Ansel Adams Gallery accepts three of my Landscape Photographs for Competition

Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite Credit: Ansel Adams Gallery

Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite
Credit: Ansel Adams Gallery

The esteemed Ansel Adams Gallery accepted three of my landscape photographs for display in their International Photography Competition. This does not mean they were accepted (yet) for display at the Gallery. Formal Judging begins in a month.

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Yosemite Falls Thunder

Yosemite Falls Thunder


Yosemite Falls Thunder

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Judges Doug Steakley, Richard Cannon and Robin Robinson select two Dilworth Landscapes for “Magic of Point Lobos”

Two of my landscapes were selected by Judges Douglas Steakley, CPA’s Richard Cannon and Robin Robinson for display at the “Magic of Point Lobos”, The Carmel Art Institute’s 1st International Juried Photography Competition.

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Accolades & Awards

 Big Sur Turbulence

Big Sur Turbulence

When I saw your work, I was absolutely stunned. I’ve lived in Big Sur all my life and never seen a sky so beautiful as what you captured in your image. You were at the right place at the right time with the right stuff.”

Erin Lee Gafill, 2011, Award Winning Landscape Painter, Big Sur

Oak Cloud Ablaze

Oak Cloud Ablaze

“Your photographs are world class art in the tradition of Ansel Adams and the Westons.”

Terrence Zito, 2008, Award Winning International Landscape Painter

Point Lobos Twilight Moonset, Carmel

Point Lobos Twilight Moonset, Carmel

I just love your [Twilight Moonset]. Even the greatest, most accomplished painter could not capture what you achieved.

-MT, Carmel Fine Art Expert, 2011
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David wins an International Photography Competition

I thought you might enjoy this with me. Especially since it was put on by a Science magazine (NewScientist) in England and the theme was light. (I think it won because of my explanation even more than the delight of the image.)
Eye Light
Here’s the page announcing my image that won  a Photography Contest in London yesterday — http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/culturelab/2011/01/december-2010-photo-competition-winner-light.html

I realize the judging art is entirely subjective, nevertheless — I’m thrilled.
-David
www.InspiringLandscapes.com

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Waterfalls, Rainbows and Bears – Oh my ! ! ! — Expedition to British Columbia’s Crown Jewel

© Copyright 2014-2017 David Dilworth

“It can’t be done” declared Don, the sage, well-respected, commercial fisherman who’s fished these British Columbia’s waters since a child, almost daily. He announced it, not so much an opinion, more as an unarguable fact, like gravity.

Waterfall, British Columbia

Waterfall, British Columbia (c) 2014 David Dilworth

His rock solid view of my proposed sailing expedition was echoed by every other local expert I asked: seven salty sailors, six wilderness guides, five fish-er-men, four wilderness rangers, three commercial guides, two clever kayakers — and a tug captain – in a bear tree. (just kidding, about the bear tree.)

What were they all so pessimistic about ?

Well, determined to photograph Canada’s tallest waterfalls in a remote wilderness alluringly nicknamed “British Columbia’s Crown Jewel,” I’d sought advice from local experts about getting there. It turns out that due to the near vertical terrain, there aren’t any dirt back roads.

Worse, the “easiest” hike takes you through some serious Grizzly bear front-yards with lots of moms and cubs. (I only refer to these beloved megafauna due to their occasionally inconvenient sense of humor/lunch.) In addition —“There is no water along the trail and it is defended by legions of voracious bugs.

Not to mention you need to climb several five to six thousand foot rugged, glacier packed mountain passes; off trails of course. At the time that didn’t sound quite enough fun for me.

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Judges Cara Weston and Brian Taylor Award Wildflower Avalanche First Prize in Carmel Valley Garden Club Photo Contest

Wildflower Avalanche - Big Sur

Wildflower Avalanche – First Prize in Flowers

How fun ! After spending a couple of years away; exploring British Columbia and Europe, I settled down long enough to enter a lovely local Garden Club Photo contest up in Carmel Valley. 

(What a nice set of people helped me enter the contest.)

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New Gallery – Avant Garden in Charmel Valley Village

Poppies, Carmel Bay

Poppies, Carmel Bay

Thanks to the terrific taste of Randi and Jeffrey Andrews you can now see my photography at their fabulous Avant Garden and Home shop in Charmel Valley Village on Center street.

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Photography Party/Opening June 13th, Friday, 5-7pm @ Aptos Unitarian Church

Wildflower Avalanche

Wildflower Avalanche

“Spectacular Surprises of our Monterey Bay Coast,” a collection of some 12 special photographs of our breathtaking countryside, are now showing at the Aptos Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Santa Cruz County until June 18th 2014. Opening Party June 13 from 5-7 (details below)

David Dilworth shows some of his favorite pro-tographs(1) of the magical majesty of our world’s most beautiful wild scenery.

“No amount of words could ever describe the emotional thrill of some spectacular phenomena I’ve seen so I have to try to capture it so I can remember – and bring back for friends.’

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Photographing the Heavens — Monterey Astronomy Institute

MIRA Observatory and Milky Way During Pleiades Party

MIRA Observatory and Milky Way During Pleiades Party

A photograph I made of our Milky Way and our local Observatory is on the cover of the new newsletter or our local Astronomy group Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy (MIRA) . That brings me a smile.

http://www.mira.org/newsletr/NL_fall13web.pdf

Even better, it gives me a nice excuse to shine light on this marvelous organization that does world-class Astrophysics research as well as providing a steady drumbeat of high quality astronomy education for our Monterey Bay community.

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Party: Friday October 4th 6-8pm Art Opening at Unitarian Church in Carmel/Monterey

Clearing Storm Sunset, Pt Lobos, Big Sur

Clearing Storm Sunset, Pt Lobos

“Spectacular Surprises of our Monterey Coast,” a collection of some 12 special photographs of our breathtaking countryside, will be shown in Monterey’s Unitarian Church Sanctuary from September 11 to October 21, 2013.

David Dilworth shows some of his favorite pro-tographs(1) of the magical majesty of our world’s most beautiful wild scenery.

“No amount of words could ever describe the emotional thrill of some spectacular phenomena I’ve seen so I have to try to capture it so I can remember.’

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Dilworth Landscapes at Lisa Bryan Carmel’s Art Gallery and Studio

Beginning today several of my newest and most colorful landscapes are showing at Lisa Bryan’s Carmel Gallery on Mission Street near Ocean Ave in the “Court of the Fountains.” just down the block from Tiffany’s.

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Carmel’s Center for Photographic Art Opening with “Milky Way, Big Sur”

Milky Way, Big Sur

Milky Way, Big Sur

“Could I please have your autograph?’

That was a fun art opening in Carmel last evening. For the first time I participated in a Carmel Art Opening where my work was showing !

It was packed. Barely room for anyone else to squeeze in. 41 photographs and a couple hundred partiers.

Such a treat – Thanks to all you fabulous friends who came to cheer me on.

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Judges Bryan Yedinak and Brian Taylor select “Milky Way, Big Sur” for Center for Photographic Art 2012 Juried Exhibit – January 21 4pm

Milky Way, Big Sur

Milky Way, Big Sur

Nice surprise this afternoon: a note from Center for Photographic Art

“Congratulations! Your photograph, Milky Way, Big Sur, has been selected by Brian Taylor and Bryan Yedinak, for inclusion in the CPA 2012 Juried Exhibition. This year, 286 photographers submitted 1396 images. Only 41 images were selected for the exhibition, so you are in select company.”

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“Poppy Lips” Now Showing in Charmel

Poppy Lips

Poppy Lips

One of my most sensuous images is now on display in Carmel.

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Arts Council Jurors Select 2 Photographs “Dramatic Flight” and “Mt Toro Snowstorm” for 2012 Show



White Tailed Kite Stopped in Mid-air

"Dramatic Flight"

Jurors of the Arts Council of Monterey County just selected two of my photographs “Dramatic Flight” (a White-Tailed Kite) and “Mt Toro Snowstorm” for display at Monterey County Supervisor’s Chambers through Fall 2012.

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New Landscapes Slideshow on Monday Sept 19

Carmel Bay Vista

Carmel Bay Vista

I’ve been invited to give a photographic slide show and discussion Monday Sept 19th in Pacific Grove at Forest Hill Manor.

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Five Landscapes at The Clement – One Day Only

Dazzling Laurie at the Clement

Dazzling Laurie at the Clement
enhancing 'Rock, Ridge, Sea and Endless Sky'

Due to a (very) special event, you might see a few of my Big Sur Landscapes at The Clement on Cannery Row – today only. The Clement has its own rather special view of our Monterey Bay.
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Newest Landscapes

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Inspiring Landscapes Extended Display

Carmel Bay Vista

Carmel Bay Vista

More Good News: After a wonderful show, my photographs have been awarded an extended display at Big Sur’s Camaldoli Hermitage Gallery.
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Barbara Spring-Big Sur Sculptor

Barbara Spring - Big Sur Sculptor

Barbara Spring - Big Sur Sculptor

Big Sur lost Barbara Spring this weekend. She was a noted wood sculptor of human characters, creating installations until the very end of her 94+ energetic years. Her work is owned by numerous private collectors and public museums.
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Color Photography 150 Years Old Today

The first color photograph was publicly shown 150 years ago today.

Emerald and Lupine Vista, Big Sur

Emerald and Lupine Vista, Big Sur

Ahhhh, colors . . . what a treat.

Reference: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2011/05/happy-birthday-colour.html

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