Saturday, December 31, 2011

Cats and Water - Experiments in Close up

Water droplet - appears to be frozen in the center

Bucky's smile

Boudicca's Sneer

Friday, December 30, 2011

The Bob

I was looking through my pictures and found this one of my cat Bismark.  He was half bobcat and had the best face - So here is my photographic tribute to my old friend.  I miss him.

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this is the photo that prompted this tribute.  Isn't he gorgeous?

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Monday, December 26, 2011

2012 Calendar of Original Photography

Well - I went and did it.  I put together twelve photographs with quotes and made a calendar out of them - and it's for sale on my Etsy website!

Free Card!

Every month there is a drawing from my facebook page for a free card of the winner's choice. All you have to do is like my page to qualify!

Just click here to go there!

And watch for new cards coming in January as well as mounted photos and magnets!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Girl and Her Dog

I've been playing with my new camera.  My lovely little niece and her dog presented a perfect opportunity to experiment.  Using continuous shots I was able to capture a perfect moment - What do you think?
A Girl and her Dog

Puppy Kisses

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Photographic Opportunities

Living in the Pacific Northwest does not always provide the perfect weather to get out and take photographs.  This time of year is usually dark and dreary, and most often, wet.  So what is a creative photographer to do?

Carry the camera at all times! You never know when an opportunity will present itself - geese on a pond, an interesting pattern in the ice on the ground - 

Or a great, sparkling Christmas tree when you're out shopping!  I went to the Woodburn Outlet stores and the huge tree just caught my eye.  Out comes the camera - and.........

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Win a Set of Notecards!

Help us hit 100 followers!  When we hit 100 there will be a drawing for a free set of four notecards - winner's choice from my website!

Helen Fern Original Photography

I am a wife, mother and grandmother. I live with my amazing husband and two very spoiled cats in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. I love to take pictures of anything and everything. Each photograph is a place I have been or an object that has moved me in some way.

The ocean is my muse. It is the place I go for rest and rejuvenation. The sound of water fills my soul and quenches my spirit.

I also sculpt art dolls and love to cook. My husband and I hunt for mushrooms in the Spring and the Fall for culinary use. Someday I'd like to write a cookbook that uses the amazing fresh foods available in the Pacific Northwest.

My life is no different than anyone else's. We have our worries, but I am content to experience the beauty of the world around me and share it with you in a small way. I hope you enjoy your visit.

Visit my website to see the blank cards made from my photos - and feel free to contact me regarding wholesale or prints.