Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Alexandria Art League August 2011

My image of a housing development and an old barn near Leesburg, Virginia was juried into the August 2011 show, 'Scapes: All Media Membership Landscape Exhibit.  "Vanishing Landscape" also won an Honorable Mention from the guest juror Sarah Tanguy who is an independent curator and critic, as well as a curator for Art in Embassies (AIE), US Department of State, based in Washington, DC.

Please click on image to enlarge.

The title "Vanishing Landscape" comes from how the housing development has urbanized the rural landscape.

To capture this image, I used my 4x5 view camera with KodaK HEI Infrared film sheet film an a #29 red filter.  I metered the exposure using a hand-held incident light meter adjusted for the film's exposure index and filter factor.

I really enjoy photographing landscapes as I use many of the same techniques, equipment and attention to detail as in architectural photography.

Todd A. Smith is a No. VA, VA, DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY architectural photographer with offices in Alexandria, VA and Spring Lake, NJ. Please visit to see examples of his architectural photography.