Thursday, February 22, 2007

gallery

My sister works at a library that does art shows. She got me a show and when I said I wasn't sure I could pay to have enough works framed she said that she and her husband would help. I guess she believes in me.

I am hoping to assemble ten 8x10's (a terrible aspect ratio - ugh - so clumsy) and 5 5X7's. She showed them my floral/nature stuff so that is what this show is about. I am sticking to black and white and narrow DOF since that is what I am about. I am trying to steer clear of my more abstract wanderings and focus on the kind of macro shots with magic bokeh that I think is my strength.

I also decided to throw in five bug shots cause I love buggy things.

If you are so inclined you can see the gallery here. Please give me feedback on what you would want to see. :)

15 comments:

  1. How exciting!!! Congratulations, I am sure your choices will be inspired :)

    Emma

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  2. Oh my word! I wasn't expecting what I saw when I clicked on your gallery link. Those are absolutely gorgeous and I'm sure your show will be much appreciated. You're very good.

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  3. Congratulations! That must be very exciting. I popped on over to your gallery and I really love the B&W florals.
    Since you said we could, I will list the ones that immediately were my favorites:
    Coneflower with the spider: 74716907 beautiful and tiny bit creepy at the same time!

    Queen Anne's Lace 74718105

    The snail was quite adorable!

    and the one labeled 74717722 very close up (sorry I have no idea what kind of flower that is).

    You can probably tell that I really like the ones with the extra soft look to them.

    Very lovely. Do you do color too or just B&W? Just wondering...

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  4. I love them all.

    I tried to narrow it down, but I could not.

    The flowers are all great.

    And, you can make hideously ugly bugs look beautiful!

    I applaud you.

    While standing.

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  5. Oh WOW! You tap into the very core of things with these images! Definitely I am drawn so strongly to these two:

    http://www.pbase.com/marybell/image/74717491

    http://www.pbase.com/marybell/image/74717762

    In fact, if you dont mind i may post them. I have a good feeling about this show Me, and I hope it is wonderful!

    Blessed Lent <>< Wendy

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  6. My personal favourites from your gallery (and I am no art critic, so this is just because I like 'em) are:
    http://www.pbase.com/marybell/image/74718061
    (how cool is that leaf?)
    http://www.pbase.com/marybell/image/74716435
    http://www.pbase.com/marybell/image/74716511
    http://www.pbase.com/marybell/image/74716907
    (I just love that white spider)
    http://www.pbase.com/marybell/image/74716859
    (you don't often see butterfly pictures like this, lol, action-butterfly!)
    http://www.pbase.com/marybell/image/74717424
    (I find this one quite peaceful)

    Lol, did you really want all that info.? those are my favourites anyway. All the pictures are so pretty.

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  7. Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations!

    I know you are going to get such a positive response to your work :)

    this is my favourite at just a glance...because, well, it is a Heart and I love pictures of Hearts in Nature :)

    and I like Mr. Snail, too...bless his heart :)

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  8. well, I forgot to show which one is my favourite...duh...

    http://www.pbase.com/marybell/image/74717127

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  9. My favorite?? The dandelion one ;). I am not much for floral photography so I really loved the photos with buds and leaves in them. What a great opportunity for one so talented! Congratulations!

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  10. oh my goodness, that is so awesome!The photos are awesome and that a wonderful opportunity. I aam just tickled to death for you. I haven't had the chance to do a showing since college (and haven't produced enough work or such athing, even my photos are all just digital at this point. If I could get my act together I have a few friends that have places where they have offered to let me show.)

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  11. I can't think of anything to add - except that your gallery was exquisite.

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  12. Gorgeous! I truly love all of them; I'm partial to black and white photography. But I did decide to narrow down my favorites by going back and trying to decide which ones I might choose to purchase (lol - if I were in that position; that line of thinking helps me make decisions!).

    I chose as my favorites:
    747-17-292 - Love the shot - brilliant/crisp
    747-17-159 - Love the flower - sweet
    747-17-428 - The falling petal - perfect!
    747-17-722 - This says "Georgia O'Keeffe" to me!
    747-18-121 - Ethereal Background - haunting

    And for the children ;o)
    747-16-536 - The frog - what kind of mother to my sons would I be if I had the opportunity to purchase a frog and passed it up!
    747-16-774 - A Butterfly - again a must purchase - this time for my girls. I chose this shot because I really liked the way the swallowtail of the butterfly stood out against the misty background.

    Your work is superb! :o)

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  13. Hi Me - I listed all the artists and the painting titles for you in my comments. But the specific answer to your question (as long as you are talking about the 4th painting) is Thomas Moran. The painting is titled Fiercely the Red Sun Descending Burned His Way Across the Heavens, 1875. [Now that's a title! ;o)]

    Bierstadt was better known, but both he and Moran were part of the Hudson River School Movement. So you were quite right about the style! :o)

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  14. I don't know what this means (lol) but I want to cry when I look at the gallery. Your photography really stirs something deep in there. Thank you for sharing it with us. I hope you know how amazing your gift is.

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  15. I can't even find words to tell you how amazing these photos are ... I was captivated, loved the side profile ones a lot.

    Wow

    Krina

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