A friend told me about a very interesting (albeit small) arboretum that adjoins a park in Glenview, Il. Yesterday was fairly warm with intermittent sunny spells so I grabbed a camera and found the car keys which weren’t as dusty as I expected them to be. I found the main entrance to the park but missed the target area until I pulled in. This is one of those “hiding in plain sight” areas that’s easy to overlook. You won’t need much time to actually find the Synnnestvedt Arboretum once you’re in Glenview’s Flick Park. Use everyone’s friend–f8 –to hold depth-of-field sharpness well into the scene. There’s no charge to visit this small slice of happiness and it’s easy to practice “social-distancing” except from your camera.
A classically trained musician since childhood, Jack Carlson always had the “ear” of an artist. It was only a short step to develop the artist’s “eye” as well.
The portfolio of this certified photographer reveals images that emphasize mood and composition. Their purpose is to present a feeling in addition to portrayal of person, place or thing. Sometimes that feeling is nostalgia; other times it is serenity.
Each photograph tells a story.