Tuesday, June 07, 2011

The Photo Regional & Albany

This afternoon two friends and I took a trip to Albany to visit the Photo Regional Show.  There were 500 entries to this juried show, but only 35 of those entries survived the elimination process to make it into the show.  We spent our time there scratching our heads in wonderment. 

Not knowing who the judges are or what their backgrounds are, we obviously couldn't know the criteria by which the images were chosen.  Okay...I'll be the first to admit that I just don't get it.

But it was well worth it to see the work on display.  It was worth it to know that my friends and I do work equally as good.  The curious thing is, if I took some of those images, I not only would not have considered entering them into a juried show, but I probably would have deleted them because they weren't worth keeping. 

Well, art is subjective.  I'm still scratching my head...

When we left the gallery, I took a few shots of the area, never having been there before.  I'll say one thing for Albany--it has some really beautiful architecture.  And while taking these photos, I remembered just how much I love street photography.

My shy friend, who would never have volunteered for a pic like this a few years ago, called me from the other side of the square to take her photo while she posed.  Too funny!

We went to Pinhead Susan's for dinner.  One of our favorite places, but one we don't get to too often since it's not in our back yard.  So yummy.


J Murray said...

I want to get down there and check out that show.

Ayesha said...

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trishalyn said...

Wonderful recap...and terrific images...of a great afternoon/evening! :-)

P.S. I love my portrait, and you know how I loathe having my picture taken! :-)

~she~ said...

Do you ask permission before taking pictures of strangers? I always chicken out!

Framing Images and Memories said...

You certainly saw more than I did! You always do, great eye.