Winter Fine Art Show – by artists of the West End Studio Tour

A WEST END STUDIO TOUR bonus.

In addition to our annual open house galleries in September, myself and six other W.E.S.T. artists are joining together in a 3 day exhibition at the Spiral Gallery.

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WINTER FINE ART SHOW
By artists of the West End Studio Tour
December 14, 15, & 16, 2012
Noon to 7 pm daily.
Spiral Gallery
73 Aberdeen Street, Ottawa
(just off Preston Street in the heart of Little Italy)

Featuring work by:
Choleena DiTullio – Paintings & paper-tile mosaic
Deidre Hierlihy – Printmaking
Rob Huntley – Photography
Manju Sah – Paintings in oil and acrylic
Barbara Sohn – Paintings of light, colour, & pattern in water, landscape
Paul Wing – Photography
Paula Zoubek – Painting

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West End Studio Tour 2012 Display

The exhibition is over for another year. For the benefit of those who didn’t attend here are a few pictures of my display. Instead of moving all of the furniture from my living room and dining room as was the case in previous years, this year I left the main furniture with a bit of rearranging and included two additional rooms. The net effect was a more open feeling and space for more pictures to hang than last time.

You can see more examples of my display in the Calendar section of the Shows/Exhibitions/Presentations gallery on my website.

You can also view the individual images that were framed and hanging on my walls and racks in this gallery on my website.

West End Studio Tour 2012 Display

West End Studio Tour 2012 Display

Beaver Pond Reflections 1

Beaver Pond Reflections 1

West End Studio Tour 2012 Display

West End Studio Tour 2012 Display

Greeting Card Display at WEST 2012

Greeting Card Display at WEST 2012

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West End Studio Tour 2012

I’m participating in the West End Studio Tour (WEST) again. This is my third year.

W.E.S.T. is in its 17th year and for 2012 has 16 artists showing a variety of art works. I’m one of two photographers on the Tour. My gallery is in my home at 480 Denbury Ave.

West End Studio Tour 2012

West End Studio Tour 2012

Saturday and Sunday (Sept 22-23) between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm.
Saturday and Sunday (Sept 29-30) between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm.

More information can be found at www.WestEndStudioTour.ca

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Aerial Views of the Ottawa Skyline from Lebreton Flats

Six images from my recent kite aerial photography session at Lebreton flats are new to my Getty Images portfolio:

Aerial Views of the Ottawa Skyline from Lebreton Flats

These aerial pictures were taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP).

Aerial view of the city of Ottawa skyline and Gatineau on the left. - Kite Aerial Photography

Aerial view of the city of Ottawa skyline and Gatineau on the left. - Kite Aerial Photography

Aerial photograph of the O Train station at the Bayview Transitway Station. Looking down Scott Street on the left and the bus transitway on the right. Tom Brown Arena is at the top left. - Kite Aerial Photography

Aerial photograph of the O Train station at the Bayview Transitway Station. Looking down Scott Street on the left and the bus transitway on the right. Tom Brown Arena is at the top left. - Kite Aerial Photography

Aerial photograph of the City Centre building near Lebreton Flats. - Kite Aerial Photography

Aerial photograph of the City Centre building near Lebreton Flats. - Kite Aerial Photography

Aerial photograph of Gatineau skyline, Chaudiere Falls and the Canadian War Museum.  - Kite Aerial Photography

Aerial photograph of Gatineau skyline, Chaudiere Falls and the Canadian War Museum. - Kite Aerial Photography

Aerial view of the city of Ottawa skyline and Gatineau on the left. - Kite Aerial Photography

Aerial view of the city of Ottawa skyline and Gatineau on the left. - Kite Aerial Photography

Aerial view of the city of Ottawa skyline and Gatineau on the left. - Kite Aerial Photography

Aerial view of the city of Ottawa skyline and Gatineau on the left. - Kite Aerial Photography

Click on any of the image to go to the same image in my Getty Images portfolio.

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KAP 2011-16 – Lebreton Flats at Bayview Transitway Station – October 30, 2011

This session was planned to take advantage of the late afternoon light shining on the Ottawa Skyline. The view is always great when driving along the Ottawa River Parkway towards the city over the rise at the level of Lemieux Island and the Bayview Transitway Station. So I made the goal of this outing to make low-level aerial images of the nicely lit skyline with the Ottawa River Parkway providing lead-in lines. The wind was great for the FLED with fully remote rig. I took advantage of the location to also take shots of the Bayview Transitway Station, Lemieux Island and the old Prince of Wales Railroad Bridge, and the transitway in two directions: leading into the city and also leading away from the city alongside Scott Street (but shooting more or less into the sun).

These images were taken from a camera suspended below a kite line, a method known as kite aerial photography or KAP for short.

Aerial view of the city of Ottawa skyline and Gatineau (Hull) on the left.

Aerial view of the city of Ottawa skyline and Gatineau (Hull) on the left.

Aerial view of the transitway (left) leading into the Ottawa city skyline. Albert Street/Wellington Street on the right.

Aerial view of the transitway (left) leading into the Ottawa city skyline. Albert Street/Wellington Street on the right.

Aerial photograph of the O Train station at the Bayview Transitway Station. Looking down Scott Street on the left and the bus transitway on the right. Tom Brown Arena is at the top left.

Aerial photograph of the O Train station at the Bayview Transitway Station. Looking down Scott Street on the left and the bus transitway on the right. Tom Brown Arena is at the top left.

Aerial photograph of the City Centre building near Lebreton Flats. Bayview Transitway Station in the foreground.

Aerial photograph of the City Centre building near Lebreton Flats. Bayview Transitway Station in the foreground.

Aerial view of Lemieux Island and the Prince of Wales Railroad Bridge and me.

Aerial view of Lemieux Island and the Prince of Wales Railroad Bridge and me.

You can see additional pictures in the Kite Aerial Photography Gallery – Lebreton Flats at Bayview Transitway Station – October 30, 2011.

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West End Studio Tour, YouTube Video – Rob Huntley featured artist

The West End Studio Tour (WEST) 2011 is over for this year but our hard working team keeps plugging away year-round to keep this annual event rolling along. Choleena DiTullio is diligently working on short video clips of each artist to add to the West End Studio Tour YouTube Channel.

It’s my turn to be the featured artist and here is the video with several of the images that were shown in my gallery during this year’s Studio Tour.

Thanks Choleena for a great job putting this together.

To see all the images that I had framed and on display please visit the gallery on my website for West End Studio Tour 2011.

My Photo Gallery during WEST 2010

I’m mid-way through participating in the West End Studio Tour 2010 (WEST). There is still the weekend of September 25th and 26th to attend if you are in the Ottawa area. I’m one of 20 artists in the tour so there is much to see. I’m including a few pictures of my setup which includes not just my kite aerial photography but also more traditional landscapes, macro photography and a number of images using post-processing to give a painterly quality or otherwise unique interpretation.

I converted our entrance hall, living room and dining room into a walk-through photo gallery exhibiting framed prints of various dimensions, mostly 16″ x 20″, but also several aerial panoramas of Ottawa scenes framed with dimensions 18″ x 36″.

Rob's Home Photography Gallery

Rob's Home Photography Gallery

Rob's Home Photography Gallery

Rob's Home Photography Gallery

Rob's Home Photography Gallery

I also set up a display table with pictures and equipment demonstrating the “art” of kite aerial photography plus a laptop slideshow of a selection of low level aerial photography images. It was invaluable during the first weekend in explaining the technique which is often interpreted in bizarre ways when not enough information has been given. Some imagine that I strap myself and an SLR camera to a hang glider. Others have an image of me tying a camera to a kite and running down a field trying to get the contraption off the ground. The visual presentation helped to convey that the camera is suspended from the “line” at considerable distance below the already stable flying kite.

Rob's Home Photography Gallery

For more information about the West End Studio Tour, the other 19 artists and our sponsors, please visit the West End Studio Tour website.

Rob Huntley

Photographers in the West End Studio Tour

West End Studio TourThe West End Studio Tour takes place on two weekends in September (Sept 18-19 and Sept 25-26), 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. This year is the first year in their fifteen year history that photographers have been included among the exhibiting artists. Myself and Paul Wing are the two photographers included in this year’s tour.

Although I’ve become recognized recently for my kite aerial photography, I will be exhibiting a cross-section of various types of photography ranging from landscapes to abstracts and from aerial vistas to macro close-ups much nearer to the ground. In addition, I selectively use post-processing techniques to give a painterly feel to a number of my images.

More information about the West End Studio Tour (W.E.S.T.) can be found at westendstudiotour.ca. Maps for the tour can be picked up at any of the artist locations.

If you’re a facebook user there’s a Facebook event page here:
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Displaying Photograph at WestFest

The annual celebration of WestFest in the Westboro community of Ottawa where I live takes place this weekend (June 11, 12 & 13, 2010). Among many other things, WestFest includes a small gallery with 1 art piece by each of the members of the West End Studio Tour (W.E.S.T.).

The West End Studio Tour takes place in September every year and promotes itself in advance during WestFest. Besides the gallery, there is a display tent to encourage art with children with face painting, caricature drawing and art trading cards.

This will be the first year that I will be participating as an artist in the tour. Thus I have place a piece in the WestFest Gallery located in the chapel of All Saints Anglican Church at 347 Richmond Road.

A 16″ x 20″ framed and matted print of the following image of mine can be viewed there:

A Walk on the Beach - Lines in the Sand.

It is an overhead shot of beach and ocean with a couple walking beside their shadows. Playa Arena, Huatulco, Mexico. This picture was taken from a camera rig suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP).

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