So I had planned to write a post about something that’s happened recently that I’m really quite excited about. Except, this morning I received some more news that I’m now also super excited about. So now I just have to cram two exciting things into one post.
The first: Regular followers may have noticed the recent addition in my left sidebar of a link to my new page at Art for Conservation (that’s to the homepage, my page is here). Art for Conservation raises funds for conservation of the world around us, by showcasing and promoting nature-themed prints on a range of archival museum quality papers and fine art canvas. I’ve offered 50% of my profits to the charity, as I strongly believe in preserving the beautiful world that gives me so much inspiration. The link in the sidebar takes you straight to my page, but if you’re interested do take a look at the other gorgeous art they have on offer (and no, it’s not an affiliate link, I make no money from purchases from other photographers, but you’d still be supporting a great cause!).
All three sites are very much a work in progress, and I’m adding new images to them all regularly.
Then the second: My application to become a contributor to iStock Photo was successful! Three of my photos were accepted onto the site and I’m super stoked. Of course they may languish there doing nothing forever, or iStock Photo may hate everything else I ever send them, but it’s not a bad starting point, is it?
Below is one of the three images selected. As I like to share a bit about my photos, I’ll post the others in separate posts to save me rambling in this one for far too long.
This photo was taken in Iceland last year. My husband and I spent a week driving around a fair chunk of the Icelandic coast, from the north-east, round to the east, along the south, and ending up back in Reykjavik. I LOVE Iceland. I run out of words and superlatives trying to describe how breathtakingly incredible a country it is. I’ve been fortunate enough to visit twice, once in summer, once in winter, and I’m just hankering to go back.
Anyway, walking along a country road in north Iceland one day, I spied this girl in a meadow. Icelandic horses are a unique breed, kept pure by their isolation from the rest of the world, and this one was a real poser! Now I’m not a horsey person, I never wanted a pony for Christmas, but beauty is beauty and this girl just had that wow factor to me.
Isn’t she gorgeous?