Last updated on October 16, 2021
The new season has started, and it was nice to see so many people out for the first day of cubbing and at the October 2nd, Hunt with Keswick. I look forward to getting out again soon and to seeing more of you in the hunt field. With Opening Meet scheduled for October 30th, the fall color is likely to be at or near peak, so contact me if you want to get a portrait of you and your horse properly turned out before Opening Meet.
Upcoming Meets / Events
I do plan to be down on Thursday October 21st at Overstreets.
My photos from the 2021 Virginia Field Hunter Championship hosted by Farmington Hunt Club at Fox Ridge Farm on October 17, 2021 will be posted soon.
My photos from the the October 2nd Joint Meet with Keswick at Mint Meadows are now posted.
My photos from the first day of Cubbing, 9/6/2021 at Millington are now posted.
My photos from the 2021 Hound Auction at the clubhouse on Spetember 3 are now posted.
My photos from July 23rd Fun Show & Gymkhana at Millington are now posted.
My photos from Farmington Hunt Club's 2021 Hunter Trials on April 3 at Fox Ridge are posted. I think it was a wonderful day, and I'm just sorry that I couldn't be in three places at once to simultaneously photograph the Junior course, the Open course and the "action" at the gate.
I've added an alias table to my database, so now you can enter a URL like https://www.CathySummers.com/Opening-Meet-2014 directly into your browser's address window instead of having to remember that Opening Meet of 2014 was on November 8th from Mint Meadows. The best way to find a particular meet is still to use the dropdown lists under each season in the sidebar on the right or at the top of the page if you're viewing this page on a phone, and you can use the gallery search page to get for example all hunts from Mint Meadows.
To find the previous seasons, click on the appropriate years, like 2014 - 2015, in the list on the right, or above, to access the list of all the hunts in that season that I was able to photograph. For some of the earlier years, I just have a single gallery for each season, since film was expensive and not as forgiving as digital sensors; when the light would turn bad, I couldn't just crank up the ISO "mid roll" and most color slide films topped out at ISO 200, or lower.
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.
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.