Spending a little time…


4-10-14 websitecover Lately I’ve been spending some time exploring my portfolio of landscape photographs. Though feeling physically and mentally much better between rounds of Chemo, I still haven’t quite mustered up the energy to spend much time outside, never mind having the oomph to be out early or late capturing any new good light on the landscape with the camera. That leaves me fondly reminiscing about some of the work I’ve already done, and as I do so, I get to spend a little time perusing my web site – and you know what that means… yes, tweaking.

As you can see from the screenshot above – http://www.acadiaandbeyond.com – I’ve abandoned (for now) my attachment to a single strong black and white coastal image in favor of a more eclectic, colorful, and assorted view of what is distinctly Acadia National Park – after all, there is so much to see in Acadia, why not show her off in all her glory?

We’ve had a lot of incredibly generous local support in response to our little medical emergency, and as a way to say thank you, Lori and I have been selecting prints that we think people might appreciate, and we’ve been ordering and delivering them as thank you gifts.

I’ve learned that it’s one thing to conceptualize, experience, and actually create any one of my photographs, but I have to admit, following the process through to where it physically gets printed and held in hand – whether it is printed on canvas, paper, or better yet, on metal – it is quite exhilarating to hold a piece, especially since many of these pieces to date have merely been images on the screen.

I’ve a couple of big pieces being printed on metal on the way as “thank you’s” to our friends, and I’ll be sure to grab a pic of what they look like “in-person” as it were when they arrive. In the meantime, if anyone is interested in purchasing from what I believe is a new and improved web site, please use the discount code “chemo” when in the shopping cart area – despite it’s not-so-nice meaning, it will get you 25% off any purchase 😉

31 thoughts on “Spending a little time…

  1. He looks comfortable now, and you’ve done the right thing for him. It’s been fun to watch Oliver become such an important part of your family. Can’t believe it’s been over a year that we’ve been watching him grow up.

  2. Dave Longfellow

    David: the “tweaked” website looks great. You certainly have the material to pull off a montage like that in dramatic fashion. Hope everything continues to move forward successfully in your treatment and I look forward to seeing new material shared with us in the future.

  3. I’m embarrassed to say that this is the first time I’ve looked at your website. (What can I say? Perhaps I was blinded by Oliver.) Lovely, stunning, magical . . . I could go on and on. And I know that your friends are so touched by the gift of your prints.

  4. As others have said sorry to hear you’ve been ill and wishing you and your family all the best. Your mention of printing on metal has intrigued me. I’ll be keeping an eye out for your post with the photos of the prints 🙂

    • David Patterson

      Thanks. There’s nothing like having a landscape printed on metal. It might not be the perfect medium for a portrait, but a landscape – yes! I was printing on paper, then mounting, then matting then framing…. apart from the classic look, it was starting to become quite expensive to hang on a wall! That’s when I started experimenting with canvas and metal… both look amazing, and the costs might even be less. They show very well too on the wall.

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