Have had some photos up in a group photo show for the past month and a half-- it is still up, but this weekend will be the last couple of days. There are some really interesting photographs in this show, including some printed on both metal and wood!
The show is at Touchmark Village, in Vancouver, WA -- this is a retirement community, and they have a beautiful community room with a grand piano where the photos have been hung.
Here are photos of the photos :)
The black and white photo of the ocean and cliffs, on the left, is printed onto metal. No frame is needed, and it has a kind of glossy appearance. The metal-printed photos were by Faun Scurlock. She has been selling her photography at Vancouver Farmer's Market.
The tree photos on the right are ones I took this past year . . . In fall I was focusing on taking picures of leaves, in winter it was "winter trees" and in spring, all kinds of flowering plants.
There was a series of carnival horse photos -- these were impressive, and each one was a little different in its coloring. These photographs were printed onto wood boards-- vertical planks set side by side. The artist, Penne Fossa, had them printed at an architecture firm, to her specifications, and this unique surface added an interesting look to this set of photos.
The car photos here were all from the same car -- the one in the center had some coloring effects added, and it is really vibrant. These pictures were by Liz Nye.
It seemed like wherever I went there were more flowering trees, or bushes, or flowers in the grass . . . so I did get a lot of pictures. Here are some of them . . .
Above is an early spring tree picture . . . and below is one that is much later, in full bloom.
This winter I enjoyed taking photos of many winter trees. Here is a sampling-- we did get some snow this winter so some have snow, and others don't.
This fall I took a class in InDesign. It was good to start getting acquainted with this software, for designing books and booklets. Also had a Typography class, and learned many things about letters and type-faces. Below is one project done for Typography; it is a blend of three different text sections, placed together in a design.
It is kind of a snapshot of fall . . . the weather, and the trees losing their leaves mixed in with autumn colors..
Also, this fall I took lots of photos of leaves . . . everywhere I went it seemed like I kept seeing these wonderful, colorful, interesting shapes and sizes of leaves, and since I didn't usually have my camera, I was glad that cell phones can take pictures. Will put a few of them below.
This last photo was altered in Photoshop, to increase the speckly appearance of the pavement and bring out details in the leaf.
Also have been making lots more drawings. One of these was of a leaf, so will put it here: