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Free Photo Giveaway!

1 Jun
Currents :: Vermont

Currents :: Vermont

 

Who likes free stuff???!!

Obviously, you do.  And boy, oh boy, did you come to the right place!

For this week only I will be holding a free 8×10 giveaway contest.  The winner will be drawn on Friday June 5, 2015 and can choose one image from my gallery to decorate their walls.

To qualify, you need to do at least 2 of these things:

– sign up for my newsletter (if you haven’t already)

AND

– like me on one or more social media pages, if you haven’t already (twitter, facebook, instagram, G+, etc)
– share this post
– follow my blog (if you haven’t already)

Yes, we will be checking. 🙂

Also, for those of you wondering, the above photo was taken in the Green Mountains of Vermont.  This particular peak is Camel’s Hump, the third highest in the state.

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This and That, Hodge and Podge

10 Apr
Vigilance :: Beavertail Lighthouse :: RI

Vigilance :: Beavertail Lighthouse :: RI

 

So I learned a few things this past week….

First, many many thanks to all of the people who were kind enough to give feedback on which images to cull from the Places gallery.  I have taken out several based on your suggestions, though I do have a few more to cut out still.  Let’s call it a work in progress…therefore, your input is still appreciated if you care to give it. haha

Second, thanks to your input, I found out that way more of you like the above photo than I thought. That actually came as a bit of a surprise.  It’s one of my personal favorites (and that isn’t just because I had to brave a raging ocean to my right and the whipping winds of an oncoming storm while I balanced myself and my tripod precariously on slippery rocks…which…by the way, don’t do that.  It was stupid!) but all this time, I never got feedback either way on the image.  Y’all made me smile an awful lot to know it’s an appreciate image!

Thirdly…third-ish? Ummm…next….I wanted to remind everyone that this weekend is the final weekend to take and submit an image for the 10 minute challenge.  Now look…I’m just as much of a slacker as the next person (meaning, I haven’t done mine yet either) but by the time Sunday rolls around, I expect to see my email brimming with your super awesome images, mmmkay?  Brimming!

Brimming…such an odd word, but so satisfying to type.  Brimming, I say!

Ummm…what else?  Oh yes, a little business time. Because I have my business socks on. (FOTC fans out there?  No?) I was super humbled today when I started my day off with 900 followers (more now)…I am grateful that each an every one of you takes time out of your day to take a galnce, every now and then, at some of my photos.  It is so difficult to make it in the world of art, both in the financial sense and in the “hey, the market is overly saturated with a ton of talented people” sense.  So, I am flattered that you all chose to follow my work, my vision and my terrible sense of humor. 🙂

Of you 900, if any of you are Facebookers, can you do my a little itsy bitsy favor, and make sure to like my Facebook page as well?  All of that stuff helps to spread the word.  To you it’s just a like and some (extremely awesome, stunningly, achingly beautiful) noise in your feed.  To me, it’s marketing.  Every comment you leave puts the photo you enjoyed into the feed of your friends, who might…just maybe…enjoy the image as well.  Or own a high end gallery in New York and want to hang my work there.  You know…either or. haha  So, if you’re in a generous mood, go here and follow my stuff. 🙂

Okay…so in summary… Thanks for being so supportive, thank you for the feedback on The Great Gallery Clean-Up of 2014, and don’t forget to submit your 10 minute challenge photos to seespotsphoto at yahoo dot com!

xo
Shannon

Free Photo Giveaway!!

25 Nov

Contest

Do you like free stuff? Of course you do!

Do you like pretty stuff?? Check!!

So do yourself a favor and head on over to the Facebooks where you will:

– Like our photography page
– Comment on the contest photo (same one you see above, but it will be on Facebook), telling us which 8×10 print you want to win

So easy, even a caveman can do it! (Assuming cavemen had electricity.)

For a bonus entry…that’s right, TWO chances to win a free print…share the contest with your friends!

(Sharing is caring, afterall.)

So…what are we gonna do!!??
Like, comment and share.

When are we gonna do it??
Now! (Or sometime before Friday, November 29, because that’s when the winner will be announced!)

Go team!

XOXO
Thank you all for your continued support.  Happy Holidays, Friends!
Shannon

Capture the Colour

23 Aug

I decided to take part in the “Capture the Colour” contest being hosted by http://www.travelsupermarket.com/,
and judged by (among others) Ken Kaminesky. The idea is to present images from your travels that highlight five colors – red, white, blue, green and yellow.

Here are my images:

Red

The House on Grass Island

The House on Grass Island

Most people probably haven’t heard of Guilford, CT – afterall, it’s just another coastal town in New England. If you have heard of it, though, then you’ve heard of the Grass Island fishing hut. It’s a recognizable, and historic feature of the region’s landscape. The little structure has seen it all, withstood several hurricanes, and within the last few years, been shown a
little love with some fresh paint. I’m a firm believer that there is so much more to New England than it’s (beautiful) lighthouses…lesser known scenes like this one are definitely worth a visit.

White

Diana's Pool - Chaplin, CT

Diana’s Pool – Chaplin, CT

Along those same lines, this small park called Diana’s Pool in the northeast region of CT is a hidden photography gem…one of many I’ve found scattered throughout New England. Again, if you’re planning a trip to the area, this section of the Natchaug River is loaded with small falls and cascades. It’s a great place for a moderate hike and some nice scenery, especially in the fall
when the leaves are turning.

Blue

Bike in Cozumel

Bike in Cozumel

This scene from Cozumel just fell into my lap. I was taking a taxi around the island from one of the beautiful beaches to a port, and saw this bike parked on side of the road. This was truly one of those moments I’m grateful I had my camera out and ready, as I literally had just seconds to compose and snap while we were stopped in traffic. The colors of the bike, porch, ocean and sky complimented each other perfectly. These shades of blue will forever remind me of the feel of sun on my (well sunscreened) skin, the smell of salt in the air and the crystal clear water of the Caribbean Ocean at my toes.

Green

Mt. Washington - New Hampshire

Mt. Washington – New Hampshire

I firmly believe that everyone who is able should hike a mountain at least once in their life. You don’t realize how stunning the view is until you get to the top. This image is from the top of Mt. Washington in New Hampshire, the highest peak in New England. It also happens to be one of the most popular peaks in New England, and is the source of tourism driven revenue for a good portion of the year. The cairn in the foreground serves as a trail marker, to help guide hikers safely up and down the mountain side.

From what I’m told by people who have made the hike more than once, the top of the mountain is generally socked in with fog – I was extraordinarily lucky to have a clear day. I can’t express how impressed I was with the view. It’s a wonderful, empowering feeling to stand on top of a mountain and see the world spread out beneath you.

Yellow

A Quiet Road

A Quiet Road

When I think of yellow within the umbrella of “travel”, I think of the painted lines in road. Combine that concept with a tourist destination, and you have an image that’s symbolic on a few levels. This image was taken during a visit to Block Island, a small island off the coast of Rhode Island. It’s the perfect, New England mini-cosm. (Yes, I made that word up. Haha) It has the quaint environment that New England is known for, the lighthouses and beaches that people associate with the region, wildlife, boats, limited traffic, biking and hiking galore… In other words, it’s a stereotype bonanza. (Yes, that was just
an excuse to use the word bonanza!)

Block Island is only accessible by boat (there are ferries running throughout the day back and forth between the mainland) and is a very popular day trip/summer home destination. Well worth a visit!

As part of the contest, the people behind the contest have asked that we nominate other blogs to try the contest…aka, spread the word. 🙂

My “suggestions”:

www.wheretowillie.com
www.nickexposed.com

http://iphonephotog.wordpress.com/
http://365photosbyjeremy.wordpress.com/

http://thewanderlustgene.wordpress.com/