Thursday, October 25, 2012
With the frost yesterday, everything was muted a bit and the colors were softer. The fog made the landscape seem very isolated and lonely, but in a good way. I love that the tracks of the machinery that cut the hay are still visible and the tips of the stubble are frosted white. It seems so forgotten after a busy summer of harvesting. That's what winter does, it hides everything that is so bright and full of vitality in the summer. Of course I forgot my tripod at home, so this was taken with the camera on the bumper of my car with the timer set. Yep, nothing by skill here.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The first full day of snow cover was here today, and I decided to step outside and see what kind of scenery it brought with it. The frost hung out all day, making the trees and grass white. I got several good shots of the "frozen" fall willows, and even a few of a moose in the white grass, munching on the willows. I will post those photos soon. These little bird tracks were on my patio this morning. I've always loved how delicate the bird prints look in the snow. I think these were magpie tracks. They like to sneak around early in the morning.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Everytime I see a train, I get super excited! I film them with my cell phone when one "drives" by along the highway. I take photographs of them obsessively (the ones I have listed in my Etsy shop and on this blog are a very small percentage of the number of train photographs I actually have). My great great grandfather was a train conductor, so maybe that explains the fascination. I love their aesthetic. The rivets piecing the large plates of steel together, the heaviness and massiveness of them is imposing. They seem so reliable. I love the messages on the risers of these passenger steps. "Watch your step", and "Welcome Aboard."
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
I have to be honest, I'd never heard of Ranchero camera bags before. They're not really bags, so much as briefcases for a camera. The sides are rigid and stiff, and would not squish easily. The leather is soft and velvety and the inside is lined with pine tree green felt. How retro! I love it!
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
I love to design packaging. This is for my photo necklaces, which I make by hand. The little photographs are mounted permanently to birchwood. When I started to think about packaging, I liked the idea that they were mounted to wood and how to make that fact come across in the packaging without having to use a bunch of words to describe it, hence the photograph of the wood stack cross-section as the background. With the topper, again I didn't want a lot of words for customers to read. I went with a yellow-green like that of a leaf on a tree, and rounded the corners to give it a more organic feel. They are easy to assemble and will keep the necklaces clean when on display at artshows or brick and mortar shops.