This tiny flower blooms in early Spring in South Carolina's
Devil's Fork State Park. Its actual size is about one inch.
In spite of a recent dusting of snow and nor'easters up north, the change of seasons marches on. It has been a beautiful, early Spring! Cherry trees and forsythia are still going strong. Redbuds are slowly peeking out and will soon dance across the landscape. And, as you can see above and left, wildflowers (such as the Oconee Bell, found in South Carolina or our own Asheville Botanical Gardens) are beginning to bloom and will soon dot forests and fields in abundance. This is a magical time of year. But then I say that about all of the seasons!
I'm excited to share with you that my website and logotype have received a long overdue (Spring) facelift! I'd love your feedback if you have a moment to visit. The address is www.susannaeustonphotography.com. Note: You will see the old and new logos for awhile until they are switched out.
My next workshop on "Photographing the Intimate Landscape," which I'm very excited to be presenting April 27-28-29, 2018, will reinterpret the concept of landscape photography, moving from the sweeping, wide-angle landscape to one closer in, more personal. If capturing the details, textures, colors, or values (see Fern Dance, left, and Eastatoe Falls Detail, right—yes, waterfalls are included!) of a scene captivates you the way it does me, I hope you'll join us!
Finally, I hope you enjoy the awakening of nature all around us. In the Southern Appalachians, especially, we have endless opportunities to see Spring unfolding, just by changing altitude. Have fun!
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Pearson Falls Detail
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The 2018 Artistry Techniques in Photography Workshops schedule...
COMING UP! Photographing The Intimate Landscape: An Intensive in Vision and Craft as inspired by the work of Eliot Porter, with a focus on textures, patterns, colors, values and abstract qualities — April 27-28-29, 2018
The Art of Abstract Photography: An Intensive in Creating Unique Images In-Camera — June 1-2-3, 2018
Beyond the Visible: An Intensive in Infrared Landscape Photography — July 13-14-15, 2018
Creative Composition in Photography: Tools for Expressing Your Vision! — August 24-25-26, 2018
"Playing With Light in the Landscape: An Intensive in Working With Light Between the "Magic Hours'" —September 28-29-30, 2018
"Contemplative Art in an Age of Distraction" — Susanna will curate this show to include Infrared and Black & White prints complemented by unique three-dimensional work including glass, fabric, and pottery — Asheville Area Arts Council. Friday, June 29 to Friday, July 27; Opening Reception: Friday, July 6.
Off Rt. 276 ICM Autumn
"Nature in Abstract—Trees, Trees, Trees," solo show at the NC Arboretum, Autumn 2019. The images will all use the Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) technique, which gives a painterly effect and integrates light as a compositional element.