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Mark Hemleben in His Studio

Old Jerome High School, Jerome, Arizona, USA

October 5, 2009, 3:00 pm

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© 2009 G. Donald Bain, All Rights Reserved.

Caption

I was traveling across Arizona on my way to the IAPP/IVRPA Panoramic Photography Conference in Albuquerque. There is a lot of great country between my home near San Francisco and New Mexico, so I allowed myself a week to drive there, camping in the desert and mountains and taking VR panoramas.

Jerome is an old mining town - said to have produced a billion dollars of copper, gold and silver. The mines were worked for seventy years before they played out, and a substantial town was built, clinging to the steep slopes and running out along the ridgelines of Cleopatra Hill. When the mines closed down the town slowly emptied, then revived as a tourist attraction and art center. The old High School was turned into studios and galleries - nothing fancy, but a great location.

I heard music as I wandered around the old building and tracked it down to artist Mark Hemleben's studio gallery on the first floor. He had a painting in progress on the easel and was relaxing in a comfy looking chair, reading and listening to Brahms. The room was filled with his excellent plein air paintings, light streaming in the windows. I was impressed with the idyllic scene.

Learn more about Mark and his art on his website.
More VR panoramas of Jerome in Don Bain's Virtual Guidebook to Central Arizona.

Location

USA-Canada / USA-Arizona

Lat: 34° 45' 4" N
Long: 112° 6' 20" W

Elevation: 1495 meters

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Equipment

Photographed with an Olympus E-3 digital SLR with an 8mm Zuiko fisheye lens, on a Nodal Ninja VR mount, Really Right Stuff ballhead, and Velbon carbon-fiber tripod.Stitched with PTGui Pro 8.3 on a Macintosh Intel Core 2 Duo iMac, retouched with Photoshop CS3.
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