Friday, October 25, 2013

small wonders exhibit opens Friday, November 1

Capitol Arts Network's "small wonders" exhibit opens Friday, November 1, 2013. The opening reception is from 6 pm to 9 pm. Follow the link for the announcement and info about the artists, gallery and studios.  My previous posting in this blog contains the four images I'll have on exhibit.  I hope you can stop by Friday evening to see all the works, meet the artists and have a glass of wine. The exhibit runs through November 25.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Four images for "small wonders" exhibit

I will exhibit the four images below at the small wonders exhibit opening November 1, 2013 at Capitol Arts Network.  I'm grateful to the staff of CAN for the chance to be part of this show, which will be my first.  The exhibit closes November 25. If you find yourself in Rockville, please stop in.

Farm near Addison, PA

Off-topic: Newlyweds

I'm not a wedding photographer. It's demanding work with long hours, high expectations and always the fear that "the shot" will be missed. At least that's how it seems to me. Once, a friend requested I take photos at her wedding--she hadn't hired a pro. I spent the afternoon in a near-panic, afraid I'd miss something or someone, and entirely unable to enjoy a lovely event.

So when our son Sam married Angie in October, I was happy they hired a pro (Michael Fletcher of Riverside, CA.) I left my camera in the car during the ceremony. I pulled it out for the reception and took some candids, one of which is below. Technically it's not much: the disco lighting yields some strange skin tones, and noise reduction can only do so much when shot at ISO 12,800. But aren't they just adorable?

Newlyweds Angie Beckon Wight and Sam Wight

C&O Canal Gallery

Over the past decade I've made a lot of images in the C&O Canal Historical Park, a national treasure we are fortunate to have in our vicinity.  It extends along the Potomac River between Washington, DC and Cumberland, MD, encompassing the Great Falls of the Potomac, the remnants of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, and so much more.  Here are some of my favorites, taken between Pennyfield Lock and Carderock.

Tree and Roots
Trees above Mather Gorge
Foliage along C&O Canal
Ice Floe and Branches, Potomac River

Plants Gallery

Dalmation Iris
Miniature Iris