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Las Vegas

Written by jean henderson   
Sunday, 06 March 2011 18:03
Red Rock Canyon Red Rock Canyon Drive Old Las Vegas Desert Sunrise Second Floor View In the Garden

In October 2009 Jean Henderson visited the Southwest. She almost thought she wouldn't last the weeklong visit while getting from the airport to her friends' home on the far side of the valley. Why? Her New England eyes saw nothing but brown everywhere! The next day her hostess took her to Red Rock Canyon National Park and her spirits were immediately revived by the color there. From that point on, she began to see the multiple subtleties of brown tones around her. "It was a very beautiful location by the end of the week," she says. But her host strongly advised her not to take a walk to those mountains when she brought it up, "Even though they look like they are right there, they are actually 6 to 7 desert miles away!"


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Wells Beach Maine

Gull on Rock Gull Standing Rock Design Gull Soaring

Wells Beach is only 12 miles from Jean Henderson's childhood home. Low tide offered some unique views as the seagulls take over.

 
 
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LittleSebago

Moonrise Sunset Streambed Pines and Leaves Where Lightening Struck Initial View Lake's Edge Two Snails Lakeshore Flowers Lake Grasses Fir Tree

Jean Henderson and her oldest friend met when they were 4 years old and grew up together in Maine. Janet Neal picks up Jean each year for a weeklong stay at her home on Little Sebago Lake in Gray, Maine. As always, God's mysteries draw Jean's eyes. These images were taken in September 2010. "Lake's Edge" was selected to be in the Homegrown: Celebrating 30 Years of Artistic Community exhibit at ECSU's Akus Gallery in April 2011.

 
 
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PortlandHeadlight

Written by Alfred Eggen   
Wednesday, 02 March 2011 23:15
The Light Searose to the Water Traditional View The Wild Side Searose Crevice At Low Tide From the Quiet Side Fences

Portland Headlight at Fort Williams in Cape Elizabeth was always Jean Henderson's favorite spot from the time she was a young girl on a Sunday afternoon trip. In those earlier days, Jean and her brother were able to run through the bunkers that remained opened. In June 1962 the fort was officially closed. When the Town of Cape Elizabeth purchased the fort in 1964, it almost immediately buried the bunkers under huge mounds of dirt. The lighthouse is located at the entrance to the Portland Harbor where its first building was completed in 1898.

In her film days Jean spent many, many hours there in all kinds of weather as the ocean is a great source of God's beauty and power for her. She made her home in Portland for the ten years previous to moving to Connecticut and considers Portland her "Soul City." Those images which appear in a black border have been exhibited.

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Around Willimantic

Willi Crossing Trestle Bridge Old Dam Gear Pink Moss Man Algae With Moss Laid Off Factory Worker Bridge St. Falls Tracks to Nowhere

From her home State of Maine Jean Henderson moved to Connecticut in 1982. She made her home in Hartford for about a year before moving to Lebanon. In 1996 she adopted Willimantic as her home because it felt so much like her hometown, a college and factory town with a river running through it. Following many, many years of severe depression, Jean finally once again felt the joy of watching the play of light on a subject and dug out the old 35mm camera in December 2008. In August 2009 she made her first digital pictures and began the learning curve which she describes as "climbing a steep mountain sitting in the middle of an ocean." Climbing this mountain also brought her enough joy that her bipolar disorder stabalized. The images presented here were taken in May 2010.

 

 
 
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Las Vegas

Written by Alfred Eggen   
Sunday, 06 March 2011 17:51