Stone Cold Light

After the recent storms calmed down, approaching the new moon’s lower tideline, I scampered down to see what was left of the beaches – a surprising amount for all the hubbub. The afternoon sun lent well to some high-contrast images as I continue to tweak my color channels during black and white conversion.

Stone Cold Light © 2016 NATE METZ

Bursting with Light – Fall Leaves

It wouldn’t be fall without some photos of the changing leaves.

In color:

In black and white:

End of July on the Ocean

The height of summer mid-day in the pine dunes evokes drab colors and high contrast images. The digital grain adds some grit back to the elemental qualities. Although jovial, even the slice of a dolphin fin cuts and slashes. Light becomes dark, almost infrared. This is the end of July.




© 2015 Nate Metz

WINNER: Delmarva on View

It’s with much excitement and gratitude that I share with you this morning an e-mail I received about the Delmarva on View Exhibit at the Lewes Public Library: I placed FIRST in the PROFESSIONAL category! Please join me at the Library for an opening reception from 5-8PM on Saturday, June 28th* where I will be recognized. You can also go to the library during regular business hours to see the 147 entries on display.
*This is a corrected date. It’s this weekend!

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DUNE LINES © 2014 NATE METZ $115
custom wood frame with U/V protected glass

Pemberton EDIT

I recently submitted work, while not selected for exhibition, that I still want to share. You may remember last year I posted photos from the Pemberton Tract of the Nature Conservancy. Here is a set of black and white conversions that you may recognize a processing technique I am working on. I think the images in the high contrast black and white really create greater impact for the pine tree in winter!

prints available upon request © 2014 NATE METZ
8×10 $20, 11×14 $45, custom sizes also available

Skaneateles Lake

The below freezing temperatures were not conducive to photo-taking around the lake. As you can see, it was frozen over quite a ways out and the cloud of mist marked the end of the ice. Warm (er) water was able to evaporate and the microclimate at the water level made the clouds. It was very beautiful!

I believe this is the coldest weather I have used my dSLR, so I was very cautious to keep it in the bag to reduce exposure times to the brutest cold. And also to protect the battery and prevent condensation inside the lens! After walking about 20 minutes in one direction, my feet started to get cold and it was time to come back. Next time snow boots are definitely in order!

The other two photos are straight forward–I love looking at the blue sky through branches!

Skaneateles Lake, NY © 2014 NATE METZ


CAMP Fall Art Show

I am proud to say that of the 4 photos I submitted to the fall art show, one was indeed selected and hanging at the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center! CAMP is in downtown Rehoboth on Baltimore Ave and now that the parking meters are down it is the perfect time to check out the beachside town. You may remember this photograph from the Summer Streets exhibit in Newark this past summer. I chose this photograph because it was a favorite.

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Sun-Puddled Pavement © 2012 NATE METZ $150.00

Check out all the pictures here.

The Gallery is located in the downstairs of the building in the lobby area:

37 Baltimore Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Phone: 302-227-5620
Email info@camprehoboth.com

I look forward to seeing you at the CAMP Art Show!

CHALLENGE: OPPOSITES

OPPOSITES © 2013 NATE METZ

These photographs were all the “rejects” that I did not select for entry in the challenge. I opted for this image of a mushroom because I believe it is much more impactful for the theme of OPPOSITES.

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MUSHROOM © 2013 NATE METZ

STATS:
rank = 16th
1/125 sec, f8, ISO 200

I opted for a simple set of opposites shared in a single subject where the frame would highlight the differences. The closeness and color conversion really emphasize the theme. I received some great feedback on how the frame seems top heavy and that the top portion out of focus might have looked better as the smaller 1/3 of the frame. However, I like it as is because in the competition for your eye, it really pushes the oppositional tension between the top of the mushroom and the underside.