September 2016 Newsletter – Open Studios, Guest Artist, and so much more!

Happy September Everyone!

Once again, there is much to share with you, so I will try to keep it brief.

In This Issue:

1) Open Studios at Frank Leonard Photography, October 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th
2) Guest Artist at Frank Leonard Photography’s Open Studios – Bob Hughes
3) Photography Exhibit – Santa Cruz County Fair
4) Eastern Sierras Road Trip
5) New Metal Print
6) Astronomy Update
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1) Open Studios at Frank Leonard Photography, October 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th

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Please mark the first three weekends of October to come out and visit over 300 Santa Cruz County artists in their working studios. Frank Leonard Photography, as part of North County, will be open October 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th, from 10am in the morning (San Lorenzo Valley Artists are opening an hour early) until 5pm in the afternoon each day. My theme for this year’s show is “Celestial Bodies,” combining my nude figure, landscape, and astronomy photography. It is a great show! In addition, there will be new work from my Eastern Sierra roadtrip (see #4 below), as well as several other pieces of new work. This year I am also hosting another Open Studio’s artist, Bob Hughes (see #2 below), so there will be lots of beautiful art here at 10295 Riverside Drive, Ben Lomond, CA. Come and see us! We would love the honor of your presence!

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2) Guest Artist at Frank Leonard Photography’s Open Studios – Bob Hughes

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I am hosting another artist this year, Bob Huges. Bob is a wonderful person, a gentle man, and the creator of some absolutely gorgeous jewelry boxes, as well as other items. His craftsmanship is extraordinary and I know you will enjoy his art!
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3) Photography Exhibit – Santa Cruz County Fair

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As you receive this newsletter, the Santa Cruz County Fair is currently running, October 14th thru 18th. Together with Kathy Edwards, I was again the co-chair for the photography division of the Fair. We received 425 entries this year, 105 over last year! It is a marvelous collection of photography from youth, amateurs, advanced amateurs, and professionals across the county.

As part of the photography exhibit, I constructed a camera (obscura), which together with a display board, shows how the human eye and the camera both turn the images we see upside down. The display board also illustrates the evolution of the camera, beginning with the pin hole camera. A good educational board for children and adults alike.
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4) Eastern Sierras Road Trip

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I am pleased to share with you 26 photographs from my recent trip to the Eastern Sierras, including Yosemite, Mono Lake, the Alabama Hills, and Bristlecone Pines National Forest. CLICK HERE, or on the photo to the left (of Glacier Point in Yosemite) to view the photoset.
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5) New Metal Print

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I just received back from Bay Photo a 16 x 24 high-gloss metal print of “Moonlight, the Milky Way, and the Sentinel Tree” in Bristlecone Pines National Forest. The image below cannot depict how beautiful this metal print is when seen in person. Come on out and see it at Open Studios :o)
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6) Astronomy Update

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Work on my new observatory is moving along! The exterior of the observatory is currently being painted, and then I can move back inside and begin to do test runs of the guiding and photography instruments I have added to this telescope. More to follow.

So, there you have it good people! Looking forward to seeing you at Open Studios!

Frank.

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