The Empty Chair

May 25, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

The Empty ChairThe Empty Chair In continuing along the theme of photographs that may spark your imagination, today I am presenting "The Empty Chair". I also wanted to post something that I processed as a black and white photograph. Whenever I look at a black and white photograph, I love to see the different tones ranging from totally black to totally white. It used to be called different shades of gray, but you know where that's going.

So what do I imagine when I look at this photograph? I imagine a cold winter's day where the snow conditions are absolutely fantastic, and there are skiers and riders all over the mountain. I imagine myself teaching a group of adults and children how to ski. I imagine myself riding the chair. I imagine the wind on my face, ice crystals forming in my beard and mustache, and hearing the sound of my skis as they slice through the snow. But at this time of the year however, the snow has long melted, temperatures are warm, the grass is high, and the empty chair sits idle waiting for the next snow sports season.

About this lift. It is known as the Loggers Alley lift, and it runs when there are large crowds at Wintergreen resort or if there are special events going on. It is one of the oldest (if not, the oldest) operating ski lift at the resort.  Other lifts were added, and later replaced, as the resort grew and there was the need to accommodate more people. 

Hope you enjoy,

Cheers, Paul


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