Thursday, June 19, 2008

Can You Believe This?


Can you believe this?  I have actually had one of my photos published in this fabulous magazine!  I am over the moon thrilled!

Earlier this year, I was contacted by the assistant art director for Old House Journal, who was interested in using a photo she had seen on my blog here.  It just goes to show you, you never know who is reading!

The photo shows our front doorknob at Little Red House.  I reshot it several times, trying to refine the lighting and depth of focus.  Jessica, the art director, was very encouraging and helpful.  Thank you so much, Jessica!

Here are the results:  a thumbnail on the contents page,




and a large, three-column photo to illustrate the story,  Age Before Beauty: The Art of Patinas, by Tony Seideman.




Can you believe this?  I can still hardly believe it myself!  So will you all please go out and buy a copy, and email the editor, telling her how much you enjoyed my photo?

Just kidding.

50 comments:

  1. I was just going to read a few blogs this morning before I start my huge to-do list but I had to stop and say "ZOWWEE"! How fantastic, Mary! You go girl!

    I am going to civilization later today and I've put that on my list!

    ((hugs)) Rosie

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  2. Oh Mary, how exciting! Congratulations on being recognized for your wonderful talent:>)

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  3. You're a star, and of course I will buy the magazine and send an e-mail.

    Really, it is a wonderful photo.

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  4. It's about time!!! Congrats on being recognized for your awesome talent.
    Way To Go!!!!!!!
    Janie

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  5. Mary,

    That is fantastic! You deserve it...your photos are beautiful!

    annie

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  6. That's fantastic Mary!! Aren't you glad you opened her e-mail and didn't think it was spam? I think that's so wonderful. Didn't you write another magazine and they published your letter?

    - Suzanne

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  7. Wow! Just think of the fame that lies ahead for all us bloggers! Jokes aside, it's great news! wish i could go out and buy the mag but don't think we get it here (in South Africa). Enjoy your moment! Lots of love Eleanor

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  8. WHOA !!!!!!! HOW EXCITING IS THIS !

    See, Mary girl...we all keep telling you how great your photos are...now, it's PROVEN.

    We are all so proud!
    bj

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  9. Congratulations, Mary. That is so wonderful. Keep up the photography. Margie

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  10. Wow! Congratulations! How very exciting. I'm going to look for that magazine next time I'm out.

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  11. Congratulations! As a magazineaholic from way back, I can only imagine what a thrill this must be for you. A well-deserved thrill.
    Mary

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  12. How wonderful for you, Mary. A true testament to your photography skills.

    Congtratulations once again,

    Lisa
    Knitty, Vintage and Rosy

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  13. Yes, I can believe it! Woo-hoo! Congrats, Mary!!

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  14. Congratulations! That's fabulous ~ and a great picture.
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  15. Congratulations Mary. What exciting news to know you are now a published photographer.

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  16. Congrats Mary! What a great photo!
    Hope to see more of your beautiful work published.

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  17. OMG how exciting...congratulations on your new found fame!!!! Your home and photos are always so wonederful...you deserve it!
    ~Des

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  18. Congratulations! A wonderful photo -- and sure to be noticed by many readers! Well done indeed!

    Jan at Rosemary Cottage

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  19. Did I not tell you that you were going to be the one ( of our blogging group) to be "discovered"?? Congratulations on what I am sure is the first of many kudos.

    Janet

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  20. I love to stop by your blog and wow.....such incredible news. Congratulations. Your pictures are quite lovely.......

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  21. That is soooo AWESOME!!! Congratulations. It is a beautiful photo. I am so happy for you!

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  22. Congratulations Mary! How fantastic to be part of such a wonderful magazine :-}

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  23. How great! I will buy a copy of the magazine! Your photos have always inspired me to experiment and keep trying to improve mine!

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  24. How wonderful Mary! That is just so great!!!! I will look for the magazine..
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  25. Of course we all love the photo......but for me.......I'm all ga-ga about the doorKNOB!!!!
    It's fantasically Gor.ge.ous......gotta love it!!

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  26. Oh, that is great, Mary! I'm happy for you, I would be over the moon too if that happened to me. That doorknob pic is just gorgeous!

    Thanks for stopping by too...
    xo,
    Rhoda

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  27. Wow, that is so exciting!!! Great job on the photography too! I think you should get note cards made with that image!

    I think more people read are blogs than we know!

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  28. Great! We 'regulars" at your blog are happy that your talent is being recognized in the wider world. Can we say "we knew you when"?

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  29. Oh, now this has made me smile from ear to ear to read this, Mary! Today was a good day for me, too. But this . . . this is special. I am so glad for you, and even though I only know you through blogging, I'M SO PROUD OF YOU!!!

    You're right, you never know who's reading your blog. Someone read mine and guess what? My internet is back. Interesting, eh?

    Sincere congratulations! You deserve it. Love love love that doorknob.

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  30. Good for you Mary, Congratulations....I love your pictures.

    I liked the comment about having notecards made, they'd be cute.

    Night night,
    Kathy :)

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  31. Congratulations!!!! And thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  32. Congratulations!! Much deserved recognition. I will check out the magazine.

    Connie

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  33. Mary,

    That is simply fabulous! Congrats!!!!

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  34. Congratulations, what a thrill for you!

    Laurie S.

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  35. Oh Mary how exciting for you
    Congratulations
    Alison

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  36. Mary

    Congrats to you! Isn't this wonderful!

    :0)

    It is your calling! Tara

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  37. This is beautiful!! Congratulations!!

    blessings,
    kari & kijsa

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  38. That is so cool! Congratulations! -Julia :-)

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  39. Wow! So you took the photo that is in the magazine? That is just beautiful. Congratulations - how exciting!!

    This post actually reminded me - I meant to ask you LONG ago what type of camera you used. All your photos are beautiful, but I was especially amazed at the picture you took of turkey vultures on your neighbor's rooftop and chimney months ago, because about a week later my daughter used her digital camera to capture turkey vultures on a rooftop in our neighborhood and you could barely tell what kind of birds they were whereas your photo had amazing detail!...Donna

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  40. This is so very cool! Blows my mind that there are people from magazines actually looking at blogs online.

    I might just have to go buy that magazine!

    Kady

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  41. That is very cool! What an honor it was for you to be contacted! Congrats!

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  42. I am tickled to death for you Mary!
    What a treat!
    Your home is amazing and your photos are perfection!
    Well deserved recognition!

    I am so proud of you!

    Love,
    Sue

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  43. WOW! Congratulations Mary!! I will get it as soon as I can get myself to the store :)

    Thank you for being so understanding about the house. Wish me luck tomorrow at the showing :)

    hugs,
    rue

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  44. CONGRATULATIONS!! what a beautiful knob - I understand why they wanted to use it! love your mantel too!!

    thanks for your comment - you are soooo sweet!

    Joni

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  45. Congratulations! I'm thrilled for you.
    I've been out of touch for a couple of weeks and apparently I've missed quite a lot.

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  46. I don't think you were kidding . . .

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