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ZION NATIONAL PARK UTAH This image was made during the fall of 2015 in SW Utah. It was one of three parks that we visited on this tri...

Friday, February 17, 2012


Photograph by Pat Jeffers

I've been having fun for the past three years putting this blog together, and I hope all of you have enjoyed the 171 images that have been posted thus far.

One of the things I've enjoyed the most was posting a short essay along with the photograph to support the image. I often refer to these as "The story behind the scene."

Regardless of how many times I view these images, It's as if I were seeing them again for the first time, and that immediately triggers all sorts of interesting details, many of which I pass along to you, the viewers.

This coming Monday, an exhibition of my Appalachian Collection will be open to the public at the Virginia Historical Society Museum in Richmond, VA. You can read a short description about the show on the second image down from this one.

Last month I turned 78, and I am happy to say that I am still activelyheading into the mountains and the nearby desert to document the beauty of the western landscape. You will see many of these new images throughout the blog.

To view a larger image of any of these photographs, left click on the image


Jack Jeffers
Montrose, CO

Monday, February 6, 2012


Rhode Island

This image speaks for itself. And, as I point out so often, it is important to always keep your eyes open for new concepts, and have your camera close by and ready for the unexpected.

I was heading home to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia from an art show in Connecticut when I decided to take an exit off the Interstate and grab a quick bite to eat. Evidently, the sea gulls had the same plan.

Because of the numerous background distractions, I decided to treat this image a little differently from the rest of my collection. I projected the image onto a sheet of 4 x 5 " Kodalith (high contrast) film and painted out everything but the main attraction. There used to be a special goop made for doing just this sort of thing, and I ended up with a negative image. This simple sconcept was ideally suited for this sort of treatment.

It makes for something a little different.