Thursday, May 24, 2012

Hello Again

I have no excuses for my long absence. None. Apologies going out here. Go ahead. Smack me now.
I've been getting more and more into photography and have neglected my blog and jewelry something terrible. But here is a glimpse of what I have been doing.

The boy's first time in a kayak.
breathe ~ relax ~ enjoy

and he loved it! :)
I ♥ U
Easter Eggs
Happy Easter everyone!
a wee little bee
tiny bee on purple coneflower
tiny wildflower
tiny wildflower

I'm thinking about opening an Etsy shop for my photography, but I don't really know how to go about it. Does one need to own their own photo printer and paper? Does one go out to a photo lab each time a print sells?
These are some things I need to investigate.

little miss ladybug
little miss ladybug
apple blossoms
I will be an apple
This sign is all that is left of Queen Park Cinema. It is now demolished, but was once a drive-in theater here in Charlotte.
Some pretty yellow wildflowers
yellow wildflowers
Dogwood blossoms
dogwood blossoms
Plum tree blossoms

So while I've been absent, I've been practicing my photo editing and have been taking photography a little more seriously. I'm trying to shoot RAW most of the time and on manual mode, and trying to edit to the best of my ability in Photoshop and Lightroom. I'd love to have some better, faster lenses as well as a Speedlight, but I can't right now. I'll just have to work with what I have and make the best of it. I love shooting. That's the most important part. :)

trees budding in January (INSANE)
Buds in January?
February 7, 2012, "Snow Moon"
'Snow moon' - 2.7.12

And last but not least, I listed a new pair of earrings in my Etsy shop. These consist of aqua chalcedony teardrop briolettes on shiny hammered circles, dangling from long kidney earwires. Very pretty!

Aqua chalcedony hammered circle gold fill earrings

Now that I'm back, hopefully I can post at least once a week.
I'll try anyway!

See you soon!
kayak boy


Anonymous said...

I love your photos especially that of the ladybug. I leaves me warm memories of my childhood and my mom.

beakee said...

I did wonder whether you gave up jewelry though, but can see that you've been having fun with your camera. So no need for excuses, your photos are a joy to see :) You have no idea how envious I am of anyone who has 4 seasons and lotsa space.

Ginger Wagner said...

I pretty much stopped making jewelry. Nothing was selling. People don't want what I make since it's just like what everybody else makes. And you know how the big E always plays their favorites. That hasn't changed. I got more involved in family things instead of sitting at the desk making jewelry, giving my neck and back a break. I don't know if I'll ever really get back into it though. I'd rather be doing something else most of the time now. :(