Sunday, July 5, 2015

The Scoop on 'Scapes (My New Show)

...from a photographer's notebook
I'd like to invite you to my new exhibit, opening this week.
‘scapes (short for landscapes, cityscapes, nightscapes, dreamscapes, and escapes) will be on view through August 23 in the Garden Gallery, in the Visitors Center at Quiet Waters Park, a lovely nature preserve along the South River in Annapolis, Maryland. The Opening Reception is this Sunday, July12 (see below).
‘scapes makes stops high in the Bernina Alps of Switzerland’s Canton Graubünden, and in the Valais Alps – including 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 down at the rugged expanse of the Gornergrat Glacier. It rides the narrow gauge rails of the Rhätische Bahn’s rugged Albula Line…soars to 12,000 feet on L’Aiguille du Midi in the French Alps…relaxes on the shore of glacial-turquoise Moraine Lake and climbs to the autumn-gold Larch Valley in the Canadian Rockies…explores the rough-hewn village of Nesso, along Italy’s Lago di Como…visits the Scottish Highlands, and navigates to New York, Washington, London, Glasgow, and Paris, including by night. Some inviting destinations in the Chesapeake Bay Region, too, including autumn images taken last October in Quiet Waters Park.

About the "escapes" mentioned above...
If the early onset of the hot summer steamies has been getting to you, I've made sure to include, in addition to those high altitude alpine images, some "escapes" into a world of icebergs and glaciers. And if that doesn't work for you, there will, of course, be cold libations!

Dreamscapes? Well, sometimes, usually late at night, when the world seems a bit too literal, I'll summon my "digital genie" from her ever-present bottle as we conspire to transform certain of my images into...well...varying dimensions of (sometimes, un-)reality.  A few of these are included in the show amidst the more literal 'scapes.  Here's one of them.

The exhibit will include lots of new work created in the past two years since my last show, as well as some old faves, both in color and classic black and white. There will also be a selection of smaller matted work.

More information:

I hope you can stop by for the Opening Reception or any time during the run of the show. Please do note that the Visitors Center closes at 4 PM and that the park is closed on Tuesdays. You may also like to explore some of the park's many scenic trails while there!

©2015 Steve Ember

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

My best wishes for your new exhibit, dear Steve.
I hope the opening will be grand and the 'scapes shown will enthrall the viewers.
Unfortunately unable to attend, I hope you will still have many visitors and great reviews....!!!!
From the 'scapes shown on the poster, I love especially the black-and-white city great.
Good luck,

July 5, 2015 at 10:52 PM  

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