Invitation to Wonder 04/15/2022

The Galena Center for the Arts is growing in size with the purchase of a former bank building in 2021 to host its exhibitions and competitions. The building will require interior gutting and remodeling, which was delayed due to  Covid-19, over two years. During the pandemic shutdown, they held several online and print exhibitions. The April 2022 print is “Invitation to Wonder” which focused on subjects all around us in this world. Thirty-three artists from the Tri-State area shared their talents and wonder, with many of the paintings, photographs, drawings, and sculptures for sale. You may reach out to the Galena Center for the Arts at On pages 28 and 29, the April 2022 edition exhibits me - Bob Felderman with a photograph of the Dubuque Railroad Swinging Bridge on a foggy morning, an aerial photo of the Veterans Memorial Plaza at Sunset, and a street photograph of a moon over the Dubuque County Courthouse taken through a historic brick alley. The photographs will be printed on canvas and are for sale at $750 each. 

Travel Series Spring has Arrived 03/24/2022

Travel. Sunsets. Landscapes. People. Spring! This time of year is special. Spring weather allows more travel, Mother Nature brings us green grass, flowing waterfalls, and time on the backroads of river roads of America. Spring offers that renewal of Earth for all humans, pushing us to think of brighter futures, nature, and the sky. We were fortunate to put two weeks traveling to the SE United States, shooting some golf courses and tournaments, time with our grandgirls, and just enjoying time together on the open road. We hope you have the opportunity to get more outdoor time, as well some positive time with nature and family. “Charge On” Bob

Meteorological Spring 03/01/2022

March 1st is technically Spring, but known as Meteorological Spring. All winter, I have been trying to catch an Eagle grabbing a fish from the river, and today I took the closest with the fish in its talons a split second after seeing it. The second image is a flock of Snow Geese flying north over the Lock and Dam 11 in Dubuque. The third still image is my first photo of the day, taken between the railings of the Lock using my Canon 5D Mark III and a Tamron 150-600mm telephoto lens, with an eagle sitting on an ice flow and its reflection in the crisp river water. It was a beautiful sunny day with only a few clouds; the ice flows were flowing in circles down the river, there were hundreds of ducks and more than one dozen eagles taking advantage of the day’s beauty. I wish you could have been there with me! Enjoy the day and “Charge On!”

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