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Steven Tryon
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Sunrise

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Spotlight

2020-303 Upper Falls from the east rim

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Selected for the January 2021 Magic of Light show at ICPG.

2020-298 All that remains

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Neighborly colors

2017-256 Neighbors and relatives and friends

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<- :star: Featured artist. :star:


I hang out in a variety of places.

  • Flickr – Joined ages ago as "pearwood". Cleaned it up and added my 2020 photography.

  • PearwoodPhoto.com – Blog and photography on WordPress.

  • Instagram – Joined in 2017 as “pearwoodphoto”. General updates.

  • Goodreads – What I’ve been reading.

  • DeviantArt – Joined dA in 2005 as “pearwood”. This has been my main photography site ever since. We shall see.


I am a photographer, walker, and sometime paddler, a theologically-educated geek living in Rochester, NY. Once upon a time I was an Army helicopter jockey in Alaska.


I started with film, switched to digital, then went back to classic film cameras.


With major back surgery in August 2019 and bunion repair in January 2020 now behind me, I am gearing up for #AppalachianTrail2021 for #Birthday71.


I will always remember…

  • I will always remember that I am one finite human being, with assorted weaknesses, and that’s ok.

  • I will always remember that I will not live forever on this earth, and that’s ok, too.

  • I will always remember that Jesus loves me, and that is enough.


So what catches my eye? An eye to see beauty in the unusual or, even more, in the ordinary things of life. A portrait that reveals something unique or special of the one portrayed — or of the artist (self-portraits in particular fascinate me), or of joy, grief, and hope of life. A gaze into the eyes of the one gazing at the artist. The sheer joy of creation. A delight in the ridiculous that resides in all of us. Gracefulness of form and motion.


Steve's suggestions on how to leave a good comment...

  1. Tell the artist what caught your eye, something your particularly liked or didn't like.

  2. Tell the artist something you think they could have done differently or better.

  3. Suggest an alternate title; it tells the artist what you saw in the image.

  4. Interact with the artwork, continue its story.

  5. Ask the artist how or why they did something.

  6. If nothing else, even "Ooh, pretty!" or "Oh, ick!" is a lot more information than no comment at all.

Enjoy!


Life is a photo op. Take the camera.

Sunrise by Observer14

Sunrise by Observer14

@Observer14 My brother, Chuck @Observer14, is the one of us three brothers who has been able to make the transition from professional geek to professional artist. (Chuck was a Unix guru before I even knew what Unix was.) This sculpture is from four years ago. Says Chuck, Terracotta clay, 13" x 18"  (finished) This is considerably larger than figures I've been working on up to this point, but trying to push the envelope... and as a result, gave me quite a few technical problems (mostly solved). One of the interesting challenges with this piece was coming up with a title. Often, when I begin work on a piece, I will have a picture in my head of the composition and content of the figure, but I don't usually have a title.  In most cases, as I work with the figure, the title will become evident to me, sometimes almost as if the figure tells me what its title should be.  Sometimes, it's as I photograph the finished piece and start posting it on the Web that the
No uploads yesterday for cause I was at Letchworth taking more pictures with the Argus and the Ondu.

Warmness and tenderness by Ksenia-Daka

Warmness and tenderness by Ksenia-Daka

@Ksenia-Daka Ksenia @Ksenia-Daka isn't on dA any more but her photographs and especially her selfportraits keep popping up on my home page favorites. Ksenia is on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/dakavaka/ (paintings) and https://www.instagram.com/uaklya/ (photographs). - Steve https://www.instagram.com/pearwoodphoto/ ------------------------- Pearwood's Feature Log Steve's suggestions on how to leave a good comment... Tell the artist what caught your eye, something your particularly liked or didn't like. Tell the artist something you think they could have done differently or better. Suggest an alternate title; it tells the artist what you saw in the image. Interact with the artwork, continue its story. Ask the artist how or why they did something. If nothing else, even "Ooh, pretty!" or "Oh, ick!" is a lot more information than no comment at all. Enjoy!

Deviousness Award

pearwood has been an outstanding member of DeviantArt since he joined back in 2005. An enthusiastic and supportive member of the photography community, pearwood has submitted over 7,000 deviations to his gallery and has consistently contributed both artwork and journals to a variety groups over the years. In addition to his artwork, pearwood helps other artists grow as well, by creating art features to bring attention to lesser-known artists and leaving constructive and supportive comments on other deviants’ artwork. His dedication to the DeviantArt community and his general positive influence make us proud to announce pearwood as the recipient of the November 2016 Deviousness Award!
Awarded Nov 2016

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hi there. :) hope all is well on your homefront. :)

We're hanging in there. :hug:

Thanks a lot for faving my work!

Florence #2

thank you for the fav!

I can’t remember. Did I mention to you that I went to R.I.T. from ’76 to ’78, then ’80 to ’81? (btw the way, I just ran across a recent Armand Schaubroeck House of Guitars commercial on YouTube the other day!)