May 6, 2022 • Issue 59
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Happy Almost Summer, reader!

It will be around 90° here in Albuquerque today. After spending a few weeks in 55+ weather in Seattle last month I am more-than-ready for warmer days.

I trust those of you who like to click the shutter release are out an about capturing great images, and for those of you who are writers I hope writer's block has not got you down.

If any of you would like to follow my writing pursuits, just click here to subscribe to my Medium page and you will be able to read everything I write: poems, how-tos, thoughts, reflections, etc.
• The next issue of Shadow & Light Magazine (May/June) will feature a reprint of an interview I had with Jerry Uelsmann (1934-2022) in 2007. Click here to receive this issue and five others for only $10/annual-six issues!

Color It Red 2022 (cover images above) is ready for entry! This will be the 11th year of this very popular call-for-entry, and we are ready to accept your entry. You can read additional info on the Official Color It Red Entry Page, here. You can pay now and send your images in, later!

• This just in: Diana Bloomberg and Jane Szabo (another LACP portfolio review find) will be two of our feature portfolios for the May/June 2022 issue of Shadow & Light Magazine. There will be more on that later. Also in this issue I will be reviewing a new release by Mona Kuhn, "Kings Road."
• If you experience a missing/incorrect link or serious errors, please contact me and I will post the correct information on the Shadow & Light Magazine site, under the "Errata" tab.
I thank you all for your readership and continued support!
And.... remember to get outta da house! Puleeeeze!


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