Photography and commentary by Paul Yarnall

Catching UP, Two new Galleries and Three Shows

As much time as I devote to photography, I am more than a little embarrassed for my sporadic efforts in keeping this blog current. To those of you who have followed my imagery, I apologize for the long “dry spell” here.

Photography is but one of the passions in my life, and sometimes one of them has to make room for the other. Truthfully, most of my galleries are generated out of travels to new and stimulating places, and I haven’t been anywhere very exotic since the great African photo safari of last spring. In part I can blame the high cost of traveling these days, but then there is my lifelong love of motorcycling which was re-energized with the addition of off-road riding. That has diverted a lot of time and resources. (Ask me if I am having fun, though!)

My wife and I spent five weeks this winter driving to Phoenix to pick up a new-to-us camp trailer, making our way to Florida, and finally back to the frozen north a few weeks ago. I took photos when I could, but a 200 mile a day driving average did not allow for much “focused” photography. It really was a bit of a blur in retrospect.

Between that trip and some local shooting in the Upstate NY area, I collected a few images that I think you may enjoy and created two galleries for them.

Upstate NY 2010 includes images from Rochester, Watkins Glen, and points in between. I am learning that there is great photographic opportunity in my backyard, but I still have to get out there to take advantage of it.

Winter Trek 2011 picks a few highlights from Arizona, New Mexico, and Florida. Not particularly exceptional imagery, but I can at least share some of the interesting places we did get to see. Think of it as travel highlights.

Finally, an accomplished group of local photographers invited me to display my work along with their own in three upcoming local shows. If you live in the Upstate region I cordially invite you to visit. There will be some outstanding photography on display.

April 1-28, Finger Lakes Gallery and Frame , 175 S. Main St., Canandaigua, NY. Reception 4/8, 5 to 7 PM.

July 1-30, Booksmart Studio, 250 N. Goodman, Rochester, NY. Reception to be announced.

August 8 – Sept 13, Mill Art Center & Gallery, 61 N. Main St., Honeoye Falls, NY. Reception 8/4. 6 PM

I hope to see you there!