Photography Show Captures Shore, Love of Animals and Humor Everywhere
The artists of Pine Shores Art Association might not think of themselves as photographers since many use their cameras expressly to record images for further transformation into works of art in other mediums.
Yet the easy ability to capture a digital image has led artists to the photographer’s dream of considering all that the world offers for the taking.
This month’s exhibit in the PSAA gallery shows what the artistic eye has found worthy: the experience of the shore, the love of animals and people and the humor evident everywhere when we bring that sensibility to it.
The particular effect of sunlight on water is what folks at the seashore appreciate without having to express it, but when an artistic photographer finds just the right combination of light and color, wonderful things happen.
Viking Village in Barnegat Light has been photographed many times by many people, but Paul Hartelius was able to position himself in an alleyway of blue sea and sky straddled by fishing boats and the tiny point of Barnegat Light for a great effect in “Fleet Furlough.”
Photographers know that the best time to take a picture is in the early morning or late afternoon when the sun is casting low, warm beams. Photographer Mike Lipton took advantage of the late afternoon glow when he captured “At the DQ,” of a crowd at Kelly’s in Barnegat Light.
Photojournalist Linda Reddington also knows of the golden hours, and her larger vertical photo, “Twilight at Barnegat Wildlife Refuge,” also frames a great blue heron in flight.
Nancy Edward surprised a snowy egret for her up close and personal “Bad Hair Day.”
Elaine Marie Biddulph found another way to appreciate shore birds with her multiple images of a “Sandpiper.”
Finding humor in everyday life is one of the gifts of PSAA member Paul Daukas, and he titles his trove of befuddled turtles “Did They Say Left or Right?”
Chuckles come quickly on viewing a photo of a cat’s arm reaching for the TV “Remote” by Dennis Millar.
Teresa Hagan made a visual joke with “Plein Air” of a painter in front of her subject, the empty window of the painting echoing the empty window of a folly.
Elizabeth Carol Winchester took the long and the short of a horse in two black and white photos, “Hoof” and “Jubilee.”
Catherine Rush found competing footprints in the sand for her “Coming and Going,” snap.
And Elaine Burnett was able to find a symbolic way to show “The Grandkids are Here,” with her clothesline full of colorful towels.
The show continues through Sept. 27 with a reception on Monday, Sept. 12 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The PSAA gallery is located at 74 Stafford Ave. in Manahawkin and is open Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
— Pat Johnson