August 21, 2011

Viewpoint Photographic Gallery Sacramento

Viewpoint Gallery Sacramento

Viewpoint Gallery Sacramento

The Viewpoint Photographic Art Center is one of the oldest photography galleries in Northern California. Having its’ first show in the early nineties, the gallery continues to thrive having monthly shows and workshops on a wide variety of photographic topics. The gallery moved to its latest location in Midtown Sacramento in 2008. The new gallery is in a fantastic location in the center of Sacramento drawing gallery viewers and photographers from all over Northern California. The Gallery is located at 2015 J St. and is open Tuesday – Saturday from 12-5. If you are in the area stop in and see what is showing or visit their website at: http://www.viewpointgallery.org

Last month the gallery had a member show that I was part of. Showing one of my most recent images taken in the Sierra Mountains showing a moving river and a bike trail this image is part of my Cultural Landscape images that can be seen on my web site www.garywagner.com

Viewpoint Gallery Member Show

Viewpoint Gallery Member Show

 

If you visit the gallery several of my images are available for viewing. My images are located in the photographer drawers located at the front of the gallery. The drawers are identified by name or ask for help.

gary

Still snow in those mountains!

Summer Snow

Summer Snow

Winter  of 2010 lingers on! The last time we had this much snow in the Sierra was in 1951! It was a long winter and it still lingers on as snow is still on the trails in the Sierra Mountains making it difficult to hike and holding off those spring wildflowers until August this year. The snow was a blessing for the streams and lakes of California filling most to capacity. Many communities in California depend on these lakes for farming and drinking water and after several dry years it was good to see them filled up this year. As for new Sierra images, I did get out and take some water photos at one of my favorite locations. With the streams filled to capacity, it made for exciting image making of fast moving flowing water. To take moving water photos I usually use neutral density filters so that I can use slower shutter speeds and show the movement of the water. The following photo was taken at 1/4 of a second to show some movement. I many times use a combination of neutral density filters and varing F stops to test different looks of moving water. With digital I have the option of viewing and editing in the field or back in my digital darkroom. Life has never been better for photograpers!

Get out today and take some images!

gary

Moving water

Moving water