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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Salon des Refuses - Physique

Red Pepper


     Here in the occasional Salon, I show images of photographs that didn't get in.  I submitted Red Pepper and Posterior to Physique, a figurative exhibition sponsored by the Pittsburgh Society of Artists.  
     The exhibition opens Saturday night at the Panza Gallery and it is sure to be grand!  The openings put on by the Society are always some of the funnest parties I attend all year.  It is a great group of artists/friends celebrating each other no matter if you are in or out.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Photograph of the Week

Lilac at Calvary

When the lilacs bloom, it really is spring!  I think the snow that continued late into April is finally done.  What fun it is to be with my Calvary gardening friends this time of year.  We get to care for the historic grounds and the lovingly donated plants.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Photograph of the Week

Up River in Early Spring
(Watercolor Filter)

Things in Line

     I enjoy photographing the Allegheny River every season at the James Sharp Landing at 13th and Main Streets in Sharpsburg, PA.  Even though it has been a late spring here, I always find a trip there uplifting.  People were there over the last few weekends fishing, feeding the ducks and geese and walking the paths.  Soon kayakers, boaters and day camp attendees will be flocking there!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Earth Day and Mother Earth


Cliff Dweller

Tube Top

   I remember the first Earth Day.  I was in high school and the bus I was on passed many of my enlightened teachers walking to school on the side of the road.  Mind you, there are no sidewalks in Fox Chapel, so I looked right down on the top of their very "close to the road" heads.  I suspect that I thought more highly of those I saw walking.
   Since then, I have volunteered to pick up litter in local areas and have generally tried to be kind to our Mother Earth.  Most often, Mother Earth has shown herself to me through trees.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Photographs of the Week

Back in April, 2007, following our success with our photography endeavor to capture the "Survivors: Trees That Have Survived Against All Odds," Sally Foster and I began a series entitled, "Waterfalls, Run-off and Ripples."  Unfortunately, we didn't get any further than about 150 photographs before spring, gardening and life took over.  The above six photographs are from that series.  You never know - we might be at it again or come up with a new series later in 2018!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Photograph of the Week

Album Cover 1970's
Tom, Beth, Barbara and Sally
Ragged Island

In a previous blog, I said I would talk about my adventure on Ragged Island in Harpswell, ME.  Until 1950, the island was owned by the poet, Edna St. Vincent Millay.  My cousins and friends took me out in the dark of night by motorboat for a sleepover on the island.  Tents were constructed of old sails, sheets and blankets.  We stayed warmed by a driftwood fire, drank wine and (they) sang.

The next morning broke warm and sunny.  I took this picture which we have always called, "The Album Cover."  What a wonderful memory ...