Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Blueberry Hill

Here where I live our community is blessed to have a wonderful farmer's market.  It's such a fun thing to go to a place and know that your food has been freshly grown and picked in the area you live.  As fun as this is, I took it a step further yesterday and made myself the finder of my food. We have many great pick your own farms, one of which I'm dying to try during apple season but for my adventure yesterday I went to this cute little place called Heritage Family Farms.

It was a bit hot to say the least but they had some of their bushes in the shade and there was a nice breeze so it really wasn't too bad.  The experience was so much fun.  I couldn't help but feel happy and free seeing all the blueberry beauty around me.  Being a photographer I, of course, had to snap a few shots. They probably thought I was nuts. Here are a few of my favorites

I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do with my bounty yet.  The good part is I don't have to decide right away because you can freeze them for up to a year.  If you or your family are looking for a fun activity and teaching tool, I would highly encourage you to find a local family farm.  It will form a great memory both in the picking and in the food that will be produced after. What are some of the recipes you can use fresh blueberries in?

Monday, July 8, 2013

I'm BAAACKK and a review on Photobarn

It has been a loooong time since I have updated my blog.  I want to start by apologizing.  I don't know what I've been up to to forget keeping you updated on my lasted fun and adventures.  I'm going to do my best to keep things up and going again.  Since I last blogged I have decided to go into the direction of Portrait photography.  I still do my fine art work and will talk more about those projects in future posts.   One of the fun things about doing portrait work is trying out your work on different mediums before offering them to your clients.  The most recent trial was with a company called Photobarn. They were and I think still are offering a 5x7 print for free you just pay shipping, which was 6.99. I decided to give it a try.
Here is the photo in it's original form

 Cute huh?? Well the cool thing that this company offers is for a print to be printed on wood.  And that was the form they were offering for free.  I had been anxiously waiting to get it in the mail and today it finally came.  It shipped pretty quickly.

When I first saw the package I was a little disappointed as for $6.99 this is what I got

It has been sent first class in a bubble envelope.  A little disappointing but not horrible.  I opened the package and looked inside to find this little guy

You can see the wood grain really well but the printing was just really too light for my taste.  You couldn't even see the out line of the wheat grains that faded into the distance. 

I know, I know it was free what should I expect, but the thing is this little guys normally cost $15 PLUS the $6.99 shipping!  A little too pricy for me considering the quality.

 In conclusion, it's a great little novelty thing but I don't see me offering this to my customers anytime soon.   If you want to give it a try feel free to click on the link I provided in this post and give it a go.  Who knows you might have better luck than I.   

Thanks again for being my readers and I hope to see you back real soon :)  

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