Tuesday, September 19, 2017

New Line of Women's Clothing

It's been awhile since I posted here. What can I say? It's been a very busy summer...I've been working and playing hard, and traveling a little more than usual.

The big news is I've started to add a line of women's clothing to my Etsy shop, Peggy Collins Photo Art. So far I've added some tank tops. Next up will be short-sleeved chiffon tops. A sublimation technique is used to print my designs and photographs onto the clothing, and since I own more than a few of these tops, I know that the print job is excellent. The tops are super comfortable and can either be for casual wear or a little more dressy, depending on the image that is printed.

Here's a small selection of the tank tops I'm offering so far:

Yesterday I received a tank top with the abstract cat design on the bottom right of the picture (from my new line of artsy pet portrait clothing) and I'm very happy with it! I don't think I'll be able to resist ordering more and I know what a couple of people are going to be getting for Christmas.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Photographing Flowers

I like to make sure I keep learning. I love doing workshops, watching videos, and reading books to learn new techniques. So today, even though I already earn my living as a nature photographer,  I figure I could still pick up some new tips so I've been watching an online workshop on photographing flowers.

When I lived in the city and was just starting photography, flowers were pretty much all I photographed. I haunted the streets looking for gardens that were close to the sidewalk so I wouldn't be invading peoples' personal space. I loved it!

Since moving to a more rural area I've gotten away from shooting flowers as often but after watching this workshop, I'm dreaming about focusing on flower photography once again. Only problem is, they're forecasting possible snow flurries at the end of the week!

dandelion, macro, waterdrops, bokeh, gold

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Hummingbirds in Winter

We got even more snow today. Our poor hummingbirds. The Anna's hummers over-winter here on the west coast of British Columbia. Normally they just have to put up with a lot of rain but I figure if I can do it, they can do it. This year's been very different though, with many snowfalls and colder temperatures. We have had a few crocuses spring up in the yard but they just keep getting beaten back down. I hope today's snowfall was the last of the season, and I'll bet the hummingbirds wish for the same.

winter birds

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Hoar Frost

We didn't get any snow here today but it's definitely colder again. I noticed the crocuses in our yard pushing their brave little faces through the chilly earth. Tomorrow they're forecasting possible snow again. Please, no! We've all had enough of winter...bring on spring!

hoar frost, winter, leaves, ice, icy

hoar frost

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Snow Covered Adirondack Chairs

Today was a beautiful sunny day so it's hard to believe that snow flurries might be on the way. But that's exactly what the forecast says. Just when I was thinking that spring was around the corner.

We're not used to much snow on the west coast. Some people don't even bother to put away their Adirondack chairs at the end of summer. But look at what can happen...

adirondack chairs, snow, winter, pender harbour, pacific northwest

Monday, February 20, 2017

Return of the Canada Geese

I've been hearing flocks of Canada Geese flying overhead the past two days, early in the morning before I'm even out of bed. We're still a month away from the beginning of spring but the constant honking of the geese always signals that we're almost there. I can't wait!

canada geese, birds in flight, textured

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Macro Dandelion and Bling

I feel a touch of spring in the air so I thought I'd share one of my favorite dandelion photographs...the seedling is covered in water drops and it makes me think of the flower getting dressed up in its best bling. :-)

dandelion, macro photograph, waterdrops
"Dandelion and Water Drops Macro"

Let's spring arrives soon...we've had enough snow for the year!

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