Smith/Chamlee exhibition in Atlanta

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  1. Michael A. Smith

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    From October 4 to January 4 Paula Chamlee and I are having an exhibition of our photographs from Tuscany. The exhibition is at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History and is being held in conjunction with an exhibition of 500 Etruscan artifacts--the only United States venue for this exhibition.

    We are giving a lecture at the museum on Tuesday evening, October 21 at 7:30 P.M.

    All are invited.

    www.fernbank.edu/museum (for general information)

    http://www.fernbank.edu/museum/tuscany.html (for information about the exhibition)
     
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    thanks for the information. I will pass it on to my students. Alas and alack I have a class that night, but will certainly get by to see the exhibit.
     
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    Thats really great! I'll seriously try to make it there.
     
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    Got my reservations lined up and look forward to seeing your work.
     
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    Very nice presentation, stunning prints. There was one hanging on the wall that insisted on becoming three dimensional as I looked at it. Some quality of the lighting enhanced by the Azo prints depth and detail. Michael and Paula seem to be some very nice folks.
     
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    Which one?
     
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    I am sure Paula is a very nice lady and definitely way too cute for Michael....the jury is still out on Michael tho...:tongue:

    Just kidding Michael....congratulations on another successful show....
     
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    This one:
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    (linked to thier website)
     
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    Ain't that always the way?

    That's why I'm hopeful my longtime bachelor ways may be ending before too long. I'm getting uglier and crustier by the minute, which should make me a perfect match for an improbably beautiful woman who's far too intelligent and talented to be stuck with the likes of me.

    Yeh, right. :tongue:

    Wish I could see their prints in person. Even the magazine reproductions are spectacular. I can only imagine the originals.
     
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    Interesting. That one doesn't grab me at all. The one that dropped my jaw to the floor is Plate 58 Near San Quirico Val d'Orcia. (On the website.) I've never seen either a finer photograph or a finer print.
     
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    I am fortunate to live with some of Michael and Paulas prints.

    I look at them every day and they inspire me to keep at my photography. (I was fortunate enough to assist them in one of their Italy trips and these, and a lot of generous imparting of information, are my reward)

    The thought I could produce work like theirs one day keeps me hauling all that 8x10 gear down the path to my car and then back up again.
     
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    Well, it's not like its an arresting composition, it just did these wierd visual effects on me while I looked at it. I like others like Paulas plate 38 Pitigliano, in which the griity detail of the brick almost had the taste of the dusty street in my mouth. Or Michaels plate 9 San Gimignano, reminiscent of the magic of Camelot on the hill. The whole exhibit was verging on sensory overload.
     
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    "Sensory overload." We like that. Thanks. Means you felt there was a lot to look at. Much better than feeling there wasn't enough.

    The exhibition is on two floors at the museum and we realize that many people did not know there were more prints on the top floor than there were on the lower floor.

    Hope you enjoyed our talk, too. We rushed it due to lack of time, but hope there was enough in there anyhow.
     
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    We were quite satisfied with the experience. Do you and Paula get out to this area often to visit family? I'd be interested to hear of any areas you've found worthwhile to shoot in the Southeast, particularly Georgia. Ever try Providence Canyon?
     
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    We have not photographed in Georgia and we have never heard of Providence Canyon. Where is it?
     
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    It's in southwest Georgia. Right now is a good time to go, summer the heat in the canyon is almost unbearable. Heres a link:
    http://gastateparks.org/info/providence/

    Theres quite a few wild places to go in Georgia, just like most any other place, you just have to know how to find them. Fort Mountain up north by Chatsworth has a lot of interesting stuff around it, Cloudland Canyon towards Trenton in the N.E. corner of the state has some nice vistas and hiking trails.
    Savanah has some really nice acrhitecture and nearby Fort Pulaski is a lot of fun to shoot old brick at.