I was wrapping up a photo walk and began heading to my car. On the way there, I happened to notice this scene on the other side of a little water way. I knew I couldn't pass it up so I made the photo. As it turned out, it was one of the ones I particularly liked from that afternoon.
Some days, you photograph the house. Other days, it's the path. This day was one of those "other days."
I tried photographing this scene from a variety of angles with a variety of lenses. I finally settled on emphasizing the cool rock path...and what better way to emphasize something in the foreground than going ultra-wide. In this case, it was fisheye-wide.
I'm delighted to say that my summer show line-up continues to grow. I received work yesterday that I have been accepted into the Oakbrook Center's 47th Invitational Fine Art Exhibition. Oakbrook Center is a premier outdoor shopping center located in the affluent western suburbs of Chicago. The Center features more than 160 fine shops, including Bloomingdale’s Home and Furniture, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Sears. For over 40 years, Oakbrook Center has held the Invitational Fine Art Exhibition, offering interested artists, from all over the U.S., an opportunity to display and sell their original work in watercolors, pastels, oils, acrylic, photography, sculpture, and mixed media All artists are located throughout the mall’s walkways among trees, flowers, plants, waterfalls and fountains.
In recent year, more than 150 artists from over 20 states displayed their works and more than 157,000 attended the 2-day event.
The show dates are:
Saturday, September 5, 2009...10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday, September 6, 2009...11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
I hope to see you there!