Blog

Fort Smith Art Center Exhibit


I currently have an exhibit at the Fort Smith Art Center located at 423 North 6th Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901.

The Fort Smith Art Center is located in the Vaughn-Schaap house, one of the few remaining examples of Victorian Second Empire architecture in Fort Smith. It was the first home to be restored in the Belle Grove Historic District and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Art Center is in the process of expanding to a new facility and this will be one of the last exhibits in the historic location.
As a result of the capital campaign, the art center has reduced its hours to 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays through Saturdays.

The exhibit is several large Giclee canvas prints mostly from arkansas, the prints run from a 16 x 24 up to a 3′ x 5′ canvas.

A major ice storm hit northwest Arkansas on January 26 & 27. Many areas had 80-90 percent of households without power and it could take 2 days to a week or more to restore power.  The ice was up to 1  1/2 inches thick and snapped trees like they were toothpicks, sounding like gunfire to heavy artillery as branches and entire trees continued to fall.  This photo was taken on a rural highway near Beaver Lake. Although this is a terrible disaster there is still beauty to be seen from the ice.  Giclee Fine Art  Gallery Wrap Canvas Print

A major ice storm hit northwest Arkansas on January 26 & 27. Many areas had 80-90 percent of households without power and it could take 2 days to a week or more to restore power. The ice was up to 1 1/2 inches thick and snapped trees like they were toothpicks, sounding like gunfire to heavy artillery as branches and entire trees continued to fall. This photo was taken on a rural highway near Beaver Lake. Although this is a terrible disaster there is still beauty to be seen from the ice. Giclee Fine Art Gallery Wrap Canvas Print

Columbines are perennial plants that are found in meadows, woodlands, and at higher altitudes throughout the northern hemisphere.  They are known for their distinctive flowers, generally bell shaped, with each petal modified into an elongated nectar spur.  The plant’s seeds and roots are highly poisonous.  Giclee Fine Art  Gallery Wrap Canvas Print

Columbines are perennial plants that are found in meadows, woodlands, and at higher altitudes throughout the northern hemisphere. They are known for their distinctive flowers, generally bell shaped, with each petal modified into an elongated nectar spur. The plant’s seeds and roots are highly poisonous. Giclee Fine Art Gallery Wrap Canvas Print

The diverse trek through Zion's premier canyon is one of the most touted and breathtaking adventures in America. Extraordinary beauty and unique character describe this amazing gorge.

The diverse trek through Zion's premier canyon is one of the most touted and breathtaking adventures in America. Extraordinary beauty and unique character describe this amazing gorge. The Zion Narrows deserves its reputation as one of the best, if not the best, hike in the National Park System. Giclee Fine Art Gallery Wrap Canvas Print36” X 60”

Green tree frog taken on a pond near lake Ouachita.  There were literally hundreds of these frogs on the small pond, making an amazing amount of noise.  Giclee Fine Art  Gallery Wrap Canvas Print 16” X 24”

Green tree frog taken on a pond near lake Ouachita. There were literally hundreds of these frogs on the small pond, making an amazing amount of noise. Giclee Fine Art Gallery Wrap Canvas Print 16” X 24”

The flaming Red Maple tree towers over the Boxley Valley Baptist Church, built around 1840 and  has remained continuously active. The church lies within the Buffalo National River boundaries near Jasper Arkansas.   Giclee Fine Art  Gallery Wrap Canvas Print 24 x 36

The flaming Red Maple tree towers over the Boxley Valley Baptist Church, built around 1840 and has remained continuously active. The church lies within the Buffalo National River boundaries near Jasper Arkansas. Giclee Fine Art Gallery Wrap Canvas Print 24 x 36

Haw Creek Falls  is located in Haw Creek campground of the Bayou Ranger District of the Ozark National Forest.  The small steam contains the falls which are only a short walk on an access trail.  The falls are only about 5 feet high at the most, but are very picturesque even with low water.  Located nearby  is Big Piney Wild and Scenic River and access to the Ozark Highlands Trial.  Giclee Fine Art  Gallery Wrap Canvas Print 30 x 36

Haw Creek Falls is located in Haw Creek campground of the Bayou Ranger District of the Ozark National Forest. The small steam contains the falls which are only a short walk on an access trail. The falls are only about 5 feet high at the most, but are very picturesque even with low water. Located nearby is Big Piney Wild and Scenic River and access to the Ozark Highlands Trial. Giclee Fine Art Gallery Wrap Canvas Print 30 x 36

The Buffalo National River flows free over swift running rapids and quiet pools for its 135-mile length. One of the few remaining rivers in the lower 48 states without dams, the Buffalo cuts its way through massive limestone bluffs traveling eastward through the Arkansas Ozarks and is America’s first National River.  Giclee Fine Art  Gallery Wrap Canvas Print 30 x 40

The Buffalo National River flows free over swift running rapids and quiet pools for its 135-mile length. One of the few remaining rivers in the lower 48 states without dams, the Buffalo cuts its way through massive limestone bluffs traveling eastward through the Arkansas Ozarks and is America’s first National River. Giclee Fine Art Gallery Wrap Canvas Print 30 x 40

Frost Flowers, Also Known as Ice Flowers

 

 Frost flower formations are also referred to as “ice flowers”, “ice blossoms”, “frost castles”, “frost beard”, “ice castles”, or “ice ribbons”.

The formation of frost flowers, is apparently dependent on a freezing weather condition occurring when the ground is not already frozen. The sap in the stem of the plants will expand (water expands when frozen), causing long, thin cracks to form along the length of the stem. Water is then drawn through these cracks via capillary action and freezes upon contact with the air. As more water is drawn through the cracks it pushes the thin ice layers further from the stem, causing a thin “petal” to form.  The “flowers” will continue to grow as long as the air is below freezing and the ground is warm enough for water to be drawn up through the plant.  The petals are normally very thin and delicate and will be gone shortly after the sun hits them. 

Plants that often form frost flowers are white crownbeard, commonly called frostweed, tickweed, or ice-plant.  These waist- to shoulder-high plants grow in dense patches in the moist, shaded soil of river or creek bottoms and form heavy undergrowths in the shade of large trees.

nelson hdr_0000_090630IMG_0957

Nelson Nevada, Ghost Town

Nelson Nevada, about 25 miles southwest of  Las Vegas was once an active mining area which produced millions of dollars in gold, silver, copper and lead.  Over the last decade owners of the mine have restored a number of buildings and created a museum to the area and the Techatticup Mine. There are several buildings, old vehicles, and just about anything else, just lying around that they have collected.

All of the photos in this post have been converted to black and white, or actually sepia tone because I felt the effect fit the subject very well.

I will be doing a Photographic Destinations post in the near future and will show the color photos in that post.

Fort Smith National Cemetery – Candlelight Vigil

 

 

This is a follow up to my last post, featuring the Wreaths Across America Program at the National Cemetery in Fort Smith.  Monday Dec. 14, they held a candlelight vigil to honor the those who have given their lives to provide the freedoms we enjoy in our beloved Nation.  These are a few shots from that vigil.

Fort Smith National Cemetery – Wreaths Across America

Today Dec. 12, 2009 citizens of Fort Smith honored the servicemen and women of our community, who have made the ultimate sacrifice for nation. Family, friends and volunteers transformed the Fort Smith National Cemetery by placing one wreath on each of the 12,000 headstones in their honor.

The “Christmas Honors” was derived from Wreaths Across America where as part of the program, the Arlington National Cemetery’s gravesites are decorated every Christmas season with wreaths with red ribbons to honor those who have given their lives to provide the freedoms we enjoy in our beloved Nation. The cemetery is transformed into a vision of beauty, and the families of those buried at Arlington take comfort in seeing the respect that is shown to their grandfathers, fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, friends and other fallen heroes who so loved our Country.

In addition, there will be a candlelight vigil at 5:30 p.m.  Monday, Dec. 14 for friends, family and our community.

ABOUT THIS BLOG

I will post images I have captured, primarily in Arkansas and Oklahoma, but also from my travels.  I will also post articles about photography , photographic tips,  articles on using Adobe Lightroom and other random photo related information.

 I will be posting an ongoing project I call "Photographic Destinations".  In this I will give details on where, what, when and how to photograph various destinations both locally and from my travels.  Click on the "Photographic Destinations" under Categories and they will be sorted by location.

Greg

Enter Keywords to Search Photos

Subscribe to my Newsletter

Keep up to date with new articles, photos, "Photographic Destinations", classes, workshops and more.

Find Me on Facebook

Our Sponsers

Use the camera bags I do and get a free gift from our sponsor Think Tank Photo with a purchase of $50 or more by using the link below. Receive a FREE CAMERA BAG from Think Tank Photo

Categories

Subscribe to my Newsletter

Keep up to date with new articles, photos, "Photographic Destinations", classes, workshops and more.