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Solo Exhibition

Artist solo exhibitions, juried invitational exhibitions, and workshops

SoJie 10 - Solo's 10th Juried Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts

Scottb1977 Scottb1977 221 posts


The Secret Forest
by scott black

Digital Art
Dimensions:4961× 3508 pixels @ 300 dpi
Medium: Digital Art,
Software: Photoshop CS5

In an enchanted forest a young princess is amazed as she stumbles upon a strange glowing light..
As she gets closer and closer to the light she feels at one with the earth and in complete nirvana.
The light is so powerful that she can’t look away and in the blink of an eye, it is gone.

Each year the princess returns hoping to see the glowing light but it never comes…

60 Years pass and the princess finds herself alone and battling a long illness… Lying in pain in a empty room she gathers all her strength and takes one last walk to the enchanted forest..Exhausted,the princess collapses unable to continue any further..
As she stares up through the tree’s a welcoming warmth surrounds her weak body..The light she longed to see was now all around her and the sense of peace was overwhelming..

Softly smiling as a single tear runs down her face the princess lets go and in the blink of an eye she was gone..



nominated by Elizabeth Bravo

Desire Glanville Digital Fine Art Awards
for Excellence in Digital Art
SoJie 10, April 2011
Rhonda Strickland Rhonda Strickland 4143 posts


Save a Prayer (The Stars All Seem To Weep)
by restlessd

Digital Art
Dimensions: 3186 × 2550
Medium: Fractals

A poem written for this image by RestLeSsD

All the Stars are weeping
As Mother Earth and Father Skies
Ache with the pain of decay
Trying to hold back their cries.

This beautiful planet we call Earth
Struggles as she is pillaged and raped.
Her bountiful treasures torn asunder
Leaving her trapped beyond any escape.

Save a prayer for her each day
It’s really a prayer for you and I.
For if she perishes from our greed
It’s not just her who will die.

a rhonda original© 2010

2 Apophysis fractal flames & an Incendia flame combined, mirrored & textured in PSP then processed in PSCS2 (filters used including Fractalius).
Apple, hands, fishies, eyes are parts of free stock images PS brushes from Obsidian Dawn from DeviantArt


Susie Hawkins Susie Hawkins 220 posts


Silent wood
by Susie Hawkins

Digital Art
Dimensions: 3200 × 2400 pixels
Medium: Composite and manipulated images, artists own and stock
Software: GIMP

Manipulated photography. Manipulated in the Gimp program.
This is a picture of Leigh woods near my home that I have altered. One of my favorite places to walk with my camera.
The fox is from the Wikipedia image archives, but the rest of the frame is from my own stock.
I first made up the background adding the moon. Then I cut around the photograph of Leigh woods to make it look as if the wood was almost petrified and desaturated it adding just a touch of blue to give it a night time look. I then pasted it back into the frame, adding the Fox and owl and added some lighting effects to give it atmosphere.


Susie Hawkins Susie Hawkins 220 posts


End of days.. The last tree.
by Susie Hawkins

Digital Art
Dimensions: 3200 × 2400 pixels
Medium: Photo manipulation
Software: GIMP

Manipulated in the Gimp program. Another inspired by a quote by William Blake.

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way.
Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all.
But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.”

—William Blake


Sybille Sterk Sybille Sterk 1485 posts


No (Wo)Man is an Island
by Sybille Sterk

Digital Art
Dimensions: 7087 × 4724
Medium: Photo manipulation, including stock
Software: Photoshop

Selection of images manipulated and edited in Photoshop. Full list of credits on the image page. The image was inspired by John Donne’s quote “No Man is an Island”. To me it signifies how we’re all connected to each other and the earth and how each of us affects others and the world around us. It’s particularly apt for Earth Day as it shows that it will need all of us to keep us safe.



Desire Glanville Digital Fine Art Awards
for Excellence in Digital Art
SoJie 10, April 2011

Desirée Glanville Digital Fine Art Awards
Special Earth Day Award
SoJie 10, April 2011
mariart mariart 1460 posts


Sheepstation creek
by maria paterson

Traditional Art
Dimensions: 2200 x 1100 cm
Medium: Pastel on paper

Inspired by the rainforests of my region, the life giving environment so rich in animals and organic life.


Kymie Kymie 896 posts


Tree Dweller
by Kymie

Digital Art
Dimensions: 2010 × 2549 pixels
Medium: mixed-digital, with own photos and textures
Canon: EOS 1000D
Lens: 100-400mm lens
Settings: f/5.8
Software: Photoshop

An Australian Corella, Western Australia



nominated by F. A. Moore

David's Photoshop David's Photoshop 680 posts


Room with a View
by David’s Photoshop

Digital Art
Dimiensions: 4000 × 2856 @ 300dpi
Software: Photoshop

This image epitomise the richness and abundance of what the earth has to offer we mere mortals who are fortunate enough to spend a few fleeting moments in it’s eternity.

Composition Details
This image was composed from two basic images, one of a wheat field and the other a lake backed by mountains. The window was hand drawn in Photoshop and included the frame and all of the fittings. The birdcage was also hand drawn and the flower images combined with the watering can to form a display.


George Parapadakis (monocotylidono) George Parapad... 706 posts


Goodnight Mr. Edison… Going Green!
by monocotylidono

Digital Art
Dimensions: 4124 × 5638 @ 72dpi
Medium: Own original photo with digital effects added
Software: Photoshop CS3

“There’s a way to do it better – find it.”
Thomas A. Edison

Governments around the world, are setting targets to phase out the use of Incandescent light bulbs, in favour of more energy-efficient fluorescent sources of lighting, effectively “sunsetting” one of the most ubiquitous inventions of the 20th century. Thomas Edison created the first commercially viable incandescent light bulb in 1879. Little did he know how much his invention would contribute to the energy crisis that dominates the 21st century!… George


Nayko Nayko 59 posts


Emergency, we’ve got to leave…
by Nayko

Photographic Art
Location : France, countryside near Toulouse.
Camera : Canon 1000D. Ef-s 18-55mm lens
Settings : – Iso 800 – Fstop 9.0 – Speed 1/800 – Handheld

i was having a drink, watching this beautiful sunset, when suddenly, the 3 planes came into this peaceful moment. And a vision of a scary future appeared to my mind… how far will we go?


jtmeirose jtmeirose 292 posts


Gizmo, The Spectacled Owl 2
by Joe Meirose

Photographic Art
Location: Spectacled Owl, near Sackets Harbor in upstate NY, USA
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Filters: B+W Cir Pol filter
Settings: f/2.9, ISO 200, 1/60s, @24mm RAW
handheld, natural light

‘GIZMO’ is extremely rare in North America. Only 5 are known to be in captivity and they are not indigenous to this continent. Their natural habitat is the ever dwindling dense tropical rain forest of South America, preferring mature large trees. They are nocturnal, reclusive and difficult to document. National Geographic recently paid a visit to this ranch, as my friend Rick has a mated pair of Spectacled Owls and they are expecting babies soon!

Rick raised this BOP from an egg. He recalls during the winter while incubating, the electricity at the ranch went out. Rick said he placed the egg under his armpit to keep him warm. They have a wonderful bond and I saw Gizmo using his beak to groom Rick’s hair while I was there for this shoot.


jtmeirose jtmeirose 292 posts


Windfarm Debate
by Joe Meirose

Photographic Art
Location: the Tug Hill Plateau Region, of upstate NY, USA
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
Filters, Equipment: Nikon TC-20E III 2x Teleconverter
Settings: HDR, 3 bracketed exposures
f/8, ISO 200, @300mm, RAW
Tripod

Would you agree with the supporters of windfarm technology that these windmills blend right into the surroundings and are not even noticed after awhile? Those who live under them would not.

Is wind turbine technology the answer? I made this photo using HDR, specifically to show movement of the blades. There are 3 blades on a turbine. With 3 bracketed exposures, there are now 9. While the blades turn slowly, some contest that they still turn fast enough to kill birds.


Dinesha Dinesha 3 posts


On the Eve of the Seventh Day
by Dinesha

Traditional Art
Dimensions: 42 × 29.7cm
Medium: Acrylic and water colour on paper


©Janis Zroback ©Janis Zroback 7926 posts


Earth Songs….Symphony
by Janis Zroback

Traditional Art
Medium: Watercolour and Ink on Handmade Recycled Paper

To live content with small means..
To seek elegance rather than luxury,
and refinement rather than fashion..
To be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich..
To study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly…
To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart…
To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasion, hurry never..
In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious grow up through the common.
This is to be my symphony

William E.Channing

I think it is so important to relate what we do to something outside of us….there is a rhythm that underscores all our lives and as artists we are so lucky in that we are able to embrace that rhythm and reflect it in our work…to understand it and to communicate it as best we can…my prayers for the earth are in my journal Earth Songs… to rejoice in it is to save it

Earth Songs is an artist’s journal….each section is a prayer for the earth, for land, for sea and air, for food…. as the pages turn, the images will reflect the seasons, the thoughts and musings of the diarist and will contain many different images, painted or drawn in a semi abstract way…it will be a celebration of the world that surrounds and sustains us and a prayer for it’s continuance…it can best be summed up in the words of Chief Dan George..

The beauty of the trees, the softness of the air,
the fragrance of the grass speaks to me.
The summit of the mountain, the thunder of the sky,
The rhythm of the sea, speaks to me.
The faintness of the stars, the freshness of the morning,
the dewdrop on the flower, speaks to me.
The strength of the fire, the taste of salmon, the trail of the sun,
and the life that never goes away, they speak to me
And my heart soars
.


Dinesha Dinesha 3 posts


Valley of a Thousand Hills- South Africa
by Dinesha

Traditional Art
Dimensions: 42 × 29.7 cm
Medium: Acrylic and water colour on paper


Kristina K Kristina K 309 posts


Among the Ferns
by Kristina K

Photographic Art
Location: Cora Lynn Cascades – near Erskine’s Falls, Otways National Park, Victoria, Australia.
Camera: Sony a200 DSLR
Lens: 55-200, Focal Length 30 mm
Filters: Cokin, polarising filter, UV filter
Settings: Aperture 4.9, ISO 100,
F/stop f/18, Shutter Speed 32/10 sec
Manual focus, tripod

A 4-kilometre, 90-minute strenuous return walk from Blanket Leaf picnic ground, off Erskine Falls Road.
The beautiful Cora Lyn Cascades flow over a series of exposed shale ledges.
Taken at your own pace its still very do-able, I did it lol. and in the rain and thunder as well..
The rain did cease for a while and thankfully we got some pics of them.


MoonSpiral MoonSpiral 799 posts


The Guardians
by MoonSpiral

Traditional Art
Dimensions: 24×36 inches
Medium: Acrylic on canvas

With this piece I intended to show how our connection to nature keeps us grounded through rapidly changing times. It also hints to our role as guardians of nature and the Earth as a whole. We can not separate ourselves out from nature, she is a part of us. As animals and plants disappear or become endangered, something integral within us becomes endangered too. We can not just ignore the plight of the Earth and her species any longer. We are the guardians, and so we must do our best to protect this amazing planet we inhabit.



Dorina Costras Fine Art Awards
Excellence in Harmony Composition
SoJie 10, April 2011
Martin Dingli Martin Dingli 242 posts


Cleansing Earth
by Martin Dingli

Digital Art
Dimensions:
Medium:



Desire Glanville Digital Fine Art Awards
for Excellence in Digital Art
SoJie 10, April 2011


Digital Art – 3rd Place
SoJie 10, April 2011
Johanne Brunet Johanne Brunet 402 posts


Danger Lies Ahead
by Johanne Brunet

Digital Art
Dimensions: 3872 × 2592 pixels
Medium: Photographic montage from my own photos
Software: Photoshop CS4

I was planning to do a surreal composite image in colder purplish tones. However, the weather on that day made me change my mind about the mood I wanted to create…

It was very warm for that time of the year, and the forecast predicted the same for the following week. One can’t help but wonder about those climate changes and the question of global warming…


Veikko  Suikkanen Veikko Suikkanen 158 posts


Autumn fog
by Veikko Suikkanen

Digital Art
Dimensions:
Medium: Photographic composite of own work
Software: Photoshop CS4

One autumn morning near Salo, southern Finland. I love the early morning moments, when nature is at its best. The image is made ​​from several my own photos with Photoshop.



Digital Art – 1st Place
SoJie 10, April 2011
Ranald Ranald 100 posts


Pirn pines
by Ranald

Photographic Art
Location: Pirn Pines
Camera:
Lens:
Settings:

As part of the Solo Exhibition group’s celebration of Earth Day, this image represents the way we take nature for granted. I almost didn’t take this photograph. It’s the sort of view which probably appears every day in some part of the world. How many of us just walk on by?


Jason Weigner Jason Weigner 128 posts


Lime-colored Glass Frog (Hyalinobatrachium pulveratum) – Costa Rica
by Jason Weigner

Photographic Art
Location: Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Tamron AF 70-300mm
Settings: 1/60s, f/5.6, ISO 200, Flash, Handheld


Jason Weigner Jason Weigner 128 posts


Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) – Bolivia
by Jason Weigner

Photographic Art
Location: Pailon, Bolivia
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon 18-55mm
Settings: 1/250s, f/8.0, ISO 100, Handheld



The Bob Culshaw Awards
Excellence In Photography
SoJie 10, April 2011


Photographic Art – 3rd Place
SoJie 10, April 2011
George Row George Row 102 posts


Ness Glen, Mystical Irish Wood
by George Row

Photographic Art
Location: Ness Woods, County Derry, N. Ireland
Camera, Lens: Canon EOS 5D; mounted on a tripod with a Kaidan-Kiwi panorama adapter.
Lens: Zenitar 16mm f/2.8 Fisheye
Settings: Shot as Canon Raw images, 9 sets of Bracketed exposures at:
1/160, 1/40 and 1/10 all at an aperture of f/16.
Shot at 60° intervals.
Post Production: Raw processing by Apple Aperture.
Panorama stitching and HDR effect created by Hugin
Image size: 9,000 × 9,000 pixels

Biodiversity is essential to the balance of life on our planet. Viewers have said that this high resolution panoramic image gives them a glimpse of the world as it might be seen by a small creature emerging from its burrow into the light.



The Bob Culshaw Awards
Excellence In Photography
SoJie 10, April 2011

Photographic Art – 1st Place
SoJie 10, April 2011

Best in Show
SoJie 10, April 2011
DebraLee Wiseberg DebraLee Wiseberg 775 posts


Reflection
by DebraLee Wiseberg

Photographic Art
Location: Merrit Island, Florida, U.S.A.
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikkor 80-400mm

One of my first when I started photography just a few years ago. It was also captured on a trip I will always remember kayaking around Merritt Island in Florida with two wildlife photographers I met on-line and have since become good friends with. I learned a lot this weekend that started me on my journey into photography.



nominated by Maxy

The Bob Culshaw Awards
Special Merit Award in Photography
SoJie 10, April 2011