Valley Views Local photographers aim their cameras outdoors

Friday, August 01, 2014

College Highway, Southampton

Photograph and text by Andrew Brodeur of Southampton

This beautiful hawk was about 40 feet up in a tree on Route 10, very close to the Westfield- Southampton line. When I noticed it, I pulled over quickly, jumped out of my truck and started creating images. It sat there seemingly undisturbed by my presence — and even tolerated another car pulling over so that driver could also take some pictures. I thanked the hawk for a gracious opportunity and left him sitting there for others to enjoy. This image was captured with a digital point-and-capture camera. It is my constant and reliable sidekick every time I leave the house.

Andrew Brodeur is affiliated with the Robert Floyd Photo Gallery, 2 East St., Southampton. During the summer, other images are on view at the gallery, which is open by appointment. After Labor Day, regular hours are Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m.