Forest Light

By , July 28, 2010 11:34 pm

treesfolio-110My new work this year attempts to capture light in the forest. It is not about details but about atmosphere, about the glow seen through the trees, and about the color awash with light. The old saying “you can’t see the forest for the trees” was proven true when I began this series and found the details overpowered the scene. Reducing those details with an in camera blur at the end of the exposure gave me the limited detail I desired, and allowed the light to be the subject. All images from this series are inspired by, and shot in Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island.

In The Islander, Robert Levin wrote; “Ms. Hodges’ “Birches in the Field” reduces the landscape to a gossamer field of green, white and yellow vertical lines. The magical representation is fascinating. We see just enough to know what we are viewing, but having never seen it like this before we see anew, eyes fresh with wonder.”

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This work and some pieces from the  “Boatscapes” series and  the “Island Light” series are on view at 

Redfield Artisans Gallery,

125 Maine St. Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert Island, Maine

Thursday, July 29 4:30-6:30 is “Meet the Artist Night” please drop in and say hi!


3 Responses to “Forest Light”

  1. Kari says:

    Sue Anne, I really love this work. Very inspirational!

  2. Pat Coakley says:

    So wish I could be there, Sue Anne. Both these images in the post are so so beautiful! I like what the newspaper writer said, too, about seeing enough to know what it is but just never having seen it quite this way before. It’s inspiring to me to see this new work! Always a teacher, you.

  3. Very interesting. I live and work in the Forest where I observe many forms of light enhancement. Many thanks for an interesting read.

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