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Photomatter Blog is an extension of Photomatter.com's Photography web site featuring photos by James Markus. The blog will focus on photography, business practices, equipment, new photographic creations, important photographic news/information, recent work, and my occasional posts.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

ArtPrize 2010

Grand Rapids second annual ArtPrize competition is under way! I have registered, and secured a venue. My entry is a conceptual series, and this image is key to the social commentary topic that it covers. I will shoot the other images throughout the summer. Meanwhile, I put some place holder images up at my ArtPrize profile here....


My Venue is here

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Quack, quack quack

What do you do with a stubborn duck? About a week ago two mallards landed in my pea green pool. It was very much like that famous WKRP episode where turkeys dropped from planes splattered on the ground. The male and female mallards landed like living cannon balls, and then took up residence near the pool.

With Bridgett, and Iggy's (my cat) help we managed to chase off the female. The male - however did not leave, and proved to very difficult to corner. Four days later with the help of David, and Christopher the male was captured - then set free miles away. I keep thinking he will return...hope I am wrong.