The above image was accepted in Photowork 2014, a National Juried Show at Barrett Art Center, 55 Noxon St., Poughkeepsie, NY. The show opens Saturday, June 14, 2014 with an artist's reception at 3:00 pm.
This image, Virgin River Runs Through It, was taken in March, 2014 on my way from Zion Canyon, in Zion National Park, to the lesser visited Kolob Canyon, also in Zion National Park. Along the road near Rockville, UT, I saw the soft overcast skies, yet the colorful striated hills were lit up. The Virgin River runs from Utah down into Arizona and Nevada, carving the canyons and valleys along the way. Off in the distance are cattle grazing. I turned my car around, parked alongside the road, wandered out and started to look for a photograph. With the majesty of the National Parks so close by, this simple image near the Coalpits Wash caught my eye as to the beauty of the Southwest, which is so influenced by the red dirt, the mountains, and the essential water.
It is printed on MOAB Entrada Natural Rag 300 paper, which is one of my favorites, and mounted on acid free foam core with a museum board mat. It is framed to 22" by 34" inches in a black aluminum frame. I like to do all of my printing, matting and framing so that I control the entire process. Click on the image to open it up full size. The actual image is much richer in color and detail.
I was highlighted in the show by the Poughkeepsie Journal in an article it wrote in the Enjoy Section of the Friday, June 13, 2014 paper. Here is a link to the article. Photowork 2014. The print edition features my photograph. I am so pleased that Jerry Freedner and Jeanne Hildenbrand also have photographs in the show. They are both members of the Advanced Photo Seminar at Barrett with me, and that group provides wonderful insight, critique and support.
I hope you can stop by Barrett and see the original framed photograph. The actual print, as with most images, is important to view for all of the detail, color and feeling of the image. Thanks!