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 Bruce Metzger.
About the Photograph
"The picture was taken at 8 PM on June 25, 2007 on Hopmeadow Street across from what was then called the Pettibone Tavern. The camera used was the Panasonic Lumix FZ50 and was a 3 second time exposure with the camera on a tripod," Metzger said.
"I like the picture because of the nice balance between the floodlight and the blue sky at sunset. This was one of 3 images taken with different camera settings to get the proper light balance. I like to take landscape and old building images and get the best results with unusual light like night, sunset, sunrise, or snow."
About the Photographer
Metzger is an experienced photographer, mentor to local photographers, and a member of the Simsbury Camera Club. Metzger also leads seminars for the club.
"I have been interested in all branches of art and music for most of my life. I started taking pictures in 1952 and switched to digital photography about 2004. So far I have not developed a web site but anyone interested in my pictures can contact me at 860 658 0309 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org," Metzger said.
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.