Gallery 255 – February 2015 – Fire and Ice: Photographs of Death Valley and Iceland by Owen Floody

Can you imagine the interior of a lava tube at Lake Myvatn region of northern Iceland or a sunrise in the Mesquite Sand Dunes in Death Valley National Park? Travel with your eyes with Fire and Ice: Photographs of Death Valley and Iceland photography exhibit by Owen Floody. The exhibit is on display in Gallery 255 at the Public Library for Union County throughout the month of February.

Using a Canon 7D camera and 17-40 mm f4 lens, Owen participated in a photo-tour run in Iceland to capture the diverse scenery. Owen also traveled to Death Valley to photograph the Mesquite Sand Dunes and the Badwater Salt Flats.

Floody is a retired Bucknell professor devoted to travel, wildlife and photography.  He describes his motivation, including that for this show, in the following way: “I would like to share with others some of the excitement and enjoyment that I derive from my dual hobbies of travel and photography.  I am fortunate to be able to pursue these interests, which have taken me to parts of the world, and exposed me to scenes, that I can only describe as magical.  Though I would not want to overestimate the power of a photograph, I think that well-crafted images can convey some of this magic. It is my hope that my images will do just that for those who view them.”

An opening reception for Owen is scheduled for Monday, February 9 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The reception is free and open to the public.

Artists and organizations are encouraged to apply to exhibit items of artistic, cultural and intellectual interest in the library’s gallery and/or display cases. Click here for additional information and the application.