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Lensbaby Composer/Double Glass
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sh. sp. – 1/4000/Falls of the Ohio
5.15.13

I may or may not be showing several of my water pieces in a “water exhibit” soon. (More on that later.) For now, it’s hush-hush.

I went out today down to the Falls of the Ohio (which I actually named “Fossil Rock” when I was a child, 30+ years ago) and grabbed some water shots with the Lensbaby. Although I’m not exactly a novice with this particular lens, I’d be a fool to be so comfortable to think that I don’t have much room to improve. And, truth be told, the more I learn in photography, the more I feel that I need to learn. I’m always restless and, artistically, never satisfied- always pushing to grow and learn new things. Years ago, I had considered going to art school. I’m glad I chose to study Behavioral Sciences instead. With art (and photography in particular), the world is my teacher,  the camera is my canvas, and lighting is my brush.

Josh and I are headed back out to the dam area. The (possible) exhibit allows only 3 pieces to show. It’s a juried exhibition- I’m excited. (But again, more on that later. It’s not quite “in the bag”.) I can rap off 500 shots in under an hour, and I do that frequently. Selecting only three pieces from a day’s shoot of thousands of pics is like trying to find a flea on a mountain.

I’ve also been invited to show several pieces in a Berlin exhibition. (Yeah- that Berlin!)
Again, it’s a juried exhibition and I want to do it, but I have to be selected first: it’s a bit if a waiting game. I’m still pretty behind in some of my classes and I’ll really need to put my nose to the grind because the exhibition deadlines are within the next week. Time to set my alarm to 6:00 a.m. every morning!

Off and running…

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8 responses

  1. You have lived…and are living quite a life. I’ve checked out your blog and among your many talents…you are a pretty good writer too. I wonder if I’ve ever passed by you or Josh among the driftwood before? Congrats on the opportunities you have with your art!

    May 15, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    • Thanks again, Al. You know, I’m betting Josh and I have probably seen you many times without even realizing it. The guy who carves glass down there- we’ve met him- he’s pretty cool. I think it’s awesome how involved you are with the land (and water) and I have a lot of respect for the time you put into your creations. I love that you give them names, titles, stories, and “lives”. You certainly breathe life into them! That’s awesome. 🙂 (I especially liked your bird.)

      May 15, 2013 at 8:36 pm

  2. Joy Brittain

    Good luck. You can do it !

    May 15, 2013 at 10:35 pm

  3. Steve the Arrowhead Man is an old friend and we run into each other fairly often and in different places at the Falls. He’s appeared in my riverblog several times and recently did a cameo appearance in my Styro Samurai post. Telling stories has evolved slowly and I don’t have the storytelling flair that you have. But…I like trying different things and think of my site as a virtual exhibition. I’m trying to put into words and pictures something about the unique sense of place I feel for the area…such a wonderful intersection in time and space. The bird pieces are some of my favorites while the figures are meant to evoke the absurdity of life. I hope someday we do get the chance to meet. Good luck with your studies!

    May 15, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    • Thanks, Al. I’m going to need all the luck I can get in my schooling. (As you know, our shared area in southern Indiana/Kentucky is inundated with drug addicts and homeless people- Behavioral Sciences + Substance Abuse seems like an obvious career path for me. I’m a bit torn between that and my art, always.) Don’t sell yourself short in the writing department- Josh and I were entertained for quite some time after reading several of your posts. You’re good! I’ll be using your blog as reference points in the future, no doubt. You’ve got a lot of educational resources there too. I love that. :0) I’ve noticed that the exposure is really good in all of your pics. I can tell you’ve got a good eye- it shows. I enjoy your pics very much.

      Josh wants to meet you too, by the way. (He’s the one who covered the Hobo Hut with the blue tarp, by the way.) Chat with you later- I’m off to make eggs and toast. Have a good one. 😉

      May 16, 2013 at 3:24 am

  4. claude

    YAY!!! :)) KUDOS on the exhibitions, Hon. I’ve been know to be somewhat of an exhibitionist, myself!!! 😮

    May 16, 2013 at 8:22 am

    • Haha…I’ll bet.
      Thanks. :0) (I won’t know for some time yet if I’m selected- fingers crossed.)

      May 16, 2013 at 2:31 pm

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