Photography, Self-Expression

I made that and I’m Proud of It!

This view of Mercury Bay was shot from Shakespeare’s Cliff in the Coromandel, New Zealand. I spent a lot of time getting completely happy with it and was very nervous when I unrolled the printed canvas from the printer. I couldn’t be happier, really!  I had it printed up as a gift for my Mother and Father in-law. When I never really heard that much about it, I wasn’t that surprised. They’re used to me forcing my photography upon them. But then my sister-in-law and her husband asked if they could possibly have a copy too. (For my views on asking your family or friends for free art, you’ll have to catch me with a looser tongue.)

I was, of course flattered that they asked, and got another canvas (well, actually two – I have one in reserve now) and shipped it, lovingly rolled up, down to New Zealand for them. This past week, they showed me the framed result.

Speechless!! The white matting an frame are perfect for it! Can’t wait to get down there and sign that baby, because, let me tell you I am PROUD of that photo. It’s one of my pieces that I would not be ashamed to sell. Have you seen the prices of fine art photography these days?

Mercury Bay

I’m so glad they like it,and I hope they get a lot of enjoyment from it.

I have been at this ‘Photography thing’ a good few years now.  Sometimes, I think I’m getting pretty good. Others, I think I’ll never get to be as good a I want to be! I think this is probably an issue for most artists/creators.  And I think it’s also a good thing, overall. It is what drives you to become better and better. When I tell people that I don’t have a ‘job’ outside the home, they always look at me as a ‘stay at home mom’. There’s nothing wrong with stay at home moms, but that is NOT how I choose to label  myself. I consider myself an artist/photographer. I shouldn’t have to sell my work in order for that ‘job’ or ‘profession’ to be valid. It’s not some little hobby. It’s hard work, talent, and dedication.

Anyway, I’m really proud of this one, and it was a thrill to see it displayed so well.

Mercury Bay 2

Note: this piece is not available to purchase from my SmugMug site ( – mainly because of it’s unique sizing etc. But if you are interested in it, please send me a message through my photography Facebook page: . I would love to discuss selling it to you. Pricing will be comparative to other fine art photography.



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