My Photography Sales in 2011
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 County||Phillips County|
|Fallon County||Meagher County||Judith Basin County||Carbon County|
|Petroleum County||Chouteau County||Prairie County (2)||Big Horn County|
|Hill County||Rosebud County||Sweet Grass County||Garfield County|
|Wibaux County||Sanders County||Richland County||Park County|
|Deer Lodge County||Lewis & Clark County||McCone County||Pondera County|
|Broadwater County||Toole County||Lake County||Teton County|
|Granite County||Lincoln County||Carter County||Flathead County|
|Liberty County||Blaine County|
Sanderlings and Surf
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
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
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.