Sunday, November 4, 2012

Wandering Eye

It's been over 13 months since my last post.  In that time I've been caught up in life and haven't had much time for some things...this being one of them.  Yesterday, on a whim, I took a look at some of the work that was getting ready to fall off of Etsy.  The following images are some of what caught my eye.  Enjoy!

Abandoned Phone Booth - Randy Nyhof

Water Lily - Eric Hagemann

Behind Plastic - Caryn Drexl

Paws - Kim Winkeler

Pink Iceland Poppy - Cindi Ressler

Rusty Bronze Chain - Hena Tayeb

Epave de Bateau 09 - Marc Loret

Village St. Paul - Barry Michlin

Unplugged - Chris Horner

Penfield Jetty - Stephanie McDowell

Sunday, September 30, 2012

From the Collaboratory

Saying I'm overdue for a post is 'way beyond understatement. Let's just say this whole new dashboard is, well, new to to me. My last post was March 2011, if memory serves.

Since then, much has happened, including acceptance into a couple of juried shows. Very exciting. But I've also become super-conscious of how much there is to learn. That has led to some workshops and study. Long way to go. 

One thing I have learned, though, is to appreciate is the Northwest's bright overcast, which most of us complain about throughout much of the year. For photographers, though, it's what award-winning photographer Thomas Sawtell characterizes as "a giant diffuser." Here are some images from our area to illustrate what he means.

Tide Pool Study 3, Oregon Coast, MattVogt Photography

See you next time!

Su Harrington, NakedEye17 Images

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Dreamy Photo of the Day!


I love photography! It is by far one of my favorite hobbies. I never get tired of looking at photos & dreamy art. Often times it can wake up the eyes if you need a little oomph, it's better than a cup of coffee! Sometimes it can be so relaxing to look at & calming. I wonder if I should take a dreamy photo along with me in high traffic situations. I bet I'd be a calmer driver! Isn't this photo just so wonderful? Her dreamy surreal shop is located here. Thanks for looking & checking out the POE team's blog. --Heather :)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Photo of the Day!

Hey everyone,
I'm working on a new idea for our blog. Hoping I can keep up with it, but with a baby on the way and two little boys, we shall see! Since I do the updates for the POE Flickr group, I'd like to pick out a photo for each day & post it here. I get to see the images first, and often times fall in love with many of them & feel they need to be better showcased! Such talent our team has. Of course, this also depends on you! If you allow your photos to be posted & set up for that via flickr. One other requirement is please do not put links in the text area on flickr. Your photos will not get chosen for the stream if that happens. Sorry, but it's the rules according to flickr. If you have your shop listed in your flickr profile, I will also link to it.

And without any further ado, today's photo:

Painterly Magnolia

This lovely photo comes from this shop on etsy.

Hope you like it! Puts me in the mood for spring flowers & showers!
You can reach me here on flickr. Or here on etsy, or here on facebook.

<3 Heather :)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Like the first day of spring.

Post contributed by Anna Delores Photography.

Y'all know that spring 2012 OFFICIALLY begins tomorrow, March 20?  That's right: the vernal equinox dictates that spring begins in the Northern Hemisphere on March 20, 2012, at 1:14 A.M. (EDT).

I think the reason and ways to celebrate here at POE are obvious.  There was such an abundance of phenomenal work on the theme of "springtime" that I further narrowed our showcase today to "Ttv" (through the viewfinder) photographs.  Yes, these are mostly floral photos, but I've included a babbling brook and some butterflies for good measure.  ;)

Enjoy our warm welcome of the new season, from the Photographers of Etsy!

"Les Coquelicots" by Marco LaGrenouille
"Ethereal Cherry Blossoms" by Maya Lee Photography
"After the Rain" by Stephmel
"Dandelions" set of 4 prints by Hey Harriet
"Lille" by Amy Tyler Photography
"Fresh Green Chestnut Tree Leaves" by ARTindividual
"Gushing" by DS Brennan
"Walk in the Park" by Barbra Ziemer Photo
"Green Hill" by Honeytree
"Flutter" by Susannah Tucker
"Pink Blue Daisy" by Ketzel Photography
"A Little Secret" by Malinda Ballesteros Photography
"Paused" by Kosmoceratops
"Sunflowers and Sky Take 2" by SKnights Art Photography

Friday, March 9, 2012

Self Portraits

First and foremost, welcome back to the Photographers of Etsy (POE) blog!  We plan to keep things a little livelier around here, so be sure to come back soon and check in often.  :)

I'm not sure why it took me so long to notice, but lately I've been appreciating the plethora of self-portraits among POE members.  There are some really breathtaking images out there that POEs have been taking of themselves!  Needless to say, I'm impressed -- AND inspired to soon put myself in front of my own lens.

Check out some of the dramatic, honest, surreal, and just plain lovely self portraits I've wrangled here.  Have YOU taken any self-portraits lately?

The lovely Laura of Violet Bella Photography

"Our Environment" by lorandherworld

Lilac Pop Photography by Janna Bissett

"Red High Heels" by Jillian Audrey Designs

"Wasting" by Dylan Murphy

DK Miller of The Shutterbug Eye

"Baby's Leaving" by Cheryl Fallon of Moxie Mama Studios

Myan Soffia of SixthandMain

"The Girl With the Apple" by Violet D'Art

"Miss Moss" by Tara Wilson of Shadowplay Snaps

Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg.  If you have a self portrait to share, please do!  Post your images on the team page on Etsy, in this discussion thread.