Award-Winning Photographer Joel Henner Showcased through January 31, 2011 at San Mateo Hot Spot, Bringing His 'Beyond the Peninsula' View to the Bay Area

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The display of Bay Area photographer Joel Henner's beautifully moving photographs featured at 3 Bees Cafe in San Mateo California has been extended through January 31, 2011. The tension and excitement provided by Henner's powerful use of light, dramatic composition, depth, and detail of natural background elements will delight visitors to this neighborhood institution.

I have been taking photographs for as long as I can remember, starting with film in the 1970’s, and moving to digital in the 2000’s

Global Media Strategy ( today announced that the exhibit of photographer Joel Henner’s award-winning photograph,'Sleeping’, and over a dozen other framed photos has been extended through January 31, 2011. Due to the strong response, Henner’s work will remain on display at 3 Bees Coffee House, a locally owned and operated café supporting Bay Area artists.

Location: 3 Bees Coffee Shop, 224 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA, (650) 344-2339

Times: Monday –Thursday, 6:30 AM - 9:00 PM; Friday & Saturday, 6:30 AM - 10:30 PM, Sunday, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

A preview of the exhibit: Featured photos.

“I have been taking photographs for as long as I can remember, starting with film in the 1970’s, and moving to digital in the 2000’s,” explains photographer Joel Henner. “Most of my work involves landscape photography in limited light conditions, using slow shutter speeds and small aperture openings. My goal is to capture the dramatic effect of light and movement on shape and form.”

“I define landscape to include the great outdoors and cityscapes. When photographing people or animals I prefer to capture them candidly in natural surroundings doing what they normally do in an uninhibited way. This is the type of peace and beauty that I strive to capture” said Henner.

Joel Henner’s Photos in his own words:

In The Forest, Peters Creek Trail, Portola Redwoods State Park
“About seven miles hike from the ranger station entrance during intermittent rain. Sunlight breaking through the clouds sprayed a heavenly light through towering trees onto the dampened landscape below.”

California Oak, Alpine Road and Skyline Boulevard
“Last shot of the day after a disappointing session around the lake. Pedestrian tunnel back to the parking lot created a perfect frame around the tree, which glowed ethereally in the afternoon light as fog blew in from the coast.”

Sound of Silence, Currituck Sound, Duck, North Carolina
“Late afternoon following a day of rain in August. The sky was cloud-filled, but sunlight was beginning to break through the ceiling. The air was still and the surface of the water presented a mirror-like plane. I used a graduated neutral density filter to decrease the brightness of the sky above the horizon.”

Lumières Parisiennes, Paris, France
“What can one say about Paris that has not already been said? Perhaps a unique view of a familiar icon adds something to our appreciation of the City of Light.”

Old Friends, Paris, France
“In this, and old couple creates a visual metaphor as they enjoy the afternoon drifting into evening from the comfort of a bench along one of Paris’ boulevards. But what is the metaphor?”

Daylight Skyline: Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
“… taken from the 10th floor of the Hotel Indigo soon after sunrise.”

Mystic Mountain, Sierra Buttes, California
“… from the bank of Upper Sardine Lake looking towards the peak at about midnight. The exposure time is twenty minutes. The moon had just gone down behind the peak and to the right as viewed in this shot. There is something spiritually renewing about standing alone in the dark for hours taking photographs while water cascades unseen in the vicinity.”

Watchman, Zion National Park, Utah
“… made from the roadbed of the bridge that crosses the Virgin River in Zion National Park at the south end of the canyon.” It is approximately 8PM in May.

Broke Down Palace, Death Valley National Park, California
“For some reason, this image of an abandoned mine operation building in Death Valley National Park brought to mind the old Grateful Dead song that I have appropriated as the title for this photograph. It suggests something that once was, and still remains, but only as a reminder of how things change.” Dawn, April.

Leap of Faith, Santa Cruz, California
“… during a dance performance in Santa Cruz. Sometimes one captures an image at a critical point during an event, and the resulting “frozen moment” forever tells the story of what occurred. Rendered in sepia tone to take advantage of the image grain, and cropped to emphasize the subjects.”

Sedona Sunset #1, Sedona, Arizona
“… from the vista point on the road that leads to the airport in Sedona, Arizona.”

Sleeping, Paris, France, Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie.
“The prismatic, mirrored theater dome, called the Geode, reflected the surrounding environment and sky in a dazzling and surreal way. I liked the way the lone figure sleeping on the lawn conveyed an air of peaceful simplicity against the dramatic backdrop that loomed in front of him.” (First Place winner in the 2010 Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest in the category “Views Beyond the Peninsula”)

Wildflower, Sequoia National Forest, California
“… was made on one of the hiking trails around the Sequoia High Sierra Camp located in the national forest. I think the flower is Lupine. I loved the way the sunlight shining on the log in the background backlit the blooming flower. “

Nighttime Skyline: Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
“… from one of the pedestrian piers along the Lake Michigan Lakefront.”

About Joel Henner
Joel Henner is a San Francisco Bay Area ‘tech guy’ turned photographer. He has been taking photographs for as long as he can remember, starting with film in the 1970’s, and moving to digital in the 2000’s. He can be seen on display (his photos) when not out in the wilds of the great outdoors or cities around the world. Joel is especially known for his ability to capture the dramatic lighting and movement of nature and form in the Western United States.

About 3 Bees Coffee House
3 Bees Coffee is a locally owned and operated cafe. Serving delicious coffee, espresso and treats within a relaxing ambience accented with warm colors and rotating local art exhibits.

Media Contact:
Jeff Lettes
Global Media Strategy on behalf of Veloxum
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