Honored to have this work selected as one of the Missouri Top 50 to be exhibited at next month’s Missouri State Fair. This is the second straight year my work has been selected for this prestigious award for which hundreds of works are considered, but only 50 chosen. I’m very fortunate to be included.
I saw this photograph, captured early one day in the Portland Place neighborhood off St. Louis’ Forest Park, as an opportunity to combine Autumn vibrancy with morning glow. I filtered it to create an impressionistic diffusion, then used the lighting effects function of my post processing software , as well as a color curves layer, to extenuate the directional light flooding over it from the rising sun. I first included it in a collection of works based around my friends’ home out of frame, off to the left. It’s also the largest, most expensive work I’ve produced in the analog; 16’x24’ metal plate with a satin finish in a partially whitewashed 1½ inch barnwood frame. It’s quite a striking package, if I say so myself, titled ‘A Walk In Peacetime’. I’m delighted and humbled to be able to share it with a broader audience. I have many people whose encouragement I am grateful for.
All my life I have had to learn to do things differently. To see the world differently.