I’ve Opened a Store!

My Etsy Store

Just a quick note. From time to time I get emails from people who like my photos and want to know if they can buy them or if there is a way to help support my blog. Until now I’ve mostly done all of that via email but hopefully now I won’t have to…

… because I’ve finally opened a store! 😀

It’s something I’ve been thinking about doing for a while and after getting another few emails recently, I thought now was a good time to give it a try.

I’ve set it up with Etsy and for now I’ve added a selection of my favourite photos and will be adding more soon.

All the photos are digital files so people can print them themselves or through a printshop (saving money and time on postage). Or alternatively they can be used as wallpaper, printed on canvas or however else someone wants to use them.

Each photo is $5 and I thought that was fair given they’re digital files… about the same price as a cup of coffee. There’s also a 20% discount for buying 3 or more.

I’ve called it Shutter & Pen to match this site and over time I plan to add some pieces of my writing as well, like my haiku printed on some of the photos and possibly an ebook I’m working on.

Anyway it’s all set up now so if you’d like to check it out, I’d love to know what you think.

I can also do special one-off orders so if there’s a particular photo you’d like that isn’t there yet, just let me know. 😀

Sunset 17/08/2016

Sunset 17/8/16

Another sunset
Another day nears its end:
Time goes so quickly

The sunset over the lake was lovely this evening. The light and colours were beautiful, that dreamlike quality you only get on a nice warm day.

I had my camera with me and took a couple of photos. I felt like being a bit creative with the photos so I took this one looking through the trees for a bit of a different perspective.

Sunset 17/8/16

And I tried to give this one a bit of a vintage look to make it a little different too. They both came out pretty well in the end.

Photos and haiku © CJ Levinson 2016

Pelican on the Lake

Pelican on the Lake

Walking by the lake
I stop to watch
A pelican
As the sun sets

I spent a couple of hours in Valentine this afternoon, walking around the wharf and lakefront with my photography group. It was fun and good exercise to boot.

I haven’t gone through all the photos yet but I liked this one of the pelican. I really love the silhouette and the beautiful golden light. I thought I’d stuffed the shot up at the time as I hadn’t checked my settings but it came out pretty well in the end.

And yes, if you’re wondering, I named the pelican Mr Percival. Of course. 😀

Photo and haiqua © CJ Levinson 2016
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Through the Trees

Through the Trees

The sun and the moon
Dance forever in the sky
As times marches on

The sun setting through the trees this past Monday afternoon.

It was a lovely sunset; the light was stunning, particularly off the water, and it was a nice way to end the day.

Photo and haiku © CJ Levinson 2016

Out on the Wharf

Seagull

Out on the wharf
A solitary seagull
Watches our lives

Pass by

We had gale force winds around Belmont yesterday, so strong they were blowing the bins around outside. Thankfully they eased a little in the late afternoon and I went for a walk along the lake to get out for a while.

I wandered out onto the wharf and just as I did, the winds started to pick up again. They still weren’t quite as bad as before but wow, were they cold! Think I turned into an icicle in about three seconds flat.

In any case I managed to get a couple of photos while out on the wharf and I was happy with how this one turned out. The seagull seemed happy enough to pose for me, although he seemed disappointed I didn’t have any chips to share. Sorry Mr. Seagull. Maybe next time.

From the Wharf

I quite liked this photo as well. The boats were bobbing up and down and I think it captures a little bit of that motion in the choppy water.

Photo and haiqua © CJ Levinson 2016