International Photography of the Year (honorable mention in Nature:Landscape


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“This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.” John Muir

An amazing week in Yosemite led to this lead image (one of six) to be honored by IPOTY.

Rich Smukler specializes in Landscape and Fine-Art Photography from his studio in South Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can acquire his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile).

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When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop


untitled-9307 copyWhen we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
Travels in Alaska by John Muir, 1915.

Waiting for the early morning sunrise in Stuart, Florida, I absorbed the quiet, the dark and serenity. Not yet having enjoyed my morning coffee, I was over-washed with a sense deep-breathed clarity.

Rich Smukler specializes in Landscape and Fine-Art Photography from his studio in South Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can acquire his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile).

As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing


untitled-7633 copy“As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I’ll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can”.”
John Muir

The Sierras can either stop your heart or remind you that it is there. On the way to Bishop, California I was blessed with this scene.

Rich Smukler specializes in Landscape and Fine-Art Photography from his studio in South Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile).

Early Morn in Stuart Florida


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The stunning quiet of the early morning on the water never loses its lure.

Rich Smukler specializes in Landscape and Fine-Art Photography from his studio in South Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile).

Coffee Mountain debuts at 2017 IPA


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

International Photography Awards Announces Winners of the 2017 Competition!

This year, The International Photography Awards received 14259 of submissions from over 165 countries, and is pleased to declare that Rich Smukler was awarded Honorable Mention in Fine Art – Landscape for the winning entry Coffee Mountain.

ABOUT Rich Smukler
Rich Smukler has blended his life-long passion for art and photography. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. While his cutting edge passion for graphic design has earned him accolades and awards for innovative style, his genre as a fine art photographer encompasses photo-realism to abstract graphic design. You can see more of his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile).

About the International Photography Awards
The International Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for professional, non-professional, and student photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today. Each year, the International Photography Awards (IPA) invites passionate photographers, to compete for the title of Photographer of the Year, Discovery of the Year and Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year. A board of esteemed professionals in the field juries the competition: curators, photo editors, gallery owners, art directors, and other luminaries from the international photography community. logo

MORNING TOUCH to Exhibit at The Von Liebig Art Center in Naples, Florida


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Naples Art Association’s 52nd Founders Juried Awards ExhibitionNAA_Logo

Preview Reception: March 2, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (reception and awards presentation)

Date: March 2 – April 16, 2016
Location: The von Liebig Art Center

The fine art exhibition will be installed on the ground floor and second level of The von Liebig Art Center in six galleries and will be on view from February 24 through March 25, 2018 . The von Liebig Art Center is located in Naples, Florida at 585 Park Street in the heart of the 5th Avenue South shopping, dining and arts district. The Naples Art Association’s Founders Exhibitions are a long-held tradition honoring the founding members of the Naples Art Association. The exhibition will feature recent work in all media by Naples Art Association members.

“Morning Touch” is part of a photographic essay of Yosemite National Park which can be seen in full on Rich Smukler’s website at www.richsmuklerphoto.com. Rich specializes in Landscape and Fine-Art Photography from his studio in South Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile).

Hats Off!


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My Hat is off to all of you have followed my blog all these years; commented, participated, agreed, disagreed, and otherwise made this endeavor so enjoyable! Here is hoping for a healthy and creative 2018. Please keep your comments coming!!!!!!

Rich Smukler specializes in Landscape and Fine-Art Photography from his studio in South Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile).