Happy Saturday. It’s a good day to stay inside and watch the rain come down. It was too wet to go looking for Eagles today. DSLR cameras and lens do not like moisture. Besides my friend Dave called and said that there were no eagles there this morning when he went by the secret eagle place. 😦
So I thought I might as well just stay inside and work on the images I took at the December ladies Gala that was held Thursday evening. The images today are the last images I have from my Reiman Gardens shoot. The top image is one of the most beautiful flowers I have ever seen.
Last night I attended a gathering at the Maquoketa Art Experience Gallery to showcase some of the local artists and their works. It was a fabulous time. I met Sindi Mueller who is a photography fine artist. I didn’t get to visit with her too long as there were a lot of people she needed to meet and greet. Her work is just amazing.
Two years ago she had never held a Digital DLSR in her hands. She had a point and shoot camera but just took snapshots. She liked it and wanted to do more so she enrolled in the fine art institute in Chicago and 35,000 images later and a degree she is making some incredible art.
I could have visited with her all night, it was just that interesting to learn about her experience and how she approaches photography. Hopefully sometime I’ll get to visit with her some more and talk photography. If you get to Maquoketa it is well worth your time to stop in the Maquoketa Art Experience Gallery. Rose Frantzen has some of her famous “Portraits Of Maquoketa” displayed there along with many other resident artists’ works. It is a wonderful opportunity. Additionally they usually have an artist in residence who is working during the day so you can observe their creative process.
I have to say I was really inspired when I came away last night. It has caused me to rethink my approach to photography and perhaps has given me some new ideas. Thanks for stopping by. Stay dry and enjoy your weekend. Be careful.