First thing was that two of a number of my images that I sell as large fine art prints through a gallery in London (specialising in selling paintings, sculpture and photographic fine art prints to corporate clients) were sold this week.
So they're now going to be adorning the walls of the offices of a company in Canary Wharf. Prints are around 4' x 3' (yep, big!) so they'll look good on their walls. The two they chose were.....
Millennium Bridge, Gateshead
Steps at La Defense, Paris
The sale would've covered (with a good bit of change) the cost of my recent purchase, if it wasn't for the fact that the gallery takes 50% commission! Unfortunately it's the going rate for a London gallery. 50% of a good sale is better then 100% of no sale is how I look at it.
Second thing was that for the third month in a row I entered the monthly competition of one of the professional photographers association that I'm a member of (one I joined recently) and for the third time in a row I won a Gold award for one of my entries. Each time I've won it's been the Architectural category.
As it happens it was the Millennium Bridge image above that won this time. The other months were....
Golden Jubilee Bridge, London
Imperial War Museum North I
So, a happy bunny and been a good week.
EDIT: All above shot on film as it happens. Irrelevant fact I know but just thought I'd say it. Still kept hold of my two main medium format film cameras as I still prefer to shoot film for my landscape and architectural work.