Friday, January 18, 2013

A new exhibit

...from a photographer's notebook

‘scapes is the name I chose for my new photography show, which includes (naturally!) some of my favorite Alpine landscapes from Switzerland, France, and Western Canada, and non-Alpine landscapes, but also cityscapes, even some nightscapes.

The exhibit, at Piola in Arlington through March 29, makes stops high in the Bernina Alps of Canton Graubünden and the Valais Alps of Switzerland, the rough-hewn village of Nesso, along Italy’s Lago di Como, Paris by night…it rides the narrow gauge rails of the Rhätische Bahn’s rugged Albula Line…soars to 12,000 feet on L’Aiguille du Midi…relaxes on the shore of glacial-turquoise Moraine Lake…climbs to the autumn-gold Larch Valley…and recalls the Washington Monument in its jewel-like evening dress during the restoration, among other inviting and sometimes dramatic destinations.

As the banner and post card designs show, ‘scapes includes two recent photographs from the 10,300-ft aerie of the Gornergrat, looking across to the mighty Matterhorn rising out of the cloud deck into the Alpine high altitude sunshine, and looking down at the rugged expanse of the Gornergrat Glacier.The show also includes images from my visits to London and Scotland last November.

There are twenty-six photographs, in both color and classic black and white, with an about-even mix between images originating on film and digital captures.

The opening cocktail reception for ‘scapes is on Tuesday, February 5, from 6 to 8 PM, and I’d be delighted if you could join us.

Piola is located in Rosslyn in Arlington, Virginia at 1550 Wilson Boulevard. Phone: 703-528-1502.

P.S: The exhibit came about as a result of a delightful bit of serendipity. If you’d like to read about it, just scroll down to the previous post or click here.

©2013 Steve Ember



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