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.