On October 13th the 2017 edition of the Boulder County Open Space & Recreation photography exhibition opened in Longmont, Colorado. Titled the Land Through the Lens exhibit the show presented over 90 images of public lands owned by Boulder County, Colorado. I was honored to be invited as one of four featured artist for this show. As part of that invitation my image, In Flight, appeared on the Boulder County Images magazine cover. See In Flight below:
Honorable Mention: Roughstock Prospect
The largest piece I entered was a panoramic of the Boulder County Fairgrounds during the summer rodeo. The image is titled Roughstock Prospect (below) and shows the rodeo arena during a bull riding event. Bull riding is considered a roughstock event in rodeo. Roughstock Prospect is 36 inches wide and 12 inches tall. All of my exhibition images were presented as metal prints. Reed Art & Imaging in Denver, Colorado produced the final prints and art preparation for presentation at the exhibition. A complete list of all the exhibition awards can be found online at the event website: Land Through the Lens .
The image is a panoramic created by combining multiple images. I believe it is a unique take on rodeo photography in that it shows and entire scene in action across a wide prospect, or viewable area. In awarding this image an Honorable Mention for the show John Fielder remarked...
“Aside from this defining the history of Colorado, look at all that is going on with this panoramic photo.
It’s remarkable to capture all of this within the view finder.” - John Fielder
I am quite pleased to have this image recognized in this show. Having lived in Longmont and enjoyed the Boulder Count public lands I am aware of how important those lands are to the active lifestyle of residents along the front range.
I would like to extend my gratitude to the event organizers from Boulder County, Karen Imbierowicz, and the staff at the Great Frame Up in Longmont. Also thank you to the Prize Juror, John Fielder for his time and commitment to the art of photography in Colorado.