Just You and Me Print on Exhibit at the Peoria Heights Public Library

Just You and MeJeff’s print of summertime on Lake Michigan titled Just You and Me will be on exhibit in the Peor​ia Heights Public Library during the month of June, 2013. Jeff’s print will be one of a collection of works from artists in the Illinois Art League.

 

How Many Photos Fit in a Terabyte? We Are About To Find Out.

FilckrFlickr has thrown down the proverbial gauntlet with the latest upgrade to their service. For us long time Flickr users, this has been a long-awaited upgrade. With the recent shakeup in the top management at Yahoo, most of us had high hopes that its Flickr service would get a much-needed overhaul. And overhaul it they did. Gone is the sea of white space and the plethora of blue-colored links replaced by a user interface focusing on the photos instead of sharing the screen real estate with mundane metadata. Don’t worry though, the mundane metadata is still available, albeit hidden a little. Just click on a photo and scroll up to find all that metadata goodness.

I haven’t made it through every nook and cranny in the new user interface but the parts I tried are definitely a step in the right direction. As with any upgrade, there will be some tweaking applied as the feedback rolls in from the users. The couple of things I saw I didn’t like are minor and not worth getting in a fuss about.

Recently, it seems that with every good there is a bad, and with the Flickr upgrade there is a doozy. For us Pro account holders, the Pro account model just ended. There seems to be some conflicting opinions whether Pro accounts may be renewed indefinitely to keep the unlimited storage and ad free status. Hopefully, Yahoo will make this clear in the next few days. The forums are flooded with all kinds of guess-work and the potential firestorm should be quelled as fast as possible.

Based on Flickr’s calculation of the image size from an average smartphone, a terabyte of storage will hold 500,000 photos. That’s a lot of photos of your lunch, your girlfriend, and the cat. Better start snapping.

Jeff Burton Takes Honors in 2013 IAL Membership Art Show

Just You and MeJeff’s photograph Just You and Me of a sunset in Grand Haven, Michigan was awarded First Place in the Photography Division at the 2013 Illinois Art League Membership Art Show. Established in 1960, the purpose of the Illinois Art League remains the same today. The League offers workshops to help members increase their artistic skills, juried shows that allow members to display their work along with a newsletter and website to keep members informed of all activities.

Just You and Me captures the quiet moment of a stroll along the beach at the end of a wonderful day. The waves of Lake Michigan lap at the feet of the couple as they soak up the rays of the sun with the Grand Haven lighthouse in the background. The warm golden color of the sun glints through the glass enclosure of the lighthouse acting as if to light the way for those seeking to come home from a long summer day.

Jeff’s photograph of the falls in Turkey Run State Park named Punch Bowl was awarded Second Place in the Photography Division and his photograph of sunrise on Johnson Lake in Kewanee, Illinois called When Morning Arrives was awarded Honorable Mention in the Photography Division.

Jeff Burton is a Peoria, IL based Fine Art Photographer, who seeks to capture moments that instill a sense of calm and wonderment with the world around us. His photography style emphasizes the rich texture and tones of his subjects which are often overlooked.

Jeff Burton Awarded Third Place in 49th Rennick Juried Art Show

Peoria, Illinois

Jeff’s black and white image of downtown Peoria, Illinois from across the Illinois River was awarded Third Place in the 49th Annual Rennick Juried Art Show sponsored by the Peoria Historical Society. The show theme is Central Illinois with works depicting life within the region.

Peoria, Illinois captures the world-class skyline of Peoria Illinois. The night-time image emphasizes the urban romance of the city by accentuating the lights and glitter of the downtown region. The nighttime skyline is rich with history and commerce including the world headquarters of Caterpillar, Inc. Along with the skyline, the beautifully lit riverfront area illustrates the nightlife of the city and the “Spirit of Peoria” paddle-wheel riverboat is visible in its home dock.

Jeff Burton is a Peoria, IL based Fine Art Photographer, who seeks to capture moments that instill a sense of calm and wonderment with the world around us. His monochrome photography style emphasizes the rich texture and tones of his subjects which are often overlooked.

Peoria, Illinois and Morning Workout works will be on exhibition at the 49th Annual Rennick Juried Art Show in the Peoria Public Library, Main Branch, LL1 Gallery May 1, 2013 through May 31, 2013.