Thursday, February 25, 2010

New Orleans

Last spring, I attended an NSTA teacher conference in New Orleans. It was a treat to see the city vibrant, friendly, and in relatively good shape despite Katrina. I did not visit the areas worst hit, however. I just submitted these images to a juried photo contest focused on New Orleans. It was fun to review all the images that included street scenes, flowers, the cemetery, and the botanical garden with several sculpture exhibits.

These photos were taken of two different men on the street, one adorned with pink hair and the other dressed as a tin man and seeking donations as payment for his performance.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Community School of Music and Art

The call for artists for the juried show next month at the Community School for Music and Art (CSMA) in Ithaca was a look at the last decade and to identify an image that represented something significant that happened during that decade in the country or one's own life. The image here of the fiddler in the cemetery was taken last spring in New Orleans when I was there for a conference for the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Cemeteries are considered cities of the dead and have the tombs above ground due to the high water table in that area of the country. Was this fiddler playing to someone he knew? We will never know.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

New Images

After submitting images for the Wide Open juried show, I have been playing with making more images using the extraction process. Here are two more, one of the Eiffel Tower and another of a Bridge in Brooklyn. Would appreciate any feedback.

Winter in Ithaca

Winter in Ithaca has been relatively mild compared to other locations in the country. It has afforded many opportunities for photographing the changing landscape. In the summer, this site that is covered by snow is a rock garden behind the lotus pond, with various wildflowers in bloom all summer.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

I frequently use my photographic art for holiday cards or invitations for organizations in which I am a member. These include the Ithaca Garden Club, the Cornell Campus Club ( and the Light in Winter festival in Ithaca (

Thursday, February 11, 2010

"Wide Open"

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition website is and the opening for the show is March 13, 2010, 499 Brunt Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn, 1-6 PM. This is very exciting for me to be accepted in a city gallery!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Brooklyn Gallery Show

Last month, I submitted the works shown to a juried show entitled "Wide Open", which was pretty much up to the interpretation of the artist. Out of 1583 submissions, they chose 147 pieces and my image on the Bridge in Brooklyn was chosen. The show is in March, with the opening reception on March 13. Come and join the event at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY.