Posts tagged ‘travel photography’

Venture Galleries Showcases American Travel with Fine Art, Books and Recipes

Baby boomers will remember the “Dinah Shore Chevy Show” and the opening lines of her commercial, “See the U.S.A. in your Chevrolet!”  Later she sings, “So make a date today, to see the U.S.A. — and see it in a Chevrolet!”Now, thanks to Venture Galleries, boomers, their children, and grandchildren have a new way to see the U.S.A. — a unique combination of travel photography and travel oriented books.   Caleb Pirtle III and Stephen Woodfin have assembled work from a cabal of award winning artists and authors representing a cross section of experience and flavor from around the country.    Painters, photographers and graphic artists join talents with authors of both fiction and non-fiction to provide visual and reading experiences to compliment the imaginations of those who love to travel and/or read.

According to, “When it comes to Internet art, exhibitors don’t need to worry about real estate — there’s no concern over getting that 24th Street storefront or finding the next big Lower East Side space. By hosting new media work on a Web site, curators can show whatever work they have the bandwidth to upload, choosing whatever frame and context they like for the art they want to display.”

Whether the journey is into the darkest depths of the soul or along a footpath on the Blue Ridge Parkway, visitors will experience  both emotional involvement and the sensual pleasures of exotic locales — all without leaving the comfort of their favorite reading room.  Venture Galleries’ e-books will have live links to photos of scenes and settings.  Photographs will be accompanied by blogs that tell the rest of the story of the image.

Would you like to know why the photographer created a particular image?

Want to see the dusty trail the author describes in his novel?

Meet new characters — both real and fictional.

See the room where the doctor sat when he delivered the damning diagnosis.

See the blacksmith play his anvil like a lyre.

Stand on the sidelines with Jackie Sherrill and Nick Saban.  See what it looks like to have a Heisman winner headed right toward you.

Experience art and literature like never before.

The Manhattan Project

More travel photography.
We traveled to New Jersey in April 2011 to shoot the New York City skyline. While there, we also visited the Liberty Park and got some cool images of the Statue of Liberty.

New York City Skyline

The financial district at dusk.

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Serial Photography – my review of a new book from Rockynook

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Harold Mante, a Berliner by birth, has been a free lance photographer since 1965.  He is the author of many books on photography including one considered to be a classic, The Photograph: Composition and Color Design.  He was also a professor at the University of Applied Arts and Sciences in Dortmund.


My review of his most recent book, Serial Photography — Using Themed Images to Improve Your Photographic Skills, is available here.  I’ve long been a fan of “serial photography” and in some cases, “sequential photography”.  There is an important difference.

Here is an example of a series of my own images — old barns in Western North Carolina.

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Travel Photography

Early morning in New Jersey.

Image copyright RFWLLC.

Image copyright RFWLLC.

Watch for these images and more in a forthcoming new website featuring “travel photography”.  I’ll post the link when it goes live.

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