What a summer! The Blue Ridge Parkway has been particularly beautiful with long-lasting Rhododendron blooms, lots of Turks Cap Lilies and other wildflowers. It's wonderful for landscape as well as floral photography. And, it is very green—perfect scenery for infrared photography (see an exciting update, below!).
Indoors, color abounds in my new show, "Nature in Abstract—Celebrating a Vision," which just opened in the North Carolina Arboretum's Education Building gallery. The photo, above, is the signature image for the Arboretum's publicity. Included in the show's 41 canvas prints are, left, "Ethereal Autumn III," and right, Autumn Glow." If you're in the Asheville area, I hope you'll be able to visit our beautiful Arboretum to see the show and to enjoy the grounds, hiking trails, and other features! Nature in Abstract runs until October 13th. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, you can visit the Arboretum website.
An exciting update: We scheduled an Infrared workshop for August 15-16-17-18! "Beyond the Visible: Lessons in Infrared Photography" will immerse you in a fascinating world of light that we can't see with our own eyes. The image, left, illustrates how greens turn white. But, our cold-blooded little friend on the lily pad is visible. Do you see him? If not, see a larger version here! You can learn more about the workshop here... There are a few spaces left. I hope you'll join me!
In closing, I am honored to have a selection of my black and white images ("Dreaming the World") included in the August issue of Shirley Braley's Dark Radiance online photography magazine! Click here to see the magazine. Its mission is to support contemporary, creative photography. Enjoy!
As always, I look forward to seeing you along the way, at the Arboretum or Trackside Studios, in a workshop, or in the field. Have a wonderful August!
With warm regards,