Journal

A big 'thank you' to recent purchasers

I’m catching up again, saying thanks to those who purchased the items below. The pillows all went to buyers in the UK and the sticker to someone in the USA. Thank you very much!

One Throw Pillow (small) of “Lemon-drop yellow”

One Sticker (small) of “Graceful dahlia petals”

Two Throw Pillows (medium) of “Lemon meringue”

Two Throw Pillows (medium) of “Dreamy petal swirls”

Sale: 25% off my photo book (through 6 May 2016 only)

If you have been thinking about purchasing a print copy of my 60-page photo book, Art in Nature: A Little Book of Nature’s Wonders, now would be the perfect time! Through 6 May 2016 only (until 11:59 p.m. local time), get 25% off one or more printed books (hardcover or softcover) when you use the code MYBOOKSALE25 at the Blurb checkout (sorry, does not apply to earlier purchases or to ebooks). Limited quantity of code redemptions available!

Preview Art in Nature HERE

Reactions from actual purchasers: “Celeste, ‘Art in Nature’ is being enjoyed at our house.” “Gracious in its square size it is simply marvellously rich in content. To tell the truth I was expecting something marvellous but to handle, to leaf through the pages and to go over your works agai…

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,…

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