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If you are the Ithaca area, stop by State of the Art Gallery in March

February 22, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

State of the Art Gallery is proud to host its 31st Annual Juried Photography Show from March 4-29, 2020. From 161 photographs entered, 85 were chosen for the exhibition.  This is a regional show which features a wide variety of subjects and photographic techniques:  landscapes, portraits, street photography, digitally processed images, photographs made from traditional B&W wet chemistry, photos on canvas and metal.  Prize Judge is Steven Skopik, Professor, Media Arts, Sciences and Studies at Ithaca College and prizes will be awarded during the reception, Gallery Night Friday, March 6, 5-8pm. This event is supported in part with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the Community Arts Partnership. Hours: Wed.-Fri., 12-6pm, Sat.& Sun., 12-5pm. 120 W Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street. ADA accessibility with curbside parking. Info: 607-277-1626 and www.soagithaca.org
 

I am pleased to have one image selected to be in this show.

 


Photo accepted to State of the Art Gallery Juried Exhibit

February 11, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

I am happy to announce that my image "Shadow Crossings 1" has been accepted into the Annual Juried Photo Show at State of the Art Gallery in Ithaca.
The show runs from Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 12:00 PM through Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Gallery hours can be found here: https://www.soagithaca.org/about

Shadow Crossings 1Shadow Crossings 1
 

 


Last day of review 2019-Painting with light

January 03, 2020  •  1 Comment

It is often said that photography is "writing with light". These are what I call "painting with light". It's a favorite technique I use to create unique images, images that are more about expressing the feel of the scene, and giving an impression of the light, color and design, rather than documenting exactly what I see. It involves lots of trial and error and no two images are alike. Once in a while I get an image or two that really work, frequently I get nothing and a lot of pixels give their lives in the effort. Most often, however I get absorbed in the process and that is the best part - whether or not I come away with a successful image. It's all about the creative process which I am grateful to participate in.

So, this is the last sample of my favorites for 2019. Thank you for looking and your kind feedback. It's time to get out there and create again! If you are interested in seeing more I invite you to visit my website. See my entire selection of 2019 favorites here. All in all it was a very good year.

Happy New Year everyone! May the muse be with you!

“Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.”— Hal Borland“Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.”— Hal Borland Captured with Slow Shutter Cam for iOS impressions of the bayimpressions of the bay


2019 Favorite Landscapes

January 02, 2020  •  2 Comments

I don't shoot that many landscapes but I am pleased with these from this past year. I think they convey a sense of place and bring back memories of beautiful locations I was fortunate to visit.

birches and hay-scented fernsbirches and hay-scented ferns


Experiments that worked!

January 01, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

These are a few of my favorites because they were experiments that worked! In some cases I tried some entirely new technique and in others it was using a familiar technique in a new way that worked. Best seen larger by clicking. I hope you enjoy.
 

"Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night." - George Herbert"Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night." - George HerbertMany people lock a part of themselves away. It's a bit sacred. - Tori Amos Lase one!Lase one!


Day 2 - 2019 in Review

December 31, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Here are my favorite images of 2019 - those special moments or things that caught my eye or just fun stuff!

Daily BreadDaily Bread Pizza makerPizza maker


Looking back, looking forward 2019 in review

December 30, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Wow! 2019 is just about over and the end of the year is a good time to reflect on the past, be in the present and look forward to the future with hope. I have been doing a year-end review of images since 2015 and selecting my best and favorites. I believe in being selective and only choosing those which bring me the most joy. Interestingly there are nearly twice as many as the next highest year. So, for the next few days I will be sharing some of those images here. At the end of the week I will include a link to where you can see them all.

Since the year started with a bird photo that truly is a beauty I will start this post with it and by sharing some of my favorite bird photos of 2019. Enjoy!

sharing a sweet momentsharing a sweet moment"Although males sing exuberantly during spring, pairs do not nest until mid-summer, when thistles and other weeds have gone to seed".

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Goldfinch/lifehistory#


2020 Bird Calendars are here!

November 30, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Get a "Bird's Eye View" of 2020 with this calendar. For bird overs and bird brains alike! More than 40 bird images many seen on Facebook during the year. Spiral bound, printed on high quality, satin finish paper. Size is 8.5 x 11 folded opens to 17 x 11.  Contact me if interested. 
 

Makes a great gift for yourself or an fellow bird lover! 

$20 pus tax (NYS) and shipping.

2020 Bird Calendars!  Contact me if interested.2020 Bird Calendars! Contact me if interested.$20 plus shipping and tax (NYS). Makes a great gift for yourself or that bird lovers in your life!

 


 


I'm now on 500px

November 29, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

I recently joined the on-line photo community at 500px. Here is the link, 500px Angela Possemato  On this page I will add what I consider to be my best work. It's fun looking back at my work and choosing the ones that I feel best represent my and my approach to photography. I'll be adding more in the coming days and weeks so please do have a look. Let me know what you think!

 


A nice article about my upcoming exhibit at the Casa Italiana

September 11, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Thanks to the Casa Italiana at Nazareth College for the very nice and much appreciated newsletter about my exhibit and upcoming reception. I hope you all can come!

 

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