“Inverrary Falls” Included in Feature Shoot’s ‘Hometown’ Group Show
Inverray Falls, Lauderhill, FL 2011
For the second week in a row, one of my waterfall images has been chosen for exhibition, this time for the on-line group show on FEATURE SHOOT entitled ‘Hometown’ http://bit.ly/MY7VWC. In stark contrast to the epic grandeur of the previously posted image ‘Niagara’ (juried into Exhibition at the Photo Center NW, Seattle by legendary collector, W.H. Hunt), Inverrary Falls (which is re-posted here) is actually a man-made water feature located at the entrance to the Broward County, Florida residential community named Inverrary. Formerly known for the late comedian Jackie Gleason’s Inverrary Classic Golf Tournament (now the Honda Classic currently played in West Palm Beach), my wonderful parents also lived there for many years. If you look closely at the image, you can see the white PVC piping of the lighting system towards the top and in between the two waterfalls. I captured this natural looking scene using a tripod on a cloudy day, which allowed me to blur the water with a slow shutter speed, as cars zoomed by in all directions behind me.
Feature Shoot www.featureshoot.com is run by photo editor and curator Alison Zavos and showcases work from up-and-coming photographers alongside established photographers who have completed a project or whose work has taken on a new direction. The site covers commercial and fine art photography, and is a resource through which photo editors, art directors, art buyers, and people with an interest in photography can discover new talent. Established in 2008, Feature Shoot has an archive of over 1,000+ international photographers. In 2011, Feature Shoot was selected as a winner of LIFE.com’s 2011 Photo Blog Awards: ‘the Web’s 20 most compelling, most consistently insightful and surprising photography blogs.’
As an aside, recently I have been asked for advice from followers about how I have created a professional and well received photo blog. Although I will take credit for the imagery and the basics of the blog, a major factor behind the creation and social networking of Adventures From Behind the Glass has been Alison Zavos, who is available as a consultant in these areas and can be reached through the Feature Shoot website. In addition to running Feature Shoot, Alison is an active member of the broader photography community. She has reviewed portfolios for organizations such as ASMP, the Advertising Photographers of America and The Art Directors Club and has spoken on various panels discussing topics such as the impact of new media, marketing, press and photography blogs. In the summer of 2010, she curated Sea Change, a group show as part of the Wassaic Summer Festival, which featured work from 25 New York photographers. Zavos is also a regular contributor to PDN’s Emerging Photographer magazine. From my personal experience, she is extremely well versed in her areas of expertise, always seems to be ahead of the newest trends and is a pleasure to work with.