April 9, 2019
Upcoming Meets / Events
I hope to be down for the Puppy Show and some of this spring's horse shows. Please let me know if you really want me to show up for one of the horseshows.
I have completed the updates to hopefully help the galleries load faster. As part of that update, I am limiting the size of the image files, while hopefully retaining most of the image quality. Let me know if the photos don't appear as sharp and if you think that longer load times are worth it to view higher quality files.
Let me know what you think about the "slideshow" introduction above. Too long? Too short? Captions? Click on a photo to pause the show or jump to the gallery that contains the photo? Any other suggestions?
I added several hunting photos to my Manipulated Images gallery. Let me know of any other photos that you would like to see modified and included in that gallery. Once I get enough manipulated hunt photos, I will create a gallery of those and some of my other hunt art images, so you don't "have to wade through" my other artistic images.
The photos from the Hunter Trials on April 6, 2019 at Fox Ridge Farm are now posted.
The photos from the Last Meet from the Kennels on March 23, 2019 are now posted.
The unfortunately small gallery of photos from the 2019 Joint Meet with Deep Run from Millington on March 16, 2019 are now posted. Thanks again for all the good wishes; one camera body and one lens are apparently fine, and the other body is off to Nikon repair to see if the repair will cost less than a replacement while I have a backup copy of the one lens to use while I give it more time to finish drying.
The photos from the 2019 Joint Meet with Oak RidgeMeet from Millington on February 9, 2019 are posted.
The photos from the 2018 Christmas Eve Meet from Yadkin on December 24th are posted.
The photos from the 2018 Thanksgiving Meet from mint Meadows on November 22nd are posted.
The photos from the 2018 Opening Meet from Millington on November 10th are posted.
The photos from the November 3rd Joint Meet with Bull Run from Beaulieu are posted.
The photos from the October 20th meet from Fox Ridge are posted.
The photos from the October 16th meet from Mint Meadows are posted.
The photos from the first day of cubbing on Labor Day are posted.
The photos from the 2018 Virginia Hound Show are posted.
The photos from the 2018 Puppy Show are posted. I think Matthew has some beautiful new hounds in this year's entries.
Remember to click on the "2018 - 2019" header in the list of years on the right to see the most current gallery, as I may forget to update the text above when I load a new gallery.
To see photos from an earlier year / season, click on the appropriate years, like 2014 - 2015, in the list on the right to access the list of all the hunts in that season that I was able to photograph.
Remember to folow the Catherine Summers' Photography Facebook page for updates to the galleries and other news. If you follow my Facebook page, you will learn about these updates as soon as the galleries are posted.
I made a change to how you can order prints or electronic copies of the photos. Now, when you click on a thumbnail to see a larger view of a photo and click on the "Buy a Print / Copy" button, the form from the Buy a Print page opens within the window. Once you make you selection and click the "Add 2 Cart" button, the photo is added to your cart without taking you to the shopping cart page, so you can keep on browsing in the current gallery.
Please let me know if this works better than the old process.
Photos that are already in your cart are surrounded with a blue border, and there is a Buy button now in the gallery view, which takes you to the full Buy a Print page that contains the form as well as the print size and option price table. If you are looking at the photos on a desktop computer, I suggest setting the images per page to a large number, like 500, to get all of the thumbnails displayed at the same time, and then you can toggel the images per row using the buttons at the bottom of the page to see larger thumbnails to compare images or smaller thumbnails to see more of the gallery at the same time without scrolling. Remember als that you can click on the small "+" sign in the top right corner to expand the thumbnail holder to the full width of your window.
If you don't want to use the online ordering system, I have created a new way for you to send me your shopping cart in an email. You will find that option on the checkout page.
I offer both prepackaged sets of note and greeting cards, and you can make your own collections. The minimum order is eight cards, and each image has to be used at least twice. For example, you can chose four images to get a set of eight or twelve cards, six images to get a set of twelve cards, or eight images if you're going to order multiple boxes. I normally sell cards in sets of eight or twelve physical cards with one extra envelope. Note cards (4.25 x 5.5) are $2.50 each when you order eight or more cards, and greeting cards (5 x 7 or 5.5 x 8.5) are $5.00 each when you order eight or more cards.
I have these three collections of some of my favorite hunting images: Classic Images, Recent Hunt Images, and Four Foxes, of cards ready to go. I always try to have a few sets with me at most hunts, but it is probably best to order them in advance.
Email me with a list of your favorite images, or just add your favorites to your shopping cart, and then let me know that you want cards instead of 4x6 prints.