Wood Library to host Finger Lakes Photography Guild’s ‘Perspective’ exhibit – MPNnow.com

CANANDAIGUA — Twenty-one local image makers will exhibit their latest work in the Finger Lakes Photography Guild’s 14th annual Wood Library photography show, “Perspective.”
On display in the Ewing Community Room from Sunday, Nov. 14, through Friday, Jan. 7, “Perspective” features more than 30 color and black and white images of landscapes, wildlife, aerial perspectives, ICM (intentional camera movement), infrared, portraits and slices of life.
“The members are skilled and serious photographers with wide-ranging interests and styles,” said exhibit coordinator Mike Nyerges. “Their focus is on education and collaboration with the shared objective of helping its members realize their artistic vision with a high level of technical expertise.”
Guild member Paul Yarnall has been making images most of his life, though he’s intensified his efforts in the last 15 years.  
“While I will shoot whatever catches my eye, I especially enjoy wildlife and landscapes,” he said. “My two images in this show represent one of each from a recent visit to Alaska, a lifetime goal.”
Sanford “Sandy” Morris said it was his love of photography, combined with the opportunity to travel, that have made his post-retirement years very gratifying.
“I am always looking for that unusual image, one that captures and sparks the imagination, and have found them in the wildlife of South Africa and landscapes of our beautiful Finger Lakes region,” said Morris. “I am always at the ready with my camera to capture interesting images that present themselves. Now that COVID restrictions have lessened, I look forward to resuming my travels and capturing images of the exotic and familiar.”
Photographer Diane Dersch said she’s always wanted to capture an image of a moving train. That dream became a reality when she shot “Snow Train” in Oaks Corners.
“I saw a bright light coming down the track and pulled over and started photographing the train as it came towards me,” she said. “I was thrilled to capture snow on the ground and the smoke around the train. However, to make it feel even more real to the viewer I added a layer of falling snow. This image has been one of my favorites and won second place in the ‘Digitally Altered in Life’ of the Finger Lakes Magazine this year.”
The Finger Lakes Photography Guild is a supportive group of photographers who strive to use digital imagery as a form of fine art. Its 33 members are from various walks of life, many of whom have been recognized in local and regional juried shows. Members pursue photographic excellence through ongoing training from guest experts, monthly educational programs, peer reviews, and by sharing tips on technique, composition, equipment, the creative process and experiences.
FLPG is a member club of the Photographic Society of America and the Niagara Frontier Regional Camera Club. Find FLPG on Facebook at @FingerLakesPhotographyGuild to learn more about the Guild and its members.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a public opening reception is not scheduled, but guests are encouraged to view the collection at their convenience and comment at www.facebook.com/FingerLakesPhotographyGuild.
Photographs are professionally framed and available for purchase. The ongoing exhibit is free and open to the public.
Joy Underhill — “I’m always seeking a unique perspective in my photography. I don’t want to take the same shot that everyone else does, so I often try to get low to dramatize a scene. So many times, I’ve been surprised to see that the shots I thought would be terrific are just so-so, while others just pop out when I view them later. That makes photography both fun and novel.”
Joel Kerlan — “In my photography, I challenge myself to show points of view sometimes overlooked by others. These views highlight the character, mood or beauty in our surroundings.”
Joann Long — “My life has recently been so stressful and photography gives me a release to breathe. I look around and take in the beauty through my lens. I feel re-energized while editing my photos and develop a deep satisfaction when I can recreate a scene that talks to my soul.”

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