Photography and commentary by Paul Yarnall

Photo Path 12 Exhibit, High Falls, Rochester NY

I decided to enter the 12th annual photo exhibit in Rochester this year, A Photographer’s Path 12, (download below) held at the High Falls Fine Art Gallery. This exhibit provides an opportunity for area photographers to show their work in a fine art gallery for both jury and popular judging. I felt it was time to see how my work would be recieved in the context of other competing images. All who entered were assured of at least one of their images making the final gallery, thus insuring the democratic roots of this show.

It was excruciatingly difficult to decide which of my images would show and judge well. I enlisted the eyes of other photographers and friends whose artful judgment I respect to narrow my choices down to seven images. With the help of Jeff Adams, a friend and graphic arts educator, (and a fine photographer himself), we further narrowed it down to three.

Since I volunteered my time to help set up the gallery following the judging phase I was granted a sneak peek as to how well my images stood up to the jury and popular balloting process. I am humbled but gratified to report that all my images scored high enough to make it into the “little room”; reserved for images scoring over 40, (out of 70). They also scored very well in the popular vote.  Harbor Dawn scored 1st, Glacier Rain tied for 2nd, and Taking Flight tied for 21st out of 326 submitted images.  This perhaps is the most gratifying and the most surprising to me as there are many very good images on display this year.

This post becomes rather short notice but for readers in the Rochester area the opening reception for Photo Path 12 is Sunday March 22 from 3-6P.  It is a good show and in an historic and visually interesting area.  A great place to spend a few hours on a Sunday afternoon.  If you can’t make it then the show runs through May 3rd.  Go to for directions.

I will post a follow up after the opening.

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  1. Steve

    Hello. Great job. This is a great story. Thanks!

    May 11, 2009 @ 3:37 PM