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Wired

December 7th, 2017

A closeup of the facade of the Freedom Tower provides a fascinating design challenge, a playful combination of design, light and shadow. Rich Smukler specializes in Landscape and Fine-Art Photography from his studio in South Florida. His works hav... 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: LOS ANGELES (11/19/17) – photographer Rich Smukler of the United States was presented with the 12th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee title in the category of Nature for three of his images at a prestigious Nomi... 

Roman Rain series

April 10th, 2017

s I wandered the streets of Rome, the heavens opened and spewed forth this wonderful opportunity. I huddled in a doorway hoping for the rains to slow, when this image revealed itself, a colorful umbrella reflecting on the sidewalk below. Rich Smuk... 

Roman Rain

April 8th, 2017

Rich Smukler specializes in Landscape and Fine-Art Photography from his studio in South Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at http://www.richsmuk... 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS HONORS PHOTOGRAPHER RICH SMUKLER FROM THE UNITED STATES Nominee in Architecture | Old Town Nominee in Architecture | Tea Time at Morikami LOS ANGELES (March 4, 2017) – Photogr... 

The Merced River, in the central part of California, is a 145-mile tributary of the San Joaquin River flowing from the Sierra Nevada. It is most well known for its swift and steep course through the southern part of Yosemite National Park and the wo... 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ROME, ITALY: 2/12/2017 PhotoArtist Rich Smukler of the United States has been awarded the first prize for his haunting image “Longest Night” taken at the Eastern State Penitentiary in his home town, Philadelphia, Pennsyl... 

Longest Night travels to Rome

January 25th, 2017

Fomenar PRIZE 2016 I am thrilled to announce that I will be one of 30 artists named as finalists. The opening reception will be held 4/1/2017 at Arte Borgo Gallery Borgo Vittorio 25 ROMA – ITALY Tel.: +39 06 44 61 945 at 18:00 h Rich Smukler ... 

Two infrared images from Rich Smukler will be part of the upcoming Art Alliance at the Museum show which will take place between March 4 – August 27, 2017 at TheOceanside Museum of Art 704 Pier View Way Oceanside, CA 92054 An Artists’ recepti... 

INCARCERATION Opens at OCCCA

January 18th, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 4, 2017, 6-10pm February 4 thru March 11, 2017 Curators: Pat Sparkuhl, Gregg Stone, Leslie Davis “If you would seek vengeance above all else, be sure to dig two graves.” – Greek proverb The U.S. now c... 

San Diego Museum of Art Show

January 14th, 2017

Sierra will be presented at the upcoming San Diego Museum of Art‘s Documents and Pictures Show with exhibition dates running from February 1 thru February 28 at The Poway Center for the Performing Arts located at 15498 Espola Road, Poway, CA 92064. A... 

Davidson Glacier

December 30th, 2016

Davidson was one of my favorite memories of 2016 despite the schlep to get there. From the cruise ship in Skagway, to a small boat, to a bus, to a hike and finally a kayak. Pshew! But believe me, it was worth it. Rich Smukler specializes in Landsc... 

Meadow Morn Yosemite

December 27th, 2016

As the sun starts to peak over the mountains of Yosemite and into the meadows below, the magic show begins! The glow begins to spread and summons a new day. Rich Smukler specializes in Landscape and Fine-Art Photography from his studio in South F... 

Prism Hotels and Resorts has acquired two images to be installed early 2017 to be placed in Roasters Coffee Shop. Located at 455 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80246, Roasters is part of the Holiday Inn Denver-Cherry Creek. These images were taken in ... 

Meadow Mist

November 21st, 2016

The cold rain of Yosemite is a blessing to photographers. As the early sun rises and warms the dampened meadows, an eerie, ghostlike mist and fog permeate the area. Rich Smukler specializes in Landscape and Fine-Art Photography from his studio in... 

Fire in the Sky

November 18th, 2016

El Capitan is located in Yosemite National Park. This granite monolith stands 3000 feet tall from base to summit. It imposes itself upon you and leaves an unforgettable mind-print. Rich Smukler specializes in Landscape and Fine-Art Photography fro... 

First Glow at Yosemite

November 16th, 2016

If you haven’t updated your bucket list lately, Yosemite National Park is a must. I recently spent a week at this magnificent location and remain in awe. This Black and White image was taken from one of Yosemite’s meadows as dawn began to peak on the... 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11TH ANNUAL BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS HONORS RICH SMUKLER FROM THE UNITED STATES IN THE ARCHITECTURAL CATEGORY LOS ANGELES 11/5/2016 Photographer Rich Smukler of the United States was presented with the 11th Annual ... 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11TH ANNUAL BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS HONORS RICH SMUKLER FROM THE UNITED STATES IN THE STILL LIFE CATEGORY LOS ANGELES 11/5/2016 Photographer Rich Smukler of the United States was presented with the 11th Annual Bla... 

Swampscapes

October 26th, 2016

Another spectacularly serene morning on the swamps of Loxahatchee. The Arthur R. Marshall Refuge Complex is part of The National Wildlife Refuge System.The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national... 

Join me for your personalized photography workshop in many of the exciting locations Florida has to offer. From the Everglades or the many unique wildlife and nature preserves to the urban puzzles from Miami to West Palm Beach. Your creative juices a... 

Swampscapes

October 19th, 2016

This infrared image was captured at The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee Refuge Complex. It is composed of two national wildlife refuges in southeastern Florida. The refuge includes 145,800 acres of the northern Everglades habitat and has become my go-... 

Misty Fjords National Monument

October 17th, 2016

Misty Fiords National Monument is a national monument and wilderness area administered by the U.S.Forest Service. Misty Fiords is about 40 miles (64 km) east of Ketchikan, Alaska, along the Inside Passage in extreme southeastern Alaska comprising 2,... 

Swamp Storm Rising

October 13th, 2016

This infrared image was captured at the The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Boynton Beach, Florida. Rich Smukler specializes in Landscape and Fine-Art Photography from his studio in South Florida. His works have been fea... 

Neutral Density Filters

October 11th, 2016

Neutral Density Filters in a nutshell serve as sunglasses on your lens to reduce the amount of light entering your lens and thereby allow you to shoot with extended exposure times. You may want to do this, for instance, if you would like to create a ... 

I know. The tripod is a burden, takes extra time, just something else to do. Wake up and smell the roses! If you are serious about your photography, your tripod is a major asset and critical if you want to be the best that you can be. Of course there... 

The beauty of Infrared photography is best brought out when the sun’s infrared rays are strongest. Typically, this is midday when the sun is at its brightest. Unfortunately, if you are shooting using live view, your LED will be difficult to see due t... 

Crowley Point, Death Valley

September 13th, 2016

The majestic scenic overlook at Crowley Point is nothing less than breathtaking. It is located at the west entrance to Death Valley National Park and provides a wide variety of panoramic photographic landscape possibilities. Rich Smukler specializ... 

Lost in the Sierras

September 10th, 2016

I stumbled upon this quirky image in the prairies outside Bishop, California. The tires serve as a marker to a farm hidden back in the brush. Mountains from The Inyo National Forest serve as a backdrop and curiously mirror the contours of the tires. ... 

Home of the oldest living things on earth, The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is located about an hour east of Bishop, California in The White Mountains (elevations between 9,000 to 11,000 feet) and accessible via The Schulman Grove Visitor Center. ... 

Our Elephants are Disappearing

September 5th, 2016

A recent article in The Washington Post by Darryl Fears is titled “Forest elephants are vanishing, and they might never recover from poaching.” It points out the startling decline in birthrate as well as the negative impact of poaching. I found it b... 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 9TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS HONOR Rich Smukler from Boca Raton, Florida. LOS ANGELES 8/24 – Rich Smukler of the United States was presented with the 9th Annual International Color Awards Nominee title in the cat... 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 9TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS HONORS Rich Smukler from Boca Raton, Florida. LOS ANGELES 8/24 – Rich Smukler of the United States was presented with the 9th Annual International Color Awards Nominee title in the ca... 

Hiking up to Davidson Glacier (see my prior Post), I was fixated on its natural majesty. Then Mother Nature whispered in my ear. “Fool! Look down and see what I have made for you.” And Sure enough. The Glacial silt runoff kept Mother Nature untied an... 

So here you are, enjoying your early morning coffee in Skagway, Alaska and looking for something amazing to do. Look no further. Consider the Glacier Point Wilderness Safari. I’d like to tell you that it’s right down the road and you can’t miss it. N... 

Close your eyes and in your minds eye picture Alaska. You might drift to The Misty Fjords National Monument. Whether by floatplane or cruise tour, you are sure to experience glacial valleys, waterfalls and snowcapped peaks. You are sure to fill your ... 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – RICH SMUKLER OF THE UNITED STATES WAS AWARDED HONORABLE MENTION FOR TWO IMAGES IN THE INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS (IPOTY) 2015 London, UK (24 April 2016) – Photographer Rich Smukler of United States was Aw... 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASERICH SMUKLER OF UNITED STATES WAS AWARDED HONORABLE MENTION IN THE MONOCHROME AWARDS 2015 COMPETITION MONOCHROME PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF MONO AWARDS 2015 COMPETITION London, UK (30 January 2016) – Photogra... 

Naples Art Association’s 51st Founders Juried Awards Exhibition Preview Reception: March 11, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Date: March 12 – April 16, 2016 Location: The von Liebig Art Center The fine art exhibition will be installed on the gr... 

Located near Bar Harbor, Maine, Jordan Pond is a glacier formed tarn with a maximum water depth of 150 feet. The water is exceptionally clear with an average visibility depth of 46 feet (14 m) but this has been measured as high as 60 feet (18 m), the... 

In the United States, The Everglades is the largest tropical wilderness, the largest wilderness of any kind east of the Mississippi River and is visited on average by one million people each year.It is the third-largest national park in the lower 48 ... 

LenCulture Magazine has recently published Rich Smukler’s Photographic Essay of Eastern State Penitentiary. Located in Philadelphia (Smukler’s hometown), ESP was once the the largest and most expensive public structure ever erected, and quickly becam... 

LenCulture Magazine has recently published Rich Smukler’s Photographic Essay of Eastern State Penitentiary. Located in Philadelphia (Smukler’s hometown), ESP was once the the largest and most expensive public structure ever erected, and quickly becam... 

Glade Walker

January 5th, 2016

The Everglades National Park in Florida covers over 1,500,000 acres. This amazing ecosystem provides quite the photographic challenge and opportunity. Typically, the winter months are the most sane time to visit, due to the heat and thirsty mosquitos... 

High in the Sierras

December 30th, 2015

Heading down to Bishop, California from The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, I was stopped in my tracks by Mother Nature’s handwork. Rich Smukler currently resides in Boca Raton, Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries... 

If you think you have come to the end of the southernmost tip of the United States once you have reached Key West, think again. Seventy miles west out over the emerald waters of The Gulf of Mexico you will find The Dry Tortugas National Park. Fort Je... 

Swamp Song

December 21st, 2015

Taken in Morikami Gardens, Delray, Florida Rich Smukler currently resides in Boca Raton, Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at http://www.rich... 

Swamp Song

December 21st, 2015

Taken in Morikami Gardens, Delray, Florida Rich Smukler currently resides in Boca Raton, Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at http://www.rich... 

Aspen in The High Sierras

December 15th, 2015

Taken in The Inyo National Forest, California. Rich Smukler currently resides in Boca Raton, Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at http://www.... 

Taken in Yosemite National Park, California. Rich Smukler currently resides in Boca Raton, Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at http://www.ri... 

Misty Dawn

December 7th, 2015

Taken in Boynton Beach, Florida. Rich Smukler currently resides in Boca Raton, Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at http://www.richsmuklerpho... 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS HONORS PHOTOGRAPHER RICH SMUKLER FROM THE UNITED STATES. LOS ANGELES (OCTOBER 18, 2014) – Photographer Rich Smukler of the United States was presented with the 10th Annual Black and White Spi... 

Lake Sabrina

December 2nd, 2015

The Inyo National Forest covers parts of the eastern Sierra Nevada of California and The White Mountains of California and Nevada. The forest covers 1,903,381 acres and includes nine designated wilderness areas which protect over 800,000 acres. Lake ... 

Lake Sabrina

December 2nd, 2015

The Inyo National Forest covers parts of the eastern Sierra Nevada of California and The White Mountains of California and Nevada. The forest covers 1,903,381 acres and includes nine designated wilderness areas which protect over 800,000 acres. Lake ... 

Autumn in Inyo

November 16th, 2015

Inyo National Forest is a United States National Forest covering parts of the eastern Sierra Nevada of California and the White Mountains of California and Nevada. The forest hosts several superlatives, including Mount Whitney, the highest point in t... 

The Eastern Sierras

November 11th, 2015

A week in the Eastern Sierras has given me a greater resolve to preserve and promote the natural beauty our world has to offer. This magnificent moment was captured returning from Lake Sabrina in The Inyo National Park. Magnificent! Rich Smukler c... 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE This year, The International Photography Awards received 17841 of submissions from over 230 countries, and is pleased to declare that richard smukler was awarded Honorable Mention in Fine Art – Landscape for the winning entry... 

IPA Honors Rich Smukler

October 2nd, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE This year, The International Photography Awards received 17841 of submissions from over 230 countries, and is pleased to declare that richard smukler was awarded Honorable Mention in Architecture-Buildings for the winning ent... 

This year, The International Photography Awards received 17841 of submissions from over 230 countries, and is pleased to declare that richard smukler was awarded Honorable Mention in Fine Art – Still Life for the winning entry longest night.Rich Smuk... 

Gathering Storm on the Swamps.

September 9th, 2015

The beauty of Florida is the ever-presence of Mother Nature. She comes at you fast! Rich Smukler currently resides in Boca Raton, Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can... 

Swamp’s Edge will be exhibited at this year’s 25th Annual All Florida Juried Art Show. This stunning Black and White archival print was captured in Delray Beach Florida and was first exhibited at The Marin Museum of Contemporary Art in Novato, Califo... 

The Photo Review is a critical journal of national scope and international readership. Publishing since 1976, the Photo Review covers photography events throughout the country and serves as a central resource for the Mid-Atlantic region. With incisiv... 

Our last day is spent in Florence, a magnificent city. Be prepared for the crowds, however. It has been a wonderful journey and I hope you enjoyed some of the stops along the way. A special thanks to Michael Cartwright and Shona Nunan of The Rondine ... 

For those who have the time, the rolling landscape of the Val d'Orcia is interlaced with ancient trails that connect many of the villages and towns in the area, passing through scenic, contemplative countryside. These walking paths have been around f... 

From the hills outside the center of Bagno Vignoni with Rocca d’Orcia in the background. Rich Smukler currently resides in Boca Raton, Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. Yo... 

From the hills outside the center of Bagno Vignoni with Rocca d’Orcia in the background. Rich Smukler currently resides in Boca Raton, Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. Yo... 

BAGNO VIGNONI is an ancient village in the heart of Tuscany situated in the Val d’Orcia National Park. I was first introduced to it years ago when studying at TPW (Toscana Photographic Workshop) as it had become a favorite evening hangout for many of... 

Both San Quirico and Pienza are magical, ancient Tuscan towns. They are connected by an extraordinarily exciting road that strums the true sounds of Tuscany. For years I have driven the 6.25 miles of this amazing highway and never tire of it. SP1... 

Heading towards the south of Tuscany for our final week, it is time to enjoy some of Montalcino‘s famous Brunello di Montalcino. The vineyards surrounding Montalcino are about 120km south of Florence in the Tuscany wine region. In 1980, Brunello di ... 

Pietrasanta is a town and comune on the coast of Northern Tuscany in the province of Lucca. This medieval jewel has roman origins dating back to 1255. It has been over seven years since we were last here, and little has seemed to change, except for t... 

Heading through the mountains from Castelnuovo di Garfagnana to Pietrasanta is nothing short of an amazing experience! Open your windows; turn off the radio; and breathe in the best that mother nature can dish out! As you approach the west coast you ... 

Lucca is a vibrant city known for its pedestrian promenade that encircles the city upon its exterior walls, once of military significance and later in the 20th Century as a race track for cars!. The town dates back to the Etruscans and became a Roman... 

Barga is a marvelous medieval fortress town that has roots going back to the 9th Century. It is the chief town of the mid-valley of the Serchio River and located about 22 miles north of the provincial capital, Lucca. Positioned on the Gothic Line in ... 

Travel about 30 minutes north of Bagni di Lucca and you'll find Lucchio. After what seems to be an interminable and challenging drive up the winding and narrow mountain road, you will come upon this ancient, medieval village that at times rises above... 

Fabbriche di Vallico is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Lucca in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) northwest of Florence and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northwest of Lucca. The main village of the comune, F... 

Back in Bagni di Lucca for the beginning of week two, we came upon this magnificent structure. I was told this was originally a church and currently used as a library, but I have not received confirmation. Any information on this incredible piece of ... 

To finish off the first week, we travel south of Pont A Serraglio about three miles towards Lucca. The Maddalena’s Bridge, also known as The Devil’s Bridge, connects the two banks of the river Serchio at the height of Borgo a Mozzano. Its constructio... 

Nothing beats the late day Tuscan light that goes on forever. A glass of that local, delicious red wine and some reflecting on The Lima River in Bagni Di Lucca. Rich Smukler currently resides in Boca Raton, Florida. His works have been featured in... 

Once you cross Ponte A Serraglio you come face to face with a chilling reminder of the history that surrounds this area. The Gothic Line was drawn by the German army in their attempt to block The Allied Forces from advancing north in World War II. Th... 

Bagni di Lucca is a collection of 25 villages in Northern Tuscany. This view of the Lima River is just downstream of Ponte A Serraglio. Cross this charming walking path and enter the magical grounds of Villa Fiori. Rich Smukler c... 

Keep your eye on the prize. Bagni di Lucca has so much to offer! Rich Smukler currently resides in Boca Raton, Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his wo... 

A late afternoon rain swept into Bagni di Lucca and helped produce this dreamy image. The surrounding mountainside is home to ancient villages and etruscan ruins. Rich Smukler currently resides in Boca Raton, Florida. His works have been featured ... 

DAY 1 – Located along the Lima River, BAGNI di LUCCA is a delightful historic spa center in Northern Tuscany. Situated north of Lucca, the town and its thermal springs reached their height in the 19th century when they were a favorite of Napolean’s ... 

Rich Smukler’s stunning image of Zabriskie Point in Death Valley, California will be on display as part of the 6th Annual St. Augustine Annual Nature and Wildlife Exhibit. Rich Smukler currently resides in Boca Raton, Florida. His works have been ... 

IPA, The International Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for professional, non-professional, and student photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today... 

Endless Night has been selected from 4,173 works and 2,838 artists to participate in the finals exhibition of 240 pieces of art to take place in Tokyo, Japan. Art Olympia 2015 has chosen these pieces from three venues: New York, Paris and Tokyo. The ... 

Rich Smukler will present two of his newest works at The San Diego Art Institute’s 53rd International show. This is Smukler’s second exhibition at the site having first presented there in 2009 at SDAI's 50th. This years competition was juried by Davi... 

La Rondine Gallery is Located in the beautiful Northern Tuscan village of Ponte a Serraglio in the commune of Bagni di Lucca. Since the Renaissance, this village has attracted artists of all disciplines to take refuge and rest in its thermal valley a... 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 5, 2015 Marriott’s Residence Inn Hotel at 170 Broadway, New York City, in conjunction with Indiewalls, Inc., has acquired “Bow Down” by Rich Smukler as part of its permanent collection. “Bow Down” is an image... 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 22, 201439 The Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts in Minneapolis, Minnesota in conjunction with Indiewalls, Inc., has acquired “Cross” by Rich Smukler as part of its permanent collection. “Cross” is an image taken in an... 

See what inspired Van Gogh

December 8th, 2014

Arles is one of the most popular destinations in Provence, famous for its significant Roman heritage. It is the spiritual home of Van Gogh, and you will see how this artist was so inspired by the beautiful countryside in this region of France. ... 

Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest public garden, Mounts displays tropical and subtropical plants from around the world, including plants native to Florida, exotic trees, tropical fruit, herbs, citrus, palms and more. For those of us who might be... 

Tea Time at Morikami

December 3rd, 2014

The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray, Florida has 16 acres that surround Morikami’s two museum buildings and include expansive Japanese gardens with strolling paths, resting areas, world-class bonsai collection and lakes teeming with ko... 

Explore the Surreal with Infrared Imagery Conventional photography endeavors to capture the light that we human eye can see. Infrared photography captures light outside the spectrum of the human eye, just past the red bands that we can see in the... 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS HONORS PHOTOGRAPHER RICH SMUKLER FROM THE UNITED STATES. LOS ANGELES (OCTOBER 18, 2014) – Photographer Rich Smukler of the United States was presented with the 9th Annual Black and White... 

Alexandria Museum of Art’s 27th Annual September Competition Exhibition Date: September 5 – November 22, 2014 Location: The Alexandria Museum of Art, 933 Second Street, Alexandria, LA71301 Rich Smukler, from Boca Raton, Florida, will exhibit his s... 

The 2014 Virginia Academy of Fine Arts National Juried Photography Exhibition will be celebrating its opening reception Friday, September 5, from 5-8PM, with an informal talk at 5:30PM by Jeffrey Allison, this year’s distinguished juror. Mr. Allison ... 

La Rondine Gallery is situated in Ponte a Serraglio in the relaxing commune of Bagni di Lucca. Since the Renaissance, this area has attracted artists of all disciplines to take refuge and rest in its thermal valley and spectacular vistas. The gallery... 

Have you ever considered where the lush and vibrant colors and shades of ochre pigment come from? Situated in the Luberon, at the foot of the Monts de Vaucluse, the village of Roussillon provides the answer. Nestled in the heart of one of the biggest... 

“Guardian” will be introduced at The JACKSONVILLE Center for the Arts as part of the 2014 jax Juried Exhibition located at 220 Parkway Lane South, Floyd, Virginia 24091.The opening “Meet the Artist Reception” is on June 14th, 5-8pm during which Mr. D... 

"Pinball Soldier" will be introduced at MARINMOCA / The Marin Museum of Contemporary Art as part of the 2014 Summer National Juried Exhibition located at 500 Palm Drive, Novato, California. Last year's show featured Swamp's Edge, a stunning black an... 

“Pinball Soldier” will be introduced at MARINMOCA / The Marin Museum of Contemporary Art as part of the 2014 Summer National Juried Exhibition located at 500 Palm Drive, Novato, California. Last year’s show featured Swamp’s Edge, a stunning black an... 

As recently announced, for the third consecutive year Rich Smukler will be exhibiting at The Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts’ annual juried exhibition. The opening reception and award presentations will be Thursday, June 26th from 6PM to 8PM. Arti... 

For the third consecutive year Rich Smukler will be exhibiting at The Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts’ 103rd annual juried exhibition. The opening reception and award presentations will be Thursday, June 26th from 6PM to 8PM. This year the noted jur... 

The history of aviation and aerospace comes alive at The Museum of Flight! Walk the aisles of Air Force One and the Concorde. Stand beneath the Blackbird spy plane. Marvel at the heroics of WWI and WWII. Plus, flight simulators, 3-D movies, the Space... 

Naples Art Association ‘s 50th Founders Juried Awards Exhibition Date: June 09 – July 25, 2014 Location: The von Liebig Art Center On view in The von Liebig Art Center from June 9 through July 25, 2014. The fine art exhibition will be insta... 

Elvis is in the House

April 12th, 2014

Unlike many of my posts which have taken you to obscure places around the globe, I stumbled upon The Freemont Street Experience in Old Las Vegas which captured my photographic attention. Interestingly, in speaking to many of my friends who have visit... 

The Farmington Museum at Gateway Park (Farmington, New Mexico) will present its annual National Juried Exhibition May 10, 2014 with an opening reception and presentation of awards from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday evening May 17th. Prior to the rece... 

The Global Art League is an organization dedicated to furthering the careers of emerging artists worldwide. The International Exhibition of Emerging Artists will be held in Montreal from July 20th through to August 17th 2013. Montreal is one of th... 

Against the Traffic: Rhyolite, Nevada – The Ghost town It’s been a long hard week in Death Valley and it is time to pack it in. I only introduced you to some of the many wonders that the area has to offer. It is really something that needs to be e... 

Against the Traffic: Death Valley – Badwater Basin It’s 4:30am. I am completely alone in Badwater Basin, the lowest place in the western hemisphere. It seems like the dark side of the moon. Still bleary eyed, I slowly, contemplatively set up my... 

It’s 4:30 AM and a few hearty photographers are starting to set up their tripods and await the dawn. It is quiet, very quiet. It is windy and cold. I struggle to keep the tripod steady. I’m already dreaming of my first cup of hot coffee. I attach my ... 

Against the Traffic: Stovepipe Wells and Mesquite Flat Dunes For the rest of the week we will be bunking at The Hotel at Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley. This is not The Four Seasons Hotel, make no mistake! In fact, the movie “Mad Max” comes to mind... 

Eureka Dunes

February 22nd, 2013

It rises as the tallest dunes in California and perhaps North America. The Eureka Dunes lie in the remote Eureka Valley, an enclosed basin at 3000 foot elevation located northwest of Death Valley. They rise nearly 700 feet and stretch 3 miles long... 

Getting ready for your trip into Death Valley is no simple matter. It requires careful thought and preparation. Our first stop will be to Eureka Dunes, but we need to be on top of our game. There are plenty of good reasons. Death Valley is no simple... 

The Alabama Hills are located just west of Lone Pine, California and easily accessible. Lest you think your humble reporter has just discovered them, they have been used for many years to represent the iconic American West. Nearly 400 films have been... 

How Do You Define A Fine Artist

February 2nd, 2013

Over the years I have gone to hundreds of museums and galleries, studied the works of the masters, read the analyses and opinions of critics, seen and opined on the works of my fellow students and mentors. All the time, I am searching for a thread, a... 

From Lone Pine to Death Valley

February 2nd, 2013

Lone Pine, California is a sleepy little town. For me it was a great jumping off spot for my journey into Death Valley. Before your trip into the park, do not miss Alabama Hills which is the subject of my next post. But first, let’s discuss Lone Pine... 

Ravello is a sleepy town and commune located above the Amalfi Coast in Southern Italy. It is in the province of Salerno, Campania. And though I keep an open mind, this is where I’d prefer to have my ashes distributed when that sad day comes. The vi... 

REALLY! I’ve been a satisfied Canon user for years predating digital: from the AE-1 35mm SLR Film Camera, 20D, EOS T2i, 40D and now the D5 Mark II. I have to say that I am thrilled with the D5 and am amazed at its power and versatility. I know th... 

Having returned from a photography trip to Kenya and Tanzania, I was brimming over with pride at the many exotic images I captured: Kilimanjaro, the Maasai tribesmen, the Serengeti and all that Africa has to offer. I was living my dream. That’s when ...