Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Peony Collection

It's been almost a week since I'd posted last and I've been itching for days to get back on here and write something. It's funny how this blogging business can quickly become addicting. I think it's the idea that complete strangers might actually be interested, maybe even inspired by, my life and art. How exhilarating! (And how full of myself, ha!)


A week ago I photographed a bunch of the lovely Peonies that were in bloom at our house and was so delighted with how they turned out, I made them into a collection and posted them in my shop.

A week ago I also discovered a nifty little feature that I'm going to start using in this blog. When I was working on the kittens post, I discovered I was able to link the actual photos to a website. Meaning, if you click on the photo, a new page will pop up and direct you to wherever I want (muah ha ha!) So here's what I decided to do: any time you see a photo with my Fiddlehead Photography brand on it, you can click on it and instantly be taken to it's respective listing in my Etsy shop. That way, if you're perusing photos on here and see something you're interested in, you can check out the price and other details on it right away.

Sooo, to test all this out, here is the entire Peony Collection for your viewing pleasure. Click on a couple of them if you like, I could use some feedback as to whether or not it works correctly or if I screwed something up and you wind up at a listing different than the photo you clicked.

Thanks everyone, and enjoy!

Peony Collection

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Expressing My Felines

I was sitting on our porch swing the other night with my camera and I got the brilliant idea to follow up the testosterone-fueled, motorcycle madness that was  'The Happening' post with one about...... kitties! What's even better? You get to have a hearty laugh at my awesome (3rd grade level) poetry skills. Hope you enjoy...


This little ditty begins with a cat. Kitty Kitty the Barn Kitty (how original is that?)

She's contemplative and cautious, as she rubs her head in bliss...

But if the dog jumps in the window, she'll arch her back and hiss.

One day she brought home kittens, for me this could mean trouble,

Just look at these faces of innocence, the trouble certainly could be double!

This is the kitty I want for my lap, those stripes and those eyes sealed the deal.


And this one's so playful, curious, and bold, and its markings that's it.... I was sold.

My Kitty Kitty the Barn Kitty, oh what have you done?

For ALL of your little kittens, my heart they have totally won.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Bike Collection

In lieu of this past weekend and my effort to provide more masculine photos in my shop, I have decided to put up for sale five of the photos that appeared in The Happening post as well as offer a great deal on a collection of the four I liked the most. 

'Father's Day Special- Motorcycle Collection'

Click on the photo to check out the listing.

The Happening

Friday I saw a post on my Facebook newsfeed that would change my plans for the weekend from chilling in my planter beds weeding, planting, and relaxing to a wild two day adventure as a photographer's assistant for The Hollywood Happening in Gowanda, NY.

Martina Mitchell of Mitchell Photo Studios posted that she was looking for a volunteer assistant to help her cover the event, which is a weekend long gathering of bikers complete with contests, shows, bands and street vendors. 

I immediately responded with an emphatic YES because for one, I get to spend the day hanging out with and helping out an awesome Facebook friend (whom I've never even met face to face before). Two, the prospect of spending 8 hours a day for two whole days without hearing 'mommy' 30 times a minute sounded like absolute heaven. Three, I have gone to The Hollywood Happening (FKA The Harley Happening) almost every year since I was a kid and it was always a blast. Fourth, I loved the idea of getting to assist a professional photographer who is as experienced and talented as Martina is. Oh, the things I could learn just by watching her work. Then Fifth and finally, hello... photographing Harleys!! What a refreshing change from flowers!!

You HAD to have seen that coming...

Saturday was crazy. Saturday we had a storm. Saturday I learned the true meaning behind 'holding down the fort'. Saturday can pretty much be summed up by this...


All was not lost though (no pun intended), in the afternoon it cleared up and we were able to get out and see the tattoo contest and do a mini model shoot. All in all, it turned out to be a real good time.

Sunday  was awesome!! Crystal clear blue skies, HUGE turnout, no wind. I had such a great time in fact, that I was inspired to create an HDR montage of my favorite shots of the day. Here's to 'The Happening'...


A lot of you have already seen this pic in a couple different places but I couldn't resist posting it again. This photo epitomizes the day. Me, a camera in my hand, and a huge, shiny hunk of metal in front of the lens. Not to mention totally explains I'm having trouble walking 2 days later. The hundreds of squats I performed throughout the day have taken their toll on my pitifully weak quads.






And you can't have an event for bikers without seeing something like this...

True Grit

Or this... 

Bad to the bone?
 Or this...


Monday, June 6, 2011

Weekend Fun

I'm still recovering from the wicked sunburn I got yesterday running around as a photographer's assistant and taking photos at a local motorcycle festa. It was SO worth it though, I had a blast and a half! This afternoon, after about 20 more applications of aloe, I'll be posting all about the fun we had. 

Until then, feel free to mosey on over to my Etsy shop (www.etsy.com/shop/fiddlephoto) and take a look at the new Fine Art Photos that I posted bright and early this morning. Here's a peek...

'Glowing Home' 

Friday, June 3, 2011

Still Springy

Father's Day may be coming up but I'm still working on new flower Fine Art Photos and posting them in my shop. Here's one that went up this morning, 'Peony'. Take a look at the others at www.etsy.com/shop/fiddlephoto.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

New Prints!!

Father's Day is right around the corner!! Throughout the next few weeks, in honor of all those amazing Dads out there, I will be posting in my Etsy shop a lot more masculine prints for sale. If you're looking for a special and unique gift to give, stop by www.etsy.com/shop/fiddlephoto and see what you can find! Here's a peek at what's to come...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Two Days Late

Memorial Day I said I'd post pictures of the fantastically wicked storm we had Sunday night. As always, I kept getting distracted and forgot all about it. So, without further adieu, here are some awesome lightning pics for you to peruse.