PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Reflections

Bull Run, Manassas National Battlefield, Virginia. November 12, 2016  3:07 p.m.

No matter your political viewpoint and attitude about the outcome of the election, I say this: Please stop the hate. Lead with love. React in a meaningful and impactful way. What happens now can have an impact on life beyond our own. The planet needs us to do the right thing.

 

 

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Photo of the Week: Wesserunsett, Lake

Wesserunsett Lake, Madison, Maine

This week we’re headed back to my roots. This aerial was shot 2 years ago as I flew by Wesserunsett Lake while I was on assignment for a local land trust. This is the place where I grew up. Since moving to Virginia, I’ve felt an almost constant homesickness for this place. It’s a place where “traffic” is following a farm tractor down the road and a deep breath of the fresh, balsam scented air is refreshing. I miss it more than I’d like to admit sometimes but am grateful to have a place where I can go to reconnect and recharge.

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Photo of the Week: Pass Mountain, Virginia

Pass Mountain Overlook

Autumn colors are beginning to show in the Shenandoah. Last fall I spent sometime exploring the scenes off Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. This is the closest park to my home base and one that I do not visit often enough. Every time I drive west I’m gifted with fresh air, a new perspective on life and beautiful scenes like this one. I captured this photograph of Pass Mountain at the end of a long day of shooting. The chill in the air was quite noticeable but the sunset was simply spectacular.

 

 

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Exhibit: Art in the Embassies – Riga, Latvia

“Wesserunsett Lake, Maine” (16×24, Edition #2/10) is now on view in Riga, Lativa

 

“Excited” would be an understatement.

A few years ago, I created a free artist profile on the Art in the Embassies website and promptly forgot about it. Then out of the blue, I was contacted by a curator putting together an exhibition for the Embassy in Riga, Latvia. Cool. Basically, I was to provide the artwork and they would take care of the rest – framing(yes!), shipping, insurance, catalog and any other costs associated with the exhibition. Excellent. The exhibit features a variety of American artists and will be on view for the next 2 years. While I have collectors around the world, this is my first official international exhibit. It’s exciting and for them to pick an image from the place I grew up has made it even sweeter.

If you like this image, it is available as a limited edition print in 3 sizes. Contact me for more info. I have one copy in my bedroom so it’s the first thing I see every morning. This summer a divorce lawyer’s office purchased one for their waiting room – perhaps they were moved by the “XOXOX” pattern in the image?

 

 

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Photo of the Week: Eastport, Maine

Last summer on my way back from Newfoundland, I spent a night in Eastport, Maine. This town is literally on the edge of the United States – even my phone thought I was still in Canada.

Fishing is the main industry but there is a small tourism surge in the summertime, but nothing like Acadia and points south. There’s also a strong artisan community here, with several small galleries, a summer residency program and a variety of artist workshops. It’s actually a wonderful place to disconnect and dive into making new work. Just be sure to bring all the supplies you’re going to need because it’s remote.

I enjoyed poking around the harbor at dawn and meeting people living in the community. Everyone was so welcoming and I look forward to a return trip soon.

 

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