The following art prints feature photographs of children playing in the ocean that I have edited using Photoshop Elements to give them the look of acrylic paintings. View more of these prints at my one-woman show in August 2012. See journal announcement to the right.
Photographer Meet & Greet
The North Branch of the Hunterdon Couny Library in Clinton, NJ, will host a photographer meet and greet as part of my one-woman show on August 16 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the first floor conference room. I will be available to discuss my "Children of the Waves" paintography print series on display throughout the library, as will as to handle purchases of the framed prints. Members of any library will receive a 15% discount on purchases during August with the presentation of a library card. I hope to see you there! "Children of the Waves" will be on display throughout the month of August 2012.
North Branch of the Hunterdon County Library
65 Halstead Street , Clinton, NJ 08809
Main phone: (908) 730-6262; Reference (908) 730-6135
One-Woman Art Print Show in Clinton, NJ
I will have a one-woman show at the Hunterdon County Library - North Branch, from Saturday August 4 through August 31, 2012. The show will feature art prints from my "Children of the Waves" series, which are featured to the left. The framed prints will be offered for purchase, with discounts for library patrons. Prints may also be purchase from my online store, link above. I can meet visitors at the library if you contact me prior to your visit at anne @ annefreemanimages.com. The library is located at: 65 Halstead Street , Clinton, NJ 08809
Hope to see you there!
Preparing a New Display for Wholesome's Bagel House
I'm working on framing a new set of prints of life in and around a pond to be displaye at Wholesome's Bagel House in Clinton, NJ, for the months of June/July 2012. Hope to see you there sometime.
My Photo Selected By Adobe Software Giant
My photo of lion cubs titled "Baby Love" was selected by software giant Adobe / Photoshop Elements for their Blankets of Love initiative. The photo will be printed on blankets to be included in tote bags along with children's books and suffed animals for homeless children. Adobe is a corporate sponsor of www.ProjectNightNight.org, which will distribute the tote bags.
Spring Fling Photos Added
New paintography photos are posted on my homepage and a new gallery of spring flowers can be found in the Photo Galleries in the folder named "Spring Fling." These photos are also available for sale on my online store. Spring has Sprung!
Clinton Book Shop Today
Of course, it’s Saturday, which is enjoyable by definition. What make’s this Saturday even more enjoyable: I am installing a new display of framed photo prints this afternoon at the Clinton Book Shop in Clinton, NJ, featuring selected prints from my “Funny Friends” series. This series was made especially for children and the prints will be hung in the book shop’s children’s room. After that, I am meeting with a new customer who is purchasing a framed print from my lion pride series. She chose “Portrait of the Dauhpin” for her daughter, who loves lions. We are meeting at Wholesome’s Bagel House, which is a few doors down from the book shop, where I’ll also have lunch. Then, I’ll drop by Sandrian Camera, which is next to Wholesome’s Bagel House, to further my research on a new camera. Still trying to decide which camera! A pretty good day, I think. Hope your Saturday will be as enjoyable as mine!
Purchase this photo print and other photo prints at: http://www.shutterfly.com/pro/annefreemanimages/AnneFreemanImagesPhotoStore
New Display Coming to Clinton Book Shop
I wil be displaying framed photo prints from the "Funny Friends" collection at the Clinton Book Shop in April. These photo prints feature domesting and wild animals behaving naturally, but funny and cute just the same. They are ideal prints for young children. These photo prints have been treated with a "paintography" technique that makes them look like water colors with pen and ink, which adds to the whimsical nature of the animals. To preview these prints, click on the PHOTO GALLERIES tab at the top and open the "Funny Friends" album. The matted and framed prints on display will be avialbable for purchase through the Clinton Book Shop. Prints only may be ordered through my online store at
New Header: "Wormy"
The new header photo, above, features a close-up of my photo of a green frog with a caterpillar sitting on his nose. I wonder how long that caterpiller lived? This photo was treated with a "paintography" technique that makes it look like a water color with pen and ink.
Clinton Book Shop Gallery
Hi All: I've posted some fun and whimsical photos of animals in the new photo album titled, "Funny Friends" found in the PHOTO GALLERIES Tab, above.
New Rett Bonneville Short Story: "Valentine's Day Cads"
Fictional singer/songwriter Rett Bonneville is faced with choosing between two men who want to take her to dinner on Valentine's day ... and she's not sure she wants to go with either of them. What's a girl to do? Read the rest of the story in the Rett Bonneville gallery. Click her tab at the top of the page.
Beach Graphics Portfolio Added
Hi Folks: I've added a new gallery containing 36 prints from my "Beach Graphics" series that takes a different look at classic beach scenes.
Wild Bird Photo Prints Added
I've just added four photo prints featuring wild birds, including snow geese, herring gulls, a bufflehead duck, and a snowy owl. All of the photos were taken in Hunterdon and Warren Counties, NJ. They have been treated with a paintography technique, which make them look like pen & ink/water colors. ~Anne
Happy Valentine's Day
I hope that you enjoy this day. It can be a bright spot in the dark of winter. If you can't be with those you love, phone, e-mail, do something more than text. Make it meaningful. And, enjoy.
"Hot Air" A New Rett Bonneville Short Story
Rett Bonneville, my fictional singer/songwriter, is faced with one of her pet peeves: someone talking through her entire performance. Find out how she deals with the problem in "Hot Air," a solution involving Whoopee Cushions, now posted on the Rett Bonneville gallery.
"Reunion" - A New Rett Bonneville Short-Short Story
I've posted a new Rett Bonneville Short-Short story titled, "Reunion," where Rett meets her old boarding school roommate, and an old flame, and the proverbial sparks fly!
I realized that I have very little on this blog about me. I guess because I am not the focus of the blog. However, folks like to know a little about the person whose blog they are visiting, so I added an "About Anne" page.
Barns and Ruins
Where I live is full of barns and outbuildings because of the many farms here, some of which have fallen into decay. You can also find old stone ruin, all of which beg to be photographed. I find that I like the results better when the photographs are processed with painting techniques. The techniques help to bring the focus onto the structure and its many textures.
Lion Print Store Gallery Completed
I've completed loading lion prints to my lion prints photo store. You can view and purchase lion prints, digital downloads, and gifts by clicking ont the online photo store link, above.
I spent the afternoon today traveling along some very old back country roads in Warren County and western Hunterdon County in central Western NJ. Got some good shots of old barns and stone building, especially fallen down buildings. It's sad to think that some people hate winter - they think everything looks dead. I love all of the shades of tans, browns and umbers. Quite lovely, in its own way. I hope you're enjoying your Monday.
Lion Portfolio Added
I've added a lion portfolio near the bottom of the page (see books) for viewing photos for purchase. You can use the full screen mode to see large versions of the photos. All of the photos in the portfolio are available for purchase.
More Photos Added to Country Road: Fall Series
The photos featured today come from the County Roads: Fall series. This group is a study in gray. I love the face of the angel - she is strikingly realistic, yet her eyes have the far-away look. The series of fence photos fall into the "still life" category. The textures and subtle colors I find intriguing, and distinctly county.
Frenchtown Decoy and Wildlife Gallery Open House
The Frenchtown Decoy and Wildlife Gallery on 55 Bridge Street in Frenchtown, NJ, will host its annual Open House on Sunday, February 26 from 1-5 pm. It's usually a terrific event, where you can meet some of the top wildlife artists and carvers in the country. Located in downtown Frenchtown, close to the Delaware River, enjoy a stroll through bucolic Frenchtown before or after the show. I plan on being there, too!
New Photographer Friend: JB McCullum
I just returned from a photography show featuring photographer JB McCullum from Oldwick, NJ. His work is quite beautiful. His specialty is flyfishing, and is photos of fish are interesting and not the norm. He also is traveling around the world, and he was showing some lovely photos from Cambodia and Vietnam, among other travels. He photography business i named, "My Eye Photography." Take a visit to his site. JB is a photographer to watch, for sure! www.jbmccollum.com
New Photos on Home Page
I've changed out the photos on the home page to include four shots from the "Country Roads: Fall" series. Love to hear your feedback.
Children of the Waves Photo Book Added
I've created a new photo book, below, from the Children of the Waves photo series. Had great fun making it! ~Anne
New Lions Photo Album Started
I've begun adding lion prints to the new Lions!! album, and will do so over the next several weeks. Prints featured in the photo albums are also available for purchase as prints and digital downloads on the online store. You can view and purchase framed lion prints at Wholesome's Bagels in Clinton, NJ. Details are on the calendar. Hope to see you at Wholesome's some Saturday. If you are planning on going, drop me a line and I'll see you there.
Lion Prints On Display in Clinton Restaurant
Nine framed lion prints from the "My Day With A Lion Pride" are on display and for sale at Wholesome's Bagel House, 19 Old Route 22 #19A, Clinton, NJ 08809. Customers of Wholesome's Bagel House will receive a discount on any of the framed prints with presentation of a receipt from Wholesome's. Contact me for details. ~Anne
Children's Show in September 2012
I have been invited to present my show, "My Day With A Lion Pride," at the September 2012 children's hour at the North County Branch of the Hunterdon County library. I'll post details when they are settled. This will be my first children's presentation, and I'm excited about it!
More Country Road: Fall Photos
I've added some new photos to the "Country Roads: Fall" gallery today. You can view them by clicking on the PHOTO GALLERIES tab at the top of the pagel
New Show in August 2012
I will be hanging a new show at the North County Branch of the Hunterdon County Library during August 2012. The show will feature my "Children of the Waves" series of "painted" photo prints. For details, visit my calendar tab, above.
Lion Print Show Now Closed
My print show titled, "My Day With A Lion Pride" at the North County Branch of the Hunterdon County Library is closed as of December 31, 2011. Many thanks to Mary and the library staff for their support!
Article About My Lion Print Show in Hunterdon Review Newspaper
Lillie Dorchak of the Hunterdon Review Newspaper in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, did a great job on the article about "My Day With A Lion Pride." The article featured a photo from my trip, and also mentioned the presentation of the same name that I did at the North County Branch of the Hunterdon County Library on December 3. A photo print show is hanging in the library for the month of December 2011 featuring photos from the safari. I appreciate the great article, which sent some folks to the presentation who were interested in taking a safari. Thanks again, Lillian and the Hunterdon Review!! http://newjerseyhills.com/hunterdon_review/ (I've also posted the article in the "Articles & Writings" tab at the top of the page.)
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Nice to Meet You!
It was great meeting new photo and safari enthusiasts at the Hunterdon County Library-North County Branch in Clinton, NJ, on Saturday, December 3. I enjoyed meeting and speaking to those of you who attended for my photo and video presentation about my day with a lion pride during a photo safari in the Serengeti, Tanzania. If you missed the presentation, eighteen framed photo prints of the lion pride are hanging in the library during the month of December 2011. (Perfect for holiday gifts for wildlife lovers.) All framed photo prints are for sale for $100.00, with a 20% discount for Hunterdon County Library members. Digital downloads of the lion prints (and other prints, as well) will be available for purchase at my online store shortly (link below to right). Link to the library: http://www.hclibrary.us
Lion Print Show at Hunterdon County Library North - Clinton
The Hunterdon County Library - North County Branch in Clinton, NJ, is displaying 18 of my framed photo prints of a lion pride that I spend much of a day with in the famed Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, Africa. The selected photos are selected from a series of shots taken throughout the day where a lion pride hunted, slept and played near a waterhole. The matriarch and eldest sister slept during most of the day; the younger lionesses hunted (successfully) for zebra at a waterhole, and the cubs played and napped on a fallen Acacia tree nearby. These photo prints are for sale, and discounts will be given to library members. They will hang at the library for the month of December 2011. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and prices.
My Day With A Lion Pride Presentation
On December 3, 2011, I will present "My Day With A Lion Pride" at the North County Branch of the Hunterdon County Library. Meet & Greet at 1 PM, Presentation 2-4 PM. Featuring photos, video and talk about a day I spent in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa, with a lion pride and other wild animals. All ages welcome. Free, but reservations are recommended. To register, visit the library at www.hclibrary.us or call 908-788-1444. See you there! ~Anne
New Photo Award
I've won an Honorable Mention for my photograph, "Treasure" at the Hunterdon County Library photo contest. Yeah! You can view "Treasure" in the "Photos of Merit" tab, above.
New Photo Store
Prints, cards and other photo gifts are now available for purchase at my new online photo store. Access the link to my store at http://www.shutterfly.com/pro/annefreemanimages/AnneFreemanImagesPhotoStore
Children of the Waves
I have a new photo gallery on my Photo Journal blog called "Children of the Waves." It features photos of children taken at the Jersey Shore that have been edited to resemble block prints. I love how this treatment brings out the color, form and action of the photos. Take a look at the "Children of the Waves" gallery in the "Photos & Videos" tab, above.
Photo Display at Hunterdon County Library - Flemington
I will have one photo - "Treasure" is being displayed at the Hunterdon County Library in Flemington, NJ, for the month of October. The library is located at 314 State Highway 12, Bldg. #3 | Flemington, NJ 08822
Photo Display in Clinton
Seven of my framed photo prints from Diamond Beach this summer are on displace and for sale at Wholesome's Bagel House, 19 Old Route 22 #19A, Clinton, NJ 08809. Customers of Wholesome's Bagel House will receive a discount on any of the framed prints with presentation of a receipt from Wholesome's. Contact me for details. Enjoy "Doing Clinton" this Saturday, October 1, and receive in-store discounts, including Sandrian Photo, next door to Wholesome's Bagel House! ~Anne
The Jersey Shore 2011
It was a fabulous week at the Jersey Shore with my family. When I wasn't floating in the crystal clear waves, I was snapping shots of the glorious riot of action and color. You can veiw some of "It's A Shore Thing Series" here, and see the Beach Graphics Series by clicking on the Beach Graphics tab at the top of the page. Enjoy the sun and fun!
Get Ready for Summer!
After this long, wet and cold Spring, I'm ready for summer and the beach. Last year, I spend many hours at the beach enjoying the display of colors and shapes, which translated into the Beach Graphics collection. I hope you enjoy some of the photos from this collection, which are posted on my homepage. ~Anne
Selected for Display
I just received news from the Hunterdon County Library-North County Branch, that I have been selected to do an 18-photo display during the month of December 2011! I am very excited about this opportunity. I will be displaying a day in the life of a lion pride, featuring photos from my safari. I will also donate a companion book for the library that will contain more photos than the display. Very exciting!! ~Anne
Longwood Garden Photos
I just added a photo book of flowers and other objects taken at the famous Longwood Gardens near Philadelphia, PA. Longwood gardens were build by the DuPont family. These photos were taken during the Christmas season. ~Anne
Children of Tanzania
The photos above were taken at the Bashay Primary School in Tanzanis. We had the pleasure of visiting the school during our Safari. The children sang songs for us, and we absolutely darling. The photo above to the right shows three children getting water for washing. Tanzania, Africa ~Anne
Birds of Africa
I'll be featuring photos of the wonderful birds of Africa on the front page, below. ~Anne
Cheetahs and the New Year
Elusive, quick, beautiful ... so time seems to be. It is 2011 and six months since I went to the Serengeti and saw these extraordinary animals. Cheetahs. Even their name is exotic. I suppose we cannot stop the quickening pace of time as we age, but I hope that it is beautiful for you and for me. Happy New Year! ~Anne
Falling for Fall
Hi Folks. I hope that you enjoyed your T-day as much as I did. Fall is a great season, and I'm taking advantage of the weekend days to photograph the countryside. You'll find some photos of my wanderings further down on this homepage. Make sure that you take some time to get out there and enjoy! ~Anne
My Camera is Returned!
I am so happy! I have my camera back and fixed. Can't wait to start snapping again! ~Anne
Safari Videos Added
I've just added some video shorts from my safari adventure. In many you will hear the trip leader talking about the animals we are viewing. You'll also hear the chatter of my trip mates, too, and get a feel for what this adventure was like.
Please excuse the jerking or shaking in the videos. Everytime someone moved in the van, the video shaked. Not much that could be done, but you'll still be able to enjoy these wonderful creatures!
More to come. ~Anne
My Poor Camera!
I just heard from Pentax. It seems that they had to send for a part from Japan, and it will take several weeks for the part to arrive. Thank goodness I'm not paying for this, but it is so dissappointing to not be able to take photos this fall. Every day I see more photos waiting to be taken! ~Anne
Paxson Hill Farm Garden Photos
While I'm waiting impatiently for my camera to be returned, I've posted a new page of photos from the Paxson Hill Farm gardens that I took in September. Paxson Hill Farm is located in Bucks County, PA, near New Hope. A lovely place with greenhouses and gardens. ~Anne
I shipped my camera to Pentax. They said warrantee work goes first, so here's hoping that I receive my camera back in working order shortly. I feel naked without it! ~Anne
Yesterday, my camera jammed. More accurately, it froze when my battery died, and it won't come back on with a fully charged battery. Achh! I'm contacting Pentax to inquire. Hopefully this will be resolved quickly! Fortunately for me, it froze at the END of my neighbor's wedding ... ~Anne
"Smoky Rim" To Be Included in "Best of 2010 Photography Anthology"
My photograph, “Smoky Rim,” is to be included in the “Best of 2010 Photography Anthology" of professional and amateur photographs published by the Boulevard of Photographers organization based out of Canada. This photo was taken in the Ngorongoro Caldera, Tanzania, Africa. The rim is topped with a thick fog, which is the westernmost edge of the moisture-laden Indian Ocean Trade Winds from 400 miles to the east. I attempted to capture the vivid colors and forms of this unique landscape. To view "Smoky Rim," click on the Anne's Photos of Note page to the left. ~Anne
New Page: Beach Graphics
I've posted a new page on the site titled, "Beach Graphics," which features photos from my annual family trip to the Jersey Shore. I love the shore, and especially the bright colors of the umbrellas, towels and chairs. The two albums on "Beach Graphics" page explore these topics. I'd like to hear your reaction to Beach Graphics. You can access the Beach Graphics page by clicking on the tab of the same name, above. ~Anne
"Lion Pride of the Serengeti"
Photogaphy Exhibit Well-Received
I attended the photography reception, along with some colleagues and friends (thanks!), this afternoon at the Red Mill Museum in Clinton, NJ. The reception was crowded with the photographers and their families, friends, and well-wishers. It was a delight to see so many lovely photographs, especially from the under-eighteen group. Speaking to a staff person from the Red Mill, it appears that the photo exhibit has drawn many visitors and new memberships, which is a good thing. I had a big bump in visitors to the Anne Freeman Images site, as well. If you come anywhere near Clinton, NJ, visit the Red Mill Museum for a look into our agricultural and manufacturing past. There is a link to the Red Mill website on this website. Thanks again to everyone who came out for the reception! ~Anne
Sunday's Reception at the Red Mill Museum
Sunday, August 16, is almost here. The Red Mill Museum in Clinton, NJ, will host a reception for the photographers and friends who are exhibited at the Red Mill Museum. If you've read my previous journal postings, you'll know that I have six photographs in the show, all from the safari. The theme of the show is "The Power of Nature." Looking forward to meeting the other photographers. ~Anne
Landscapes Come To The Fore
I discovered landscapes on the safari. Or, more accurately, I discovered them after the safari. What I mean is that the landscapes were beautiful, and I took lots of photos of them. But, it wasn’t until I was back home and really looked at them, without the distractions of the animals, that just how lovely they were came to the fore. Some were quite dramatic, like the Ngorongoro Caldera photographs, and some were subtle, like the Serengeti. I hope that my visitors take a few moments to peruse the landscape album, which I recently posted. And, I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do! ~Anne
For the Birds
Birds are all-around the most difficult part of a photo safari. They are frequently difficult to spot because they are generally small. They are difficult to photograph because they are seldom near or still. And they are even more difficult to identify. I saw over 140 birds on this trip, and have them checked off in my Birds of Tanzania checklist, which, unfortunately, doesn’t have pictures of the birds in it. So, the painstaking job of matching names and photos. But, they are so pretty! ~ Anne
Photography Exhibit Reception on August 15
If you are anywhere near Clinton, NJ on August 15, please drop by the Red Mill Museum between 5 – 7 p.m. for a reception with the photographers who contributed works to the show (including little ol’ me!) I would be delighted to see you there! Refreshments will be served. Cheers! ~ Anne
I admit, I developed zebra mania while on safari. It’s a common condition. They are so intriguing to watch, with their graphic designs. It’s difficult not to take photos of them. While working on some shots taken in the midst of a herd, I kind of lost my head and went psychedelic. Must be those old hippy days sneaking back into my subconscious, because I just couldn’t help but turn some of the shots into neon and rainbow “posters.” Where are the black lights? I hope that you enjoy them. ~ Anne
Musings about Giraffes
I just posted an album of Giraffe photos this evening. They are beautiful animals, and I hope that you enjoy the photos. What surprised me about giraffes is how they could blend in with the trees. Their dark spots, which are unique to every giraffe, helped them to mimic the splotchy look of sunlight through the leaves. And their long neck had an uncanny ability to mimic the trunks and heavy branches of the acacia trees. Funny how that works … ~Anne
My First Two Photo Albums Posted
I never knew how powerful photos could be until the lions. What I mean by this is that these lions seemingly opened up their world to us in the Serengeti. We literally had a ringside seat with the pride that you see in these photos, along with their cubs. We spend several hours in the morning, and then later in the afternoon, with this pride. Each lion had its role. The Matriarch: She rested while her younger sisters conducted the hunt, entering the later in the day. The Hunters: several of the sisters plotted out and conducted the hunt. The Babysitter: an older male cub whose responsibility it was to watch over the younger cubs during the hunt. The Baby: what can I say? The baby played, slept and exuded cuteness! Each time I look at one of the photos, I am transported back to that magical day. There are also two photos of a lioness and her near-adult male son who were lounging in a great tree. I captured their shots as we entered the Ngorongoro Caldera park. We saw lions several times throughout the trip! ~ Anne
Photos on Display This Summer
I am pleased to have six of my safari photos hanging in the Red Mill Museum in Clinton, New Jersey. This is my first public showing of the safari photos. My photos – and others’ photos – will be on display in the museum starting July 15, and will hang through October 2010. After the display, my photos will be kept in the museum’s permanent collection. That is a great start for this collection! (For more information and directions, visit the Favorites section of this website and click on the Red Mill Museum link.) - Anne Freeman