Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Beyond the Basics

We live in extraordinary times in the world of photography and imagery.  While technology is constantly pushing the envelope, I find it offers exceptional opportunities in the creative aspect.  I recently discovered a new project by Tom Lowe, the "Astronomy Photographer" of the year that is about to be released to the public.  Tom's photographic niche is time lapse motion control imagery.  On this project, Timescapes, Tom captures RAW digital images and collaborates with musician, John Stanford for some mind-blowing "ambient chill out music" to create a multi-sensory delight. Makes one wonder about the possibilities...endless!

Timescape by Tom Lowe
Music by John Stanford

Note:  For best video results, click on small play button at bottom of frame, then large play button in middle of frame.  This will send you directly to YouTube page.  Otherwise by just hitting one play button you get the music but the imagery has quite a delay.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Tooting My Own Horn - COLOR Magazine

In retrospect, 2010 was a very good year in terms of national exposure.  The entry below speaks to my black & white images but now this entry covers some of my color images.  I have nine color images (12-20) in COLOR Magazine (merged with B&W to become B&W-Color) on-line gallery.  Don't forget to click on the "enlarge" icon for a larger screen view.  Enjoy the slideshow and share this link with your friends.

Below is a sneak peak at just one of the images.  Go to http://gallery.color-mag.com/contests/2/photographs/4312

Blue Rider, © 2006, Joanne Scherf

COLOR Magazine - Joanne's images

Friday, December 2, 2011

Tooting My Own Horn - B&W Magazine

For all the time and effort involved in capturing images, processing, editing, and then submitting them for juried competition the hard work often goes unnoticed unless one is fortunate to be accepted.  Things are changing.  In the past year I've noticed that even if one does not make the cut into the final juried exhibit, more organizations are finding ways to provide all artists submitting work to gain exposure regardless. That's why I'm happy to announce another opportunity for national exposure even though my work was not awarded by B&W Magazine....not yet, at least.

About 5 months ago I submitted 9 images to the B&W Magazine 2011Single Entry Competition.  I recently received notice my work was not accepted.  However, B&W is showing all entries on their website....thousands!!  Use the link provided and view all 9 of my images; using the "enlarge" icon for full screen views.   Here are just two samples, but go to the website for all 9 images.


Past Tense, © 2008, Joanne Scherf

The Corner, © 2007, Joanne Scherf

B&W Magazine - Joanne's work submitted