Thursday, July 24, 2014

Delaware News

Success at the PEAC and a total of 7 sales for the month of June has boosted my confidence.  I have done a little investigating into the gallery scene and have picked out the Artist's Gallery in Lambertville to submit my portfolio to be juried for possible membership.  Here is the bio I put together.  Created in two layers, reducing the opacity of the background river image to let the black letters stand out.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Delaware Issues Common Sense

I tend to be a planner.  Like to know what is coming at me and have something to look forward to.  I can be spontaneous too.  Sometimes that has benefitted me and sometimes not so much, when spontaneous leans more toward impulsiveness.  We have fallen into a nice pattern of Sunday breakfast runs on the BMW K1600 GTL.  We had planned to go Belvidere but the detours due to damaged bridges started to confuse us.  We ended up having our breakfast in Riegelsville.  What I am trying to say is, even when you make plans, you have to be prepared for the detours.  It is good to have the attitude that you can always cross that bridge when you get there.

 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Foils, Foibles and Follies of MaraBella and Me.

Took a week break from the VIEWS.   As far as I know, only one person noticed!!!  Well that sure is indicative.  THANK YOU RUTHY.  I miss you.

MaraBella is back in obedience school at Golden Grange Kennels and the training is going going going.  I feel like we are always taking 3 steps forward and one back back back.  Literally, as we are working on heeling and back is actually a command to get her into the healing start position.  With treats visible, she can go quite a few paces.  Squirrels, cats, of course other dogs, people and even birds and planes distract her.  Yesterday we had to walk past a fox who was quite a distance away but still an attraction.  Today we walked down a path, with horse and geese in the pasture on one side and 4 deer in the field on the other.  She was so engrossed in the geese, that I don't think she even noticed the deer, following us with their eyes in the early morning light of this beautiful day.

Still she is characteristically sweet!  Aaron adores her and enjoys a good tug game as much as MaraBella.  I know this because he brought her a new toy so they could play. 
 
She LOVES it!
 
Photo taken with iPhone. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Foils Foibles and Follies of MaraBella and ME

We have a new puppy in the hood, MAX and he came to visit.  Just shy of two months old the little puppy was at once interested and scared of MaraBella and took position under the grill.  MaraBella was just so excited and wanted to play, but had to be reminded to be GENTLE.  It was a good exercise for both dogs.
 
 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Delaware Issues Common Cents

I know my images are not so GREAT that  people would want to steal them.  But there is always that one out there in the crowd.  I have seen it and it is not pretty.  I have images that I sell in limited edition and it would be just awful if someone were able to get the image and reproduce it.  So although I'm not always consistent in my efforts I do try to sign posted images and resize them small enough that enlarging them would create a pixelated view.  Most cameras provide EXIF data, so when you download your images you can click PROPERTIES and see a lot of info regarding the image, such as the date and time it was taken, and your camera settings.  You can even put in your NAME...and that is what I try to do.  Now a good scammer can probably remove all this data, but it is in your best interest when posting to be diligent about safe guarding your favorite images.  This is not so great...but it is the best one I got of a hummer, on a foggy grey morning with a 300mm lens held in my hands.  On a mission now to get a good hummer image, just in case NOTHING is retrievable on the external hard drive I shipped out for recovery.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Delaware Hues

You know I love red, right?  I mean, I don't really have to say Delaware Views Hues of RED, do I?
Delaware Hues should be enough .  I don't know why people think red is so hard to shoot. I find trying to get a good image of MaraBella, the Devil Dog, wearing black and white is much more difficult.  Red is everywhere.  My favorite place to find it is in nature.  Had a grand sighting today after an auditory clue that there was a wood pecker near by.  Furman declared, "WOODY THE WOODPECKER IS HERE".  Didn't take me long to grab my gear and go and find two Pileated Woodpeckers on the tree across the street.  Have you ever seen such hairdos, or let me ask that more appropriately, "featherdos"?

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sunday Funday and the Not So Super Moon

Went out last night at about 8:30 to shoot the moon rising over the river.  By about 8:45 it was still no where in sight and I tired of the wait.  Guess ill have to wait for the next one.