“From the Loop” heading off to a good home…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of my favorite newer photographs in my gallery, “From the Loop,”  is a photograph of the Chicago CTA train running along the river with the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower) in the background. I wanted to play up the train and the beautiful red-brick building in the background with some selective focus and I love the pop of crimson red color in the end result.

Very happy that “From the Loop” is heading off to a good home… This and many others are available here in my online gallery.

Enjoy!

*tracey*

Off to a Good Home- in Italia!!! “A Day by the Water”

I am very pleased to be sending one of my favorite prints, “A Day by the Water,” off to one of my favorite countries, Italy! The print will be heading off to Florence, Italy, a beautiful city I’ve had the pleasure of visiting twice and can’t wait to visit again.

“A Day by the Water,” is a vintage- inspired photograph of the Tybee Island Lighthouse in Savannah, Georgia. I was immediately struck by the sharp contrast of the beautiful red of the roof against the bold greenish blue of the rest of the lighthouse and couldn’t wait to work with this photo. Aged with a vintage feel, I wanted this print to take on  dreamlike quality. Imagine a child, sitting in the back seat of his parents car, looking out at the lighthouse on a beautiful, sunny day, excitedly awaiting the visit to the beach. Printed on amazing metallic paper, this photo takes me back to my own childhood and I’m so very happy to share it with others.

This, and other prints are available at my website. Please feel free to stop by!

Ciao!

*tracey*

Going to a Good Home- “The Cove”

Heading off to a good home (all framed up and matted) is one of my newest pieces, introduced to my gallery this week. “The Cove” is a shot taken at Cade’s Cove in Tennessee on a beautiful fall day! Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it) I didn’t get to see any bears but the deer were out in full force. If you have a chance to stop by Cade’s Cove during the autumn months, I highly recommend it!

“The Cove,” a square format print, printed on premium archival paper, is available in several sizes, along with a number of other new pieces, in my online galery found here.

Wishing everyone a happy Sunday!

*T*

"The Cove"

Going to a Good Home, “Smoke”

I’m always toying around with new ways to shoot photos whether it be trying out a different lens, shooting from a different angle or, in this case, trying out a new filter.

“Smoke” is an 8×8 print of a beautiful dark pink bloom that I came across while wondering through Cheekwood Botanical Gardens in Nashville, TN. Doesn’t look pink right? I took this photo with an infrared filter attached to my macro lens. Now, if you look at other examples of infrared photography, this isn’t quite the same, but, regardless, I loved the end result of this photo.

Layered just slightly to give it a textured effect, I love how the flower ended up looking like billowing smoke. I’m still toying with the infrared photography, and plan on offering more as time goes on. In the mean time though, check out “Smoke” in my online gallery, as well as others available.

Smoke WM

"Smoke"

Going to a Good Home “First Leaf of Fall”

Going to a good home is a beautiful large format metallic print of “First Leaf of Fall.”

Now, those who have read past blogs have heard me tout metallic paper’s high quality and amazing look so I won’t go in to it ad nauseum but seriously folks, with a print like this one, I can’t even begin to do justice in explaining how wonderful it looks. OK, I’m sorry, I lied, I need to talk about metallic paper again.

Having been called, “chrome on paper,” metallic paper highlights vibrant colors while providing a subtle yet beautiful dimension to photographs that is unmatched by other papers. While it’s not for every print, in “First Leaf” the reds and oranges of the leaf almost pop off the paper while the browns of the table underneath take on a truly realistic quality. You can see every line of the leaf and almost feel like if you touch the paper, you will be able to pull the leaf off the page.

This print, among others are available in metallic paper in multiple sizes in my online gallery. Custom sizes are always available. Feel free to browse around!

Fall WM

"First Leaf of Fall"

Going to a Good Home- “Along the Shoreline” A set of three 5×5 prints

Anyone who knows me knows that, aside from photography, traveling is one of my favorite hobbies. Whether it be abroad or here in the States, I love traveling to new destinations and discovering all they have to offer but also have some all time favorites that I’ll go back to time and time again. One of my all time favorites is Maine.

Whether shown in photographs or in movies , in person it’s as picturesque and beautiful as you’ve imagined. Small, quaint towns, beautiful, jagged shorelines, and, I have to say it, the best damn lobster sandwiches ever. (A note, if you’re in Maine, passing through Wiscasset, you have GOT to stop at Red’s Eats. It’s a must.)

All that said, it’s no surprise that I have a number of photographs from my visits to this beautiful state. Three of these photographs, “The Beacon,” “Horizon” and “The Line” are all part of a three print limited edition metallic set called, “Along the Shoreline” being offered in my online gallery. While they are listed as 5×5 prints, they’re available in any size from 4×4 all the way up to 30×30 and I’m pleased to say that one of these sets is off to a good home. This limited edition print set is available in my online gallery, along with many others.

Horizon WM

"Horizon"

Beacon WM

"Beacon"

The Line WM

"The Line"

Going to a Good Home- “The Parking Spot”

OK, I admit, I hate having to name my photos. If I could just do basic things like, “Guy in Front of Store” or something like that, I would love it but, in a world where artists are as creative with the names as the art themselves, I at least have to put my best foot forward. The thing is, my best foot… it typically involves humor.

That said, I did use a little (and I mean a little, I’m not claiming to be ready for stand-up here) humor when naming this one. I had all these dramatic names in mind because, frankly, the photograph’s dramatic and vibrant colors, seemed to warrant it but, in the end, I felt silly naming it what I had originally planned. (Nope, sorry, my secret) I did however, end up liking the name of this one, if for no other reason than, well, I’m funny in my own mind, if not others, and I thought it was fitting. Get it? The boat is parked out front? Parking spot?? Hmmm, ok well enough about the name. If you’d like, you can give it an alternate subtitle. :)

More importantly, “The Parking Spot” is on its way to a good home and I couldn’t be more pleased.  The photo is of a beautiful old, red boat parked outside a Venetian mansion. I spotted this while travelling down Venice’s Grand Canal on a traghetto on my way to the Piazza San Marco. Of all of the trips I’ve taken, Italy has always been my favorite country to visit. I love the people, the sights, the sounds, the FOOD, the WINE… oh wait, sorry, I’m getting a little carried away.

I took this shot last year on a trip through Italy that took me through Rome, Florence, Pompeii and Venice and this ended up being one of my favorites. Printed on metallic paper, the subtle “chrome on paper” effect of the paper brings out the vibrant reds and greens as well as highlights the intense blacks. Looking at this photo makes me want to go back…

This limited edition print is still available, in my online gallery, in multiple print sizes, framed or unframed, even in a gallery wrap… just check the link that says, “Where to Purchase my Work” or feel free to get in touch with me!

The Parking Spot WM

"The Parking Spot"

Going to a Good Home- “The Barn”

Well, the week is getting started quite well. I’m very excited to be working on a custom order of “The Barn” for a new buyer.  She was a true pleasure to work with and I’m very happy to see one of my favorites off to a good home.

While out on one of my regular Sunday drives…iPod running, my camera in the passenger seat next to me and no idea where I was going…I came across this old barn along Route 100 here in Nashville.

While I’m like a proud mama regarding any of my prints, “The Barn” holds a special place because it was one of the first offered in my gallery. I remember the sense of elation I felt when it was very well received and I am especially happy that it will be proudly displayed in someone’s home. I am so pleased to be completing a custom job with this piece as it lets me put all of my skills to work with a large format print, custom matting and framing.

It’s been a rollercoaster since I decided to start selling my work but it’s days like this that remind me that I am a big kid at heart who absolutely loves rollercoasters…

"The Barn"

"The Barn"

Going to a Good Home- “October Road”

My latest piece heading off to a good home is “October Road,” an 8×8 metallic print of a single tree I happened upon while out walking in Nashville.

Anyone who knows my work knows that I am a big fan of symmetry. (e.g.- “Watching the Time“)  When I frame a shot, while I don’t necessarily have an end result in mind, I do have my starting point all worked out. Typically, what pleases my eye most is that which I can balance within the frame. I love “October Road” because  the symmetry is both horizontal and vertical. Beyond that, I love the layered end result and how the burnt umber and the dark teal balanced one another.

This limited edition print is among several in my online gallery. Check this one, and others out and stay tuned for new creations and… coming soon, a whole new, interactive, online gallery!

"October Road"

"October Road"

Going to a Good Home- “Dogwood”

Well, anyone that has seen my business cards, avatar, banner for shows, etc. etc. knows how much I love Dogwood trees. I love how the flower of the tree looks both delicate and strong at the same time and how the beautiful colors of each flower play off of one another so perfectly.

Dogwood” was taken at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens here in the Nashville, TN area. Cheekwood is a beautiful place to visit any time of year but is especially so in late Spring when all of flowers and foliage are out in their full glory.

I love the depth of field of this photo as it’s something I’m always playing around with; the flower in the front being very crisp and detailed and the one in the back being out of focus yet still discernable. This is one of those photos that I will always turn to as one of my favorites no matter how many I take.

It is with great pleasure that “Dogwood” is going to a good home, framed up and matted in a beautiful black wood frame. As a note, this print is also going to be on display as part of the Love,Juca silent auction and sale in Spring Hill, TN starting this week, through November 6th.

This limited edition print is available in my online gallery, along with others. Please feel free to check it out!

"Dogwood"

"Dogwood"