Sunday, June 28, 2009

National Parks Magazine

I got a nice little package in the mail today. It contained three copies of this month's National Parks Magazine. And on page 25 - my Into the Unknown image from Great Smoky Mountain National Park. It's always fun to see one of my own images in print. :) Interestingly, this image sat on my computer for almost a year before I finally decided to process it.

Nichole, from NP Mag, contacted us a few months ago asking for a list of the National Parks we have represented in our portfolios. Although we had been to Great Smokey Mountain National Park, we weren't thrilled with the collection of images we came away with - and none of mine ever made it to the processing stage. She was disappointed to see that GSMNP wasn't on our list. So, we dug up a few of our shots and sent them over to her just in case. And sure enough, she asked for this one. Imagine my surprise! I'm glad I kept the shot, and believe it or not... today, I sold a 20x30 inch print of the same image. Someone saw it in... you guessed it... National Park Magazine, and wanted it hanging in their home. Go figure. :)

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Anonymous Paul Marcellini said...

Double congrats, hope all is well with you guys. Hey what motel did you stay in down here? I need to recommend one for my workshop.

Take care,

June 29, 2009 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger Varina Patel said...

Thanks, Paul! :) When we were in Florida, we stayed in Homestead - most recently at the Super 8. We stayed at the Travelodge the last time we came. Both were just fine for our needs. Nothing fancy - but we spend more time out of the room than in it, so they were great for us.

Good luck with your next workshop!

For anyone who is interested - Paul is teaching a workshop this December in the Florida Everglades. He is a pro photographer and naturalist, and he knows the area like the back of his hand - he's also great fun to hang out with. Check out his website at: for details.

June 29, 2009 at 9:16 PM  
Blogger Sharon Van Lieu said...

Congratulations, Varina. That is a beautiul photograph.


June 30, 2009 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger Varina Patel said...

Thanks Sharon!

July 1, 2009 at 8:14 AM  

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