This was a GOOD show. Not great, but good.
They seemed to like me and my work up there. They certainly had not seen anything like it and most had not seen any HDR. If they had, they did not know about it. I got asked so many times " is this painting or photography ". I always consider THAT a compliment! I enjoy explaining High Dynamic Rang to anyone who wants to know about it.
I also made a great connection with a gentleman with my 'Maple Barn' photo. It made him remember pleasant memories of his dad's barn and farm. My North Carolina barn looks just like the one on the his family farm in Mississippi. He purchased a large matted print for a ceremony they are having for his parents soon. I feel honored to be small part of that special day.
Sales were okay: Friday was great, Saturday was poor, and Sunday was just okay. I was able to keep expenses low by staying with family nearby.
Another plus was laying the groundwork for my return in the Fall. That show promises to be a lot bigger and I hope I made the groundwork for some return customers. I also met some new vendors who have a wealth of experience and were willing to give me some wisdom, as well as running into a familiar face, Mike LeGault and his father Thomas. We connected back in the fall and it was great to see them again.
Until next time,