Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cheval Collection

Koele Stables

Saddle Blanket


Cheval Series:
I love horses.
I love spotted horses & especially, i love the painted ones.
the first two photos were taken while visiting The Koele Stables on the island of Lanai.  the deep rusty, red dirt of Lanai was as annoying as it was beautiful.  It got in & on everything...forget wearing white... making it a challenge to pull out anything but the point&shoot camera.  After I saw these spotted beauties I just had to take their shots with my digital slr.  I immediately focused on the horses & saw a connection in their dotted beauty to that of the mottled terrain in the distance.  Smooth, dark, glistening horse hair against the saddle/fence post tans caught my eye, but it's the angle and the color of the patterned blanket that make the statement in the 2nd shot.  The final photo is the one I chose for my banner & Etsy shop.  This horse was at the stables in New River Cove, Belize. It's the photo I fell in love with from the beginning.  It's the one I couldn't get out of my mind when I struggled with a shop name: nancymckayphotography, nMcphotos, nmckayphotographs...those are the most logical business names for me, right?
but no...and so, this is my Appaloosa*Moon.

This set/3 photos is a series of Cartes Postales Postcards available in my
 ETSY shop now, for a limited time only...& please note that i will be making donations to The American Red Cross: Japan Earthquake & Pacific Tsunami for every card set sold!  thank you for your support!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

New Beginnings!

Greetings everyone!
I'm so excited to share my new blog space with you & to officially announce that I have opened an ETSY shop!!! It's just the start, a simple new beginning, featuring my collection of Cartes Postales/Postcards! I have selected specific photos from my body of work that represent me for a limited time all my photographic moods...and reproduced them into postcard sets! They are beautifully printed on premium paper & each comes with a mailing envelope should you choose to enclose them.

I would also like to mention that it gives me great pleasure to participate in the relief effort for the people of Japan. I am committed to donating $1.00 to 
The American Red Cross: Japanese Relief   for every Cartes Postales/Postcard set you purchase! If you care to give & can, please visit me & make a difference! If you care to give & you can't, please visit & leave your written gift of love right won't go unnoticed! I will be adding new sets continually, so keep visiting! Thank you!

On Sale Now!