The Chosen Place: Photos by Keith Johnson
Interesting juxtapositions of the sky and Kanandaiqua Lake taken at different places and times.
This all started in maybe 1980 or so when the Seneca Point cottage was built. It is a beautiful place and lake called Kanandaiqua by the Senecas meaning "The Chosen Place." Over the years I have stood on the deck looking out on Bare Hill and Vine Valley and made lots of pictures from maybe five (slightly different places) on the deck. I photographed the sky, the water, the light and the feeling of the place. Storms, fireworks on July 4, flares on Labor Day, a bit of Spring or Fall, clouds and all. I never intended to do anything with these pictures. They were made because the place sort of compelled me to. I was (and remain) captured by the spirit of the place.