Clouded View

Christopher RobinOur Town Arts

When experiencing the huge vastness of the earth, it is common to capture it all with one giant scene, one huge photo. Grand vistas make beautiful images and I love to photograph them.

After the “big picture,” I try to discipline myself looking for smaller scenes within the larger. Here are two images of the same subject. One is larger, the other is focused on a small section, a detail that could get lost in the big scene. Combined, they show both the immensity and the intimate details, completing the story.

Mountain Vista

These photos were taken near the village of Hemis-Shukpachan (alt. 12,000 feet) in the Himalaya Mountians of India. The distant peaks reach nearly 20,000 feet.

This week is the First Friday Art Walk in downtown Knoxville. Robin and I will be in our studio until 9 p.m. Please stop in and introduce yourself and see what we have been creating. We will both have some new work on display.

Photographer Chris and painter Robin Rohwer each week share a painting or photograph that captured their interest in hopes that it will also capture yours. They have a small studio and gallery in the Phoenix Building at 418 South Gay Street where you can stop and see their work. Their website is All works are copyright protected.


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