Puffishing

Well, that was a busy weekend … thank you, everyone who dropped in to the Open House to view my prints and cards – which was over two hundred and seventy people, looking at and chatting with me about the large canvas prints on display, as well as the smaller mounted prints and cards that were available to browse.

There were a few new prints and card designs on show, and I’ll be updating the website this month to include them – starting with two new sets of cards which, like the tern pictures that were launched a few months ago, consist of six different designs printed on square cards, available at £1 each or £5 for the set of six.

The two new sets are “Puffishing”: puffins hanging out on the Isle of May this summer … with their catches of fish hanging out of their beaks ; and “St Monans in the snow”, whose cards show different sections of the panorama of the same name that is available to buy on a large 120 x 30cm canvas.

You can view all three sets on the cards page.

Happy #WorldPhotographyDay

It’s World Photography Day. On 19 August 1839, the French government bought the patent for the Daguerreotype process, developed by Frenchmen Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce, and announced it would be “free to the world”.

More info on https://worldphotoday.com/

St Monans Arts Festival

My kitchen will once again become a gallery for the local Community Arts Festival on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September – so please drop in to check out my photographs and images. In addition to the new cards and prints that were prepared for the East Neuk Open Studios in July, there will be quite a few new wildlife and landscape designs available – I’ll post more info soon.

For more about the Arts Festival, visit the local St Monans website and its Facebook page.

Tern Time

A new set of cards is now available featuring terns in flight. The images are from photographs taken on the Isle of May where the birds nest around the landing area and the visitor centre – and are very keen to make sure that visitors stay well away from their nests. If visiting the island in the nesting season, note that it’s reminiscent of a scene from a Hitchcock film, and that wearing a good hat is strongly recommended.

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The images are printed directly onto white cards (135mm square when folded). Price with envelopes £1 each or a set of six for £5. The insides of the cards are blank

Chasing Rainbows

A new set of images now available as cards and prints – rainbows over the sea and harbour of St Monans …

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GDPR, Privacy, Blah, Blah, Blah …

If you are like me, you are probably fed up of all the emails about GDPR. In fact, if you are a lot like me, you are probably even more fed up of thinking about what you need to do to be compliant with GDPR and what should go into your privacy policy for your websites and business.

Well, WordPress left it late, but then as the deadline approached, they delivered the goods with a model policy to cover sites using WordPress and plugins such as Jetpack. So, thanks Automattic, Problem solved.

For the record, I don’t operate an email list as such. If you have subscribed to the website, you may get an email when a new post is added, but that’s about it. And other than the data gathered via the websites, I only have contact details that were necessary to get any prints you ordered delivered to you. And frankly, that’s the way it’s going to stay. If you want to be kept up to date, subscribe to the website, like the Facebook page, or follow me on Twitter, Tumblr, Linkedin or Google+ … it’s your choice.

That’s the boring bit done. The next post will be something more interesting.

P.S. If you just can’t get enough of this GDPR stuff, then feel free to feast your eyes on my privacy policy … http://imagenic.uk/privacy-policy/

The Spring Collection …

It looks like winter is finally behind us, so while the prints of St Monans in the snow and cute robins are still available, I’m busy lining up new prints that reflect the change of season, including wildlife such as seabirds and squirrels, and landscapes with great skies, sunrises and sunsets.

I’ll be adding them as a series of pages, each displaying a slideshow of images that are available at a particular size or aspect ratio.

I’m starting off with prints designed to fit A4 frames, a page each for landscape and portrait, and these will be followed by pages for panoramic images, square images, and so on.

First up is A4 Landscape. I’ll be adding more images to this and the other pages as time goes on, so be sure to check back periodically for the expanded range as it becomes available.

To whet your appetite, here is a photo of a cormorant, drying out near to the East Pier, St Monans:

Note that the imagenic website address is only there as a watermark for the online preview, not on prints as sold (they may have a very discrete signature, but that’s all).

St Monans in Mono

St Monans in the Snow (monochrome)

I’m always happy to consider bespoke requests, whether for a print from a photo on the blog, or a particular size, mount, frame, material, or as here, a request for a black and white version of the first Imagenic offering, the 120cm x 30cm canvas print of St Monans in the Snow.

This could have been done by using a straight greyscale conversion, but it was intended for display in a room which already has a black and white drawing, so I decided to prepare several versions using different styles of rendering the shading in black and white, including ones that resembled ink and pencil sketches and line drawings. I’m pleased to say that we agreed that one of the sketch styles was best, since it gave a good range of shades will retaining detail. You can’t see that detail in the picture above, as its scale is reduced 1:10, but to show you what it looks like at full resolution, here is a section of the picture.

cropped area of St Monans in the Snow in monochrome

 

Christmas is coming …

Since setting up as a business, I’ve sold a few prints and the cards are now selling well. Maybe you are thinking about ordering a print for Christmas, or would like a few seasonal cards of St Monans in the Snow, robins and other wildlife?

If so, please note that I don’t yet carry a big stock. I have a handful of prints to let people see what photos look like on canvas or aluminium, and I can print smaller glossy photos, but if I need to order prints, that takes a few days, and it may take longer as Christmas approaches. Likewise, I have a few hundred cards, but if I get big orders, it will take a few days to restock.

So if you are thinking about ordering prints or cards, please let me know sooner rather than later … thanks.

Copper Reflections, Aluminium Print

This is the latest print available from Imagenic.

It’s experimental – the first one I’ve had printed on aluminium. Looking at those copper-coloured reflections in the water, this picture seemed an obvious candidate for the process.

The result is a sharp and reflective image that in the right light has an impression of depth within the picture that needs to be seen to be appreciated – so if you are in the St Monans area and would like to see it, let me know.

I also have some samples of canvas prints, including the St Monans Landmarks and the St Monans in the Snow panoramas featured in previous posts.

The above print on aluminium at 60cm x 40cm is currently available at £80