Sunday, March 22, 2009

Lead Me On Clinic
This is an Image I did for Kathleen Torkelson, Shoreline Washington, of her little dog Emma.
Kathleen and Emma attended the Lead Me on Clinic with Norman. They were great students and as you can see  great subjects. I love this print so much, I am making it a limited addition, signed print. The title of the print is Early Spring Gather. It will be available soon. If you are interested in it you can email me. 

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Lead Me On Clinic
We have returned from the Clinic in Olympia, Washington, hosted by Dave and Ursula, owners of Lead Me On Training and Boarding.
The people, the dogs, and the food were truly outstanding, the weather was not. It rained and snowed, however, we were left unscathed because of Dave's quick thinking. He and Ursula rented a U-haul and equipped it with borrowed propane heaters. Myself and the clinic attendees, for the most part, stayed warm and dry........Norman was not quite that lucky.
The clinic dogs made great strides in 2 days, it was exciting to see the progress. We are looking forward to seeing our new friends, and their dogs on the trial field this summer.
On Monday we drove to Becki Maloney's farm for lessons, and we were able to work our own dogs as well. It was such a treat after such a long winter. Her place is beautiful with wonderful fields to work in, and nice sheep.
I had my camera with me at the clinic, and my official "work" hat on. I am thrilled with the results, and will post a few of my client's images here in the next couple of days, as I finish them......Beautiful dogs, I am pleased to have photographed them and think you will enjoy them as well.
A huge big thank you to Dave and Ursula, our kind and gracious hosts. Cheryl Munson provided the sheep and sound system, we appreciate her generosity, she is a beauty. To all who attended and helped, the clinic was successful because of you. Thanks for a great time!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

State Photographers Competition 
I am back from the convention. It is always great to see my old friends, and learn all the new tricks of the trade. 
I was pleased with my print entries, it is dangerous to enter animals, and art in a traditional type competition, but they did well. 
I had 4 prints merit (score over 80) which put them into an above average category, I was third in a division called finished product. It was a framed art piece that I did in copper tones. I was second with my commercial entry that we named desert passage, and Lucy, the black and white print, won judges choice. Thank you to all of you who worked on naming my prints. My good  friend Lynard who prefers to be called Lynn was especially clever naming  my black and white print "EWE SHALL NOT PASS" I think the name got me 5 extra points! Here are the prints that scored high.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Competition Print #6 
Here is the last and final print. 
Now then, all my entries need titles, so if you have any ideas let me know. I have to submit them Saturday, so help me get creative!
Competition Print #5

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Competition Print #4

Competition Print #3

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Competition Print #2

Print Competition
As most of you know I (Vickie) am a
photographer by profession. Every year in my trade, there is a print competition. I have been working on this year's entries, and thought I would give you a peek. There are 6 total, I will post them all over the next couple of days.  I hope you enjoy them!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

And the whole world smiles with you."