From Larry Armer:
An image of mine, taken on our Bay Area Photo Club field trip to Brenham several years ago, is featured on the cover of the newly released summer edition of Capital Farm Credit’s glossy magazine “Landscapes.” It’s a quarterly publication that features excellent photography and reminds me a little of “Texas Highways” magazine. I wasn’t familiar with it until they contacted me. In learning more about it, I became impressed with its quality. I consider it an honor to be in the company of other photographers who have been selected for the cover spot.
You can learn more about the magazine at https://www.farmcreditbank.com/landscapes-magazine, although it hasn’t been updated with the summer issue yet.
Note from Doug: The image used was from a Bay Area Photo Club field trip to Brenham, Tx to photograph bluebonnets in April 2010. If you click on the link in the previous sentence you will note the original was in landscape orientation. They used a portrait rendition, to good effect, for their cover.
The magazine actually contacted Larry about the photo. So, you never know what may come of your photos or where they may lead you. Field trips are a good way to shoot things you might not otherwise try to capture. Who knows, you might make the cover of a magazine.
Next time you see Larry, make a point to ask him about it and congratulate him.
There was some discussion at our December 5 meeting about the upcoming assignment “complementary colors” for January. Steve Schuenke mentioned a web-based tool called Color Scheme Designer, an interactive color wheel. Below is the link to the web site along with a tutorial on complementary colors where it is used on Phlearn.
Take this fun online X-Rite color challenge to test your color acuity. I'll tell you now that I scored a 14; a lower number being better. It does take a few minutes to complete the challenge, but I think you will find it interesting. Shoot me an email with a screenshot of your results and I'll post a small spreadsheet of all our results when I've collected enough of them. I'll leave out any personal data or names, only collecting the results from x number of people.
Andre Gavin is a London based photographer. He captures hauntingly beautiful photos of old abandoned buildings, found as they were left, in unnamed locations. My first thoughts went to some of our own Barry Armer's photos; similar to his style. The photos tell a story all their own, without any description, though there are captions with them.
The link to them is located here. Enjoy.