The Arcata Plaza Reflected in a Restaurant's Windows

The Arcata Plaza Reflected in a Restaurant’s Windows

I took this photograph in 2010. I took it because there were elements within the composition that spoke to me at a subconscious level. What I mean is that I did not fully grasp the totality of what was within the frame of my camera until I actually reviewed the image today. I think of images such as this as linkages to my deeper understanding.


About Thomas Bethune

THOMAS ALLEN BETHUNE I have been interested in photography for most of my life. I started taking photographs with a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye camera when I was eight years old. My early subjects were trains and engineered structures as well as landscapes and family portraits. My interests and vision have matured, but the subjects that catch my eye continue to be of the same genre as my earliest visions. A neighbor man had a darkroom, and he showed me the basics of camera operation and darkroom processing. I took courses in art and photography in high school and college. I worked as an apprentice to a commercial wedding and event photographer, and I was in charge of a recreational dark room while I was in the military. As an adult, I earned a bachelor’s degree in photography from Humboldt State University. My experience with film formats included 35mm, 2 ¼”, and 4”x 5”. I exhibited at galleries near my home in Arcata California, and in Santa Fe New Mexico. All my current work is digital. I am scanning many of my legacy negatives and slides. I sometimes process and print the scanned negatives. I often post them on my blog. I process all of my prints with archival media. An award winning fine art photographer living in a redwood forest. BA Photography Director, Redwood Art Association, Eureka CA Co-curator, F Street Foto Gallery, Eureka CA
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  1. I like this. Each windowpane captured a part of Arcata.

  2. Photographer says:

    Pretty crazy for this one. I’d like to see some play with the shadows/highlights function and maybe a bit more saturation, but that’s just ME, I think this photograph is veryclose to my work and so I’m more prejudiced about how it should be. Pardon me!


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