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New Note Card Category and Vendor

Recently we were approached regarding CSA (Confederate States of America) note cards.  Over time, some images relevant to this theme have been captured, but not added to our catalog – until now.  A new gallery page was created in September of 2013, but it is not indexed on the website.  If you’re interested in this topic, you can find the gallery and place your orders here.

Gainesville CSA Monument

Gainesville CSA Monument

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our newest vendor with a small selection of Frisco, Texas note cards is:

 

Frisco Heritage Museum

6455 Page Street
Frisco, TX 75034
(972) 292-5665

 

New Flora and Fauna Note Cards Added

Since it’s Bluebonnet season here in The Lone Star State, it seemed like a good time to both shoot some new material – and create note cards from some archival images.  As a result, we’ve uploaded 7 new images of Bluebonnets and assorted Texas wildflowers to the Flora and Fauna page.  In addition, we’ve finally posted a Yellow Rose!

Yellow Rose

Yellow Rose

Calatrava Bridge Note Cards Added

The most requested image at the Deep Ellum art show last month was the Margaret Hunt Hill (Calatrava) bridge that now spans the Trinity River.  Something I had been meaning to shoot for some time, but just did not have the “right” conditions when I had the time to shoot.

So finally last week, I decided I was shooting no matter the conditions and would just tweak the images to my liking.

We will be distributing these to our dealers shortly and have plenty on hand for our upcoming art shows: May 18-20 Grapevine, Texas and Memorial Day Weekend – Granbury, Texas.

We have one panoramic shot that is very dramatic and ethereal titled “Oz”

OZ

OZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And then we have the much more “standard” version of this iconic gateway, titled “Calatrava Reunion” with Reunion Tower framed by the cables of the Calatrava Bridge.

Calatrava Reunion

Calatrava Reunion

Updated Frisco and Desolation Galleries

In researching my vast library of images, several desolation-themed shots stood out as candidates for processing.  In talking with Realtors the last few weeks, a recurring theme came up regarding staying in touch with clients.  Employing an abandoned house on the cover, along with text implying it just might be time to move, was the impetus for digging through my collection for more examples on this topic.  As a result, several more abandoned buildings have been added to the Desolation library.  In the process I also reprocessed a rusted-out, abandoned car I found in Lampassas last year.

On my way to Babes for a meeting the other day, I noticed Old Number Nineteen, Frisco’s historic steam engine, was perfectly clean.  This is unusual, to say the least.  In all the years we’ve lived here, I’ve stopped by Heritage Center in hopes of finding the train is pristine condition for a dramatic shot – and it never has been.  It is typical for it to be coated with dust, dirt and water spots from one end to the other.

But this time it looked like someone had just given the engine and caboose a thorough bath and it sparkled in the autumn sun.  So I took the opportunity to properly capture this bit of Americana for addition to my Fine Art note card collection – and inclusion in Volume II of Texas As I See It.  Below is one of the two photos of Number Nineteen added to the Frisco gallery today:

Number Nineteen

Number Niineteen

Substantial Gallery Updates

Since bringing the new website online last week, I’ve been doing some updates to the content.

As I go through my vast library, I find new images to make available in the Note Card project.  This last weekend I added several dozen new images in the following categories:

  • Desolation
  • Texas
    • Dallas
    • Denton
    • McKinney
    • Paris
  • Frisco
  • Music / Lifestyles
  • Flora and Fauna

We made a trip to Paris a week ago to photograph their unique, but diminutive version of the Eiffel Tower.  Along the way we discovered an assortment of other interesting items that needed to be captured and added to the collection, not the least of which were numerous old water towers (now properly committed to the Water Tower selection.)  46 different water towers are now available to choose from.

I also spent a good deal of time indexing the Texas page by city and theme to make it easier to find community-based images.

Dallas, Denton and McKinney now have more content than before, with updates coming regularly as we venture out and concentrate on these areas.

Soon to be added is an Automotive catalog of the cars I’ve been shooting over the last several years.  From The Girls and Cars of Texas  (the 4th volume of the Texas As I See It series).

Paris, Texas

Paris, Texas