Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Leave Nothing but Footprints is out!

My first book of landscape photography is out! Titled "Leave Nothing but Footprints", the name was taken from the motto of the Baltimore Grotto, a caving society.  "Take nothing but pictures.  Leave nothing but footprints.  Kill nothing but time." 

 It is a very nicely sized book.  I decided to go with the smallest format Blurb offers, at 7x7 inches square.  When I was in the Maine Photography Show last week, they had printed an Exhibition Catalog with Blurb in this same size and it was really a wonderful little book.  It has my image of the Blueberry Martini splash shot that was in the show in the latter 1/4 of the book. 

You can see twenty of the pages that I randomly selected to give you a feel for the book.  All four seasons are represented, along with a lot of Earth-friendly quotes and bits of poems.

Feel free to click on the little envelope icon at the bottom of the preview to share it with your friends or relatives or click on the little shopping cart icon to buy the book in one of three manners:  perfect-bound paperback, hardcover with dust jacket or hardcover with an image wrap (the cover images printed on the hard cover.) 

I hope you'll tell everyone about my new landscape photography book and perhaps even be motivated enough to purchase one for yourself!  Cindy

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

New Tulip Poster

I designed this poster yesterday--it prints out to12x18 inches.  I wanted to give the tulips an old-style look with the processing, and hope that I've succeeded.  Happy Spring everyone!  Cindy

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Winsome Max. . .

My mother's golden poodle puppy, Max, taken yesterday at Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth, Maine.  What a cutie!  Cindy

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Good Things Come in Threes

As I was driving home from the grocery store this morning, I saw this Cherry tree, just waiting for me to take some pictures.  It was so bright and cheery against the blue of the sky.  It couldn't represent Spring any better, could it? 

You can click on each picture to enlarge it.  

Happy Spring everyone!  Cindy

Friday, April 9, 2010

A few very kind words. . .

Today, in a thread I've been following on dPreview's Pentax SLR group regarding who the most knowledgeable photographers are, I read a response that made my day:

"I read every single post of Cynthia's hoping to pick up nuggets of her photographic style. I even have her site bookmarked and check it regularly.

I'm lucky enough to have spent an extended amount of time in Maine. I have visited many of the sites she photographs. While they are by themselves beautiful her photographs always bring life and story to them.

I hope someday to be able to do the same."

I wish I knew this person's actual name, so I could thank him or her personally, but this will have to do, unless he reads my thank you on the forum. It's nice to know that people are out there, following what I do and enjoying it.

It made me realize just how important it is to tell the people you like, or who inspire you, how you feel. I'm going to try to do just that more often because it made me feel so great to read those simple words.

Best wishes for a happy weekend everyone! Cindy

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

My images from Portland Magazine's April 2010

Some of you may know that I have this month's cover, which I was very happy about.  I took photos of this interesting street circus, called "Excuse me Sircus!" last July, on a Friday evening when we were visiting Portland Museum of Art.

The next couple of pictures is from the Portland Harbor Hotel, only the first of which made it into the magazine, but I had to include my favorite image from the elegant bathroom.  It also has an amazing tub, which I didn't photograph.  I would love to have the opportunity to stay in such a nice room someday!

The next set of pictures came from Dr. Charles Carpenter's wonderful loft apartment on Monument Square in Portland.  The article's author, Meagan S. Riedmann and I had so much fun visiting the apartment.  It has such wonders as an authentic church pulpit, complete with a red leather chair at the top and Maine's only glass elevator.  In order to get to the penthouse part of the apartment, Meagan and I had to follow Dr. Carpenter out onto what felt like an extremely rickety fire escape, four floors above the ground, and we were both very nervous, despite Dr. Carpenter's lack of fear!  I wish I had taken pictures of how frightening it looked to us, but I was, well, too scared!

The final image is from Yordprom Coffee, a brand new authentic Thai coffee shop at 722 Congress Street, Portland Magazine's old location.  They are very gracious and welcoming at Yordprom and I really enjoyed photographing the baristas hard at work.

I hope you'll pick up a copy of the issue so you can read all of the articles and see my pictures "in person" as well as reading my very favorite part of this issue (and one that I had absolutely nothing to do with,) the interview with folk icon, Dan Fogelberg's widow, Jean Fogelberg.  It brought me to tears a couple of times and was very sensitively done.

As always, you can click on any of the images to see a larger version.

Best wishes everyone and thanks for reading, Cindy


Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Maine Photography Show 2010!

I'm pleased to report that this image, Blueberry Martini, made it into the Maine Photography Show 2010!  The Awards Ceremony and Opening Reception takes place Friday April 16, 2010 from 5-7 pm.  You can read much more about it and see the winners of last year's show by clicking on Maine Photography Show 2010.
The location is at the Boothbay Region Art Foundation, 1 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, Maine.  I hope you might be able to be there to help me celebrate this fun event!  Wish me luck!  Cindy


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