Image City Photography Gallery
Issue: # 16 March 8, 2009

We take this opportunity to let you know about our exhibits with a brief newsletter describing the shows, passing along some photo tips and other items of interest. We will also enjoy pointing out some exceptional photographs for you. We hope you enjoy it and have an opportunity to visit each of our 13 shows at Image City in 2009.

In This Issue
Current Show: "Nameless"
Peter Marr's Picks from the Current Show
Gary Thompson's Photo Tip
Calendar of Upcoming Events at Image City
Nameless, by Mark Whitney

Current Show Runs Through Sunday, March 22

Water #34 by Mark Whitney
The current show at Image City Photography Gallery features photographs by Mark Whitney. Peter Marr comments "The timeless cascades so beautifully captured by Mark Whitney in this outstanding exhibition shows the sheer majestry of nature for its awesome power, to its delicate tracery, from its multi-colored splendor, to its dramatic black-and-white presence". In the East Gallery Michael Rivera presents an exhibit that Peter describes as "striking fashion portraits.... captivatingly enhanced by his use of minimal backgrounds..... isolating his trendy and voguish subjects."
Additional Guest Photographers in the exhibit are Mark Bangs, Beth Nielsen, John Peters, Don Race, and Shone A. Rowley. Artists-in-Residence are David Perlman, Jim Patton, and Gil Maker. Gallery Partners are Joel Krenis, Dan Neuberger, Betsy Phillips, Gary Thompson, Phyllis Thompson, Sheridan Vincent, George Wallace.  For full details of the show click here.
Picks of the Show
Peter Marr Picks Three Favorites from the Nameless Show

For each of our shows, we invite Peter Marr to pick his favorite photographs by the featured photographer and the guest photographers. Peter invests considerable time to study each of the photographs in the exhibit and makes a choice for his three favorites. If you click here you will see all of the images and be able to read the full comments made by Peter.
The photo by Mark Whitney shown in the previous article, Water #34 was described by Peter as "the interplay of light with the water and rocks gives us this magnificent kaleidoscope of rich, striking colors.... It is a truly Blue Peace Amidst Shadows by Mark Bangsgorgeous image". With Blue Peace Amidst Shadows (at left) by Mark Bangs, Peter writes "this is a very dramatic, almost surrealistic image, superbly seen, photographed and presented. What makes this photograph so outstanding is the symbolism of the hand reaching out from the grave to the stain glass window." For Michael Rivera's Black and White and Color (print 5 of 12) (below) Peter observed that "clearly succeeds by a modernity within a classical framework. The antithesis of the model.... against a pseudo-modern, mid eighteenth century Greek Revival mansion, is just priceless". Beyond his pick of his three favorites, Peter also wanted to draw attention to the three dramatic and beautifully photographed seagulls by Shone W. Rowley.
We very much appreciate Peter Marr's selection and descriptions.He certainly demonstrates his skill as a judge. We also appreciate the assistance by his wife, Maureen, who supports Peter's efforts.
Gary Thompson's Photo Tip of Month
Reflection in a Landscape
Moraine Lake by Gary ThompsonThe use of reflections when composing images is always fun to do.  You can utilize this technique with any kind of lighting.  By moving lower or higher, or by moving left or right you can change the perspective and introduce unusual and creative versions of an image.
In my example image of Moraine Lake in the Canadian Rockies I didn't have any spectacular lighting. However, the soft diffused lighting of a cloudy day worked well to even out the intensity of highlight and shadowed areas.This, in combination with a perfectly calm day, produced optimum conditions for capturing the mountain reflections in the still of "Moraine Lake". I took quite a bit of time moving around in order to find a pleasant and balanced foreground that would contribute the perspective of depth for the overall image.  Fortunately the wind remained minimal and the lighting consistent.Moraine Lake is nestled beautifully in what is called the "Valley of the Ten Peaks". In this image you can see four of the valley's ten peaks.

Click Here to see a larger version of the Moraine Lake as well as all of the tips and example photos from Gary Tips over the last year.
Image City Photography Gallery
March 22, 2009 Last day for Mark Whitney's Nameless  Exhibit
March 25, 2009 Opening Day for Masters Invitational an exhibit  featuring the photographs of four noted educators:  Andy Davidhazy, Kitty Hubbard,Carl Chiarenza, and John Retallack and an exhibit by the Victor High School photography students.
March 27, Friday 5 - 8:30 pm Opening Reception for the Masters Invitational
April 6, 2009 First Friday Gallery Night 
At High Falls Gallery, 60 Browns Race, Rochester
A Photographer's Path 12
March 22 Opening Sunday 3-6 pm, exhibit through May 3

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