My local landscape photography will be displayed at The Art Gallery Osoyoos during the “Up Close And Personal” show and sale by the Osoyoos Photography Club (OPC).
The show runs from Thursday, March 4 to Saturday, March 27. The gallery is located at 8713 Main Street, Osoyoos, BC — just up the street from town hall — next to the quail sculpture. Opening hours are noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday to Saturday.
The work of more than a dozen other local photographers who are OPC members is also on display during this show. See the Osoyoos Photography Club website.
Seasons, Weather and Light – Views at Home and Around
“Seasons, Weather and Light – Views at Home and Around” is my own show within the OPC show. Due to limited wall space, only a few of these photographs will be shown on the wall framed. Most of the rest should be available at the gallery either as prints or photo greeting cards. Any sales must be handled by The Art Gallery Osoyoos during the show.
These are photos I’ve taken over the past three years in the South Okanagan, Similkameen and Boundary District of southern British Columbia. There are also a couple from an OPC trip to Palouse, WA in early 2019.
In landscape photography, I’m drawn by seasons, weather and light — these are constantly changing and they give a landscape character. They also convey a sense of time — of day and of year. It’s a theme in all my landscape photography.
Click on thumbnails to view as gallery with larger images:
Winter is not my favourite time of year, but getting outdoors helps you make the best of it. By February there are usually signs of relief in the southern BC Interior. Ice melts, days get a little longer and there are more days of blue sky. Weather inversions still hold fogs in the valley and mountains, making for moody atmosphere.
Other winter months — December and January — can be flat and almost monochrome, crisp and cold, foggy and freezing.
Spring, summer and fall round out the year. For more from those seasons see some of my previous shows. Here are a few:
Several members of the Osoyoos Photography Club met up in Palouse, WA and drove up Steptoe Butte for sunset — a popular spot for photographers. The weather and light this evening as the sun went down were amazing.
When you book a discounted hotel room through a popular site — Hotwire — you often don’t know the hotel you are getting. You just know the class of hotel and the general area. I drew three nights at the Sandman Inn in Vancouver’s Davie Village at the end of October 2019. It was a lucky draw because this area has dozens of great restaurants of every ethnicity and style, and it’s an active part of the city. It’s also the heart of the gay community, and crosswalks and posts were decorated in the colours of the rainbow. As my visit coincided with Halloween, many people were dressed up. As I went up to my 11th floor room, I shared the elevator with a group of men in drag. I photographed the scene at night with a tripod on my tiny balcony, only looking down through the viewfinder.
I normally don’t manipulate photos beyond basic exposure and contrast adjustments, but I had fun afterwards layering images taken at different time exposures and compositing in a much bigger rainbow. Below is a detail of the crosswalk on the lower right of the larger image: