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Viewfinder: At the Playground in Simsbury

This week's Viewfinder photo was submitted by photography Nathan Gutman.

Viewfinder is a new weekly feature that will highlight photography by Simsbury's amateur and professional photographers. With the help of the Simsbury Camera Club, which will choose the weekly photograph, we hope to explore Simsbury's creative side.

This week's photograph was taken by Nathan Gutman.

About the Photograph

I was just walking on Iron Horse Blvd. and the vibrancy of the children on the playground got my attention, so I clicked a few times. 

About the Photographer

In 1948, Nathan arrived to Israel from the war torn Europe. There he worked odd jobs and saved enough money to buy his first camera; a cheap Pentacon SLR made in Germany. Self taught, he started clicking the shutter and has been creating award winning images ever since. Nathan arrived to the United States in 1963, earned an engineering degree from Virginia Tech and an advanced degree from RPI. An engineer and inventor he retained his love of photography. In 2004, after over fifty years of film photography, he bought his first digital camera, abolished film, and never looked back.A member of the Simsbury Camera Club since 1978, Nathan has been an active participant in the club’s contests, over the years, winning many awards. His photography adorns walls both in Israel and the United States.Now retired, he is totally immersed in digital photography and continues to create inspiring, award winning, images. His motto: “There are everywhere images just waiting to be photographed – find them!”

The Simsbury Camera Club is a local group of professional and non-professional photography enthusiasts. Founded in 1955 the club is interested in "enhancing the photographic skills" of members, according to their website.

New members are encouraged to attend meetings on the first Tuesday of every month at the Simsbury Public Library at 7 p.m. and on the third Wednesday of every month at Eno Memorial Hall at 7 p.m. Meeting dates are subject to change. Visit www.simsburycameraclub.com for updated information.

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