A Rock’s Point of View
photo was taken up-Island in West Tisbury near Captain Flanders Inn in the late
afternoon as the sun began to set. This
photo is intended to illustrate my desire to preserve all open areas on the
Vineyard. I don’t want the open fields
to be used for, say, solar panel arrays, or for large developments. But I also want to preserve our trees. Not only do they provide us with oxygen, but
more important to me, they symbolize the Vineyard. Try to imagine the Vineyard without
trees. Pretty hard, isn’t it?
Little Creek on a Foggy
photograph of a creek by South Beach was taken on a foggy day, the best time to
take pictures to my mind because the fog provides a mood of calm. I love this spot because it is away from the
busy beach and because it is peaceful both to look at and to be at, especially
when I am not in a good mood. I think
this picture is powerful because it captures a place of retreat. While most
people would not sit and look at this creek, preferring the beach, this quiet
spot is a beautiful part of our island and it would be a shame to lose it.
A World with No
is the view from the window in my kitchen.
Today most of our houses and buildings don’t have more than 2 floors, so
it is easy to see over them. But what if
one day we couldn’t see sunsets from our backyards because tall buildings were
in the way? Our Island offers a beautiful
and, I think, unique skyline cherished by both Island folk and tourists. Let’s try to make sure Martha’s Vineyard
stays that way so that we don’t lose the sunset view, so that we can continue
to see that natural beauty every single night from our own backyards.
Our Very Own Swan Lake
picture was taken on Sengekontacket earlier this spring. The day I took this picture was the first
time I ever saw swans swimming beautifully and freely. It brought me back to my childhood where I
always dreamt about seeing a swan turn into a princess. The point of my photograph is not just to
conserve Sengekontacket and the swans, but to preserve children’s imaginations.
Nothing Gold Can Stay
photograph of the Unicorn, one of
only two year-round boats still fishing from the small community of Menemsha,
represents more than just a fishing boat.
It represents the long-standing fishing history of the Vineyard and yet
it reminds me of how life in Menemsha is changing with each new generation.
have grown up in Menemsha exploring the back ponds, walking the streets,
swimming in the beautiful water and learning the ins and outs of being a
fisherman. Although it is inevitable
that this small village will change with time, I believe that it is important
to preserve what we love about this seaside community.
a recent winter walk in the Woods Preserve, I wanted to capture the oak trees
that are scattered throughout the property.
Despite their devastation from either caterpillar invasions or drought
conditions, the oak trees still look beautiful in their starkness and
persistence. By contrast, in the
foreground is a person wearing a blue hat – making it look like the trees are
deer antlers growing out of the hat.
This shows the animated and lively side of the Woods Preserve. These
trees, in all of their many states, are very essential to the personality of