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Gallery Picks of the Show

Photographers' Journey 2021

August 10 - September 5, 2021

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 Gallery Partners have chosen their "Picks" of the Guest Photographers


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Lighting Up the Ocean by Peter Blackwood

Lighting Up the Ocean
by Peter Blackwood

21x27-in, $165

Lighting Up the Ocean by Peter Blackwood is one of those quintessential photos of a thunderstorm out in the ocean, beautifully rendered with a stroke of lightening forking through the sky, clear sheets of rain and dynamic lighting in the clouds. One can almost hear the thunder. As you can imagine, photographing lightning can be dangerous. If possible, it’s best to set the camera on a tripod outside and retreat to a lean-to or you house with a remote or an intervalometer that automatically takes a succession of camera exposures. Some lightning photographers take photos from inside their car using a window mount. There are also trigger mounts that can be set on the camera that sense a bolt and automatically trip the shutter. There are good directions for taking lightning photos on the internet and some general manual settings that can be made before shooting. For example, lightning is 600 times brighter than the sun, so accommodations must be made for that with exposures lasting several seconds. Peter had enviable conditions, he had the perfect location looking over the ocean, a storm that produced lightning at a perfect distance away and cloud conditions that assisted in giving his photo a 3-dimensional affect. One may wonder if he got wet from the storm? Thank you, Peter, for sharing such a wonderful nature photo with us.


Steampunk Time by Stephanie Holler Morrow

Steampunk Time
by Stephanie Holler Morrow
16x23-in, $135

We are pleased to have Stephanie show at the Galley again this year, with the title “Come Together in Art and in Life”.

Steampunk is an art, fashion and culture movement inspired by the industrial revolution.

The Steampunk aesthetic combines imagery from the industrial era—machine parts like cogs and rivets, clockwork, and laboratory equipment—with Victorian art and design and futuristic concepts such as robotics and AI.

Stephanie’s photo is amazing; it looks three dimensional, almost emerging from the pager and into the room. The composition utilizes strong colors, with a blue background and a metallic orange subject which visually separates the two.

The subject seems to be from an old piece of machinery/electronics with a high voltage warning sign below a beautiful old-fashioned clock. One can wonder what this equipment was used for when it was operating.

A strong sense of graphic design makes this a wonderful photograph.

The rest of her photographs are more in the Line of Social Documentary…offering strong statements about our society. Combining these with Steampunk Time is an interesting combination, photographs fitting together in a novel manner.

Ferry Window by Michelle Turner

Ferry Window
by Michelle Turner

21x17-in, $145

Ferry Window is part of Michelle’s Portal collection spanning several years of travel photography. We are all attracted to doors and windows, not because of the ornateness or lack thereof, but because they are looking glasses into someone else’s world.  This collection contains many fine images, but Ferry Window is special. The lighting is wonderfully focused on the “stage” and the texture is perfect. The window frame post and the railing not only frame the two silhouetted actors on Michelle’s stage, but they are foreground and background elements that create an almost three-dimensional effect in the photograph. There are three horizontal and parallel railings that create several sub-frames within the image. There are many possible stories in this photo that keep us in the image for a long time. Who are these people? Do they know each other? Where are they going? Thanks for sharing this with us Michelle.

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