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New Photographic Exhibit At Katie’s by Walt Lawrence

In the Moonlight: Taken on a cold December evening with the moon rising in the east this image was taken using a 30 second exposure. The depth of field is especially sharp as evidenced by the fine detail in the rocks and in the light-colored Sycamore trees along the Virginia shoreline. The long shutter speed of 30 seconds also provides a very smooth texture to the water.

In the Moonlight: Taken on a cold December evening with the moon rising in the east this image was taken using a 30 second exposure. The depth of field is especially sharp as evidenced by the fine detail in the rocks and in the light-colored Sycamore trees along the Virginia shoreline. The long shutter speed of 30 seconds also provides a very smooth texture to the water. Photo by Walt Lawrence

— On Monday, Jan. 30, a new exhibit of my photography of Great Falls went on display at Katie’s Coffee House. The exhibit entitled Great Falls: A Black and White Perspective, features 12 black and white images of the falls area taken in different seasons of the year, at different times of the day and night and from different vantage points. This is really a very different type of work for me and one that I plan to explore further. While almost all of my work to date has been in color, I find that black and white provides a whole new range of challenges and I am certainly enjoying the results. One of the images of the Virginia shoreline entitled "In the Moonlight" is my personal favorite of the group. The next time you are in Katie’s take a look and see which image is your favorite. Katie’s is open 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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Great Blue Herons: This image was taken at the water level below the overlooks in the very early morning. The Great Blue Herons flock to the base of the falls in the spring when the fish are running as they compete for the best fishing spots. In this image I was able to capture three birds including one in flight, one preparing to launch and one very focused on fishing.

I share studio space at The Artists’ Atelier located at 1144 Walker Road, Suite G in Great Falls where I maintain a large and growing inventory of images of the Great Falls area and I invite the public to visit. The Atelier is open to the public on Saturday afternoons from 12 to 4 p.m. Please call me at 703-757-6762 to schedule an appointment at anytime.

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Falls in Snow: This shot was taken around midday after an evening snow. I especially like the shades of gray in the cloud-filled sky and the contrast between the stark white snow and the black rock formations.