This scene coming into Danville, Ohio, stopped me in my tracks.
This photo has been selected for exhibition in connection with NEOS Dance Theatre’s M.A.D.E. in Ashland project. It will be displayed at the Mill Restaurant at the Ashland Buehler’s through the month of March. It was taken at Algonquin Provincial Park one late summer morning.
My turnaround time — a day or two at most — makes it easy to shop for holiday gifts. Order enlargements of any of my prints for friends, family … or yourself.
People have been pushing me to enter photos in the Loudonville Fair for years. Finally did it this year. Submitted 10 entries in different categories in the professional class. Took 10 blue ribbons and a best of show.
Glad I listened to them.
For the benefit of those unable to make it to the fair, which runs through Saturday, here are the 10 entries.
Bonus — Here’s one I meant to enter, but failed to get a print made.
Here are a few shots from a recent canoe trip. Posted them on Facebook and they got a good response.
I reached a plateau with my photography. More like running into a wall.
In the past two months, I put some of my photos out there — for sale and contests. From the feedback and spending more time analyzing my photos, it occurred to me that not all of them have that WOW! factor. A small percentage, really.
I found myself shutting down. I was no longer content to take shots that might not meet that standard.
Today, I disabused myself of that notion. I realized that the joy of photography is sharing the subtle — and sometimes stunning — beauty of nature, rural landscapes and the visual details that we often overlook.
And that’s all about trial and error. Process.
Here’s today’s shot. It’s no masterpiece. But there was something about this scene that made me back my car up on a hilly country road, stop and capture it. I like two things about this photo — the tranquility it conveys and the ripples in the cow’s reflection.
As promised, I’ve put together a collection of my Malabar Farm photos. I’ve lived near the farm for years and love to wander through with my camera, particularly in the morning. To access the gallery, click on this link.
Posted three versions of this photo on FaceBook and let my FB friends decide which I should go with. Numbers one and three were the most popular. Particularly number one.
I’m posting all three here and also in the gallery.
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Here are a few photos from the last days of canoe trips, ones in which the clouds parted at the last moment after much rain. The first, complete with rainbow) was taken about five years ago at Algonquin Provincial Park in Canada. The second was about six years ago on the Muskingum River in Ohio, downstream of the Rokeby Lock.
High-res enlargements are available of these and all pictures I post. (Support your local artist, paddler — hint, hint paypal.me/irvoslin.)