Free Gallery by: Glenn A. Blanchette


member since March 05, 2008

Although I am envious of those phtographers who live in close proximity to spectacular locations or who own equipment that I could acquire only in my dreams, I make an effort to remind myself that it is not fair to use this as an excuse for limited results. We can all produce good photographs......sometimes purely by skill. Sometimes exciting results miraculously occur simply by luck and great timing. Regardless of the methods, to me, keeping the thrill and hope alive is what it's all about.
I enjoy viewing other people's work and find this experience to be both a humbling and inspiring.

-Glenn A. Blanchette

 Good Morning Suns...

Good Morning Suns...
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Summer Brilliance

Summer Brilliance
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Sad Girl

Sad Girl
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Surf's Up

Surf's Up
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 Ella Enchanted

Ella Enchanted
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Love at First Sig...

Love at First Sig...
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Green Beauty

Green Beauty
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 A Little Sunshine

A Little Sunshine
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No Fish Today

No Fish Today
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A Piece of Coast

A Piece of Coast
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Bio

I became interested in photography in the early 60's when I gained access to my Dad's Kodak Retina 1A camera.

When I left home and lost access to this camera, my love for photography endured through two years of "imaginary" practice without a camera. (Visualizing and composing photographs the same as everyone else, but without the benefit of actually having a camera in hand.) There is always an "upside" to every situation. In this case my photo processing costs were "zero" and also I always had my imaginary camera in hand no matter when or where I was.

Finally I got a Minollta SRT 102 which I used for almost 30 years. During the last 10 years of this period, the quality of my photos was compromised by a cracked viewfinder and a telephoto lens that I had to "shake a little" to properly obtain a sharp focus....the consequence of my one and only misadventure with equipment. This definitely put a damper on my efforts to photograph my daughter's high school graduation, and any other significant family occasions.

But time has moved on and I now use a Canon 30D which presently I've owned for a few years. This was an impulsive purchase to hopefully improve my enjoyment of life ( a reward for surviving a few heart attacks.)
I'm still in the process of familiarizing myself with digital photography and, as always, I'm still on the lookout for great shots.

BetterPhoto is where I go to admire the efforts of some truly gifted artists and to appreciate the possibilities I may eventually achieve.


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