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Art of the Splash by LeeAnn McLaneGoetz McLaneGoetzStudioLLC.com
Did you ever wonder how Splash Art is created?
Below is one of the many ways photographers can create their own unique and beautiful Splash Art.
From the 2-6-2015 Lecture given Seven Ponds Nature Center Photography Club in Dryden, Michigan by LeeAnn McLaneGoetz
I hope you have enjoyed this article. If you have a love of splash art this will give you a special behind the scenes insight of the work that goes on to create these unique and beautiful one of a kind fine art creations.
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3 beginner mistakes that every new photographer makes
The perfect event is in progress and you are starting your photographic journey. As you arrive at the event you discover mistake #1. The new camera you just purchased is still at home.
#1 Make sure you have your camera with you.
You run back home grab the camera and head back to the awesome event. You pose a few of your best buddies and flip the on switch…. You discover mistake #2 A dead battery.
#2 Make sure you have a battery with a full charge, and a spare battery with a full charge.
Lucky for you a friend at the party also has the same camera and loans you his fully charged battery. You repose the group, turn on the camera and press the button. You just discovered mistake #3 you forgot to put a memory card in the camera.
#3 Ensure you have an empty formatted memory card in the camera.
Again your friend comes to the rescue and gives you one of his memory cards and reminds you to format it for your camera.
Master these 3 mistakes and you are on your way. Although this may seem like common sense, you will find that every photographer no matter how experienced has had to relearn they basic easy 3 steps to better photography.
I talk to the wild animals when I shoot. I ask them to smile, to move away from a fence or to pose in a certain way.
Many people walking by may think I should be wearing a white coat with the ties in the back, but I have found the animals seem to understand. I always am delighted when they do what I ask. For all those that think this is a little strange, I only have to ask one question, “Do you talk to your pet”? I bet in the privacy of your home you do.
Above is the Amur Tiger that I asked to smile.
Below is a Wolverine that I asked to look my way, he seemed to be listening and understand.
And a snowy owl that seemed to have a conversation he wanted to share.
So the next time you get a chance to talk to the animals, do not pass it up.
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Time for the 38th Annual Heritage Harvest Days at Seven Ponds! Seven Ponds Nature Center\’s Heritage Harvest Days is a longtime favorite with many in the community.
The festival is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and wide range of activities.
Heritage Harvest Days offers features for people of all ages and interests, including many for children.
Once again this year, children age 12 years and under, accompanied by an adult, will be admitted to the festival at no charge.
In addition, the event helps support the year-around environmental education activities at the nature center for thousands of children.
Featuring . . .
Tractors, Antique Cars, and Engines – Exhibited by the Eastern Michigan Collectors and others.
A parade of these vehicles will be held each day at 4:00 p.m.
Bring out your own classic vehicle for display!
Arts and Crafts Exhibitors – Spinning, weaving, quilting, woodcarving, and basketry will be just some of the traditional crafts demonstrated. In addition, there will be exhibits on barns, wooden canoes, maple syrup production, and walnut harvesting.
Many exhibitors will feature items for sale, including pottery, antique buttons, jewelry, photography, rocks and fossils, paintings, and bird houses.
Blacksmith Exhibit by C.J. Forge – Watch blacksmiths Owen Creteau and Kevin Keena demonstrate their craft.
They\’ll be happy to take special orders.
Sheep Shearing Demonstration – Heritage Award winner Deb Caryl will be demonstrating each hour.
The Music Tent – On Saturday, Lost Cuzzins plays acoustic folk at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m., while Larry Stevens plays vintage songs at 2:00 p.m.
On Sunday, Fable, Grable, and Bearly Able play standards and old favorites at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m., while Mark Simpson offers country music at 2:00 p.m.
Children\’s Tent – Run a three-legged race, tackle an obstacle course, play hoop and stick, walk on stilts, search for pennies in sawdust, and watch a magician in this tent.
Farm Animal Tent – Children and adults alike will enjoy seeing and feeding the animals brought by Lil\’ Hillbilly Charms, one of the local 4-H Clubs.
Country Store – Come shopping for antiques, crafts, and lots of other goodies. Bring that Christmas List as this is a great chance to get something special for that special someone.
Nature Walks and Exhibits – Enjoy a walk down to the Seven Ponds and hear their fascinating story from one of the center\’s naturalists.
Horse Drawn Prairie Wagon Rides – Visit the center\’s tallgrass prairie on a wagon pulled by Pinecrest Percherons.
Funny Face Alpacas – Get a close-up look at these interesting animals. How about some alpaca wool socks?
Face Painting – Let Wowie the Clown paint your entire face, or just a bit of your cheek.
Brew you Own – Let the Lapeer Area Brewers show you how to make beer in your own home.
Used Book Sale – Hardbacks and paperbacks, all at a bargain basement price.
Quilt Raffle – Purchase a chance on a handmade quilt, nature center gift certificate, and Lenny Miller\’s restaurant gift certificate.
Bread & Jam Table – Pick up some baked or canned goods to take home.
Herb and Butterfly Garden Displays – Visit these beautiful gardens and talk to the volunteers who tend them.
Don\’t miss the many herb products offered by the Friends of Herbs in the Interpretive Building.
Rookery Gift Shop – Shop for many nature-related items, including books, puppets, rocks, necklaces, and shirts.
On the Menu Saturday – Country Smokehouse Pulled Pork Plate
Sunday – Bratwurst Plate
Both Days – Vegetarian Plate, hot dogs, corn-on-the-cob, ice cream, gingerbread, popcorn, sno-cones, nachos, and soft drinks.
The Harvest Pub – New this year! Enjoy beer, wine, or sangria in this special area near the food tent.
Admission: $6.00, Children 12 and under and exhibitors free.
Have you ever looked at a bare wall and thought, I would really like to buy art, but I am concerned I will get the size all wrong.
Well this little tool should help remove some of those concerns.
Based on the Art should fill 4/7 of the wall space general guideline.
This trumpet tribute that celebrates the day with a sound that is amazingly beautiful, is a inspiration to young trumpet players everywhere.
The soloist is a 13 year old Dutch girl, Melissa Venema, backed by André Rieu and his orchestra(the Royal Orchestra of the Netherlands). This beautiful concert piece is based upon the original version of taps and was composed by Italian composer Nino Rossi.
McLaneGoetzStudioLLC.com will be a vendor at this years
8th Bi Annual Women’s Clinic at Heidebreicht Chevrolet Washington, Michigan on Tuesday June 6th. Noon -6:45PM.
This is a great opportunity for all, to view examples of the quality of art available, ask questions and take advantage of show prices.