PHOTO CAPTIONS:(Above) Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada from Lone Pine, Calif., 1944. Photograph by Ansel Adams. Collection Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona © The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust. On loan from Lynn and Page Stegner.Edward Burtynsky, (b. 1955), Tailings #30, Sudbury, Ontario, 1996. Image copyright Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Hasted Hunt Kraeutler, New York / Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto. On loan from the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum.Source: Shelburne Museum Vermont. 6.7.2010 Burtynsky (b. 1955), who is Canadian, has traveled the globe photographing quarries, oil fields, rail cuts, extraction mines, recycling plants, shipbuilding yards and ship-breaking areas.All the photographs featured in Constructed Landscapes are on loan from museums, galleries, and private collections throughout the U.S. and Canada. Several have never before been publicly exhibited, including scenes of granite quarries in Barre, Vermont, which Burtynsky photographed in the early 1990s.About Shelburne Museum: Shelburne Museum is one of the finest, most diverse and unconventional museums of art, design and Americana. Over 150,000 works are exhibited in a remarkable setting of 39 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the museum grounds. The museum’s collection includes works by the great Impressionists Claude Monet, Edouard Manet and Edgar Degas as well as a prized collection of folk art including trade signs, weathervanes and quilts. The museum is open daily through October 24. A new exhibit at Shelburne Museum features the legendary American wilderness photography of Ansel Adams contrasted with Edward Burtynsky’s contemporary images of global industrialization. Ansel Adams and Edward Burtynsky: Constructed Landscapes includes over 60 extraordinary photographs and is the museum’s first exhibit of photography. The exhibit opens on Saturday, June 19.“Constructed Landscapes offers visitors two powerful artistic perspectives of the landscape. Ansel Adams’ iconic 20th-century work presents seemingly undisturbed nature in black and white. Edward Burtynsky’s photographs capture the industrialized world in striking color. Both are beautiful and provocative — in dramatically different ways. Both offer a timely reminder of the consequence of human impact on the planet,” Jost said.Ansel Adams (1902-1984) helped define the North American landscape for the public during his long and productive career. Born and raised in San Francisco, he is best known for his work in Yosemite National Park and California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains. He was an active leader of the Sierra Club, an advocate for the cause of conservation and knew many of the great artists of his day.
Rick Stief won the first-ever Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series feature Sunday at Bridgeport Speedway. (Photo by Rick Sweeten) By Erika Palmai-WagnerBRIDGEPORT, N.J. (April 30) – Rick Stief scored his second career Racesaver 305 Sprint Car victory in the first-ever Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series event Sunday at Bridgeport Speedway.Stief started fourth and took the lead on lap 14 after early race leader Ryan Stillwaggon’s engine expired while maintaining over a straightaway gap on Stief and the rest of the field.Stief then won the 20-lap feature event over Tim Tanner, Tommy Carberry, Mark Bitner and Dave Brown Jr. Nineteen IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars signed in at the back gate for their first event as a newly-sanctioned series.“I honestly had no idea that I was leading the race until I took the checkered flag and looked over at the scoreboard,” Stief admitted post-race. “I knew I was catching Ryan, but I was pretty focused on maneuvering the lapped traffic I had in front of me, so I had no idea. But I’m glad that I was finally able to win one this way, instead of losing one this way.”Stillwaggon gained the lead after a first-lap duel with Tanner. He reached heavy lapped traffic by midway and maintained a blistering pace before his engine gave out.Inheriting the front running position unknowingly due to no caution being brought out, Stief continued to master lapped traffic for six more circuits while holding almost more than a half a track distance over Tanner.“I’m going to be racing with both the Pennsylvania Sprint Series as well as with the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series when my schedule allows but I just enjoy being able to travel around to different tracks and racing with these great group of people,” Stief said. “The new management of the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series is a passionate group of people who enjoy our sport and I think I can speak for most people when I say that their efforts are appreciated and I look forward to what this season has to bring.”Next up on the Engler Machine & Tool-sponsored Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series schedule is a co-sanctioned points event with the Pennsylvania Sprint Series at Susquehanna Speedway Park on May 20.Feature results – 1. Rick Stief; 2. Tim Tanner; 3. Tommy Carberry; 4. Mark Bitner; 5. Dave Brown Jr.; 6. Joe Kay; 7. Stef Carberry; 8. Eddie Wagner; 9. Jamie Kostic; 10. Jeff Geiges; 11. Bryant Davis; 12. Bobby Scherff; 13. Keith Anderson; 14. Doug Snow; 15. Craig Pellegrini; 16. Harris Kohen; 17. Gabe Fox; 18. Ryan Stillwaggon; 19. Sam Lieberman.