Category Archives: General Photography

2015 Favorite Images

2015 was a productive year for my photography with travel to Montana, California, Nevada , Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona  as well as  lots of Colorado trips. It is always hard to pick  10-12 favorites. Hope you enjoy these!

Color or Black and White?: the Power of the Digital Darkroom

Photographers today have some amazing tools available to them in the digital darkroom! The ability to to produce either a color or black and white image from a digital file today gives the photographer great control and allows  vision, experimentation and choice in bringing the final image to life as a fine print.   I recently started using Silver Efex  Pro, a photo shop plug-in from Nik Software, and for someone who originally did B&W burning,dodging, and toning in the chemical darkroom , the control over the image that this  digital tool  allows is is amazing.  As an example I present a macro image of Broadleaf Chasmanthium, a grass species I photographed this Summer in Oklahoma. Although I do  really like the color image, I believe the  B&W version is a bit more “artistic” and has its own unique beauty.  As an artist I find it very liberating to have such tools available to me as I pursue my creative vision to capture the beauty the natural world.

Show announcement

My image Dawn Flight is being shown in the “Go With the Flow”  juried exhibit  at the Art Matters Gallery in Salida Colorado from Nov 4 through Dec 30. The opening will be Saturday Nov. 14, from 2-6 PM, which I will be attending.

2009 Visions of the Flint Hills: Preserving the Tallgrass Prairie Art Exhibit and Sale.

I am very pleased to announce that two of my photographs have been juried into the  Kansas Park Trust -2009 Visions of the Flint Hills: Preserving the Tallgrass Prairie Art Exhibit and Sale. The show will be held at the Buttonwood Art Space in Kansas City, MO from Oct 2 to December 5, 2009. The two images are Kansas Summer Prairie Sunrise and Kansas Winter Prairie.  I will be present at the opening on Oct 2.

Show at Gallery NRC, Denver

During the Month of September I will be having a show at Gallery NRC in the Tennyson Arts District of Denver, Colorado. The opening will be Friday September 4  as part of the First Friday Art Walk. The gallery is located at 4424 Tennyson Street in Denver, and  I will be present from 5:00-10:00 PM to greet and discuss my work with you. I will have about 15 prints  displayed including some of my new work from this Summer’s travels.

Another upcoming show: Winter-Helmich Gallery

I will be the featured artist along with sculptor Ruth Burink at the Winter-Helmich Gallery in Monument Colorado for the next month. The show opening will be this Thursday August 20 as part of the  Monument Art Hop held every third Thursday in June-September. Ruth and I will be present  from 5:00 – 8:00 PM to greet and discuss our art with you. The gallery is located at 47 Third Street, in Monument Colorado.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Chico Basin Summer Clouds

Chico Basin Summer Clouds ©Stephen Weaver

I have recently been notified of my work being accepted into two upcoming  exhibitions, The Black and White Exhibition at The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins Colorado, and The Fine Arts  Exhibition at the Colorado State Fair.  I am particularly pleased about the Black and White Show selection as my image Chico Basin Summer Clouds was one of 51 images selected from 2200 entries.The Black and White Exhibition will be showing from August 28- September 16

Two images, Crestone Peaks and Sand Dunes, and Iris Meadow Sunset were selected  for the State Fair, which runs from August 27-September 7. I will be attending the opening reception on August 27 from 5-8PM