Donnamaria R. Jones, a local photographer from Maryland, has her exhibit “Circalyans, Warriors Of The Untime” at the Center for the Arts in Manassas, VA. The duration: March 6 – April 25. This past Saturday was the Meet the Artist & The Warriors night. I was very lucky to attend this event last night… and glad that I did. To hear Donnamaria R. Jones speak about her vision for her project, and how she got from A to Z was unreal.

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Early March I saw the exhibit. Looking at the brochure I received through my email I wasn’t for sure what I was going to see. I walked in the exhibit and was blown away! 🙂 Creating composites isn’t an easy task. I have listen to photographers presentations about composites but never seen any in person…until now. Here’s a little bit of how Photographer Jones described Circalyans “Fascinated by the indomitable spirit defining warriors of times past, present and imagined future, she has created an amalgamated league of conquerors, the Circalyans Warriors of the Untime, that transcend all time periods. The rustic, near life-sized portrait panels evoke the sheer might and domination of the eclectically adorned and armed combatants”.

Below are some of Photographer Jones images.

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I hope everyone enjoyed the exhibit as much as I did. I wish I would have been able to talk to all the Warriors but there were so many people I was just happy to be a part of the evening. I know we all get excited when we go to hear famous photographers speak, their workshops, or just to be able to shake their hands. But don’t forget about the ones that live up the street from you or around the corner. Support your local photographers; you’ll be surprised how great they are 🙂 😉

Camera gear: Fujifilm X-Pro2 and Fujinon XF35mm f/2 R WR prime lens. Exposures f/2, ISO 2000, and adjusted my compensation dial from time to time. My goal wasn’t to shoot “tight” but to capture the surroundings in the image (and to stay out of the main photographer’s way).

Here’s Donnamaria R. Jones website: https://www.circalifeimages.com

HAPPY SHOOTING!! 🙂 🙂

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