Monday, September 28, 2009

K104 Poochapalooza Dog Event - Images

This event was HUGE! I've never seen so many dogs in one place, and soooo happy too! They had dog parks (one for large dogs, one for small) dog water fountains, great vendors, great food, fabulous weather, all in all, it was an amazing day! Now, I've got to plug away at the HUGE number of pics I took! Remember to click on the images to enlarge them!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Poochapalooza - September 26th, 2009

Printz Photography will be the official photographer for K104's, third annual Poochapalooza this year, please come and say hello! Money is being raised for local shelters, so please, come, meet us, bring your dogs, enter some contests, help animals in need and have a ball! This is the perfect time of the year to spend time outdoors with your dogs! Hope to see you there!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

a little more about Canada Geese....

Their calls stir so many thoughts, feelings, memories and emotions inside of me, having grown up on a property with 2 ponds and 3 families of geese for the first 15 years of my life... One of my advisors, Veda Andrus from Goddard College shared this story with me, and I'll share it with you here. It's pretty amazing.

The Goose Story
Next fall, when you see Geese heading South
for the winter… flying along in V formation…
You might consider what science has discovered
as to why they fly that way:

As each bird flaps its Wings, it creates
an Uplift for the bird immediately following.

By flying in V formation the whole flock adds
at least 71% greater flying range
than if each bird flew on its own.

When a goose falls out of formation
it suddenly feels the drag and resistance
of trying to go it alone… and quickly
gets back into the formation to take advantage
of the lifting power of the bird in front.

When the Head goose gets tired it rotates back
in the Wing and another goose flies Point.

Geese honk from behind to encourage those up front
to keep up their speed.

Finally… and this is Important… when a goose gets sick,
or it is wounded by Gunshots, and falls out of Formation
two other geese fall out with that goose and
follow it down to lend help and protection.
They stay with the fallen goose until it is able to fly
or until it dies; and only then do they launch out
on their own, or with another Formation
to catch up with their group.

Dr. Harry Clarke Noyes

I woke up to the sound of Canada Geese flying overhead this morning...

Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year. I can best describe what it represents to me, using the Japanese word, "Yugen," which means, a beauty tinged with sadness.

Last Fall I did a series of photos entitled, "Letting Go." I thought I'd put a link to it here, but for some reason, I can no longer find it... (?) so I will re-post them.

I, personally, have trouble letting go, and have to constantly remind myself of the importance of it... on so many levels. Enjoy ~

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Photography as Practice....

Sometimes I get so caught up in my business that I forget to stop and notice the beauty I'm surrounded by. My camera is the vehicle that slows me down... that brings me into the present moment, to really appreciate the little things about my life here I am so grateful for. I guess you could call it my "practice."

We're entering my absolute favorite time of the year. The humidity is lifting, and the earthy colors of autumn are slowly starting to reveal themselves.

The chicks we got this spring have grown into gorgeous adults, we've got Light Brahmas, Dark Brahmas and Aurocana's. I think one or two of the 25 hens might have just started laying eggs, and hopefully within the month, we'll have a good supply again so I can start bartering with my potter friends again! :-)

As always, if you'd like to see an image in its full size, just double click on it.


Friday, September 4, 2009

Cell Phone Pic

Drama, just all the way around here.... Lukas (the cat) stuck (not really, but playing it off very well) in the GARBAGE drawer... and Iggy being VERY concerned (truly) ...

Rosie is a Cover Girl!!!

A photo I took of Rosie at one of the Pause Yappy Hour's this summer made the cover of the Fall issue of About Town, Community Guide to Rhinebeck, Red Hook, Tivoli, Hudson and Surrounding Areas!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Should I Change my Blog?

I am thinking about upgrading my blog to a Wordpress blog. If you have any experience with them, I'd love to hear your thoughts! One of the reasons I'm considering switching is that it's really difficult to leave comments on a Blogger Blog. I also like how many of the Wordpress Blogs I've seen have much larger photos, nice backgrounds, Flash capability, etc.

If you're a photographer, do you think it's worthwhile to get control a Wordpress Blog via ProPhoto Blogs? It seems for a nominal fee you can get a whole bunch of control options...

If you have any comments, I'd really appreciate your feedback! Do you think the current method of posting on my blog is cumbersome? If it was easier, would you be more inclined to post comments?

Thanks in advance,

* Lisa
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