So much going on... It's been a busy summer, with trips to Maine and Colorado already and it's only mid-July. Still, it's good to be busy and I'm grateful people are hiring me for my photography skills and want to buy my prints and books.
In June I drove 1300 miles (3,030 round trip!) out to Bar Harbor, laden down with prints, books, posters, and a tent, to participate in the 67th annual Bar Harbor Art in the Park Festival. It was my second year being part of the festival and I was honored to come away with the Best in Show award for the second year running. Although the rain kept some people away on the first day, it was good to meet people and talk about my work, answer questions and impart some of my knowledge of photographing Acadia. And it was a fun bonus to be interviewed on local radio (AM 1370 Ellsworth), and even be videotaped by a drone above my booth.
After two days of constantly being on my feet, I was worn out, but there's no better way to learn what people like than to listen to hundreds of visitors to your booth, hearing their compliments and criticisms as well as their own personal stories of the places they've visited. It's a lot of work to drive thousands of miles to show your work, but it's been so valuable for me. Can't wait until next year.