Monday, November 22, 2010

A Second Chance: December 17

Despite the first big snowstorm of the season, the photo exhibition on November 13 went off without a hitch.  Several of us brought snow shovels and we cleared the way into Wing's gallery, and a couple hundred hearty souls showed up to enjoy the show, the refreshments, and the company.  But we heard later that a lot of people were in fact dissuaded from attending because of the weather.  So we've decided to open the gallery again for a reprise of the opening night.  More wine and food, more people, same art. Join us if you can.

6-9 pm, Friday, December 17, Wing Young Huie's gallery, 2525 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Another Exhibition! November 13!

Wing Young Huie is planning a second annual exhibition of photographs by participants in his monthly salon, opening on Saturday, November 13, at 6-9 pm.  In my role as one of the 21 exhibitionists or whatever we're called, I invite all of my friends to stop in for wine, cheese, conviviality, and of course art.  Last year's show opening was beyond-belief successful, and we're aiming to recapture the same vibe this year.  Wing's gallery is at 2525 East Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, near the Riverside exit on I-94. (612/375-0191).

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A Merry Time in the Maritimes

Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island.  The names evoke places that are familiar but foreign, close but a little hard to get to.  During a three-week visit, we enjoyed the maritime cuisine and photographed mainly rural and maritime landscapes.  Americans seldom give Canada a second thought as if it is some kind of extension of US society, but it is different in many subtle ways.  For example, outside of the big cities, signs of sprawling development and hyper-commercialism are rare.  These photos offer a glimpse of life in an environment that can sometimes be reminiscent of a simpler time. 

House at Bay Fortune, PEI

Dark Harbour, Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick

Field near Dundas, PEI

Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Black and White

Making a photo in black and white can reduce the resulting image to a simple graphic scene that may have more impact than its color counterpart.  Although we’re awash in color these days, it can be revealing to conceptualize some scenes as black and white images.  Here is a photo of my Dad and sister, taken near their residences in SW Michigan.

St. Joseph, Michigan

Saturday, April 10, 2010


The outer banks of North Carolina provide venues for nice family getaways, some right on the beach and close to seafood and BBQ restaurants. We were in Kitty Hawk, the town made famous by the Wright Brothers, and we visited the site of the first flight. Family members logged lots of beach time and they found lots of shells for me to photograph. Call it a division of labor.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Exploring Hawaii

My first trip to Hawaii was a four-week exploration of four major islands—Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, and Kauai—each evincing a unique character and a different mix of photo opportunities.  Oahu is the place for history and big surf, Maui offers a quiet paradise on its eastern coast, Hawaii includes active volcanoes and coffee plantations, and Kauai has mountains, gorgeous valleys, and wilderness hiking.  January is generally a crowded time on the islands, but it was easy to find deserted beaches and quiet surroundings.  

Turtle Bay, north coast of Oahu

Abandoned cottage, near Hana, Maui

West coast of Hawaii (Big Island) near Kailua-Kona

Taro chip maker, Hanapepe, Kauai
Ke'e Beach, north coast of Kauai
Waterfall adjacent to Waimea Canyon, Kauai