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I invite you all to my new exhibit featuring photos taken on our trips to Southern Italy. It's open from September 1 - December 15 downstairs at the Casa Italiana of Nazareth College. The reception is Friday September 13 from 6-8pm. Food by Lemoncello in East Rochester. All are welcome. It is free and open to the public. Use the South Campus Entrance and the same parking lot as the Arts Center. The Casa is open Mon-Fri from 9-4. Contact the Casa for additional hours.
Does anybody know where the last nearly 2 months went? So having a bit of good news to share got me back to this blog. Thanks to those who follow it...I hope to give you more to see in the future!
So, for the good news! Today I learned that 2 of my images were selected to be included in an exhibition at LightSpaceTime on-line gallery. The theme was Primary Colors - each image had to strongly include red, yellow and/or blue as the main colors.
Here is a link to the YouTube slideshow the gallery puts together. LightSpaceTime Primary Colors Exhibit (Photography)
Or you can just see them below:
So grateful for dappled, morning light on delicate dogwood blossoms. I love spring!
Coming soon! We have been watching the activity in the box since February. The parents were definitely taking nesting materials in and recently I was pretty sure food was being taken in too. Today I saw both parents going in and out frequently and each time the chirping in the box got louder and more excited. Then I saw the father take away a white item - either the shell or the poop sac (they keep the nest very clean). So there are little ones in there and it's time to keep our eyes on the box, especially in the morning.
Here are a couple of images from today. Looks like spiders are on the menu for dinner! The male on the power line was not the father but another male that got too close and was chased away by the father. A very protective dad!
I also finally got a fun shot of the hummingbird at the fuchsia plant. Gotta be fast and have a very long lens! Just before I took these shots it was much sunnier and had the sun not ducked behind the approaching rain clouds the bird wings would have had better definition. Maybe next time...stay tuned!
Buffalo has been very dedicated to preserving its heritage and historic buildings which I think is really cool. Two such places are Silo City and the Buffalo Psychiatric Hospital on the Olstead-Richardson Campus. I have now made two trips to the Psych Hospital and one to Silo City. Last year's trip we toured and photographed the men's ward. Yesterday's trip was the perfect balance to as we photographed the women's ward and got a tour of the administration building which is now Hotel Henry, a very upscale hotel, restaurant and suites.
Here are a couple of my favorite images from yesterday's adventure. Please click on any photo to see the rest of the images from all three trips.
Harvey's latest CD is out and it's amazing. I am continually in awe of his creativity and dedication to his music. It's an honor to create the covers for his CD and be a small part of his art. You can get it by emailing him or going through his website www.HarveyBand.com
After what seems like 40 days of rain the skies cleared last night and the sun came out just before it went down for the night. I could not let these beautiful backlit leaves go to sleep without a photo or 5! And of course, a little impressionistic approach, too. The sun shining through the wet leaves from its low angle just made the scene glow from within...something that really speaks to me. Click on either photo to see the rest. Enjoy!
Honestly, I live for days like today. Sunny, puffy clouds in a blue sky, 70 degrees and time to soak it in. I feel like I have come back to life with all the flowers and trees and birds. I may have been jumping the gun but I went to the garden center and purchased a few plants for the containers on the deck. But first I had some fun wandering their property photographing the tulips, magnolias and other flowers. Here are a couple of takes from today:
I love spring and especially when the leaves are budding and fluffy and that gorgeous shade of yellow-green, white, pink and touches of red. I knew there was a shot in our yard and the leaves looked just right so I got out my cameras and went at it with a hopeful sense of trial and error and fun. The weather was much better than predicted and I tried all sorts of things: multiple exposures, intentional camera movement, different settings, etc. The muse must have seen me and paid a visit. She brought me the spirit of Georges Seurat and the pointillist artists of the impressionist movement (see more here: pointillism-7-things-you-need-to-know.
Here are two examples. There are more - just click on either of he images and you'll be directed to the gallery where the rest of them are. I would love to hear your thoughts.
It's such fun being part of this on-line group (Intentional Camera Movement). The images I see on a daily basis are so beautiful, imaginative and inspiring. To have one of my images considered a "Pick-of-the-day" is a nice honor and recognition. Here's the link to the full image: Magnolia Madness
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