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Salida hospital exhibits photography by Bill Mehaffey

Buena Vista photographer Bill Mehaffey captures the outdoors in a collection of photographs on Bill Mehaffeydisplay at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center through Sept. 30.

“This collection of my work is comprised of images that are both real and some imagined. Some were constructed from two or more images to obtain the desired result, while others were processed to present the beauty of the scene,” said Mehaffey.

Mehaffey pursued his interest in photography during his career in medical sciences. He took elective photography courses and had his own darkroom where he enjoyed processing prints. At one point, he took a break from photography and then returned to his passion during the industry’s transition from film to digital photography.

He is self-taught in digital photography and uses the art of printing as a way to enhance the expression of an image.

All of his photos in the hospital exhibit are for sale, and 25 percent of the proceeds are donated to the HRRMC Foundation. This will be the third exhibit this year, which is part of the hospital’s mission to create a healing environment.

More of his work can be viewed at

HRRMC displays the work of regional artists, with an emphasis on the Arkansas Valley. For more information on exhibiting art at HRRMC, call (719) 530-2217.