Outdoor photograpy: it does not get any better

Exhibit details the grandeu of Earth
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Posted Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 12:00am

The incredible outdoor photography of B.A. Grimes is on exhibition from January 12-March 31 in the College of Eastern Utah Prehistoric Museum Gallery.

Grimes grew up in the woods and swamps of Georgia. Summertime, and after-school hours were spent getting to know everything that crawled, slithered, flew, hopped or swam. He and his four older brothers explored the woods and swamps of his home area extensively.

Moving to Salt Lake City, Utah did not diminish his love for the country. He discovered an abundance of outdoor beauty in the mountains, canyons and deserts of his new home. His love for nature drew him to careers where he could spend time out of doors. Both in surveying and environmental engineering, he has been able to spend extensive time working in the beautiful Utah environment.   He has extensive experience backpacking and exploring the deserts and mountains.

This passion for nature that has guided much of Grimes' life has now been translated to the images created with his cameras. He uses a medium-format film camera, as well as digital cameras. Each photograph captures a moment in time, space and experience of life that can never be relived, but can be remembered, cherished and shared. Each photograph highlights the details in the grandeur of this Earth and its inhabitants.

Grimes work has been published in books, brochures, and hung in many homes throughout the United States. He has had a one-man show at the Museum of The San Rafael and his photographs will soon be for sale at the John Wesley Powell Museum in Green River, Utah.     His San Rafael Swell collection of photographs is displayed at the Castle Valley Ranch in Emery County.

The photographs and photographic art on display are a brief look at Grimes' work.   A favorite subject of his is the Native American pre-historic rock art of Utah.   You can see some examples of this rock art in the museum display.

More of Grimes' work can be viewed on his web site at bagrimesphotography.com. The CEU Museum's hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is located on 100 north and 100 east in Price with the art gallery on the second-floor mezzanine.

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