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Steve & Karen Strom's Photography Newsletter
Fall is Here
October 2013
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October Activities


Fall has arrived in Sonoita. When we wrote you last we were about to begin a trip to our granddaughter Rebecca's wedding, bracketed by two photographic excursions. Before leaving, we were forced to change our planned itinerary owing to fire-caused road closures in Yosemite. We thought this would provide more time in Death Valley enabling our gathering a few more panoramas for Karen's new ebook. However, the system that delivered Biblical level rains to Boulder, Colorado also affected Death Valley: all but one of the major roads in the Valley were closed by mud and rock slides. No Aguereberry Point or Charcoal Kilns this trip! Disappointed, but hardly discouraged we headed west on CA 190, and as we went over the pass above Panamint Valley we discovered that the normally dry Panamint Lake was covered with water reflecting the surrounding mountains. Climbing out of the Valley, we stopped at Father Crowley's Vista, where Karen was able to add another panorama to her 'bucket list'. From here we went on to the coast with a stop at Point Lobos for a couple of hours before going on to the wedding site above Santa Cruz.

Rebecca (and husband Jamie's) wedding celebration brought forth two days of perfect weather and time to visit with family. Ironically, we did not take any pictures, though the iPads, iPhones, and cameras among the 120 guests were always busy.

After the wedding, we headed eastward, stopping in Austin, NV before reaching Green River, UT where we spent the next several days exploring the upper San Rafael Swell. The Colorado storms also inundated many normally passable roads, precluding our reaching a number of places high on our list. From Green River, we headed southward to Hanksville where the rains had also hit, limiting our options here as well. We managed to find enough to occupy every day and were able to explore enough to compile a 'must do' list for our next excursion. We managed to leave before the Government shutdown closed Capitol Reef and surrounding lands.

Mudhills, Factory Butte

Febuary Activity

One of Steve's photographs is included in the INFOCUS Photography Exhibition and Silent Auction at the Phoenix Art Museum. The event takes place on October 18 from 5:30 to 9 pm at the Norton Photography Gallery at the museum. There is an online catalog which allows you to place an absentee bid.

Three images from his Agaves portfolio will appear in the exhibit Seeing the Santa Ritas: artists' expressions in opposition to the proposed Rosemont mine exhibit. The opening was on Saturday, October 5 at 6pm at The Drawing Studio, 33 South 6th Ave, in Tucson

Two of Karen's mathematical mosaic images from her series, The Perfect in Nature, will appear in the exhibit, Piece by Piece: An Exhibition of Mosaic Artwork, at Tohono Chul Gallery. The exhibit dates are June 28 - October 20, 2013.

One of Steve's photographs from "Illusions of Intimacy" was accepted into the Photo Review International Photography Competition. This image, along with other selected photographs will be published in the Photo Review Competition issue and displayed on the Photo Review website in the near future.

Both Karen and Steve have work in the Tubac Members Show. The show opened on September 13 and will run through October 13. The opening reception for the exhibition was on September 13. Steve was awarded Best in Photography.

Two images from "Illusions of Intimacy" will be part of the along with other selected photographs Small Works exhibit at the gallery at Tohono Chul. The exhibit opened on October 25 and run through December 15.

Steve was just notified that he will have four images in the Birds, Blooms and Bugs exhibit at the Phoenix Airport Museum, The show opens on November 2 and runs through May 4, 2014.

He was chosen as a finalist a finalist in the PhotoLucida's Critical Mass 2013. His portfolio, along with those of the other finalists, will now be seen by approximately 200 curators, gallerists and publishers from around the world.

We would like to make you aware of our new website for our electronic books. This site will preview the books we publish ourselves, those published with other publishers, and works developed in this format for other organizations. We will also preview books that are in the process of development.

We want to remind everyone that prints of the images in Sand Mirrors are available at very reasonable prices from the Image Collective in Ashland, OR, in their TIC Collection. The photographs are all printed on archival materials, 8" by 8" centered on an 11" by 14" sheet, with prices starting at $25. All images in the book are available.

Wrapping Up
Buckhorn Panel, San Rafael Swell, UT

We have now set up a website for our electronic books. Please visit and let us know what you think.

There is now an author page including all of Steve's books at Amazon.com.

Both Steve and Karen have created Facebook pages devoted solely to photography. We have each populated a 'timeline' where you can trace the development of our very different visions. For Steve, we invite you to visit: http://www.Facebook.com/StephenStromPhoto/ and for Karen, http://www.Facebook.com/KarenStromPhoto/). You can also follow our progress and view larger portfolios of images by visiting our websites: http://www.karenstrom.com/ and http://www.stephenstrom.com/.

The complete archive of our newsletters is now available on both of our websites.

To order Steve's books click on the book cover.

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