and spring green moss to cover the rocks in this shallow stream. A place of deep peace and beauty. Continue reading
When I take my camera in the woods, it is like meditating. The sun calls me to a particular spot and I click the shutter when I see that peak light… dancing light. This impressionistic nature photograph was taken in autumn when the peak New England foliage colors were on fire.
And the beauty of photographing water is that you can look at it from all angles: Continue reading
Shutesbury photographer and organic cookbook author Leslie Cerier’s grandmother painted copies of Impressionist paintings by Monet, Degas, Renoir and Cezanne.
“Her apartment on the beach was decorated with her beautiful artwork,” Cerier says, “ and those paintings live inside of me.”
Like the Impressionists, Cerier says, she’s passionate about light, water and landscapes.
“My photography is a reflection of the peaceful energy I find in the woods. Living in the moment, I capture beauty as I click the shutter.” Continue reading