Last month I alluded to the fact that I had some exciting news to share with all of you. I apologize for the delay in sharing and for my absence from the blogosphere but life sometimes has other plans for us.
Last May, when I returned from my Spain trip, there was an email waiting for me from a gallery here in Toronto who had seen my work on Instagram. They wanted to know if I would be interested to come in and have a portfolio review with the gallery owner. Hmmmm….let me think for a moment….YES.
I met with gallery owner and curator Elaine Fleck for my portfolio review and received valuable feedback. Elaine was particularly interested in my Subway Tableau series. The Elaine Fleck Gallery showcases emerging artists twice a year and I’m so excited to tell you that I was offered the opportunity to be a part of the fall catalogue and group exhibit.
The opening night reception took place on September 20th and it was a wonderful experience. I am humbled to have been a part of the exhibit and especially to be amongst the high caliber of artists and artworks exhibited.
The Puente Nuevo is the “newest” bridge in Ronda which was built in 1793. The bridge took 40 years to complete, is approximately 325 feet and cost the lives of 50 builders. The bridge bisects the new and old towns of Ronda and both the bridge and the views are spectacular.
Ronda is located between Malaga and Seville and is an easy day trip from either city. To be honest I do regret not spending the night as thee was so much to see and do.
Oh how I love to find these moments…finding a bicycle leaning against a fence surrounded by beautiful old buildings and incredible landscapes.
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Another beautiful place to spend an evening in Malaga is at the port / marina. It’s a great place to eat, shop and of course do some night photography. The beach, port and old town are all within a 10 minute walk from each other. If you’re planning a trip to Spain make a stop in Malaga, you won’t be disappointed.
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The marina boasts a lighthouse in the harbour….
….and a ferris wheel….
….and the Pompidou Center, the famed French museum has a pop-up in Malaga.
Malaga is one of the oldest cities in the word. It was founded in 770 BC by the Phoenicians and was originally known as Malaka. In addition to its long history, Malaga is also the birthplace of painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso, Hebrew poet and Jewish philosopher Solomon Ibn Gabirol and the actor Antonio Banderas.
Day or night the beauty of this city is hard to resist.
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Last weekend we were invite to a friends cottage. Aside from enjoying the company of wonderful friends and relaxing in beautiful surroundings I was most excited to try my hand at shooting star trails and the Perseid Meteor Showers that occurred over the weekend.
Here’s one of first attempts at star trails. This was a 15 minute exposure.
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