When I saw today’s Daily Post Prompt of Treasure, there were numerous images that popped up in my mind: they ranged form shiny to beautiful! And, then, I thought about a slightly different approach: recognizing the intrinsic value to our souls…
This is when the following image came to mind and put a smile on my face, that I thought might be worth sharing with each of you.
These cows bring good karma to us all! They vie for our attention and return it with appreciation.
If you’d like to bring this karma-generator into your house, please check them in Etsy!
In getting the first nine prints uploaded into my new Etsy store, part of the fun is to update my images to those that were finalized for print when I did the exhibit at my place of work, here at Red Hat in Westford, Massachusetts.
As I’m rather meticulous about my print preparation (the paper and ink adds up to a significant expense per print, and I was born a Dutchman🙂 ), I spent quite a bit of time going over every detail of the print. As my tools (and skills) have expanded over the years, there has been opportunity to improve a number of prints from their originals. For each of these, I have ‘locked’ the final print settings into its own file, so that every one of the limited edition prints will look very much the same.
This image wound up being a tad crisper and a little bit more expressive than previous iterations. The resultant print on Canson Infinity Satin photographic paper looks great on the wall here at work.
Over the next couple of days, I will share some of the other ‘updated’ versions for your approval.
Message from the eternal slacker (that’s me): it’s been clear to me for a while that I needed to create a shop to make purchasing of my prints easy. To that end, I have created an Etsy store FrankJansenPhoto and uploaded the first couple of images from the Yoga Tree collection.
There’s still quite a bit of work to be done to get each of my available prints into the shop, but the first four are in…
Birth of the Sun is one of the first set!
Looking forward to people’s feedback to this storefront and suggestions for the prints that you’d like to see in there.
After the great response to last week’s challenge, which showed the state of flux, in which we find ourselves, it seemed appropriate to take a tour of something a bit more permanent this week.
As I wandered about on the farm property where my wife was getting her sheep herding lesson with our youngest Cardigan, I came up with the thought for this week. The theme for this week is Trunk. Of course, there is more than one way to use this word, as it can be the trunk of a tree, the trunk of an elephant, a steamer trunk, the trunk of a car (boot in non-American English), a railroad trunk, etc.
Whichever trunk you choose to portray, the challenge is to make something rather special of it. I went in a very traditional direction in this image…
I was struck by the variety of colors, textures and lines, as the light played across these past masters of the woods, which make for a rather spectacular view.
For those who’d like to participate in this weekly challenge, the rules are the following:
Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!
I’m sure that the ideas will flow forward, and not be truncated! Have fun!
This image was captured with a Fujifilm X-T1 using a Fujifilm XF18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 LM OIS WR lens. Exposure settings were at 1/80 second, f/8 at 640 ISO.
As it has been a rather busy week with long days at work, I decided to take a short walk at Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge before coming into work this morning. It was well worth it, as I was the only person there and it was very relaxing to wander around with nothing but Nature’s sounds for my background music.
The other aspect is that it was fun to do a little photography. So I thought I’d share a couple of images with you before I get to the studio and edit them properly:
With the flow rate of the Nashua river, reflections created interesting images; in the above image there’s a very mild amount of distortion.
In this image, the distortion of the reflection is more significant, as the stuck branch (sharkfin) is creating a bit of turbulence.