"Light in Nature creates the movement of colors." Robert Delaunay
Having spent some beautiful moments in Wisconsin it has become even more clear that the state has much more to offer than cheese and football. It is miles and miles of forest, marshes, streams and lakes with splashes of color to keep any artist busy for years.
I was there to hang a show at the Three Lakes Center For The Arts, a newly renovated intimate gallery in the heart of the town. On the morning following the installation I left early in the morning and headed to one of my favorite spots (a relationship of two years) excitedly driving through heavy fog to get there. One year ago, later in the month, I was making my first trek there on another foggy morning with a wide grin on my face. Fog is, to many photographers, an act from heaven giving us a whole new creative "brush" to play with.
Surrounded by peace I was in awe as the sun began to rise more colorful than usual, largely due to the wild fires in Canada, which gave another "color filter" to work its magic. With time ticking away as the sun rose higher, I was quickly looking for spaces that would work well as the sun crested the tree line.
As my time was short in Wisconsin I was trying to "double down" on an image which was hanging in the exhibit a few miles away that was from the same area under similar sunrise conditions. That was enough of a personal challenge for me to keep looking and hoping for a place at a time which said more than last years efforts. How can I lose when standing wet from the knees down to toes watching an event that kissed earths beginning.
Thank you for joining me again and if you are near to Spirit Lake, Iowa I'll be giving a gallery talk at the Dickinson County Nature Center on July 16 at 5 p.m. I am also giving a one day beginning photography workshop on July 22 starting at 9 a.m and going until 4 p.m. Early sign up is on going through the nature center at 712.336.6352.
Sic 'em Bears".
For more views of my work visit;
Arts On Grand, Spencer, Iowa http://www.artsongrand.org/
Lanesboro Art Center, Lanesboro, Minnesota www.lanesboroarts.org
Side Street Gallery, Arnolds Park, Iowa www.okobojiimages.com