Kevin Merchant Photography News 2009

February 24, 2009

It's official. I will have a booth at the Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival Birder's Bazaar this year. The dates for the festival are April 24-26. The Birder's Bazaar is open on Saturday, the 25th, from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday, April 26th, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. It is located in the cafeteria of Hoquiam High School, which is located on the west side of Hoquiam, on your way to Ocean Shores. We will be selling framed and matted prints, calendars and bookmarks.

If you have never witnessed the shorebirds that stop over in the Grays Harbor area (or anywhere else for that matter) on their migration north, do yourself a favor and come. It is simply amazing. For those of us living in the western Washington area, this is in your backyard.

These migrations actually occur on both the east and west coasts of North America. In the spring, the birds are destined for the Arctic region for the mating season. As winter approaches, they will begin their journey south.

This will be my fourth year to travel to the area for photography. I never get tired of seeing the birds, even when it is wet and cold and miserable. Although, I am hoping for slightly warmer temperatures than last year.

I hope to see you there!

January 21, 2009

I am pleased to announce that a Lightbox feature has been added to the GALLERY. You can Add or Remove images to the Lightbox as you browse the Gallery images and view them apart from the Gallery. You will see the Add/Remove button at the bottom of the page when you are viewing a full size image. The Lightbox also has an e-mail feature to send a list of selected images that you have an interest in. Give a try and let me know if you have any problems using it.

January 8, 2009

To start off the New Year I have added a couple of new features to the web site.

First, there is now an ARTICLES section. My first offering is an article on producing panoramic images. This article highlights the steps I go through to produce panoramic images such as those in the PANORAMA section of the GALLERY. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Secondly, there is now a PRINTS section. To start this section off, I have selected eight images from my 2008 Alaska trip to offer as 8" x 12" prints. These prints are mounted on acid free foam core and matted with a white acid free rag mat board placed in a black satin finish 12" x 16" aluminum frame. These are ready to ship.

I selected a variety of subjects hoping to have something that will appeal to everyone. If there is a specific image that you have an interest in for a print, let me know.

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