Thursday, August 04, 2011

Alley and Ridge Line

Brattleboro, Vermont

I don't know Brattleboro well, have only been there a couple times, but it's a fascinating place. About ten days ago on a sweltering hot Friday—it hit 100° F even in Vermont—I noticed this view out an alley facing east. You can see the humidity haze in the sky and distance, and it's also helping to diffuse the light enough to see well into even some pretty deep shadows in the alley. But what I really noticed was how much the mountain seemed to loom over the low buildings. What it reminded me of immediately, and continues to as I look at the pictures, is what you see in towns all over West Virginia.


Edd Fuller said...

Carl, if you had said this was taken in West Virginia, I would have believed you, although the brick buildings have a bit of New England about them. "Looming" mountains seem to alter the character of a small town, and make it more a part of the landscape.

Anonymous said...

Carl, I've been following your blog for a while now but had never commented- love your work!

As a native West Virginian I could have easily believed this photograph was made in the Mountain State. It seems you're never more than a stone's throw from a mountainside wherever you are at in WV.