Now that I have your attention, I’d like to make a couple quick announcements. (explanation of photos at the bottom)
A. I’m gonna be in Panama all of next week! For business of course. So maybe I’ll have time to post, maybe I wont…. Hope I do. But if I have time to post, that’s time I’m not out in Panama s’plorin! I’ve never been out of the country like this before! And now I’m getting paid to! Lots of firsts in this trip. First time in central America, first time out of the country without my family, first business trip! I feel growed up.
B. I have a facebook page too! And though I’m bad at actually using it, it’s there. I was hoping it would be better for anyone facebook inclined… but it’s lonely right now. Probably mostly my fault though… https://www.facebook.com/thingsondesk
I would like to be able to use it to make all the photos on this blog more organized for anyone that wants to find sometime from my blog easier.
C. I know I’m really lenient about letting people use my photos. I would like to reiterate that these photos can and should be shared (anything with a field museum scale bar is subject to the field museum’s copyright, so yes you can share but in publishing or anything other than personal use, that’s a no no). I don’t watermark so please credit me just on the grounds of being nice to me. WITH THE EXCEPTION: Don’t ever ever ever ever EVER use my photos for marketing or financial gain! If I see a photo of mine used in say, a Snickers ad, I will lose my mind. And I think that’s fair, right? This hasn’t happened but I feel like making the clarification all the same. But good luck trying to print an ad with a >1MB image muahahaha.
Ok. Back to + business. You’re lookin at the chrysalis of the tropical blue morpho butterfly located in Central/South America. The first image are glass plate collodion prints of the images I took. I hope to find one in the wild while I’m in Panama! I did a photo project photographing 20 some chrysalids and printing them on glass. Each glass plate is unique and I only printed each image once. Though I did print out a small edition of books of them scanned.