Saturday, August 13, 2011

smokey mountain park

Max waving 'hello' while attempting to wander through the tall grass at Cataloochee, part of the Smokey Mountain Park. There were lots of wild turkeys and elk roaming around the pastures, calmly ignoring the folks stopped by the side of the road taking pictures.

Azalea is learning to use a digital camera, something she is enjoying immensely! The elk and wild turkey look far away in the picture, but were actually pretty close. We were going to bring our dolls for a photoshoot, but forgot them in the rush to leave. I think Greg was a little relieved.

I took this picture of Greg and Max at a scenic overlook using a 'miniaturize' setting. I love how everything takes on a grainy, vintage photo look.

Here's my favorite miniaturized photo. I think the grass looks like moss, the trees like tiny wired and flocked toys and the flowers like painted paper. It was nice to take a break from preparing for the show in Philadelphia next week. Sometimes its easy to go into a zone and not move for several hours, resulting in a stiff neck and sore eyes. We are hoping to have the little house finished and ready to take with us, along with a few limited runs of some designs in bronze (which are always a hit!).


Andrew Thornton said...

Looks like a lovely day! Boy do I know that "zone" feeling of stiff neck and sore eyes. Sometimes I think all the rest of me has disappeared and it's just the throbbing pain in my head and neck areas that remain! So it's definitely good to take a break some times.

Lorelei Eurto said...

Cynthia, are you going to be in Philadelphia too!? I hope to finally get to meet you. Love your photos of the family!

Cynthia Thornton said...

Hi Lorelei! Azalea starts school on Tuesday, so we can't go as a family. I miss most of the shows these days. Maybe the next B&B or Tuscon!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Oh the last shot is magical - shot low from the view of a tiny creature.