My Photography Sales in 2011

The Carbon County Montana Court House.  One of my photography sales in 2011.
The Carbon County (Montana) Court House
Red Lodge, Montana

Continuing on with my photography sales, here’s a look at what sold in 2011.  On June 17th, 2011, someone in Maryland bought 43 greeting cards showing courthouses around Montana.  I won’t share all of those with you.  (Maybe just a table.)  

Montana Court House Photographs purchased June 17th, 2011:

Golden Valley County Treasure County Powder River County Valley County
Powell County Missoula County Mineral County Ravalli County
Stillwater County Daniels County Wheatland CountyPhillips County
Fallon CountyMeagher CountyJudith Basin CountyCarbon County
Petroleum CountyChouteau CountyPrairie County (2)Big Horn County
Hill CountyRosebud CountySweet Grass CountyGarfield County
Wibaux CountySanders CountyRichland CountyPark County
Deer Lodge CountyLewis & Clark CountyMcCone CountyPondera County
Broadwater CountyToole CountyLake CountyTeton County
Granite CountyLincoln CountyCarter CountyFlathead County
Liberty CountyBlaine County
The Broadwater County Court House, Townsend Montana
The Broadwater County Court House
Townsend, Montana

Sanderlings and Surf

Sanderlings and surf:  shore birds feeding in the surf at Winchester Bay, Oregon.
Sanderlings and Surf
Winchester Bay, Douglas County, Oregon

I took this photo on the beach below the Umpqua River Light, Winchester Bay, Oregon, December (yes! December!) 21st, 2006. The Sanderling (Calidris alba) is a true migratory bird, breeding in the Arctic and wintering as far south as South America. In this photo, the birds are displaying their distinctive trait of running parallel to the surf while feeding. I know I say it a lot, but I really love this photograph. So much so that I had it matted and framed. It now lives above the fireplace in my living room where I can look at it every day. And on August 29th, 2011, someone in Oregon liked it enough to pay good money to buy it as a greeting card. (I’ll say it again. I really love this image.)

The Clark Fork at Alberton

A winter scene of the Clark Fork River near Alberton, Montana

The Clark Fork at Alberton, Montana

Every Wednesday in December, 2010, I drove from Missoula to Superior to keep our shop there open.  Interstate 90 runs parallel to the Clark Fork River for the entire trip.  And I had plenty of opportunities to take photographs along the way.  This is one wintry scene I caught on December 22nd, 2010.  On September 1st, 2011, someone in Oklahoma liked it enough to buy it in the form of a canvas print.  This was the first piece of wall art I sold.  It cost my customer $143.01 and I earned $26.14.  I’ve learned since then to raise my prices.   

1940 Ford Deluxe–the last of my photography sales in 2011

A 1940 Ford DeLuxe.  The last of my photography sales in 2011.
1940 Ford DeLuxe

Whenever I’m out, I keep my eyes open for classic cars. On a trip back from Portland, Oregon, I took a side trip off the Interstate. I drove through rural Sherman and Gilliam Counties. In Moro, the seat of Sherman County, I found this 1940 Ford just sitting in front of a shop. Of course I took its portrait. Back home, I tweaked the image a bit to remove the background. There is more I would do today, but all in all, I’m pleased with this image. So was someone in Indiana. He (or maybe she) bought it as a photographic print on October 23rd, 2011. That was the last of my photography sales in 2011.

Here are my sales in 2010. Also my sales in 2009.

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