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Well today I am excited to deliver my first Nature Photo Print sale. Although I will not retire by a long shot with the profit from the 8×10 photo of a butterfly hiding in a leaf, I am just happy for the sale itself. I almost feel like a paid artist now lol. It feels good that someone enjoys one of my photos to the point of buying a print. I get compliments quite a bit on the content that I have but always had in the back of my mind that maybe those people were just being polite. Anyways, I love the fact that someone is ready to trade their hard earned cash for one of my works.
I just looked it up and it was April 23rd of this year that I revamped my website and started loading my photographs here. Three months and one week in and I get my first sale. I love taking these photographs even if its only for a short time per day. To see what transpires from what I saw from my viewfinder on my computer makes these trying times all that more tolerable.
So thank you to my first customer who plans on hanging the photo below in their childs bedroom, I’m glad you enjoy the photo as much as I do. I may print one off for myself as well to remind myself that something good came out from my injury.
I am a little behind on my photos and website updates but will try to catch up this week.
These ‘Reflection’ photographs were taken while on vacation a couple of weeks ago on Little Marble Lake. These kind of photos are one of my favorites and most of these were taken from my grandparents site and dock. There are some with Loons in them either early morning where I caught it sleeping or afternoon cruising for lunch that just added to the beauty of the nature reflection. I, can look at these photos and just hear the low, calming noise we experienced that week. I can’t wait to go back as always, I love seeing my grandparents and family that all camp at the same place. It is great fun and relaxing, my son shares the love of going there now as well. See you soon Little Marble and thanks for having us Grandma and Grandpa.
Here are a few as a quick preview, these and more can be found in the Nature Lake photographs.
Last Canada Day provided me with an experiment with slow shutter speeds and timing of the fireworks itself. I was sitting on a dock at the granparents and the park was setting off the fireworks. I first tested what I might be able to get away with without a remote shutter release and tripod then said screw it. I just used different shutter speeds as the show went on, it made it fun, frustrating then rewarding. Now not all of them turned out and I threw out quite a few and have 41 remaining. I figured I’d put them up for you to check out. Here are 20 of them and they all can be seen here.
It seems like I get quite a few nice surprises each time I head out for my daily walk with my dog. Before the half way mark of our walk I happen to notice a Blue Heron just taking flight and only caught a glimpse of it through the trees. I guess I should not let anything surprise me these days but I did know how skittish they are. He must have heard us from far away and that glimpse only lasted a second or two. As we were almost to my truck after finishing our walk, a Blue Heron was just landing into the creek far from where I was. I stumbled and caught a few pictures of it. Some were blurred from my hurried state and some were clear enough to post, I only have three to share but promise I will get better ones if I happen to see this bird again.
There’s three pictures below and they can also be purchased in the second bird gallery – click here.
I seem to be doing a lot of nature photographs, I will be changing that soon. Although I love nature photography, I will be looking to spend some time on other subjects. Whether it be people, places or things, I will expand my photography horizons. I have more photographs of nature than I do of my family lol. I recently took only a few photos of the old classic cars that were displayed at a local car show but quite enjoyed what came out from them. These cars were just in immaculate shape and had awesome glowing and beaming from each of them. My young son was quite excited that day which made it hard to capture more of these metal beauties, but thats ok, I would pass up any perfect shot just to see my son smile.
Here are the few photos that came out from it and the can be purchased in the Misc. section.
If you know of any other interesting events around the Durham Region or Clarington area that would be good practice for an amateur photographer, please email me email@example.com
In one of last weeks posts I mentioned that there was one or two Kingfishers that somehow eluded the paparazzi every time I went down to the trails. Well finally I got some better photos of these sneaky, skittish birds. I was actually walking with my dog alongside the river this time and there was one, then two, then three Kingfishers. I couldn’t believe it, I scrambled to get my camera on them and setting the shutter speed and got them. Some photos are good and some, not so good but I think I will just sit there one day and try to get better photos. At least I got them.
These and more photos can be found and purchased in the 2nd gallery of Bird Photographs here.
I was on vacation last week so I have some catching up to do. The photos I have for you are again mostly nature pictures. I have been getting quite a bit of great feedback on a lot of these photos and really enjoy doing them. I also have a few photos of old chevs for you to check out. So here are a few samples and the rest can be seen here.
Hey everyone, there is now a sidebar on each post, page and gallery to like/share it through your Facebook, Twitter or Google accounts. I would really appreciate it if you would do so for each that you liked. I would love to get to more viewers any way I can and this will prove to be a very useful tool. With the posts on the main home page, just click on the title and it will bring up a page for that particular post and you will see the sidebar.
Thank you in advance,
I have uploaded four galleries of collections. I decided to do this because I do have a lot of photos and it would be hard to remember them all. The four collections are Blue, Green, Reeds, and Bridge. I will be uploading more each week as I take them. Here are just a few to see and the rest can be found under the Collectionssection.
Most of these Nature photos I put up are taken just 5 minutes from my house. I take my dog for a walk everyday for about 45 minutes and always find something new to photograph. I guess I am lucky for that. I have tons of photos now as this is the only thing I am able to do right now so hopefully you like them. I’m still surprised on what I see on these walks. Before I was glued to my cell phone not paying attention to all around me or right in front of me for that matter. I enjoy looking up the names of the animals, birds, flower or plant life that I photograph. I mean who knew that there was actually a ‘Grey Catbird’? At first when I heard the Catbird, I thought it was baby racoons calling for mom so I quickly made my way past and felt silly when I realized it was just a little bird.
I also never alter or get in the way of nature when I take these photos. You can actually see out of focus tall grass in some shots because of this. I find this very important and wish others felt the same way I do. As much as I am amazed by the Nature I see, I am disgusted by the amount of garbage or inconsideration for the ever shrinking forest that we have. Bikes, bottles, clothes, burnt wood and paper, beer cans and bottles and just garbage spoils some of the areas I visit.
I don’t think I would never have done this to this extreme if I hadn’t injured myself. It is the only one of my hobbies I am able to do right now and enjoy learning about my camera and surroundings even if it is only for less than a hour a day. Being couch bound sucks, but at least it is helping me get closer too be able to call myself a photographer.
I also want to do more outdoor people photos, so if your interested and in the area, email me, firstname.lastname@example.org.