blogging out.

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Hey guess what?  My photos are showing up on blogs, and not just this one!  It happened 4 times recently!

First 2 of my photos showed up on a blog for fans of Blythe dolls.  Blythes are popular on flickr.com, so I’ve seen them before, but I didn’t really know what it was all about.  Now I know.  You can read the whole saga here.  Basically, these crazy looking big headed dolls were originally manufactured in the early 1970s but never caught on.  Now they’re all the rage.

The blog is from Brazil and written in Portuguese.  I don’t know exactly what’s being written, but it seems that the doll they picture has an up-do hair style very similar to the ones at Honfest (and 1960s Baltimore), one of my favorite photo-ops.

Make me beautiful, Hon.  *Poof!* [honfest 2008]

Honfest 2007

But wait there’s more. A National Geographic blog also used one of my photos for an entry! OK, so National Geographic has a lot of blogs, and they do a lot of blogging, but it’s still cool. They also went with one of my Honfest photos.
Baltimore's Best Hons, Hon!
This was in the National Geographic’s Intelligent Traveler blog. They used it for an entry called What’s for Dinner, Hon? about Cafe Hon, a restaurant in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore that serves comfort food with Bawlamer twist.

Last but not least, for 2 consecutive weeks I won the photo challenge on Jovee Henehan’s photo blog!  This is the first time I’ve won a photo contest of any kind–so pretty exciting.  Plus I like Jovee, so it makes me happy that she likes my photos.

The theme for the first photo challenge I won was “Evidence of Man.”

evidence

The next week [winning post] the theme was “Facial Expression.”  This photo happened to also be from Honfest, an event which probably deserves it’s own blog post, so stay tuned for that.  I think if I cropped this photo it would focus even more on the expression.  I just need to decide exactly how I want to do it.

expression

Thanks for reading.

UPDATE:  3 days later and my post is already out of date.  Jovee’s latest contest was “favorite photo.” This picture of Joel is one of my favorites I’ve taken, and it was one of the 3 reader entries Jovee posted.  I made an 8×8 print for Joel’s parents, but I don’t think they like it quite as much as I do.

Joel and the Pig Roast

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6 thoughts on “blogging out.

    Kendra said:
    August 4, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Go you! Those are some great pictures.

    liza constable said:
    August 4, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    daniel loving your photos, and what a great opportunity that was @ honfest! (where is that? looking like maybe n’ton?)
    I’m liking your crop with the little girl; yes that shirt is a big white thing, but great contrast to all that’s going on in the other corner…
    keep it up – yes!

    hip2bdaniel responded:
    August 4, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    Hey Liza,

    Honfest is in Charm City, aka Baltimore, Maryland of course.

    Thanks for compliments, I really appreciate it!

    BTW, I want to see your pictures too.

    Mitch said:
    March 31, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Great stuff, Daniel!

    Robin said:
    August 12, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Dan, definitely awesome stuff and congrats on appearing in blogs and having people commission you. Nothing like a hobby that can turn into a career.

    Maja said:
    December 27, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    I dunno about parents, but that photo of Joel has been hanging in his brother’s apartment for years, and is definitely a favorite.

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