Three Images Selected for the Chait Galleries Downtown – “Small Works Show”


Doing a happy dance!  🙂 

The images below were accepted into the “Small Works Show”  at Chait Galleries Downtown in Iowa City, Iowa.   Exhibition dates:  November 4, 2011 – January 4, 2012.   Opening reception: November 4, 2011, 5-8pm at Chait Galleries, 218 East Washington Street, Iowa City, Iowa  52240.

BTW this is the 3rd open call “Small Works Show” that I have been accepted into at Chait!  :)   It’s the 9th gallery show in which I have had fine art images accepted. 

The images will be available for purchase during the show.

Come on out to the show and help support local artists and galleries! 

As always have a great day and stay positive!

Carl
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, You Deserve Something Special!
319-286-8483
carl@visionsphotography.net
www.visionsphotography.net

The Great “Bald” Cardinal


I was sitting out in the backyard doing paperwork, ok laptop work, 🙂 and this guy landed at the feeder.  I was like, looks like a Cardinal but that isn’t a Cardinal head!?!?!?   Ok I got to get a picture, went to get my camera and of course he was gone. 

So over the next few days every time I went out in the backyard I brought my camera with me and finally got this shot of him.  Now if you can imagine this, I’m sitting out at the patio table with the umbrella up, it’s raining out, talking on the cell phone to a friend and there he is!  So balancing the cell phone in my ear, with the camera up to my eye, snap, got him!  LoL

  

After doing a little google research, I found it’s the bald cardinal sometimes called “pinhead” or “mini red vulture”.   LoL….Gotta love Google! 

Cardinals can go bald for a couple of reasons. This time of year the birds are molting so before the new feathers grow in the old feathers fall out and for some reason cardinals will sometimes lose all the feathers on their head. The skin is black and without the fluffy feathers, their head looks teeny tiny especially with the massive bill.

Sometimes birds will get feather mites and all their feathers will get eaten away by the mites and the birds are bald until they grow in new ones. However, if you are seeing bald cardinals this time of year, it’s a safe bet that they are molting.   

Since “Dude”, (yea I named him, LoL) has started visiting my backyard, he has given me inspiration.  I’ve noticed  he and his “better half” have a nest in the yard.  After realizing this another thought hit me.   If  “Dude” was human, probably no one would date him because he is different.  If “Dude” was human and in high school, he would be picked on and bullied for being “different.”   If “Dude” was human and walking down the street people would stop and stare because he is “different.”

What does that say to us about the way humans act sometimes?  Nature doesn’t care if one of her creations is a little different, why does it bother some of us humans?

I say embrace those differences, make those differences your strengths!  “Dude” does and through it he gave a little inspiration to this human!  🙂

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 

Carl
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483

Artistic Adventures 4


Once again, it’s been a while since I posted some personal work, too long!  LoL 

The weather has been getting warmer and it reminded me of trips out to the blind and that I hadn’t posted any of these images yet. 

Late last fall, I went out to Lake MacBride Raptor Center with Greg Frieden and Stubby Webb, two really good friends of mine.  What a great place! 

You can not only get up close and personal with the raptors that are in their care, but they also have a blind.  The blind is SUPER for observing nature and birds and wildlife of all types.  We were able to observe deer, cardinals, raccoons, finches, and woodpeckers all while sitting in the blind. 

Great way to get away from everyday life and just enjoy being alive!  You can really learn a lot about life just watching nature.  

 

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 

Carl Bromberg
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483
 

Pelicans in Iowa?


Pelicans in Iowa?  That was the same question Greg Frieden and myself were asking when we spotted them one day last October while we were out at Lake MacBride. 

Tuns out they nest in western Canada and in larger lake regions in the western US and that they regularly migrate through Iowa in spring and fall.

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 

Carl Bromberg
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483
 
 
 
 
 

 

Hummingbirds, Butterflies and Birds…Ohh my


Just some little backyard fun from earlier this summer!  Since the weather is so cold lately, thought I’d warm things up a bit with some VISIONS from warmer times.  🙂

Time out for a little preening. 

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 

Carl Bromberg
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483
 

3 Images Accepted to Small Works Show at The Chait Galleries Downtown


The show runs from November 5, 2010 to January 5, 2011.   The opening reception for the show is Friday, November 5, 2010 from 5-8 pm.   http://www.thegalleriesdowntown.com/

This is the 4th time I’ve had images accepted into gallery shows, the 2nd year in a row now for the Chait Galleries Downtown Small Works Show. 

I consider it an honor to be participating in this and all shows that I’ve had work accepted to.

A huge THANK YOU to ALL my CLIENTS for your loyalty, generosity and placing your trust in me!  You allow me to do what I love for a living!  For that I can’t thank you enough! 

A very special thanks to Stephanie Webb, Greg Frieden, Jaime Moquin, Miriam Anderson, Jim McKinniss, Lynn Rider, Lisa and Curtis Harris for your friendships first and foremost, and for keeping me motivated. your honest opinions, and your encouragement! 

And to you www.photoworkshop.com friends, especially Judith Farber for your constant pushing for us to improve, and to Tanja Mamas, Audrey Lee, Jim Stearns, and everyone else on PWS, a very special thanks for helping me to improve my work! 

Sunday Morning

Make it Stop

Mamas Home

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 

Carl Bromberg
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483
 

Feeeeeed Meee!


I was standing at my back door with my camera for some reason one morning during the recent rains.  This fine, slightly wet feathered lady, landed on the fence as if to say, “hey fill the birdfeeder, I got hungry kids to feed”!  At least that was the energy I picked up from her.  She has a nest in my backyard. 

So yea, being a softy for critters, I braved the rain and filled it.  As soon as I got back out of the rain, there she was at the birdfeeder, letting out a couple chirps as if to say thanks.  

Just thought I’d share.  🙂

 
 
 
 
As always have a great  day and stay positive! 
Carl
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, You Deserve Something Special! 
319-286-8483
319-270-7371  cell
carl@visionsphotography.net
www.visionsphotography.net