Saratoga Health & Wellness Exhibition (ongoing)...

 

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My partner and I attend Saratoga Health & Wellness for fitness training.  I asked Nicholas Galuardi and Michael Lapolla (owners of SH&W) if I could use a couple of walls to hang photos, swapping them out every week or so to keep the exhibit fresh. They kindly gave permission.
    The purpose of this page is to provide some background for the photos I selected for display, as well as to offer visitors to my website a chance to see the photos if they are unable to see the exhibition in person.  Of course, if you live anywhere close to Saratoga Springs, you'd be welcome to visit the facility at 538 Maple Ave (Rte 9) and check it out (call 518-306-6987). Note that only 13-14 photos are displayed at a time, but if you're interested in a photo that isn't currently displayed, just ask Nick or Mike and I'll bring it in the next time I'm at the facility. All canvas prints displayed here are available for sale at Saratoga Health & Wellness, or can be ordered directly from me at seanwalmsley@mac.com. A portion of each sale is donated to SH&W.

Images 201- (this page) --updated October 16, 2019

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Michael Lapolla (Owner, Exercise Physiologist), Colleen Fraser (Exercise Physiologist) and Nicholas Galuardi (Owner, Exercise Physiologist).

Michael Lapolla (Owner, Exercise Physiologist), Colleen Fraser (Exercise Physiologist) and Nicholas Galuardi (Owner, Exercise Physiologist).


One of the walls in the exercise area set aside for my photographs. Spaces are reserved for participants doing wall exercises, that’s why there are blank parts of the wall!

One of the walls in the exercise area set aside for my photographs. Spaces are reserved for participants doing wall exercises, that’s why there are blank parts of the wall!


Latest photos on display at Saratoga Health & Wellness


212.Roofer. Canon EOS 90D, 2019. Saratoga Springs, NY. 36” x 12.”

This roofer gives me vertigo every time I look at the photo, but I just had to shoot the picture given that the house next door was being constructed, and I had such a good angle from which to take it.

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211. Maple leaf hanging by a thread. iPhone 11 Pro, 2019. Glens Falls, NY. 20” x 16.”

Waiting for LARAC Art Gallery to open, I found a Japanese maple tree with a leaf just hanging there, shot upwards into into the sun, between the Police Station and LARAC, it almost frames the two buildings. Even caterpillars weren’t able to chew their way completely through the large leaf.

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210. Photobombed!

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209. Yellow nasturtiums in my garden. Canon EOS 90D, 2019. Saratoga Springs, NY. 20” x 16.”

I’ve only grown red nasturtiums prior to this year, but these are absolutely gorgeous, and add a mustardy taste to salads!

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208. Dragonfly on a Baby Twist Locust twig. Canon EOS 90D, 2019. Saratoga Springs, NY. 30” x 24.”

Unlike butterflies and hummingbirds, which are really difficult to photograph, dragonflies often remain completely still, although if you get too close to them, they’ll fly off. This one frequently alights on a twig in my raised beds, and is extremely cooperative. I just liked the gossamer wings, and especially the way the baby twist twig loops around, and provides a great resting place for the dragonfly.

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207. Japanese Anenomes in my garden. Canon EOS 90D, 2019. Saratoga Springs, NY. 20” x 16.”

These pink beauties hang in there until almost the bitter end of the gardening season.

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206. Painted Lady butterfly feeding on a Blue Salvia in my garden. Canon EOS 90D, 2019. Saratoga Springs, NY. 20” x 24”

Butterflies don’t spend much time feeding on a particular flower, so being able to take 5 photos a second is very helpful. Even though this butterfly didn’t have its wings extended, I thought the composition with upside down feeding and beautiful coloring made it worth turning in to a canvas print. (Note the black proboscis doing the actual feeding).

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205. Hummingbird feeding on a zinnia in my garden. Canon EOS 90D, 2019. Saratoga Springs, NY. 20” x 24”.

The hummingbirds that usually visit my garden have been put off by the construction of our sunroom last year, and by the construction of a new house next door this year. But they returned in late August, and made up for lost time. It takes a lot of patience to capture them in the wild (as opposed to hummingbird feeders) but a long lens and the fact that they rotate through the garden every 15-30 minutes helps! It takes around 100 shots to get one that’s even presentable.

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204. Bird of Paradise flower (Strelitzia) in bloom at Longwood Gardens, PA. iPhone X, 2018. Philadelphia, PA. 20”x 16.”

Makes you want to live in the tropics. Or in a heated greenhouse.

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203. Lupin(e) in bloom in my garden. iPhone7+, 2017. Saratoga Springs, NY. 20”x 16.”

Lupin in the UK, lupine in the US. Not sure why.

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202. Ageratum in bloom in my garden. iPhone XS, 2019. Saratoga Springs, NY. 20”x 16.”

These flowers look like mini mop-heads!

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201. Butterfly on a Cimifuga (Bugbane), in my garden. Canon 80D, 2017. Saratoga Springs, NY. 40” x 20”

©Sean Walmsley 2018-9

©Sean Walmsley 2018-9


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