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RPS’s 15th Annual Open Juried Exhibit

Roswell Photographic Society’s (RPS) 15th Annual Open Juried Exhibit opens tonight with a reception and awards ceremony. The exhibit is on display at the Roswell Visual Arts Center through November 18th. You can view the exhibit for free, Mon-Fri 9am – 6pm and Sat 10am – 2pm. This exhibit is in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography, an annual focus of photography in the metro area for the month of October.

International Harevester Hood OrnamentThe opening reception for the exhibit is October 6th from 7-9pm and features delicious hors d’oeuvres, fantastic photography and a nail-biting awards presentation. (OK, maybe not quite nail-biting excitement, but the competition is fierce!)

This year there were over 480 images submitted, and the judge, Fay Gold, selected 101 for the exhibit. I had three images juried in; “Hurricane Carnival Ride“, “International Harvester Hood Ornament” (pictured at left) and “Glowing River.” Each of my images are matted with double-white mats and framed in black. My framed images are all available for purchase at $195 each.

If you are in the area, stop by the RVAC and take in some beautiful photography!

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Maple Bokeh Selected for RPS Show

Maple Bokeh

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One of my favorite images from 2010 was selected for the 15th Annual Expressions of Light Exhibit sponsored by Roswell Photographic Society (RPS). The exhibit, located at the Roswell Visual Arts Center (in Roswell Park) opens Friday. RPS will host the opening reception and awards ceremony Friday evening from 7-9pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. There will be will great food and over 70 framed images to enjoy.

Maple  Bokeh is an image that I captured while driving across north Georgia one Saturday in November with my RPS friend Carl Fredrickson. We stopped in Blairsville at a small cemetery alongside the road where three brilliant maples were flashing their vibrant red and orange colors.

The image highlights the detail of a few leaves, their dull golden backsides with deep red veins starkly contrasted against the creamy bokeh-blurred leaves in the background. This was captured using a Nikon 50mm 1.8D lens.

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Sunrise Pier Wins Fourth Place

Sunrise Pier, Amelia Island, Florida

Sunrise Pier, Amelia Island, Florida

At the January Photo Review for RPS, Mark Alberhasky a Nikon-sponsored photographer, selected my Sunrise Pier image for Fourth Place in the Digital Category. Each month, RPS holds a photo review where a photo-professional is brought in to critique all submissions and then select First through Fourth and Honorable Mention awards.  The theme in January was Open (Vintage) which means that any photo taken by the individual in their lifetime was eligible for submission.  As I recall, there were over 40 images submitted in the digital category that evening.

Sunrise Pier was captured back in early December on a trip to Amelia Island Florida. Two co-workers and I arose early one morning to drive a couple of miles to the pier and begin to shoot the pier and its surrounding area while the sun arose.  This was one of my last shots of the morning and I had placed the camera low-to-ground (on a tripod) and the waves were actually washing over the tripod legs. This allowed the camera to capture the interesting bubbles in the foreground and through a long exposure create some softer texture and colors mid way through the image. The silhouetted pier against the vibrant colors of the horizons really cap off this image.

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Images Selected for the RPS Fall Juried Show

This year’s Roswell Photographic Society Open Juried Exhibit 2010 is now on display through November 26th. The show will be available for viewing, free of charge, at the Roswell Visual Arts Center. The 85 images on display cover the categories of Landscape/Nature, Architecture/Travel, People/Animals and Abstract/Still Life. I have two entries that were juried into the show.

What does “juried” mean? A juried show is where photographs are submitted for entry and a judge(s) selects the photographs that will make up the show. This year there were more than 320 entries and 85 were selected for the show. Two of my entries were selected for the show:

Sunrise on the Highlands

Sunrise on the Highlands


Sunrise on the Highlands (click photo to enlarge) was shot this past June at the Atlanta Athletic Club, in Johns Creek, Georgia. My employer sponsored a day at the club and I took advantage of the beautiful scenery on the golf course prior to the shot gun start.





Sunlit Trees, Smith Plantation

Sunlit Trees, Smith Plantation


Sunlit Trees, Smith Plantation (click photo to enlarge) was shot this past April at the historic Smith Plantation in Roswell, Georgia. I used an “impressionistic photo painting” technique where I moved the camera while taking the photo. The movement of the camera caused the colors of the sunlit trees to streak, similar to an artist’s brush strokes. If you squint, you can see the tree trunks and the green foliage in the branches as well as on the ground.

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