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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Dad's Photos




These are two of my dad's photos. He said he takes most of them right off of his porch. I found his pictures to be breathtaking. And last weekend I set out to take some sunrise photos of my own. I looked up the sunrise times on the internet. And I headed to the gravel pit where I work. There was frost everywhere and I got there about 20 minutes early. It did not work for me. The sky was not dynamic. The colors were bland. So I left. I ran a couple of errands and headed home. On the way home I saw the most beautiful sunrise. I had not waited long enough. Had I been patient, I would have gotten beautiful photographs of the sun coming up over the pit.
It does not sound like much, but the pit is a beautiful spot. The edges that go straight down, showing every layer of rock and earth... even the piles of gravel. And up along the hill are the most beautiful trees. I think I will try again next Sunday. It should be interesting because there is a chance of snow.
I have been a little frustrated with selling my photography. However, I have not been promoting my prints. I've been showing all my friends and co-workers my journals and they have been selling like mad. But my etsy shop is the only way I've been promoting my photography. And I've only sold 2 prints. This past couple of days though, I've been asked to use my wise tree print as a journal cover (I did and it was beautiful-- will definitely be making more!), and I was told how someone wanted to use my photos to decorate their home after they get up some money. That meant the world to me.
It's always the little things...

2 comments:

sandy said...

Dad's photo's are lovely.....

Melissa said...

Gorgeous photos Dad!

Your experience with 'missing' the sunrise is a great lesson!

I can absolutely understand the frustration with the selling of your photos. At least your journals are selling though. I've been making mine for 3 years and have only sold a handfull. People always say how beautiful they are, but for some reason, they just don't buy them. Even whe I under-sold them for $20. Whatever. I still adore them. But it does sting a lil. Hugs for us both!

~Dreams~
Melissa

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