My website https://chipevra.com has been updated. It’s been a true work in progress selecting a new theme and then implementing the changes. I’m pleased with the look and the presentation of my Fine Art Photography.
What is Fine Art? To me it is an “artistic statement that when viewed, creates an aesthetic response”.
So what is an “aesthetic response”? In its simplest terms, it’s someone’s positive and yes, or negative evaluation of a work of art. My goal is to create a work that creates a “Positive” response in the viewer.
To create a positive response to my images, I first have to find a subject and have an appreciation and perception of what I see. I then capture that moment and create my perception.
I am always looking for that one moment in time that creates that aesthetic response in me. It could be the light, the composition, the beauty, the simple, the complex or sometimes, it’s just being in the right place at the right time.
As you explore my galleries, you will see that the subjects are varied.
Animals: A gallery of images of the wonders and beauty of animals.
“Egret In A Twisted Oak” is an image of a lone Great White Egret perched on a Florida Oak tree. The many lower limbs of the tree are bare, twisted and curved. The shape of the egrets neck is very similar to the curved tree limbs.
Abstract: A gallery of images that use shapes, color and forms to achieve the effect.
“Smoke” is an abstract image captured in my studio. Once the flame was extinguished, the resulting smoke painted an abstract tapestry of shapes of varying sizes and tonal intensity.
Seen While Walking: A gallery of images captured while walking and experiencing daily life.
Captured in Italy, “Windows of Tuscany” is an image of windows and wooden shutters. Most homes in Tuscany have shutters, and many of them do not have air conditioning. The shutters have an essential job: to preserve the cool air inside from being heated by the Mediterranean sun.
Black & White: A gallery of images that remove any distraction of color helping the viewer to focus on the subjects texture, shape, patterns and composition.
“Broom” is such a simple image – a broom leaning against a wall. It’s a small scene in an unfolding story of one moment in the flow of time and activity.
Still Life: A gallery of images of inanimate objects from the natural or manmade world.
“Sushi” is an image of a piece of sushi on chopsticks. One afternoon I was browsing the Sushi department of my local super market when I saw a piece that really caught my eye; not only because it looked good to eat for lunch but I had an image in my head of what it would look like as a fine art photograph. I bought 6 pieces. I ate 5 and the 6th is featured in my Still Life gallery.
Panorama: A gallery of work created by combining multiple images to obtain a panoramic view. Some were created while capturing images while rotating in 360 degree circle.
“Fall In Contrast” is a panoramic scene of trees in all of their brilliant fall colors. It was captured in the Bristol Hill of Western NY in the early morning. In the foreground there is a row of trees, barren of their leaves but covered with the cold morning frost.
Selective Color: A gallery of Black & White images. Black & White to me, evoke a mood. Adding selective color creates an overall purer and cleaner interpretation of what I visioned.
“Draw Bridge” is an image of a lifted draw bridge. It was converted to black and white with the exception of the roads yellow double lines which leads the viewer up the raised bridge.
Life Underwater: A gallery of images captured while SCUBA diving the beautiful ocean waters.
“Flying Damselfish” is an image of Damselfish seemingly motionless in front of the tapestry of a coral reef.
Scenic: A gallery of images of impressive and beautiful natural scenery.
“Balloon Ride At Sunrise” is an image of a hot air balloon drifting into the gorge at Letchworth State Park in western NY. While photographing the sunrise on a crisp fall morning, a hot air balloon came right over my head and descended into the gorge. It must have been an amazing ride for those lucky enough to be onboard. You can imagine my amazing reaction as the surprise sound of the hot air jets came over me.