Category Archives: Photography

Photographic bummer, dude.

I got my self-addressed, stamped envelope from our friends at the Southeastern Flower Show today. None of my shots got in… Bummer, dude.

Unlike the first show I entered, I wasn’t at all anxious about this one. Honestly, I wasn’t expecting to hear anything this soon… so receiving the envelope in the mail kind of snuck up on me. Even though I didn’t get in, the experience was a good one. I am glad I entered, and I’ll probably try again next year.

Happily, I did get a voucher to get into the show, so I’ll likely go to see what DID get in… and to look at all the pretty flowers. 🙂

Thanks for rooting me on.

Heavy photographic sigh…

I didn’t sell a single print at today’s craft fair.

I got a few compliments, but nothing beyond that.

But, times are tough. I didn’t buy anything at the craft fair either.

I’m still glad I participated. I learned a few things about the process. (For instance, it’s a good idea to have the price on the back of the print itself, even if it’s also posted at your display.)

I do want to give my husband a shout out. I’m really stressed at work… and haven’t been feeling 100% on top of that. Knowing all this, he matted all 20 prints for me Tuesday and Wednesday. 🙂 Thanks, Ed!

Weekly Winner (yes, singular)

Between my having vertigo (feeling better, but still can’t move around too much and especially not too fast), Thanksgiving, and other photo-related projects, I didn’t take many photos at ALL!

I took 13 total shots for the week, all early Thursday evening. I didn’t take ANY photos at Thanksgiving dinner (was feeling particularly dizzy), but I did take a few of Toby when we got home. He’d had a bit of a Thanksgiving dinner himself (a little turkey, some green beans), and he was definitely feeling the effects of the turkey.


So I didn’t TAKE many photos, but in other photographic respects, I’ve been busy, busy, busy.

I’m getting ready for a craft fair at work Thursday. It’s the first time I’m putting my work for sale, and I’m curious to see if anything sells. Also…

Over the last few months, several of you have mentioned wishing there were a good way to order a print from me. I’ve considered several options as a way to make this possible. This is still a bit of a work in progress (what isn’t?), but is now available if you do wish to buy prints from me. I’d love for you to take a look and let me know what you think about ease of use, about the price of the prints (particularly of the 5x7s and 8x10s) and what else you’d like to see me sell (postcards? puzzles? other images?). I can sell virtually ANYTHING, as long as I can find a vendor to make it.

I’m not looking to make photography a second job, but if it makes a few people happy, I’m happy.

Now go see Sarcastic Mom for more Weekly Winners (not singular).

Our trip to the Zoo…

Ed and I went to Zoo Atlanta yesterday with some friends. It was a COLD day (high temperature in the 40s), and a lot of the animals weren’t out when we got there. But slowly but surely many of them emerged.


The focus on this is a little… um… soft. Between my having vertigo and the cold, manual focus wasn’t fun… and not so easy at times. Still, I liked how that eye peered out.


I loved the abstract nature of this one. I got some non-abstracts of this creature (which I think is an alligator), but this was my favorite.








We ended up buying a season pass, so we’ll be able to go a few times when the weather is warmer.

These are also my Weekly Winners for the week. Go see Lotus at Sarcastic Mom for more weekly winners.

PhotoHunt: Reflection



I’ve not done the PhotoHunt in a few weeks, but I LOVE photographing reflections, so here I am.

The first shot is a traditional reflection. The second is NOTHING but reflections… I did flip the image 180 degrees, but the shot contains ONLY items that are reflections. I hope that makes sense.

Both were taken on November 2, 2008.

Join the PhotoHunt.

The final four…

A few weeks ago, I asked for your input on which photographs I should enter into the Southeastern Flower Show’s photography competition. Thanks to all of you who responded.

When it was all said and done, I picked these four:





I’ve made the prints with Ed’s help, filled out the application, written the check for the entry fee. All that’s left is mailing it off. That will happen Monday, the deadline for the prints to be postmarked. 🙂

I’ll hear if any of them were accepted sometime in December when my self-addressed stamped envelope is returned. I’ll let you know when I know.

Weekly Winners: the “I’m back” edition

I’ve missed the last two weeks of Weekly Winners. I’ve been too busy TAKING photos to POST photos. I’ve been working on a few projects, some of which I’ll be sharing on ye olde blogge in the next few days or weeks.

But I’m back on the Weekly Winners horse and glad to be here…

First, here’s a photo that’s actually from last Saturday night about 11:45 p.m., about 12 hours after Fox got in a fight, and it’s so stinkin’ cute I have to post it here.


Now then…

Last Sunday, Ed and I and another photographer and her husband went to (say it with me) Stone Mountain as part of one of the projects I’ll be telling you about one of these days. 🙂



(Yes, they grow broccoli at one of the exhibits.)


The 9th Indian Festival and Pow-Pow was at Stone Mountain last weekend (a main reason we went).



On the way home from work Tuesday, I noticed some neighbors raking leaves. I couldn’t help myself and asked if I could photograph their leaf piles. 🙂


Last night we went BACK to Stone Mountain to see Stone Mountain Christmas. A man was making HUGE soap bubbles. I love all the Christmas lights reflected (if that’s the right term) in the bubble.


And because I’m a sucker for it, here’s another photo of frit. And I love that there’s a blown glass piece in the shot. 🙂


That’s all for now. For more Weekly Winners, visit Sarcastic Mom. 🙂

What photos should I enter the Southeastern Flower Show’s photography contest?

Hi, friends… as if there aren’t enough photos around here to look at, I have a favor. I’m going to enter four photos in the Southeastern Flower Show’s photography contest. I read the brochure yesterday and knew I wanted to enter. Judges will determine which, if any, of the four photos I enter will be exhibited at the show in late January.

I went through the 4,000 photos on my Flickr page and collected the roughly 400 photos of flowers. From there, I narrowed it down to “only” 32.


As you can see, I have several images that are similar. I just can’t decide. What are your favorites? Thanks!

(And if you’ve not put your name in the hat for my Bloggy Giveaway, do so now. I’m closing it tomorrow around 8 p.m. eastern.)

More photos to be won. WHOO HOO!

Fall 2008 Bloggy Giveaways Possibilities

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It’s good to have you here for the Bloggy Giveaways Carnival! Feel free to subscribe to my feed and look around when you have a bit more time. 🙂 I usually find a few new “reads” during blog carnivals, and I’d be honored if I became one of yours.

Now to business…

I’m giving away a matted 5×7 print of one of my photos to THREE different people. Winning is EASY! All you have to do is look at the mosaic above and leave ONE comment that tells me which photo you’d like if you win. I know you’re in a hurry now, so if you win and want to change your selection, that’s o.k. 🙂 No stress!

That’s all. I’ll close comments on Friday evening and notify the winners Friday night or next weekend. Good luck!

(ALSO, several people have expressed an interest in PURCHASING some of my stuff… Because I aim to please, I’m going to be opening a Cafe Press store in the next few weeks. If you’d like me to e-mail you when I get that up and running, let me know. I will NOT spam you, and agreeing to be e-mailed is NOT required to win the giveaway, so don’t worry. I just wanted to spread the word a little bit.)

For more giveaways, visit Bloggy Giveaways. Have fun!