Sunday, April 26, 2015

A gathering of Friends - the Gallery Showing!

Well the long anticipated Gallery Showing at Nine Muses was Friday evening and I could not be more happy with the results, the pictures came out fantastic and the crowd was unbelievable.

I can't begin to thank my Barberton friends and family for the support they showed! Lots of traffic and lots of sales! It is very rewarding for me to share my experiences and art with my friends!

Thank You!

The hanging - Pat Millhoff helped me hang the pictures!

The Opening!

Pat and an old classmate and photographer Jim Martin!

Some of My Family!

Fun afterward at Block 7

For those who want images that are already purchased - I am creating a new gallery online where you will be able to purchase additional prints on any media you wish! I will post links in emails or private messages on FB for you to purchase!

Thanks again for all your support!

Stay tuned for my summer in Yellowstone and many more images!

Capt. Jim - "The Wanderer"

Traveling and photographing the Southwest and Alaska!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Blog Update - On the Road...

Well, time to travel after a wonderful winter in Twentynine Palms, California. I hitched up on Thursday morning the 9th of April and headed North towards my good friends house in Salt Lake City. The drive across the Mohave was uneventful and hit I-15 mid-day. Drove on up to Scipio Utah and stopped for the night in a rest area.

Quiet cold night, then the short 100 mile drive in to Salt Lake City, arrived by 10:30 or so in the morning, got the trailer in the driveway and un-hitched before lunch. Then settled in on a beautiful sunny warm day.

Got caught up on the events of the winter with my good friend Steve Carter and pulled out some Alaskan Yelloweye Snapper to throw on the grill. Nice warm weather, perfect spring weather.

Got the camera out and shot some beautiful blooming trees in the back yard.

Chased a nice bluebird around the yard and managed one decent picture...

Not much planned for this week, except pack and get ready for my flight on Friday to Ohio. All of a sudden the weather report calls for a "Winter Storm Warning"??? So batten down the hatches and turn on the heater in the RV and wait....very strong winds yesterday and a 40 degree drop in temperature in 4 hours - 76 to 34...and then the snow started....

Only supposed to last through today and warm up tomorrow and be decent by the time I fly on all is well!

I am very excited about the trip to Ohio and the Gallery showing of some of my photography on the 24th of April. I look forward to all my Ohio friends who have promised to be at the opening Friday evening the 24th.

Here is a link to the photos which will be on display at Nine Muses Art Gallery! HERE!

Stay Tuned for more details!

Capt. Jim - "The Gypsy"

Traveling and photographing the Southwest and Alaska!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Gallery Showing Update

Since last fall I have been planning and contemplating the photos to display at the Gallery Showing at Nine Muses in Barberton. As the time grows near I am getting more and more excited to show my work. The opportunity to be recognized for my love of photography by my peers is something very special for me and I can't wait!

I knew from the beginning that it would be expensive to display a large number of prints. After several conversations with friends, I decided that a larger number of small prints would be better from a resale standpoint, this would help keep the prices for the prints down to a reasonable amount. Having to choose which prints to order was an arduous task and being limited by a budget made the task even harder. I also knew that it would be best to choose a print style that was "self-hanging" requiring no frame. Framing expense is even more costly than the prints.

The two labs I work with offer two different styles of frameless prints. I have seen both and like them equally, so I figured a few of each would be best. I started out by ordering 2 Acrylic prints.

Acrylic Prints

Bring your artwork to life with the stylish lines and added depth of an acrylic print. Your image gets printed directly onto the back of a 1/4" thick sheet of clear acrylic. The image is the art - it doesn't get any cleaner than that! The high gloss of the acrylic sheet complements the rich colors of any image to produce stunning results.

These are the images which are in Acrylic.

They are both stunning images and the acrylic really shows off the colors.

Yes Bay Morning - 12 X 8.63 - $103.00

Fall Colors - 12 X 8.63 - $103.00

After ordering these, I quickly realized I needed a less expensive option for the remainder of the prints. I contacted my second supplier and negotiated a 15% discount on two orders on metal. I have ordered metal prints in the past and love them. They are self hanging and damn near indestructible. They are actually weatherproof and can literally be hung outside. I decided this was the best way to go, the remainder of the images were printed on metal.

Metal Prints

Bring your artwork to life with the stylish lines and added depth of a metal print. Your image gets printed directly onto a sheet of 1/16" thick aluminum. The aluminum sheet is offset from the wall by a 3/4" thick wooden frame which is attached to the back. The wooden frame includes a hanging wire for easy mounting on your wall. Metal prints are extremely durable. They're lightweight. They won't bend, and they're water resistant. The high gloss of the aluminum sheet complements the rich colors of any image to produce stunning results.

Egret - 16 X 16 - $73.00

Mountains on Fire - 10" X 30" Panorama - $110.00

Reflections in Red - 12 X 18 - $86.00

Fox - 8 X 8 - $48.00

Lake McDonald - Glacier NP - 8 X 12 - $66.00

Bear & Salmon - 8 X 8 - $48.00

Mountain Goat - 8 X 8 - $48.00

Bear in Weeds - 8 X 8 - $48.00

Giraffe - 8 X 8 - $48.00

Barbed Wire - 5 X 7 - $48.00

Pelican - 8 X 8 - $48.00

Snowy Egret - 8 X 10 - $54.00

Delicate Arch - Arches NP - 8 X 8 - $48.00

Deadhorse Point - 8 X 8 - $48.00

Big Dipper - 8 X 12 - $66.00

New Life - 8 X 10 - $54.00

Grey Crowned Crane - 8 X 8 - $48.00

Aurora - 8 X 12 - $66.00

Blue Orchids - 5 X 7 - $48.00

Slot Canyon Grouping - a series of 5 prints - one center print 12 X 18 and 4 square surround prints 5 X 5 - $225.00

12 X 18

The 4 surrounds - 5 X 5

I am very excited to get the opportunity to share my work in my home town with all my old friends. Of course my hope is that all the prints will sell before the end of the show so I can at least break even. If the print you want happens to already have been sold I will be happy to order another specifically for you in any format you wish, you only need to contact me directly. I have been asked by many what is my favorite...well that is awful hard to explain - the Fall Leaves acrylic is a stunning print. New Life is also a wonderful print. The images I am most proud of is Lake McDonald and Mountains on Fire! But all of the prints here are my favorites, and a few have a story behind them which I will be happy to share at the gallery opening - hope to see you there!

The goal is to sell all the prints! I am confident you will be pleased with your selection!

Capt. Jim - "The Gypsy"

Traveling and photographing the Southwest and Alaska!