“When your footsteps and thoughts carry you down the same path your heart and soul are directing you, you will know without a doubt that you are headed in the right direction.”
~ Molly Friedenfeld
This is my first blog post, one I’ve been thinking about for a while. So where do I start?
I thought I’d share with you the first image I sold as a fine art print. It’s titled: Copse of Trees. It’s from the Ahwahnee Meadow in Yosemite National Park. An adage in photography is the worse the weather, the better photography will be. That most certainly was the case here, this photo was a taken during a raging blizzard in late January. The park was shut-down for a day-and-a-half because of it.
I holed-up in the Yosemite Lodge during that time, going out as the weather permitted for incredible photographic opportunities.The art piece I’ve shown here is from that January.
It was cold and blustery, I’d spent most of the day traipsing through drifts, photographing for short bursts and and then popping back into the car to warm-up. As I slowly drove back to my room for the night, dusk was falling from an early winter twilight. The snow which had been lazily falling started coming down quicker and was blowing sideways. Not many people were out and I was taking my time along the snow-slick roads.
As I passed a line of trees I noticed the crossways snow and how it added dimension and textural interest to the linear trees. I rolled down my window and shot, hoping I would get something.
I went home afterwards and worked on my Yosemite images. I posted what I had photographed on social media. Much to my surprise I had inquires about purchasing this particular print. I sold my first print to an art collector. I felt validated and heartened, my work was actually going on someone’s wall as art.
Since then I have sold many prints and I appreciate those who purchase them. But this print has a special meaning for me because it was my first.
I hope you enjoy this inaugural blog post.The stories in subsequent posts I have to share here are at times adventurous, fun, reflective, and hopefully informative.
The opening quote about one’s footsteps and heart merging onto a path where the soul wants to go is what I’ve been fortunate to find in pursuing a second career as a fine art photographer. I invite you to share this path and journey with me.