Winter is pretty much devoid of color in Minnesota as it is, but add several days of hoarfrost, and everything is varying shades of grey, and maybe a little bit of really soft color. And it's so quiet outside! It's like the frost dampens the sounds, so you feel like you're in your own little world.
These images were taken back in December. It was better than being in a snow globe! The frost clings to everything. And I mean everything! See the cobwebs hanging from the eave? Pretty cool that even with the weight of the frost, they still hang there.
The lone fish house will be an image on the website soon. It was so nice to see an old, basic, wood fish house out on Whitewater lake. The others on the lake were metal, had ugly folding chairs outside. Not what I'd consider "scenic".
And that's a picture of my dad looking out at Bird Lake. :)
What's on my plate the next few months?
I made the decision to upgrade my tent to provide a much sturdier and prettier presentation of my images. This means I'll be applying to some multi-day art fairs in Minnesota. There are a few in the Twin Cities that I have my eye on, so I'll keep you posted as I get confirmations. (It's a little early to apply, so it will be several months before I know anything.)
Another decision I made over the winter was to change website providers. The end goal was to make my website life a little simpler, and in the longer run, a little less expensive. My website will have a slightly different look. Plus, I'm excited that I'll be able to offer special sales on individual images. I can feature a new image in my newsletter, and have it on sale for you newsletter subscribers. The nice thing (and what also makes more work), is that just like moving to a different house, you get a chance to "throw out" and organize things. I don't want to say yet when the improved website will go live, so in the meantime, you can still use and enjoy the current one. The website will still remain barbkelloggphotography.com. And newsletter subscribers should see no change in service. I expect some kinks to work out, so we'll wait and see.
I'm excited to be attending a photography workshop in Pennsylvania this April. I'll be spending two days in a beautiful flower garden (Longwood Gardens), being inspired by two great photographers and soaking up as much knowledge as possible. It's a nice small group of photographers attending, so there won't be any fighting over the rose bushes. :) With photography, as with many things in life, you're never done learning. I hope to have a few images to share with you. (And don't even bring up that it might rain. It's not going to rain!)
And I'm always trying to organize my office. Ha. It's because I never get very far on it.
I wanted to keep this blog post short and sweet. But as always, if you have any questions about images, etc, just ask!
~Barb Kellogg, photographer, tea drinker, and dark chocolate lover firstname.lastname@example.org