At the beginning of each year I make the decision as to which images will be added to my collection of works to be offered at shows and on-line. Recently, I began evaluating work I did years back and have added images to the grouping of images to bring back to light. This year, one of the images I have selected is an award-winning piece which also hung in the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in Washington, DC. As part of a special exhibit associated with selected pieces from the Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice International Awards, my image made at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Kempton, PA hung among some magnificent works. The image also appeared in the special awards issue of Nature’s Best magazine.
I made this image at sunrise on a day with heavy fog in the valley and using a telephoto zoom lens, isolated the geometry which I felt made for the strongest composition. The rising sun lit up the fog and turned it golden in color which was recorded on my choice of Fujichrome Slide Film.
The image will be offered initially as a 10×14 inch print matted to 16×20 through my website http://www.paulgrecianphoto.com where it may be purchased directly, and will begin to be available at shows starting in March (check my Events listings also on my website).
The Smithsonian exhibit of the images was brilliantly done with large reproductions, a great venue, and much excitement. The presenter of awards that evening was one of the masters of nature photography, Art Wolf.
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What an honor! Beautiful to say the least. Tremendous sense of dimension.