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Brink

October 1, 2009

by Anne Morrison Smyth

Brink, by Anne Morrison Smyth
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Prize-winning photographer Anne Morrison Smyth (website) grew up in Ripton, Vermont and in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She moved to Belchertown in 1999 after living in Amherst for 30 years, where she raised her four children. Anne’s love for wildernesses of all kinds informs her work with an intimate, unflinching celebration of the diverse small realities that create a larger truth.

  1. karyn
    October 1, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    what an interesting photo. i’m curious to know where this was taken, and what it looked like on the other side of the wood structure ~

  2. October 2, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Hello Karyn: Thank you for commenting. The image was taken at the glacial potholes in Shelburne, MA and the wooden barrier finally gave way and things got very wet..behind the barrier is, or was, water. Anne

    • karyn
      October 2, 2009 at 2:12 pm

      thanks for answering. must have been quite the scene. i’ve got another question: approximately how wide was the barrier before it gave way?

  3. JJS
    October 4, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Love this. The sense of pressure is almost unbearable.

    • October 8, 2009 at 11:29 am

      thanks, I wanted that

  4. October 5, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    beautiful capture. water three ways.

    • October 8, 2009 at 11:30 am

      thanks…I am glad you see that

  5. October 7, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Re: podcast — I love your thoughts behind choosing this beautiful image, and all the possible layers that you suggest. Awesome!

  6. October 8, 2009 at 11:31 am

    I take no responsibility at all for the podcast…I had no idea I was supposed to do one and I don’t talk about an image’s content, that is the viewer’s job

    • October 13, 2009 at 1:32 pm

      Very true. I hope Beth and I made it clear that our interpretations were our own, as viewers and editors. Joseph, I’m glad you thought it added to the post. Thanks for the feedback.

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