• Spring 2014 Featured Artwork
    Butterfly at Botanical Gardens

    Butterfly at Botanical Gardens

    The Schoolhouse Gallery is pleased to feature a metal print (12″ x 12″) of Denise Lilly’s “Butterfly at Botanical Gardens.” The print is on exhibit and for sale at our gallery this spring.

    Denise Lilly began photographing nature as a child, capturing images in her own backyard or visiting Maine’s ample state parks with her family. Over the years, she’s continued to hone her self-taught photography skills while capturing images in the Northwest and Northeast. While nature photography is her primary photographic interest, she also dabbles in portrait and product photography. (See more of her work on her website.)

    Lilly’s “Butterfly at Botanical Gardens” was taken at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay. While she lived in Kingfield, Lilly worked at the Schoolhouse gallery with John and Cindy. She now resides near the coast in Topsham, Maine.

    Engine #2, Black and White, New Portland, Maine

    Engine #2, Black and White, New Portland, Maine

    Nature Photography Image of the Month

    As a full color, high-dynamic-range photo, this image was our Image-of-the-Month in July 2011.  Lately, I have been converting some of my favorite photos into black & white files, so that I can print them on high quality fine art paper.  I was particularly pleased with the depth and the wide range of gray tones possible with Engine #2.  The patina of it’s aging surface, with chrome highlights still intact and the rich blacks of the missing windows all contribute to making this image an arresting one for me.

    Hasselblad H3D-39 w/HC 50 – 110 mm zoom lens at focal length 85mm, ISO 50, f16 at 1/20 to 1/4 second, UV filter