Wednesday, January 20, 2010

There's still time to get my 2010 Photo Calendar!

Twelve months of beautiful Maine landscapes! Click on 2010: A Year In Maine (above) to be taken to the site where you can browse each month's design or order a calendar for yourself. Cindy

Monday, January 11, 2010

Kennedy Studios News

The gallery I sell my artwork through, Kennedy Studios, 42 Exchange Street, Portland 772-8766, is expanding their selection of art and art related products. In addition to matted and framed paintings and photography, they'll also be offering jewelry, woodworking, pottery and handmade totes and handbags, among many other things. If you stop by the gallery to see my work, be sure to check out all of their new acquisitions. Jerry and Marilyn Andress, the owners, are really friendly, nice people. It won't be a trip wasted.

Also, when I visited the other day, I found that my work had been moved up to the front of the store. So be sure to look for the bin with my matted pieces in it. Best wishes, Cindy

Saturday, January 9, 2010

US Capitol and Library of Congress Panoramas

This is a 15 image handheld panorama I took when I had a tour of the United States Capitol Building
last week. It was taken at f/5.6 (a very wide open lens for detailed architectural shots--I normally like to use a much smaller aperture like f/16.) What an amazing building; truly gorgeous. I wish I'd been able to use a tripod, but they have SO many people going through on tours at one time (for instance, my tour alone was comprised of at least 50 people, and there were 4 or 5 other tours going on at the same time. After reading Dan Brown's new book that takes place largely in Washington, D.C., I really wanted to see the places he'd written about. Unfortunately, you can't wander around in the Rotunda as you can in the Library of Congress halls and rooms. The painting on the ceiling is called The Apotheosis of Washington, or the deification (becoming a god) of President Washington.
This is a panoramic detail of one of the hallway ceilings leading to the Library of Congress, where one can wander around and absorb all of the interesting paintings and sculpture and architecture. It is so ornate, I was just loving this place.
The view below the ceiling:
This is a very warped panoramic version of the Hall of Statuary, but as I had to stand in an awkward place and take it handheld, this is whatcha get!
The Grand Hall before the Library of Congress. I couldn't take any pictures in the little (approx. 12'x20') room you get to stand in to view the incredibly gorgeous library itself. It is round and all of the stacks seem to head off from each of the floors in this amazing building in spokes. I am trying to get in touch with the Library of Congress to possibly get permission to come in with a tripod when I visit in February to take actual panorams of the library. More to come on that, I hope. . .
The Apotheosis of Washington a bit closer:
I still have many detail shots I need to process, but these are the panoramas I took that I wanted to share with you for now. Best wishes to you all, Cindy

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Notes from Portland Magazine's Winterguide 2010

Happy New Year 2010! I'd like to give a teaser to this year's Winterguide issue. The cover isn't mine, but I thought I'd include it anyway, as I really like it. Below are images that I took for this issue, whether or not they were used. (Some were, some weren't. . .) The first two are from Fishbones American Grill, in Lewiston's beautifully restored Bates Mill complex.

The next four images come from Stephen Harvey's beautiful, recently restored 1970s home on 107 Vaughan Street. I had a wonderful time that snowy morning, photographing almost all of the rooms in this modern house.

Finally, I'll end with one image from my shoot at Port City Music Hall. This place has had an endless variety of musicians of all different types perform on-stage since they opened in the Spring of 2008.
Anyhow, I hope you'll check out Winterguide 2010. If you'd like to see more of the photos from the 107 Vaughan Street shoot, please check out my Architectural gallery on smugmug: Click Here

Best wishes for a healthy and happy New Year! Cindy


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