Thursday, August 28, 2014


I never knew that flamingos built tree nests. May it is only the plastic species.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Picture window

This is my last post from the Burchfield Penney, at least for this visit.

I am embarrassed to say I am not sure of the artist but I think it is the same as the last post: Jesse Walp. Again, a very interesting sculpture and well crafted.

It is interesting that the art piece is shown in front of a window... a window that almost looks like a piece of art... like a painting. But it is in fact a window to the outside that frames the more well known and long established art gallery across the street... the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

Kind of a two for one.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Shape and shadow

Another exhibit at the Burchfield Penney Art Center was the work of Jesse Walp. I admire both his sculptural work and the amazing craftsmanship.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Janelle Lynch at the Burchfield Penney Art Center

Janelle Lynch photographs with an 8 x 10 view camera, which seems astonishing in this day and age. The equally large "pigment prints" (which I assume means ink-jet with pigment rather than dyes) are very nice but somehow do not seem to deliver the quality boost that would be expected with such a large format.

The Burchfield facility is quite new and a very nice gallery. I enjoyed my visit and the range of exhibits on display. I plan to return and urge others to do the same and offer support to this regional art resource.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Trunkless tree

I don't often convert to monochrome, but this image was sooo verdant green and monochromatic already that some kind of special treatment seemed needed. Adding a bit of green tint into the black & white created a look that I rather like.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Air show

It is pretty difficult to capture a great photo at an air show. With a long lens it is hard to frame, especially when the subject is moving up to 1000 mph. So I settled for a wide view of the USAF Thunderbirds flying their F-16Cs on this gray overcast day.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Back yard garden "farm stand"

Fresh home grown produce: tomatoes and onions... self service.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Rock on

Although it looks like that tree trunk is emerging from the rock, it is not, but it is an unusual curved arc.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Leaf shadow

As I look back at my posts over the last few months I see a lot of green and leafy images. I am at the point that I would like to photograph some other palettes. I am not saying I am tired of summer but those fall colors bring a nice change. But then I will tire of oranges and golds. Winter is interesting for a few weeks, but certainly not months (and months).

In one of my posts earlier this I year joyfully declared the tentative arrival of Spring. Cedric commented "The contrast from one season to the next is something I still miss..." and that got me thinking. He is right. It is not so much the season, but the changes from one to the other that are most enjoyable. I guess there is some truth when we say "variety is the spice of life".

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014