A quick update to all my wonderful blog readers, who may be wondering what the status of the print exhibit is.
This past Friday, we took a bit of time off from work to hang all the prints, progress of which you can see here…
The hallway has great light and a good amount of foot traffic, as it is near a kitchen/snack area (the lure of food never hurts!). You can see the gallery system that we decided on putting in place, so that future exhibits can be done flexibly and without damage to walls; I think the system looks really clean and professional.
Final step was to take some time this weekend to create reasonable looking info cards that I can put with each of the prints. Thanks to the suggestion of one of my very talented friends with lots of print exhibit experience, I settled on printing labels and putting them on backing board for a pretty clean look.
The cards will go in place first thing in the morning, as the work newsletter is going out with a short write-up on this show to get more employee interest for this and future exhibits.
In contrast to yesterday’s colorful sunrise indication, today’s image is much more subdued and even a little bit stark in its lack of color. On cloudy Winter days in New England, this is a fairly typical scene that we find in the morning…
The Sun struggles to make its presence known to us earthlings through a heavy cloud cover
New England Winter mornings often show a minimum of sunlight, but are nonetheless welcomed by the hardy breed that inhabits this area (until they get tired of the lack of Sun and move Florida or Arizona 🙂 ). On this particular morning, this cloud cover was a harbinger of snow later during the day…
Hope your day is free of snow and has lots of sunlight!
This image was captured with an iPhone 5S using the standard Camera app in HDR mode. I haven’t decided on a final strategy for this image, but will likely go for a minimalist approach, and print on Red River Polar Pearl Metallic to highlight any silver that hides in the image.
After yesterday’s print having no snow, but still providing a wintry feel, today’s image has snow on the ground and just the first hint of sunrise.
This is an image from 2015, the Winter that many New Englanders would like to forget, but will talk about for centuries to come 🙂 Other than the weather, there’s nothing better than talking about the weather over a cup of Dunkin Donuts coffee; after all, we all remember those days when we had to walk to school through the snow, up hill both ways!
The first glimpses of the Sun are showing on the horizon, giving the landscape a bluish tinge
I actually had to wait for the first rays of the Sun to get to the horizon, as I had arrived early enough to beat sunrise to the location. It was a bit of a waiting game, as I wanted to make sure that I got some interest from the clouds in the image, as they were working their way out of it.
Hope your day is full of energy and vitality!
This image was captured with an iPhone 5S using the standard Camera app in HDR mode. This image will be printed on Red River Polar Pearl paper to give it just a bit more pop!
After yesterday’s image with snow on the ground, today’s image is very much Winter in its starkness, but has no snow at all. This photo was taken on February 1st of this year, as the landscape behind our beloved Yoga Tree is already changing due to human intervention.
With the wispy clouds across the sky, this is very much a cold New England Winter’s day, but one that we welcome very much, as we didn’t have to deal with snow. This past Winter was a welcome respite from the previous one when all kinds of snow fall records were set…
A Winter’s sky frames the Yoga Tree as the Sun rises well above the horizon
With the Sun framing her arched back, the Yoga Tree reaches out in her salutation of the new day. Quiet strength flows forth from every fiber of her being…
Hope your day is full of energy and vitality!
This image was captured with an iPhone 6S using the standard Camera app in HDR mode. This image will be printed on Ilford Galeria Gold Fiber paper to bring a little extra warmth to it.
A late post for a Sunday, as I’m finally getting to doing some more editing (and a bit of guitar practice) on what is an otherwise very relaxed day (i.e. not doing much, other than watching sports and getting in a 4-mile walk).
As I’m editing the image titled Sunrise Streaks, I’ve come up with an alternate treatment that I think might strike a chord with some viewers, so I’m hitting you up for your opinion on which version you like best…
Redux or original?
This image was the result of my eye catching the cloud formations in the sky and the wonderful lines that were created by them. With the amount of warmth in the sky, I wanted to let the Sun peek around the edge of the Yoga Tree, which I knew would create a bit of lens aberration; I actually like this aberration, as it lends a bit of distortion to what could become a very sterile scene, if everything were perfect.
A bit of weird logic from my warped mind, but I like taking a different view of the world from time to time.
Hope you like one of these…
This image was captured with an iPhone 5S using the standard Camera app. Post processing in PhotoShop added a bit of Rusted Grunge with Topaz ReStyle.
After yesterday’s image that shows the beginning of Autumn’s impact on the Yoga Tree, as she turned her green coat into a truly beautiful mix of New England’s best color palette. Today, I have two images that were taken a week after yesterday’s that show the amount of change that happened during that time frame.
The images were taken a couple of minutes apart with different exposure calculation points, so that one is darker than the other.
Two different takes on this very similar scene; which one do you like best?
While I like each of these images for different reasons, I’m leaning to including only one of them, as they are very similar. Which one do you think I should include?
Have a great day!
This image was captured with an iPhone 5S using the standard Camera app in HDR mode. The print will be on Ilford Galerie Gold Fibre Silk paper to warm the tones just a tad more.
This particular image shows what I would consider about the mid-point in the transition from Summer to Winter. Captured about 3 weeks into October, we can see that some of the foliage has started dropping and color is really beginning to change. One of the interesting aspects of the Yoga Tree is that she is stubborn in her transition from Summer green to gorgeous Autumn colors, almost as if she’s fighting it.
These Autumn mornings provide a beautiful backdrop, as the field has changed color and the trees in the background are showing some color as well.
Fighting to hold on to her Summer green, Yoga Tree is slowly turning into an Autumnal beauty
With these warm colors beginning to make an appearance, you can see why we leave our Autumns so much in New England. Cool mornings with occasional warm days, combined with stunning scenery, make us very happy!
Hope your day is wonderful!
This image was captured with an iPhone 5S using the standard Camera app in HDR mode. The print will likely be on Ilford Galerie Gold Fibre Silk paper to warm the tones just a tad more; this paper is expensive at around $6 per sheet, but it’s worth it!