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Another year and another very busy month of January. Preparing images/prints for four competition/exhibits. 1. Lake Granbury Art Association Photo Group Annual Show, 2. Photo Place Color of Light Exhibit, 3. Center for Fine Art Photography Landscape Exhibit, and 4. The Nineteenth Annual Stars of Texas Juried Art Exhibit.
This is my eighteenth year of serving on the Stars of Texas Exhibit Committee and you would think I would be prepared well in advance. NOT! Saturday, February 4th, the Reception and Awards for the winning entries will be held. Check the website (www.starsoftexasjuriedartexhibit.com) on Sunday the 5th. for the results.
I started following a young photographer based in Florida, TJ Drysdale. I came across him from Creative Live and purchased one of his training videos. His style and work is outstanding and I recommend you take a look at his work.
While I'm recommending various websites, I want to put a plug in for my son's latest efforts at blogging. He's an aspiring writer and I find his musings very interesting. (I'm not biased in anyway). Check it out at Jon Levesque.
Thanks for stopping by.
Super Moon over Morgan's Gun Shop on Short St. Brownwood, TX. I have to be honest. This is a composite of two images, (Street Scene and Moon). Street scene was taken Nov 14th, Moon was taken Nov 13th. Is it cheating? Nope, just my artistic interpretation.
This was taken Sunday evening the 13th from Thrill Hill, Brownwood, TX. Going to try some different locations tonight. (Nikon 7100 with Kit lens 55 to 300 mm with 2x extender, adjusted in Lightroom CC.)
WOW, it's hard to believe that I haven't posted for nearly two months. It hasn't been due to a lack of efforts related to photography.
During September our local Photography Group decided to make October, 2016 "Photography Month" for our community. Every weekend in October had a special event related to Photography. Many hours were expended for planning and executing each of our 5 events. Participating in Scott Kelby's World Wide Photowalk, Opening of our annual photography exhibit, A day of providing mentoring photography to any and all interested individuals in the community, Having a guest speaker on travel and photography, and last, but, not least holding a Swap, Trade, and Buy Market for photography/computer equipment. All of these events were open and free to the public.
Our biggest event was our 5th Annual Photo Group Exhibit. The theme this year was "All About Texas" We had over 200 guest for the Opening Reception that included a Texas BBQ, and live entertainment. Thanks to our sponsors and many volunteers the exhibit was a huge success.
While all of this was happening, I still had to prepare and print images for four separate regional competitions/exhibits. I'm happy to report that I received two second place and an honorable mention in two of the exhibits and my entry was selected for submission to the worldwide photowalk.
Needless to say it was a busy time, but time well spent in our efforts to promote photography and the visual arts in our community. Now it's time to get back to what I love the most, making photographs.