Wednesday, August 27, 2008

LI Maritime Museum Seafood Festival…

I participated in my first two-day show at the LI Maritime Museum's Annual Seafood Festival in West Sayville. The weather was perfect and the crowds abundant. It was a long two days, and my stalwart husband spent the entire time with me. I literally couldn't have done it without him. In addition to doing all the heavy setup work, he knew just the right thing to say to break the ice with potential customers — customers I might have let walk away!

My next venture will be the West Islip Festival on September 21, and then I will close-up the tent for this season.

Expand this post for a closeup look at my display, some views of other exhibitors, and festival attendees.

A Seafood Festival is all about seafood.

A view from our booth in the early morning before the fair opened.

Across the way from our booth was a metal smith who spent the day working the crowds — mostly women! In another life he must have been a barker in a carnival.

The vendor next door sold homemade jams available for tasting. A very popular booth.

Pirates were everywhere, some of them very authentic.

At six o'clock on Sunday all the vendors were ready to go home…

…but a group of fair goers stayed to enjoy the last of the entertainment and early evening on the Great South Bay.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Fire Island…

Last week my friend Madeline asked if I had a photo of the Fire Island lighthouse, and had to admit that the last time I photographed it was back in the stone age of digital photography. Yesterday, Eddie & I were at Heckscher State Park to try out our new tandem bicycle for the first time (the tandem story is for another post), and after the bike ride we drove over to Fire Island. We were on Fire Island from about 6:30 to 7:00 P.M., and as we drove over the bridge we could see a storm on the western horizon, but the light on Fire Island was almost perfect.

For a few more photos, take a look at the full post.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Thanks for coming…

Thank-you to everyone who visited my photography exhibit at the Wilkes Gallery—and a special thanks to all of you who came by yesterday to "meet the artist." I thought I be standing there all alone for most of the day, and instead I had non-stop visitors. It turns out that the show is going to be up for a second week, through August 20, so if you haven't seen it yet, please stop by.

Northport Harbor Views…

Last week I had the opportunity to take photos at the home of a friend of a friend who lives on Bayview Avenue, in Northport. Houses on Bayview back up to the water, offering some fantastic views of the harbor.

More photos in the expanded post.

The family has a Boston Terrier puppy who followed me around everywhere I went. I guess he was begging for a photo shoot, and I was glad to oblige!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

My gallery show is up!!!

An exhibit of my photographs on canvas is on display at Wilkes Gallery, in Northport, from today, August 6, through August 12. I hope those of you in the area will get a chance to visit the gallery and see the show. I'll be at the Gallery on Sunday, August 10 from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M., so if you are in the area, please stop by and say hello!

Type rest of the post here