The TRIP GALLERY for last week’s Waterfalls Day Trip is completed and I’m now focused on my middle of February trip for a 3rd stay in one of the Treehouses of Maquenque Eco-Lodge & Reserve in Boca Tapada. Click the gallery image below or go to: https://charliedoggett.smugmug.com/TRIPS/2022-January-19-Waterfalls-Day-Trip
The book is finished with 4 new lifer birds for me and now I’m off to other creative activities. Remember – you can PREVIEW the book electronically (flip through the pages) for free at my bookstore by clicking on this link and then each page to turn a page. Fun! And best seen in full screen mode! 🙂
Or click the book cover image below to get there:
“…and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?”
“Nature as Art” is what I called my little retirement hobby photo business from around 2004 to 2008, selling art photos out of 3 galleries in Nashville and in Arts & Crafts Fairs all over Tennessee and thrice out-of-state. It was fun at first but soon became hard work with back aches from lifting boxes and tent set-up, etc. and bottom line was my “hobby” was costing me more money than I was making! +Back aches! So I quit in 2008 and had no more back aches! Here’s a slideshow of some of my shows in 2006-2007, my peak year:
Nature as Art: Charlie Doggett Photography 2007
One of my current efforts is to get all my old favored photos preserved in my online gallery as my only backup in the “cloud.” I have added the old sales photos from my computer organized by the sizes I printed them for sale back then. You can look at them and/or order prints from the SmugMug connected quality vendors, just like you can with any of my Costa Rica photos. 🙂
When you click “BUY” at the bottom right of an opened photo you choose first “Paper Prints” or “Wall Art.” The latter menu includes metal images, my new favorite and they have my old favorite of canvas. Check it out on an image you like from these old Tennessee photos with the most options appearing on the popular sizes back then of 8×10, 8.5×11, and 11×14:
Pre-Costa Rica ART PHOTOS (New gallery)
Or always my Costa Rica photos at:
Charlie Doggett’s COSTA RICA
I’m not reviving this memory for money with only a $1 markup on an order credited to me. But as a service for anyone who likes to decorate with photo art, especially Nature as Art! 🙂 Their print options are high-quality and cheaper than I could sell them in my business back then! 🙂
Preview my latest photo book about my latest trip in Costa Rica free online. Preview is best seen in full screen mode for bigger photos. Click below:
The subtitle comes from a quote of Thomas Merton:
Nothing has ever been said about God that hasn’t already been said better by the wind in the trees.
- For Wall Art the Smugmug Shop has good options (click “BUY” at bottom of enlarged photo) and my new favorite is the wall art photo printed on metal in the glossy format.I’ve ordered several for my house walls here in Costa Rica – birds of course! 🙂 There are several other items available with any of my photos printed on them under the headings of “Keepsakes” and “Phone Cases” and the best part is there are more photos to choose from on my Smugmug gallery!
- The Cafe Press shop THIS SHOP CLOSED was set up years ago with Tennessee + USA photos you can still order if you like and one old Costa Rica Birds Calendar. I am slowly adding new Costa Rica photos here and items not available on my newer Smugmug Shop like T-shirts and calendars. See the direct link to Costa Rica Birds T-Shirts below. I plan to add some new bird calendars soon, then other items. Slowly! I’m retired! 🙂
- My Bookstore is another animal! I mainly make the photo books for my own personal enjoyment and a way to show some of my photos to other people here locally. One of each is available to see in my Living Room. And all are available for purchase and include more than just reports on trips. I have even put a lifetime of scrapbooks together photographically in a 4-volume biography set of books for family history buffs. And yeah, there may be a fifth volume eventually about my retirement in Costa Rica. 🙂
|Though I have this wall too full (cluttered), here are examples of both metal and canvas wall art photos.
Atenas, Costa Rica
THIS SHOP CLOSED
|Squirrel Cuckoo Men’s Classic T-Shirt|
|Sunbittern Women’s Classic T-Shirt|
My garden was a constant joy!
Blue Plumbago contrasted against a Heliconia
Two nights in San Jose was a fun and different trip for me.
The birds in my garden continue to amaze!
The bird sculpture by my former neighbor Anthony Jeroski will
always be a special garden memory of him. He died in July in states.
One of my guides at Drake Bay, Carlos, with baby boa.
Everywhere I go great guides make the trip memorable!
My gardners on break at my house, a tradition we have.
I love my gardners and my garden!
At Rancho Naturalista I finally get a photo of a Sunbittern!
This is a rare bird and rare photo that I’m proud of.
Butterflies are second only to birds for me and I saw a few this year.
Most, like this one, in my garden of course!
A Heliconius Hecale Zuleika.
This Squirrel Cuckoo was on edge of my terrace for a favorite
photo at home or maybe my “Photo of the Year”
or at least tied with the Sunbittern. 🙂
My high school “after school club” for Conversational English
was my most rewarding activity of the year! Fun & hard work!
This Triquitraque is one of the smallest and favorite flowers in my garden.
Everything about my Christmas trip to Tambor Bay
was super good, but this photo of a King Vulture
is the big prize! Another rare find & photo!