2011 Show

The 6th annual Expressions of Hope Art Show was a success!  I was really happy with my display and lighting this year.  Every year I learn so much more.

Thank you for viewing my 2011 on-line show presentation.  There are 20 images in this show so please be sure to click the “older posts” link at the bottom of the page.  I hope you enjoy the photographs and would love to hear what you think! (good…or bad as I am always learning).

Take care!

Pete

Fountain In Bloom

This fountain sits in the Italian promenade of the Butchart Gardens.  What I love about this image is the contrast of the stark black fountain surrounded by a sea of colors as well as the crystal clear drops of water frozen in time.

The gardens were originally a pet project of Jennie Butchart; the wife of prominent cement mogul Robert Butchart. Started in 1909, different areas of the gardens have different themes such as Japanese tea garden, Italian garden, and rose garden. This garden is still owned and managed by descendants of the Butchart family.  Now a national treasure, the gardens are a major tourist attraction and source of pride for the island of Victoria 

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor.

Looming Storm

Storms on the high desert landscapes of Colorado come in fast and furious. These storm clouds were photographed just outside Southpark, Colorado on a cool fall evening in 2010. The body and color of the clouds create a palpable sensation as they envelope the landscape.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor.

Towering Aspens

This photograph was taken in Aspen CO; the namesake for the tree synonymous with Colorado in early fall. Hiking during this time of year, your senses are over saturated with awe inspiring landscapes, trees, and skies.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor.

Spilled Gold

Surrounded by legendary Colorado Aspens, this abandoned wheelbarrow caught my eye as an interesting subject in the morning sun.  The Aspen leaves collecting in the barrow give the appearance of a spilled load of gold; an interesting metaphor in a part of the country largely populated by the gold rush of the late 1800’s.

  If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

 Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor.

Gold Rush

Feeding Twin Lakes on the west side of Independence Pass is Lake Creek.  Driving up the dirt roads that parallel the creek takes you into towering aspen groves as the road winds upwards.  We parked to take in the beauty of the aspens and break for a picnic. I was intrigued by the sound of rushing water I could hear well below the road.  Bush whacking my way down to the sound, I found this sheltered creek of black rock surrounded by towering golden aspens.  A beautiful site to behold.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor.

Barca e Porta

(Boat and Doorway) 

The magical city of Venice is like nowhere I have been before or since. The doorway featured in this shot demonstrates the quiet canals, vibrant color, and old world charm that typify a walk through the back streets of this storybook city.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions. If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions. Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor.

Porta del Toscana

(Doorway of Tuscany)

While touring the Tuscan region, we passed through many tiny agricultural towns where there was nothing more than a restaurant, a shop, maybe a bar, and a few homes surrounded by vineyards, farms, and olive groves.  This scene is so much more than a simple doorway in the Chianti region of Tuscany.  It typifies the old world charm, local wines, and pride of ownership that exemplify the Italian lifestyle of the region.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor.

Solitude

This tree is near my parents’ cabin in Fairplay, CO.  I have always been fascinated by this tree.  It stands with no others; steadfast and strong in an otherwise desolate, windswept plain.  This picture was taken at dawn.  I love how the tree appears to be stretching toward the light with the beautiful Rockies as a backdrop.  To me, it has defied all odds to be there and seems as if it will be there long after I’m gone.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor. 

Siuslaw River Bridge

Completed in 1936, the Siuslaw River Bridge was designed by Conde McCullough.  Driving highway 101 through the southern Oregon coastal areas, you will find yourself passing through Florence, Oregon.  This bridge spans the Siuslaw River heading southbound out of Florence.  We went to dinner at a small seafood restaurant in Florence and the twilight ambience seemed perfect to accent the gothic architecture of the bridge.

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of ordering a print, please contact me for details. All photographs are limited to 500 reproductions.

Notes: These are low resolution images and I apologize for the watermark signature on my photographs as I feel it detracts from enjoying the image. However, with the ease of image piracy on-line they are necessary evils. You may also want to read my color post as images can be very different from what you see on the monitor.