Okay, after trying WordPress for a few days, I’m not really feeling it. The “free” version, which is all I can afford right now, doesn’t afford me the creativity & options that I want. As such, I’m moving to Blogger for now. I’ll maintain this address, though, so that when I’m rich & famous I can come back.
So, not that it matters to you, but I have a very busy weekend planned hopefully crammed full of great photo ops. First, tomorrow morning, I’m off to The Great Georgia Air Show where I’ll be hoping to catch some shots of an F18 Super Hornet and the A-10 Thunderbolt II East Demonstration Team. It should be a great site for people-watching, too. I’m going with the Griffin Photography Guild; you can check out our Flickr pool here.
Saturday night is open, but I’m sure I’ll be busy using it to edit & upload a bunch of GREAT shots. 🙂
Sunday, I’m up & off to the GA National Fair with my 2 ankle-biters, I mean, sweet children, weather permitting. As it stands now, they’re predicting 40% chance of rain, but we’ll see. “They” are frequently wrong. If we DO get there, I’m truly hoping to capture my version of the following, seriously overdone swing shot:
Please note that I put this pic in as an example because I actually think this is one of the coolest of these types of pics I’ve seen. Dreamy.
Anyway, with those shots and the inevitable other fair shots (riding-the-beat-up-pony, cotton candy stuck in hair, ice cream falling on ground, feeding the nearly dead goat, crying face when it’s time to go home, etc.), my portfolio should grow by leaps & bounds in just a few hours. Oh, and I actually entered some pictures in the photography contest there, but there some of my earlier shots so I’m not holding my breath. But you can.
So, get out there, fellow photogs, and bulk up your portfolio a bit.
Okay, so, unbeknownst to me Pantone apparently releases new seasonal colours that are trendy every few months or so. And apparently these charts drive sales. Apparently. That is, of course, if you’re feeling pretentious enough to actually put them in your listings. Brace yourself, here it is.
But, wait! It gets better! There are DESCRIPTIONS! Of the colours! As if you couldn’t tell that bamboo is “yellow with a subtle green undertone”, there are narratives to help you out! Ready?
Bamboo – a surprising fall hue that brings a warm, exotic flavor to the season. Like a filtered sunset on the waning days of fall, Bamboo is a standout yellow with a subtle green undertone.
Emberglow – a traditional autumnal tone that emanates the warmth of a glowing fire – the perfect panacea to the crisp air of fall.
Honeysuckle – a playful, reddish pink works with any other color in the palette… Flirtatious and festive, Honeysuckle produces a healthy glow
Cedar – a versatile, mid-tone neutral green that evokes the freshness of a cool mist in a dark forest
Deep Teal – a strong, blue-toned green, suggesting ocean depths and the color of the sky as daylight descends into darkness.
Orchid Hush – a unique tone of gray with complex orchid undertones, blends well with any other color in the palette.
Can you stand it? Don’t you want to just rush out RIGHT NOW and update all your listings??? As an experiment, I added 2 of the colors to one of my listings to see if it garners any more views than the rest of the items in my shop. I’m not holding my breath.
I just got notification that my Pitchforks photograph was featured in an “Autumn Fever” treasury on Etsy!
Okay, so I’m *obviously* new to blogging in general. Everyone keeps telling me that it’s THE ONLY WAY to get your name out there, to be SEEN, to be HEARD. Goodness, though, it’s a tedious process. 🙂 I just want to show you my photography. I just want you to be moved by something you see here. You don’t care about what I have to say. I don’t care that you don’t care about what I have to say.
So, I got out and took some lovely shots this weekend in anticipation of the Halloween season! Let me know what you think.