Image City Photography Gallery
Issue: # 17 May 4, 2009

We take this opportunity to let you know about our exhibits with a brief newsletter describing the shows, passing along some photo tips and other items of interest. We will also enjoy pointing out some exceptional photographs for you. We hope you enjoy it and have an opportunity to visit each of our 13 shows at Image City in 2009.

In This Issue
Current Show: "photoPLAY" and "SCAPES"
Peter Marr's Picks from the Current Show
"Call for Submissions" - Portfolio Showcase 2009
Gary Thompson's Photo Tip
Calendar of Upcoming Events at Image City
photoPlay and SCAPES

Current Show Runs Through Sunday, May 17

The current show at Image City Photography Gallery features exhibitions by David Perlman titled photoPlay and by Gil Maker titled SCAPES. In the East Gallery Daniel P. Crozet exhibits photographs from his series Full Circle as well as two recently published books of his work "Full Circle" and "Clouds". 
Guest photographers in the exhibit are Jason R. Ackerman, John H. Bailey, Britni Chichelli, Ronald L. Cronk, II, Jonathan Muth, and T. C. Pellett. A total of eighteen photographers are exhibiting their work including Artist-in-Residence Jim Patton, as well as Gallery Partners: Joel Krenis, Don Menges, Dan Neuberger, Betsy Phillips, Gary Thompson, Phyllis Thompson, Sheridan Vincent, and George Wallace.  For full details of the show click here. To get a preview, check out our "Preview of the Show" link in the next article. 

We had a wonderful opening reception recently on a superb Spring evening, Compliments on the quality, creativity, and range of the work in the exhibition were flowing freely. If you haven't had a chance to visit, the exhibit runs through Sunday, May 17.
Picks of the Show
Peter Marr Picks his Favorites from the Exhibit

For each of our shows, we invite Peter Marr to pick his favorite photographs from the work of the featured photographers and the guest photographers. Peter always has quite a challenge with so many exceptional photographs to consider. 
Picking David Perlman's Garden Apartment, Peter commented that the 3-dimensional folded digital print was "intriguingly beautiful and memorable".  Gil Maker's Venetian Clounds "presents a timeless image"...with "a clear sense of foreboding as the storm clouds gather." #502 Break by Daniel P. Crozet offers "an oustanding photographic portrait of a spontaneous, decisive moment." John H. Bailey's Round Pond, pictured above, is "something magical, ... using natures extraordinary palette of atmospheric effects." Peter's fifth choice was by Ronald L. Cronk, II; Break Time, shown below, is a superb nature shot, brilliantly seen and photographed."
You can read the full review that Peter has written for each of the five photographs on the Image City website, click here. We also have the Peter's Picks commentary on display near each of the five selected photographs. There you will have the best impressions when you see the photograph in the gallery setting along with the full review.
A big THANK YOU again to Peter Marr, who, with assistance by his wife, does such a wonderful job for this feature of our gallery.
Call for Submissions - Portfolio Showcase 2009
Image City and Lumiere Photo Invite Portfolio Submissions 
Photographers, select eight images - a variety of your best work or all related to a specific theme - for the submission.
Four noted jurors will select eight portfolios for gallery exhibition and publication in the Portfolio Showcase 2009 exhibition catalogue, a fine, limited-edition book produced by Lumiere Photo.
Eight selected photographers will each receive
     -exhibition of winning portfolio photographs at Image City in August
     -2 copies of the exhibition catalogue
     -award certificate for $250 in services or products at Lumiere Photo
      (including wide-format printing, custom art book publication, framing,
      and supplies)
Click the link for submission details and entry forms. They are also available at Image City and Lumiere Photo. We look forward to seeing your submitted portfolios.
Gary Thompson's Photo Tip of Month
Revisit, Revisit, Revisit....
One of the strategies used by master landscape photographers is to visit and then continually revisit locations that resonate with them. Every visitations serves to increase understanding of the location and how light affects the scenery. With each visit the photographer further develops intimacy with the surroundings. By observing, analyzing, and trying new approaches the photographer improves his or her ability to capture the moods of the locale. Variables such as lighting, weather, and seasonal conditions, provide the photographer with tools to communicate ambiance and different moods of the scene.

In my example image Round Rocks at Otter Cliffs, it took me 13 sunrise visits over a three year period to capture the warm red glow on the egg shaped foreground rocks. The rocks are normally almost bone white. On the 13th sunrise a beautiful red glow painted the rocks for about three minutes and I was rewarded for my persistence.

Click Here to see a larger version of Round Rock at Otter Cliffs as well as all of the tips and example photos from Gary Tips over the last 18 months.
Image City Photography Gallery
May 17, 2009 Closing Day for PhotoPLAY by David Perlman and Scapes by Gil Maker and in the East Gallery Full Circle by Daniel P. Crozet.
May 20, 2009 Opening day for My Ode to France by Dan Neuberger and in the East Gallery    by Joseph Sorrentino

May 22, 2009 5 - 8:30 pm Opening Reception for My Ode to France by Dan Neuberger.
June 5, 2009 6 - 9 pm, First Friday Gallery Night
June 17, 2009 - Last day for Submissions to Portfolio Showcase 2009 Juried Show 

Image City Photography Gallery 
 Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 7, Sunday Noon - 4
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