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Each summer, flocks of plasticated young people and their pruny elders make their annual migration to the Hamptons. New York photographer Renate Aller follows that well-trodden path to document nature—but not that of her neighbors. “Fixed Coordinate” at Adamson Gallery includes works from a series of photographs taken at the same spot in Westhampton. In these large pigment prints of the vast Atlantic Ocean and sky, the artist reveals layers of reflected and refracted light that seem to take on solid form. A photograph titled March 19, 2005 could have been taken on Mercury: The dulled, featureless sky contrasts with the brilliant blare off the water, revealing what might be a sandy landscape that has been blown into glass by intense heat. Permanence isn’t typically a characteristic associated with the Hamptons, but Aller finds it in the light. The exhibition is on view from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Adamson Gallery, 1515 14th St. NW, Suite 202. Free. (202) 232-0707. (Kriston Capps)