“The Sweet Light,” a collection of stunning landscape and nature photographs by Kenneth West Jr., opens January 10 at the National Center for Nature Photography at Secor Metropark.
While walking on trails through forests, meadows and wetlands during the four seasons, the photographer captures the play of light, color and texture, documenting nature’s sublime creative intelligence. Presented with the challenge of capturing the brilliance of the sun and the deep shadows in the landscape, West uses a technique known as high dynamic range (HDR) photography, which allows a greatly expanded range of light to be reproduced in a single photographic image.
The Exhibit will be open Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. through March 15 at Secor Metropark on Central Avenue, six miles west of I-475/US23. Admission is free.
About Ken West
West’s early photographic training was in the tradition of the master-apprentice relationship. As a child he learned about photography from his grandfather, a portrait painter and award-winning portrait photographer. During his high school and college years, he worked in the photography department at Hallmark Cards, learning from skilled photographers about many different photographic processes. He learned about color reproduction from his father, a nationally recognized leader in the graphic arts industry and a pioneer in the field of color reproduction.
West is currently a professor at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, where he teaches photography and business classes. For the last seven years, he has enjoyed creating digital photographic images of the Iowa landscape.
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