Sunday Morning – Exhibit Prep

Printing, framing and music!

It’s two weeks to go to have everything printed and framed for the small exhibit that I will have hanging for the next couple of months at the great place where I work (Red Hat).  So, I will be spending most of the morning perfecting the last couple of images and printing them and then will frame those that I have printed already.

When I print any image, I put it into the drying book for at least 24 hours to ensure that any moisture from the ink is pulled out of the print and not trapped behind glass and possibly cause warping or other issues longer term.

As most of you are aware, the exhibit will feature the Yoga Tree, in all her beauty and phases across the years.  There is a specially requested image that will go on one of the walls…

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Nubble Brooding

This image is from three years ago, and is the first that I captured of Nubble Light on Cape Neddick, Maine.  It’s a light house that has been photographed so much that I have always been hesitant to shoot it, as I wanted to create something unique.  What I noticed in the clouds and seas that day, helped formulate a vision of what I wanted.  The final edit came about six weeks later, as I needed to be in a bit of a darker mood to get the results that we see here.

I will make sure that there will be time for some music.  I’m working on some technique exercises to strengthen my playing ability and really get the basics under control.  One of the songs that I’m also working on is this tune titled ‘Killing the Blues’, a Rowland Salley composition.  Here’s a version that I found that is quite likable!

Have a wonderful day!

Author: jansenphoto

A Fresh Perspective Photography is more than just a vehicle for capturing the world around me; it provides me with a palette and a set of brushes, with which I paint not only what I see, but also look to express the emotions that are evoked by the scene in front of me in that moment. Growing up in the Netherlands exposed me to a wide cross-section of visual arts that laid the foundation of my photographic view of all that surrounds me. Early influences were the Dutch Masters of the 17th century, to whom I was introduced by my grandfather during museum explorations; favorites among them are the scenes of quotidian life depicted by Jan Steen and Frans Hals and the vivid landscapes of Jacob van Ruisdael. My classical high school education was supplemented by the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum, where I spent many a lunch hour exploring its great collection. Here I was introduced to surrealism with a particular love for the approach taken by Salvador Dali; Dali also rekindled my appreciation for the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who often showed the folly of us mortals. Universal Connections My approach to any photographic subject is to look for understanding first; in this I look to establish either a connection between the viewer and the subject or capture the connection of the subject with its surroundings. The captured image then aims to portray this connection from a perspective that is part of my personal interpretation. This interpretation is often a form of externalized introspection, which may alternately display the connection of isolated beings and items with their environment or highlight the whimsy of the profound world, in which we find ourselves. The universe is full of connections, many of which are waiting to be discovered; part of my journey as a photographer is to document these connections. Any assignment, be it an event, a product shoot or a portrait session is always approached through communication with the client; this is where the first connection is established. Ideas are exchanged and a collaborative plan of action forms, ultimately resulting in a set of images that aim to exceed the expectations of each client. And, lest we forget, it is important to have fun while practicing the serious business of photography!

19 thoughts on “Sunday Morning – Exhibit Prep”

  1. My stunner are still the Yoga selections but this one is a turnheader too. I wish you all the best on this chance Frank..you totally deserve this. I never like filtered photos but this mood in this piece is a sure worthy of checking out. Lovely soundtrack to go by too.
    Excellent choice.
    Veel succes!

  2. Oh Frank this is great! Sending you many blessings on your exhibit prep. Interesting on the drying paper.
    Love the song. Question: how do you embed video – is it easy? Do I need to use YouTube?
    Blessings your way.

  3. Nubble Light is my favorite place. I’ve spent countless hours staring out at that view. It offers me a comfort like no other. ❤ Its the place I miss most from home and it will always represent home to me. Absolutely stunning shot.

      1. Thank you! I have a rather nice space in the building, which will present the prints very well. I’ll take pics when everything is hanging and do a post on it.

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