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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UPDATE:  3 days later and my post is already out of date.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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Turnip Pixtures

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So every once in a while I get asked to do some freelance sort of photography work. Sometimes I’m even offered real money to do it (I know, crazy huh?) Before I bought my digital SLR camera, I didn’t really feel comfortable taking on these assignments. But that’s starting to change a bit now that I’m getting more comfortable with my camera and figuring out how to do a little bit of editing.

Martha and Ronald have been on me to take pictures of their baby for a while now. They had asked me to do maternity photos as well, and as you’re about to see, it’s a little late for that now. I saw their lovely family at the Earthfest concert and I’m excited about scheduling a shoot with them. In the meantime, I used the last couple bytes of memory remaining on my card Saturday to take a few pictures of their little dude.

TurnipBW

TurnipColor
More Kiddos

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Earthfest

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Here’s a little sample of what I’ve been up to lately. I took these on Saturday at Earthfest Boston. Enjoy.

good day, sunshine

flagboy

down the river

Earthfest Flickr Set