by Christy Rodriguez de Conte
Wright Dobbs opens up our perspective and shows us the serenity of the sky with his astrophotography and aerial shots of Tallahassee.
“Wright Dobbs & Alex Armitage,” a photography exhibition of works created by local artists Wright Dobbs and Alex Armitage, is featured at City Hall through Sept. 21. Dobbs is a meteorologist in Tallahassee, working for the National Weather Service. Alex Armitage was born and raised in Tallahassee but now lives on the road full-time. Dobbs and Armitage come together to share their passions for photography and the outdoors.
There is nothing more powerful and vast than Earth’s sky. Our beautifully fragile planet, surrounded by its seven sisters, finds a home amongst the stars, dust, and gas that makes up the Milky Way galaxy. As we sit beneath this intricate system, we become one with the universe and all its possibilities.
The feeling is intimate and sonic, all at the same time. We are left with a sense of peacefulness that is impossible to capture, or is it? Astrophotographer Dobbs combines meteorology, a long exposure lens, and dedicated patience to capture the sky’s grandness and glamour.
Dobbs’ foray into photography was a surprise. After an injury left him unable to enjoy bowling, Dobbs set out to find another hobby. His lifelong love of the outdoors and professional relationship with meteorology led him to storm chasing and star gazing. Lucky for us, he brought along his camera.
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