Topaz Labs would like to congratulate photographer Joe Reardon, as two of his images processed with the Topaz plug-ins have been selected to be on display in the US Halls of Congress.

As a member of the New Hampshire Art Association, a notice was sent out that the newly elected Congresswoman Carol Shea Porter was initiating a program of “Art on Loan” to showcase NH artists in her office in Congress. The two images below were chosen personally by Porter; one to be displayed in her office in Manchester, NH while the other to be sent to her office in Washington DC. Both pieces will be on display during her entire tenure as Congresswoman.

The Covered Bridge

Location: Conway Village, NH over the Saco River

Equipment Used: D800 28 mm Lens with 3.0 ND Filter, ISO 400 10 Secs F9.5

Post Processing: PS 5, Adjust 5. Some slight adjustments were also made with luminosity masks in the high-lights and shadows.

About the Image: “I was on a photoshoot with a student last October to the White Mountains of NH for some foliage shots. I specifically targeted structures with water flowing so that I could teach her long exposures. This was the last series of shots for the day.”

Joe Reardon Photography--51The Row Boat

Location: Portsmouth, NH

Equipment Used: D800 28-105 MM at 38 MM. ISO 100 3.0 ND 10 Sec at F16

Post Processing: PS 5, Topaz Plugins – Adjust 5, Clarity, Lens Effects (for warmth and graduated filtering in the sky). Slight adjustments made with the luminosity masks in the high-lights and shadows.

About the Image: Snapped on a photo shoot to experiment with long exposures with structures and water flow.

Carol Shea Porter  is the current U.S. Representative for New Hampshire’s 1st congressional district. The annual art competition she holds accepts submissions from a variety of categories including painting, mixed media, drawing, photography, prints, collage and computer generated art, all which must somehow represent the state of New Hampshire.

According to Shea Porter, “Arts are a vital part of life in New Hampshire and I want to recognize artists in the First Congressional District […] artists contribute to the rich and diverse culture of New Hampshire and to its economy. I look forward to showcasing their work.”

Congratulations Joe!

About the Photographer:

Joe Reardon is a freelance photographer from southern New Hampshire. Joe’s work is represented by galleries in New Hampshire and in Massachusetts. Joe’s images are also in private collections across the USA and in Europe. His photo website can be found here.

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