Buzzin' In

JILL J. JENSEN
Buzzin' In, 35mm Kodachrome, 800 x 526 pixels, 1997

As a photographer and artist, Jill J. Jensen has displayed her color photographs in solo and group exhibits since the 1970s. Her work is found in galleries and private collections across the United States, including a display at the offices of the Iowa Department of Economic Development in Des Moines, Iowa. She has won top awards at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum in Mason City, the Charles City Art Museum, and the Polk County Heritage Gallery in Des Moines, among others, and she was a member of The ArtistsÕ Gallery cooperative in West Des Moines, Iowa. Her photographs have been published in books and magazines, as greeting cards, and in other print and multimedia materials. Her work has also been shown at the Ambroz Art Center and CSPS in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Jill J. Jensen writes: "Buzzin' In" was captured early one late summer morning in the flower gardens at Noelridge Park, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I prefer to work in the light of early morning or late afternoon, the hour or so just before and after sunrise and sunset, when everything is golden, clear, and draped with interesting shadows. In the mornings, the dew may still be on the plants. Insects and animals may be slower to stir and, therefore, more susceptible to image capture. In the evenings, clouds and atmospheric phenomena evolve quickly as the sun changes position in the sky, which changes the quality of the light on whatever is the subject of the photograph.

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