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Journal

Thank you to recent purchasers!

A big “thank you” to recent anonymous purchasers from the USA and the UK who made my day special! My most recent sales:

One iPhone 6 – Tough Case of “Mardi Gras!”

Two Throw Pillows (Large) of “Royalty”

My photo published in Wildlife Australia magazine

I’m proud to share the news that a photograph of mine appears in the Summer 2015 issue of Wildlife Australia magazine in an article entitled “How Ants Aid Seeds.” My photo is of an acacia/wattle seedpod (photo as it appears in my RB portfolio is shown below). The magazine’s website is here, and below I’ve added a reduced version of the page in the summer issue where my image appears.

My Work in "Free for All" Exhibition at Exhibitions Without Walls

Exhibitions Without Walls sent out a call in October for a single work (photograph or traditional media) that is a personal favorite, and entries had to include a statement about why the image is a favorite. The final selection was juried for an end-of-year exhibition, and I was fortunate that my entry made the cut.

The Free for All exhibition is now online. My entry is on the first page and also below.


Underwater world of stars
by Celeste Mookherjee

2015 Say Cheese, Long Beach competition - 3 winners!

I have been participating in a yearly local photo competition, Say Cheese, Long Beach, ever since the first one in 2008. The contest is one of many events sponsored by Justin Rudd’s Community Action Team, a local charitable organization. The idea is that photographers of all ages and experience levels go out and shoot whatever they want within a specified 24-hour period, provided the images are created within the city limits of Long Beach, California. Only minimal processing is allowed, as this competition is looking for what the photographer can do with the camera and not for software manipulation skills. The 2015 competition was scheduled for Labor Day weekend, with a new twist in that photographers were allowed to choose their preferred 24-hour slot within the three days. Photogr…

Offline more than usual for a while

An unanticipated move is suddenly part of my schedule, and it means spending more time offline than on.

Briefly, I have lived in the same apartment for close to 14 years, and the building owner wants to renovate my place. He has suggested that I move to another apartment that is soon to be vacated and has already been renovated. In the end it will be good (nice hardwood floors, remodeled kitchen and bath, etc.), but for now it’s a lot of work because I’ve been in one place for so long and tend to be a bit of a pack rat. :)

I will check in to RB as close to daily as possible, but my comments will be fewer and less detailed for now. I’m warning my contacts so that you don’t think I’m neglecting you or leaving RB. :)

Finalist in "Long Beach Favorites" Photo Contest

Yesterday (October 19th) I attended a special event that celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Long Beach Qingdao Association (LBQA) and honored the finalists in a photography competition, “Long Beach Favorites,” held in June of this year. (Long Beach, California, and Qingdao, China, are sister cities.) I entered three photos in the competition and did not know until last night which one had been chosen as a finalist. The judges were local photo professionals, so I felt good that finalists were chosen on merit and not on how many social media friends one could cajole into voting for one’s work. :)

Finalist photos were printed and dry-mounted in large format and displayed on individual easels at the event, and we were gifted with our prints to take home. That was lovely,…

Rest in Peace dear Mao, beloved pet

My heart is heavy with the loss today (30 September 2015) of Mao, age 13, one of the sweetest cats I’ve ever known. He was a rescue cat, a rambunctious and playful boy as a youngster who also had a mellow side that took over as he entered his senior years.

Mao has not been well for a few weeks, but he was improving slowly after a trip to the vet. He took a turn for the worse two days ago, and I was mentally prepared (as much as one can be) when I returned to the vet with him today. Mao had stopped eating or even responding to his name, even though he still appreciated being petted in all his favorite spots. The vet was very kind but also direct, telling me about Mao’s multiple conditions that mitigated against recovery. Thanks to caring staff at the veterinary hospital, I was …

Recent sales - thank you!

Many thanks to two buyers this week, one of whom I actually know (an online photo friend from Flickr), and the other the more usual anonymous purchaser. My Flickr friend bought a tote bag that is now on its way to her in New Zealand, and the second purchaser ordered a poster of a photograph I made in Avalon, Catalina. Thank you both!

One tote bag of “Deep magenta hydrangea”

One poster (small) of “Avalon Casino entrance – mermaid mural”

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