Dragonflies are very interesting insects. They are a challenge to photograph especially the very large ones, which I have yet to get. The Autumn Meadowhawk are quite easy to photograph, because there are so many and sit still long enough to get a photograph.
This Four-Spotted Skimmer are easier to photograph in the morning when they haven't had a chance to warm up yet. I have also nicknamed this photo "Darwin", because it reminds me of Charles Darwin and the photos he had.
Yet another Skimmer this one is a "Twelve-Spotted". They too are easiest when photographed in the morning. They look very similar to the "Eight-Spotted" (as was pointed out to me) and could also be mistaken for the "Common Whitetail".
I want to thank the folks at BugGuide.net. I go to this sight to ID all my bugs. I have to say sometimes it gets dare right buggie! Sorry, had to do it.
On another note. The first half of my show season is over and I can now get back to business. Office business that is. I was really starting to wonder if this was going to be a good season. Since last year was really bad, but I will say the first few shows wasn't looking so good either, but my August shows proved to be way better! My faith has been restored! I still have about 4 or 5 shows left to do this year. I am very pleased that my "Photo Art" is doing so well (which includes textures and hand coloring and hopefully (next year) some HDR). I think I have found my niche(s) in my photography. As I develop my niches more, you will see more changes in my photography, my presentation and so much more. I am excited about next year. I expect to be doing many more shows and my booth display will be getting a facelift.
As for the cookie business, well not so good. I added another farmers market this year, and that should have brought my sales way up, but instead I am just breaking even. Which isn't good. I also found myself spending so much more time (4 days) being devoted to The BlackHorse Cookie Company and so little time (1 maybe 2 days to prepare for the next show which would be the next weekend) for Cindi Ressler Photography. My cookies are becoming more of a job and not a passion. It isn't much fun anymore either. So after careful thought and doing the pros and cons of it all The BlackHorse Cookie Company will ceased to exist as of December 31,2011.
It's a little sad, but at the same time I will be able to devote all of my time promoting and selling my photography. My true "Passion"!
You know as I writing this I am actually crying, because I put everything I have into The BlackHorse Cookie Company and to see it fail is very hard. But I must move on and I can honestly say I tried!
Have a great weekend everyone!