Soaring Light Images: Blog http://www.soaringlightimages.com/blog en-us (C) Soaring Light Images soaringlightimages@andyschwartz.net (Soaring Light Images) Thu, 12 Oct 2017 04:08:00 GMT Thu, 12 Oct 2017 04:08:00 GMT http://www.soaringlightimages.com/img/s/v-5/u743966541-o371806743-50.jpg Soaring Light Images: Blog http://www.soaringlightimages.com/blog 67 120 Photo Calendar for 2018 NOW AVAILABLE for Ordering! http://www.soaringlightimages.com/blog/2017/10/photo-calendar-for-2018-now-available-for-ordering My new 2018 photo calendar is NOW available for ordering. Please email me at: soaringlightimages@andyschwartz.net for pricing, etc. To see the calendar photos, click on the link in the upper right of the home page ('Calendar 2018').

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Fall Full Moon Set Image Selected for the 2017 LAA National Fine Art Show http://www.soaringlightimages.com/blog/2017/7/fall-full-moon-set-image-selected-for-the-2017-laa-national-fine-art-show I am excited to announce that my Harvest Full Moon Set image has been selected to be part of the Louisville Art Association's 2017 Annual National Fine Art and Photography show. This exhibit will take place at the Louisville Arts Center during the first week of September. There were over 600 submissions of art and photography with the best 100 or so pieces juried into this show. Mesa Harvest Full Moon SetMesa Harvest Full Moon SetThis image is sized in a 2:1 aspect ratio. To print the ENTIRE photo, select 12" x 24" print size.

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Exhibiting for June 2017 http://www.soaringlightimages.com/blog/2017/6/exhibiting-for-june-2017 I have 6 photos now hanging on the north wall of the Louisville Recreation Center lobby through the month of June 2017. The full moon set image is new to the exhibit.

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Incredible Banff! http://www.soaringlightimages.com/blog/2017/5/incredible-banff Sunset Reflection 2Sunset Reflection 2North of Banff Alberta (Canada) off the Ice Fields Highway

Just returned from FOUR incredible days and nights in the Banff National Park area west of Calgary Alberta Canada with international photographer/instructor Dan Ballard. The above image was taken north west of Banff off of the Ice Fields Highway at sunset.

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soaringlightimages@andyschwartz.net (Soaring Light Images) Banff Mountain reflection sunset http://www.soaringlightimages.com/blog/2017/5/incredible-banff Thu, 01 Jun 2017 02:05:01 GMT
Award Winning Photo http://www.soaringlightimages.com/blog/2017/1/award-winning-photo My Fall Full Moon Set image was one of the winners of the January 2017 "Mini-Show" held during the Louisville Art Association's monthly member meeting. The photo was a 15" x 30" printed on aluminum by DURAPLAQ of Longmont, Colorado.

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Humming Bird Caught In the Act http://www.soaringlightimages.com/blog/2016/10/humming-bird-caught-in-the-act I took this photo a couple of months ago in Estes Park (just outside of Rocky Mountain National Park). It will be part of the upcoming Louisville Art Association Annual Fall Member Show at the Louisville Recreation Center in Colorado November 9 - 12, 2016. Humming the FlowerHumming the Flower

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soaringlightimages@andyschwartz.net (Soaring Light Images) humming bird http://www.soaringlightimages.com/blog/2016/10/humming-bird-caught-in-the-act Sun, 16 Oct 2016 17:46:53 GMT
Full Moon Setting http://www.soaringlightimages.com/blog/2016/10/full-moon-setting An AMAZING morning up on Davidson Mesa just a few miles west of my house here in Louisville, Colorado. This was taken as the full moon was setting over the mountains above Boulder as seen from the mesa. Mesa Harvest Full Moon SetMesa Harvest Full Moon Set

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Misty Morning http://www.soaringlightimages.com/blog/2016/3/misty-morning A few weeks ago, I planned a pre-dawn drive to a nearby hill south of my house, in hopes of capturing a great winter sunrise. I was 'greeted' instead by thick fog (a rare event in Colorado) and decided to make the short trip anyway to see how soon the fog would move and dissipate. The above image was the result of the fog receding down into the valley below, revealing the hill top and the western foothills above Boulder.

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soaringlightimages@andyschwartz.net (Soaring Light Images) Boulder fog foothills mist http://www.soaringlightimages.com/blog/2016/3/misty-morning Thu, 10 Mar 2016 03:40:42 GMT
2015 LIFE IN LOUISVILLE Photography Contest http://www.soaringlightimages.com/blog/2015/11/2015-life-in-louisville-photography-contest

At this evening's City Of Louisville Council Meeting, the winners in the annual 2015 LIFE IN LOUISVILLE Photography Contest were announced. My 'NEW YEAR MESA SUNRISE' (also featured in my 2016 Photo Calendar) was awarded 3rd Place in the NATURE category.

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Photos On Display at the Louisville Recreation Center http://www.soaringlightimages.com/blog/2015/7/photos-on-display-at-the-louisville-recreation-center For the month of JULY, I have EIGHT photos on display on the north wall of the lobby area at the Louisville  Recreation Center. They include images from New Zealand, the San Juan Mountains, the Coachella Valley, San Francisco and the city of Boulder Open Space.

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soaringlightimages@andyschwartz.net (Soaring Light Images) http://www.soaringlightimages.com/blog/2015/7/photos-on-display-at-the-louisville-recreation-center Sat, 04 Jul 2015 04:04:20 GMT
Mesa Sunsets and Sunrises http://www.soaringlightimages.com/blog/2015/1/mesa-sunsets-and-sunrises The Davidson Mesa Park in Louisville is becoming my favorite place to shoot with its beautiful mountain backdrop and trails that lead the viewer into the landscape. The seasons change the light and colors throughout the year. Here is a winter sunset. Winter Sunset Over the MesaWinter Sunset Over the MesaFrom Davidson Mesa park, east of Boulder

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Pre-Show Gallery Check http://www.soaringlightimages.com/blog/2014/11/pre-show-gallery-check

Photos are on the north wall of the Creative Framing and Art Gallery, prior to the Friday, November 7th opening reception at 6 PM.

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Desert Oasis Reflection http://www.soaringlightimages.com/blog/2014/11/desert-oasis-reflection Oasis ReflectionOasis ReflectionMcCallum Pond in the McCallum Grove of the Coachella Valley Preserve east of Palm Springs near Thousand Palms.

My recent trip to Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, took me to this desert preserve where I found this wonderful oasis in the McCallum Grove.

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soaringlightimages@andyschwartz.net (Soaring Light Images) coachella valley preserve desert oasis mccallum grove mccallum pond http://www.soaringlightimages.com/blog/2014/11/desert-oasis-reflection Tue, 04 Nov 2014 02:16:20 GMT
Gallery Show Opening Reception http://www.soaringlightimages.com/blog/2014/10/gallery-show-opening-reception Here is the advertisement for the upcoming gallery show reception featuring 15 of my photos along with the works of 3 other artists. The opening reception will be Friday, November 7th from 6 to 9 PM at the Creative Framing & Art Gallery, located at 916 Main Street in old downtown Louisville, Colorado

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Soaring Light Images to Exhibit at Louisville Art Gallery http://www.soaringlightimages.com/blog/2014/9/soaring-light-images-to-exhibit-at-louisville-art-gallery

I just received a call last night from the owner of the CREATIVE FRAMING AND ART GALLERY (located at 916 Main Street in old downtown Louisville Colorado) inviting me to exhibit 10 to 15 photos in the art gallery for the months of November and December. I am very excited for this rare opportunity and hope that this will open the door to more opporunities to sell my work!

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soaringlightimages@andyschwartz.net (Soaring Light Images) http://www.soaringlightimages.com/blog/2014/9/soaring-light-images-to-exhibit-at-louisville-art-gallery Sat, 13 Sep 2014 21:54:21 GMT
New Zealand Adventure! http://www.soaringlightimages.com/blog/2014/4/new-zealand-adventure "The Road Ends Here""The Road Ends Here"Milford Sound Sunset at Low Tide I have just returned from an amazing 2 weeks on the south island of New Zealand, where I spent time with professional landscape photographer DAN BALLARD who was my guide and helped me raise the level of my expertise on taking great photos with great light.

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soaringlightimages@andyschwartz.net (Soaring Light Images) New Zealand South Island http://www.soaringlightimages.com/blog/2014/4/new-zealand-adventure Sun, 27 Apr 2014 04:31:01 GMT
TRAVELING TO NEW ZEALAND! http://www.soaringlightimages.com/blog/2014/1/traveling-to-new-zealand Two weeks ago, I took a major step toward my dream trip to NEW ZEALAND after buying airline tickets with Air New Zealand for mid-April. I will be traveling to ChristChurch on the South Island on April 9th with International Professional Landscape Photographer DAN BALLARD, who will be doing a private 1-on-1 workshop with me for 2 whole weeks!

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soaringlightimages@andyschwartz.net (Soaring Light Images) Dan Ballard New Zealand http://www.soaringlightimages.com/blog/2014/1/traveling-to-new-zealand Tue, 28 Jan 2014 04:20:43 GMT
Coachella Valley Wind Generator Farm http://www.soaringlightimages.com/blog/2013/10/coachella-valley-wind-generator-farm Visiting Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley this week. I spent a few early mornings shooting sunrises nearby...the image below was of the large wind generator farm on the northwest side of the valley looking toward Mt. Jacinto at dawn.

Desert Wind Generator FarmDesert Wind Generator FarmNear Palm Springs, California - early morning Fall of 2013
This image is sized in a 2:1 aspect ratio. To print the ENTIRE photo, select 12" x 24" print size.

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soaringlightimages@andyschwartz.net (Soaring Light Images) Coachella Valley Palm Springs Wind Generator Farm http://www.soaringlightimages.com/blog/2013/10/coachella-valley-wind-generator-farm Wed, 30 Oct 2013 17:15:50 GMT
Fall Color Workshop in Ridgway, Colorado http://www.soaringlightimages.com/blog/2013/9/fall-color-workshop-in-ridgway-colorado Just returned last night from a 3 day Fall Color workshop with Dan Ballard (who I will be going with to New Zealand for a private workshop next April 2014). I took several hundred photos during 6 different location shoots in the Ridgway/Ouray area just north of the San Juan mountains. The colors there have not yet peaked..almost wish I could have stayed another week...but we had great light most of the time and it even snowed on Red Mountain Pass during our first session on Friday (Sept. 27).  Dan also gave an amazing 2 hour tutorial on Adobe Lightroom at the end of the workshop that provided me a wonderful workflow to achieving brilliant colors in post processing as seen below. This was taken before sunrise on the "Dallas Divide" early Sunday morning. There were many photographers besides our group, lined up here for this shot (some were with a workshop led by Colorado Photographer 'laureate' John Fielder). Sunrise over the Dallas DivideSunrise over the Dallas DivideFall colors and early snow on the Sneffels range near Ridgway, Colorado

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Taos Landscapes http://www.soaringlightimages.com/blog/2013/8/taos-landscapes I have taken off this week to drive down to New Mexico for a few days. Arrived in TAOS and took this image at dawn by the Rio Grande Gorge bridge, looking east toward the mountains near Taos. This image comprised of 3 exposures processed with Nik HDR Efex Pro software.

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soaringlightimages@andyschwartz.net (Soaring Light Images) Rio Grande Gorge Bridge Sunrise Taos http://www.soaringlightimages.com/blog/2013/8/taos-landscapes Tue, 13 Aug 2013 02:01:17 GMT