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Whispered Secrets about “Infinity Pool”

Stepping back into the realm of black and white photography this week, we present our new work Infinity Pool.   Infinity pools are a unique type of water pool designed to enhance the mirage that the water in the pool goes on forever.

Indeed, it was this very mirage that inspired the beginning of this work. As I looked down the length of the pool I noticed to my delight that the texture of the turbulent lake behind the pool was a stark contrast to the smooth almost waveless pool. Also, the scene provided me yet with another layer of excitement by providing a third visual contrast of the lake lapping against the far shoreline.

However, it was only when I started the process of photographic development that yet another stunning aspect of the scene burst forth. I had noticed the reflection  off of the pool in the original photograph, but with the blue hues of the pool water compared to the lake behind it the sheer drama of the light was lost.

Infinity PoolIt was only by enhancing the black and white tones did I discover the wonder of the true picture. The reflection struck me the most.  So, as the intensity in the scene increased outwards to the background, the texture and brightness of the light led my hand in choosing the overall development of the work.

I present Infinity Pool as an example that sometimes the true beauty of the photograph is only discovered in the post-production handling of a scene.

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Fixing Mistakes: 4 Ways We Make Your Experience Better.

We have some wonderful news as this week draws to a close.  I have redesigned the website so that it is much more efficient.  It is easier to both find and view the pictures you are looking for.  Originally, I had thought that having 4 basic subjects to place the artwork in was enough.  However, with our new artist, Barbara Stevko, and the recent successful show, Walking through a Zen Garden, the website evolved into a bulky and not very user-friendly.


Also, even though the current theme on this blog worked with 100% compatibility with mobile phones, it wasn’t any longer. Our art gallery creates a blog to share informative articles that tell stories or interesting facts about the artwork that our artists are creating.  I can’t do that very well if no one using a mobile device can see the picture I’m writing about!


So, I started pushing the delete key and reorganizing.  Here is what is new:

  1. There are now many galleries in which to shop artwork arranged by their subject themes.  Barbara Stevko’s pictures now have their own special gallery.  Pictures of birds are now labeled Birds and so on.  As our collection of art and artists expand, so will the number of galleries.
  2. I removed all the “please wait while we redirect you.” pages.  All of the links for our picture galleries now give you direct access to the pictures you are looking for.  It’s nicer, and it’s faster.
  3. Photographic art can now be viewed on the blog with mobile devices.  I’ve chosen a separate theme for the mobile phones.  This theme has nice clean lines and does a great job of showing the artwork and blog entries together.
  4. I’ve also added a direct shopping button on our Facebook  page.  That’s right!  You can now buy your favorite art directly from Facebook.


So, as we finish the 102nd post, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank you for supporting our gallery and this blog.


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