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Extended Thursday: Back to Beber’s natural beauty

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Happy April to all you faithful readers!  For those of you keeping score, my Extended Thursdays series has officially been running for over a month.  I don’t know about you, but I’m very impressed with my consistency.  I’ll keep it up as long as I can.

Anyway, let’s get back to the photography….

One of the many benefits of documenting life at Beber Camp every summer is an opportunity to experience the area’s wonderful natural beauty.  I had the privilege of watching the light, clouds, and environment shift from day to day and hour to hour, giving me a strong appreciation of both the power of nature’s beauty as well as its transience.

These two landscape extensions capture a range of time, as daylight disappears and night approaches.  Traditional dusk photos, or any traditional photographs for that matter, usually capture a particular moment.  These extensions not only capture an expanse of space, but perhaps more interestingly in this dynamically shifting end of day period, they also display an expanse of time.

(And yes, for you avid readers who pore over every post, both of these shots have been on the blog before.  I couldn’t resist pairing them together here to illustrate the concept of time extension.  Thanks for understanding!)


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April 7, 2011 at 9:48 am

Extended Thursday: Travels to Honduras

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After my breakthrough with “Chicago River Winter (Extended)”, I was excited to keep the extensions concept in the back of my mind as I traveled to Honduras for a client project.  On the inside, Tegu’s factory provided a variety of graphically interesting aspects (you’ll notice that the fluorescent lighting is reminiscent of my much earlier grocery store extension).

And looking out through the loading dock, I was surprised to find dusk transforming a drab parking lot into a beautiful urban landscape.

This parking lot shot translated beautifully into a fine art print and was included in my David Strawn Gallery show.


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March 24, 2011 at 9:27 am

Extensions at the David Strawn Art Gallery

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Needless to say, the past six weeks have flown by without a blog update.  I’m excited to be back online with plenty of updates and exciting news.

First and foremost, I’m thrilled to announce my upcoming gallery opening at the David Strawn Art Gallery in Jacksonville, IL.  I’ve been feverishly working on a new body of work, aptly titled “Extensions”, to add to my existing travel collection.  “Winter on the Chicago River” was so popular that I’ve created five large scale composite panoramas from my recent travels.  They just came back from the lab today and look amazing!

If anyone’s in the Jacksonville/Springfield area this Saturday night, December 4th, please stop by.  Here’s a sample piece to whet your appetite:

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November 30, 2010 at 1:06 pm

Eyes still on the skies

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Another cloud shot.  It turns out that walking around with your eyes glued to the heaves isn’t the safest way to travel.  Especially while trying trying to walk your dog.

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September 30, 2010 at 11:12 am

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