Entry Title: "ENTWINED IN VINES"
Name: Linda Caldwell , United States
Category and Expertise: Other_FA, Non-Professional


Entry Description: This dormant vine image was taken at a winery located in California’s Alexander Valley in early spring during a photography field trip. Seemingly entwined together they wound their way in, around and through each other, crawling and reaching upward along the side of the wall. It was an intriguing sight that caught my eye and was taken with my Canon 5D Digital Camera, using a Tamron 17-35mm f2.8 Wide Angle lens on a Bogen Tripod with Manfrotto Head. I applied a slight dry brush accent filter in Adobe Photoshop.

About the Artist:

I am a self-taught photographer from Santa Rosa, California. I grew up on a sheep and egg ranch next to what is now known as Spring Lake Regional Park where I have many fond memories of feeding baby chicks and lambs as well as riding on our old tractor with my father. I was educated in Santa Rosa, California and worked for several years in the banking industry until meeting my husband. Having raised our children on a small ranch in the SE hills of Sonoma County for many years, I am continually surrounded by the constant beauty and splendor of nature, my endless source for photographic inspiration. Elements of my photographer’s palette include light, mood and substance whether my subjects are incredible landscapes, vibrant sunsets, beautiful waterscapes, as well as limitless creative interpretations of my photographic art through the Digital Darkroom of Adobe Photoshop. For several years I learned valuable operational, instructional and technical skills working in the digital darkroom of Adobe Photoshop from an Adobe tutorial master here in Santa Rosa and began taking photographs with a Canon Elan 7 film camera but now shoot exclusively with the Canon 5DMark III digital camera and print all my work (prints, canvas, note cards, and postcards), with the exception of larger pieces and canvas work that are printed by specialty fine art printers. My portfolio consists of film, digital, creative and abstract images. Please visit my photographic world at: www.lindacaldwellphotography.com For over 10 years I have been a member of Santa Rosa Photographic Society. Currently I am a member of several galleries and solo artist with ongoing exhibits at the Summit State Bank/Santa Rosa Montgomery Village and Rohnert Park Branches including Sutter Landmark Medical Center OBGYN and Lab Offices with 1 image in the ICU Waiting Room of Sutter Medical Center Hospital, Santa Rosa, CA. I also exhibit my art at: Art At The Source Open Studios/Sebastopol, CA, group art exhibits, Marin Fair, craft festivals and several bay area high profile galleries as well as having had several winning images published in Best Of Artist Books, emerging artist magazines, worldwide international photo contests including photographic venues in New York, Argentina and later this year in Paris, France. In 2010, I self-published my first book, ‘The Birth Of An Image…A Photographer’s Personal Reflection of that Intimate Moment.’ I have been blessed to experience many spectacular photographic moments on my journey through life that I now wish to share them with others.