Friday, October 29, 2010

"Snowy Night" Chosen for "After Dark" Show

"Snowy Night" a 30 second exposure taken during a Sierra snow storm was chosen by juror and photographer Tom Paiva for the national juried show After Dark at the Vermont Photospace Gallery Essex Junction, Vermont. Tom has been a commercial photographer for over 20 years, specializing in industrial and architectural subjects.

Night photography has been a passion for him for over 25 years and always tries to incorporate it in his commercial work. His statement for this show: When I review a night photograph, one of the most important criteria is the balance of light from the extreme highlights to the deepest shadows, regardless of whether it is b+w or color. This tonality is important to keep the viewers interest. A night shot should have a sense of mystery and the composition should make your eye move around the image. Of course, it must be technically perfect to make the grade.

I was a little surprised this image made the cut, not have a bowlful of experience with night shooting and having been shot with a point and shoot camera, but it made the grade.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Water - Blog Action Day

Today’s Blog Action Day, an annual event that calls on the world’s bloggers to post about the same issue on the same day. This year’s theme is water, including conservation and accessibility.

Water has been one of my major image themes for my images.