Monday, 25 July 2016

Featured Artist Juergen Roth

This weeks featured artist is photographer Juergen Roth.

Juergen Roth was born and raised near Cologne, Germany. In 1988, he moved to West Berlin and following the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 he enjoyed exploring the reunited city and the lost natural environment surrounding it. Since 2001 he has been living in Brookline, Massachusetts with his wife Helen and daughter Nina. 

Juergen has participated in many local art events and shows where his photography images achieved numerous honors. Most recently in 2015, Juergen's iconic Boston skyline photography image Welcome to the Great City of Boston was recognized with the Kusmin Gallery Award for Best in New England at the Fine Art of Photography exhibition at the Plymouth Center for the Arts. 

Most notable, in 2014 Serene Cape Cod was awarded Highly Commended by a panel of world famous judges in the 2014 U.S.A. Landscape Photographer of the Year photography contest. His award winning photography artwork has been published in books, calendars and magazines throughout the world.

Juergen finds inspiration in Boston when not Chasing the Light at nearby Wildlife Sanctuaries and the beautiful landscapes and seascapes of New England. He has always regarded nature as the ultimate inspiration.

His gallery can be found www.RothGalleries.com.

and you can find him on Social Media here:

Prints & Image Licensing: http://www.rothgalleries.com
Photo Blog: http://whereintheworldisjuergen.blogspot.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/naturefineart
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/naturefineart
Google+: https://plus.google.com/112928796157153543442/posts
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/juergenroth/boards
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/naturephotographs

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Britain from A to Z - O

In today's tour of Britain, we are at the letter O and travel from Oxford Street, London, at Christmas, up to a medieval Cathedral in Ely, and then across to Oxfordshire with a visit to Otmoor Nature Reserve.
Christmas lights in Oxford Street, London, taken from outside Selfridges.
Octagon Tower of Ely Cathedral
Ely Cathedral dates back to 1083, and cathedral status was granted it in 1109. Until the reformation it was the Church of St Etheldreda and St Peter, at which point it was refounded as the Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Ely, continuing as the principal church of the Diocese of Ely, in Cambridgeshire, England. Architecturally it is outstanding both for its scale and stylistic details. Having been built in a monumental Romanesque style, the galilee porch, lady chapel and choir were rebuilt in an exuberant Decorated Gothic. Its most famous feature however is the central Octagonal tower, with lantern above, which provides a spectacular internal space and, along with the West Tower, gives a unique exterior landmark that dominates the surrounding landscape. Ely Cathedral is a major tourist destination, receiving around 250,000 visitors per year, and sustains a daily pattern of morning and evening services.
Otmoor Nature Reserve
Otmoor - Reflections Of A Fence

Otmoor is an RSPB nature reserve just outside Oxford that spans a total of 262 acres. It was once an extensive marshland but it suffered significant damage to the habitat due to drainage. The RSPB have been undergoing a program of restoration which when completed will see the nature reserve at Otmoor as one of national importance for bird lovers.
There are approximately 90 different species of birds that currently breed at Otmoor and the winter months see an influx of wildfowl and raptors such as the Short Eared Owl and the Peregrine.

As usual, my work is available to purchase as original  Wall Art, in a variety of formats from stretched canvas or framed prints, metal or acrylic prints,or simply as standard prints for you to mount in your favourite picture frame. They are also available as greeting cards or printed onto iPhone or Galaxy phone cases, throw pillows or duvet covers or tote bags or shower curtains. Simply click on the  image and you will be taken to my gallery where you will find full details.



Saturday, 25 June 2016

Britain from A to Z - N

Today we are in Oxfordshire taking a look at Narrowboats and a winding country lane in Nettlebed, before moving to the south coast to see a  New Forest pony and her foal.
Narrowboat On Oxford Canal
Narrowboats 
Narrowboats along the Oxford Canal at Thrupp in Oxfordshire.
Nettlebed Country Lane
Winding Country Lane near Nettlebed in the Oxfordshire countryside on a sunny January afternoon.
New Forest Pony And Foal
New Forest Pony and Foal near Stoney Cross. They are one of the recognised mountain and moorland or native pony breeds of the British Isles. They are valued for hardiness, strength, and sure-footedness.The breed is indigenous to the New Forest in Hampshire in southern England, where equines have lived since before the last Ice Age; remains dating back to 500,000 BC have been found within 50 miles (80 km) of the heart of the modern New Forest. Currently there are around 3000 ponies in the New Forest.


As usual, my work is available to purchase as original  Wall Art, in a variety of formats from stretched canvas or framed prints, metal or acrylic prints,or simply as standard prints for you to mount in your favourite picture frame. They are also available as greeting cards or printed onto iPhone or Galaxy phone cases, throw pillows or duvet covers or tote bags or shower curtains. Simply click on the  image and you will be taken to my gallery where you will find full details.




Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Featured Artist Pedro Cardona

This weeks featured artist is photographer Pedro Cardona, from Minorca, Spain and this is what he had to say to us:

"I started late in the photography world, when, aged 30, I re-discover the interest of showing the world my personal view of all around. I am self-taught, acquiring skills through a constant stream of trial and error, improving day after day and experimenting with new techniques in photo processing. 
Es Castell Menorca
Photoshop is not just a processing software for me, but a real laboratory where chemical products can be changed by brushes and layers, every day something inspiring appears and that’s why an evolution can be seen when viewing my works from the past to the present.
Old Port Mahon
Specialities? There’s not a concrete speciality but the transmission of senses and feelings.  Always something or some one is waiting to be discovered and shown to the world as the artist imagines it, sometimes you get it and some times not, but just that moment of creativity is worth all time you invest in it.  Among my photos you can find landscapes, seascapes, still life or even macro, limit is just a word that's better not to pronounce, nothing can stop creativity except yourself
SS Delphine 
Equipment. I'm Nikonist 100%, but I don't believe machinery is the most important.  A good work is like a cocktail of creativity  50%, sweat 45% and equipment 5%, in any case, most of my lenses are fixed, I don't like zooms. I believe in the phrase of Robert Capa "if your photos are not good enough you're not close enough"
Vintage Bicycle
Colaborations and contests: I've collaborated in many local magazines and newspapers, also in music CD's and book covers, calendars, etc.., but the thing I miss more is the exhibitions, hope next year I'll prepare a new one. Also I have won about 15 local and national photo contest, but I stop participating years ago, I prefer leave that to new photographers.
Favaritx Lighthouse
Social media is very important nowadays, it helps you to become known on the other side of the word, but I still love that moment in the exhibition, when the a spectator  gives you his or her opinion, and, if you're lucky, even you can see a tear appearing just for one second or even an exclamation of surprise
Deep Diver Cyclops Helmet 
Projects: Every ten seconds a new project is born, is just matter of time make it a solid reality, I wish to prepare a new exhibition for next year

Thanks for your time and for give me the opportunity of explain a little bit of my history."

You can view more of Pedro's work at http://www.fotodelux.com
Follow him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PedroCardonaPhotography/
Or on Twitter @pedrocardonapho


Tuesday, 14 June 2016

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Monday, 13 June 2016

Britain from A to Z - M

We start the second half of our A to Z tour of the UK in the very north of Scotland with an image from Mainland, the largest island in the Orkneys, then visit Oxford with two images relating to the city's university heritage and finish with a view across the River Thames in Marlow, Bucks.
Mainland
A view of the beach at Bay of Skaill on the west coast of Mainland, the Orkney Isles, Scotland. Mainland is the main island of Orkney. Both of Orkney's burghs, Kirkwall and Stromness, lie on the island, which is also the heart of Orkney's ferry and air connections. Seventy-five per cent of Orkney's population live on the island, which is more densely populated than the other islands of the archipelago. 
Magdalen Tower
Magdalen Tower, completed in 1509, is a bell tower that forms part of Magdalen College, Oxford.
Merton Field
Merton Field, a grass playing field north of the main part of Christ Church Meadow and part of Merton College in central Oxford.
Marlow
Marlow, Buckinghamshire on a crisp November afternoon looking across the River Thames.

As usual, my work is available to purchase as original  Wall Art, in a variety of formats from stretched canvas or framed prints, metal or acrylic prints,or simply as standard prints for you to mount in your favourite picture frame. They are also available as greeting cards or printed onto iPhone or Galaxy phone cases, throw pillows or duvet covers or tote bags or shower curtains. Simply click on the  image and you will be taken to my gallery where you will find full details.





Sunday, 12 June 2016

Featured Artist Barbie Corbett-Newmin

This weeks featured artist is artist and photographer, Barbie Corbett-Newmin.


Barbie Corbett-Newmin has “been an artist” for decades and has sold creative works as an oil painter, water colorist, ceramic artist, copper enameler, and photographer. 
Doors In Bagnoregio
This photo was Special Merit Award winner in the October 2013 Light Space and Time Gallery open online competition. 

Barbie’s passion for travel means her eclectic photography represents a worldwide quest for broadened horizons.
Threatening Sky
Runner Up in Eye on Fine Art Photography magazine's desert Landscape contest and shown in the September 2014 issue. 
Much of her professional graphic arts experience was as an employee or owner of award-winning Detroit advertising agencies. Advertising and marketing was her career throughout the seventies to mid nineties.
Vetements
This original streetscape photo won inclusion in the March 2014 Eye on Fine Art Photography magazine (page 24) in the Mad Hatters & Crazy Chapeaux Contest.
Barbie served on the Board of the Paint Creek Center for the Arts in Rochester, Michigan and taught marketing at the Detroit- area Barbizon School and Oakland Community College.

Now, living in Florida, she is an exhibiting member of the Arts and Humanities Council of Charlotte County, FL, was named their Artist of the Month in May of 2015, and is booked through 2016 in their Art in Public Places Program.