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Edwards: Telling a scene’s story

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Edwards, CO Colorado
Special to the Daily/Diana Lienemann"Dutch Garden," in Keukenhoff, Holland. Photos are being exhibited in Edwards, Colorado

EDWARDS, Colorado ” The Artist’s Collection Gallery in Edwards will feature a photography exhibit by Bob and Diana Lienemann. The exhibit will be open for viewing daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through March 1. Light refreshments will be served and door prizes given out.

Both Diana and Bob have been taking pictures for more than 30 years and both still prefer film ” Fuji Velvia slide film ” for its clear superiority over other films and digital cameras. On their most recent photo shoot last spring to Italy, Greece, Croatia, Switzerland, Austira, Romania, Hungry and Slavania, they shot some of the same scenes with film and high-end digital cameras to compare image quality. Velvia was the clear winner both in color balance and sharpness.

“We can enlarge our film images to over 4-by-5 feet and still maintain sharp details. Digital must be shot in sections and stiched together to accomplish this,” Bob said. “But then we convert the film image to a digital file so that we can print in any number of ways to meet customer preferences.”

Diana likes to take the “road less traveled,” capturing the flavor of various cultures with everyday scenes and often overlooked details. Her European collection includes scenes from the countryside, quaint towns and famous places. She travels to Europe regularly to capture new images, visit friends, volunteer in Romania and lead travel photography workshops. Scenes such as a moss covered wooden bench in Germany, laundry hanging to dry on a wall in Vernazza, Italy or her series of stairways and windows are popular with collectors.

Bob focuses on the natural beauty of Colorado and the Southwest with his photography. He captures what the human eye cannot see by using light that cannot be metered by the camera.

“My first night photo was a cabin in a snowy bowl high up in the mountains,” Bob said. “The constellation Orion was overhead and in the 20 second time exposure, the candles inside the cabin created a vivid square of orange in an otherwise blue and purple night scene.”

For more information on the exhibit, call 970-569-3535.

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