Introducing “Royal Terns”

A couple of days after an art festival in Cedar Key two-and-a-half years ago, Nancy took this photograph from the bow of our new canoe on the north end of Seahorse Key before making the return trip to Cedar Key. Although the weather had been good all day, that trip did not finish well. You can read about that on our “new” webpage for the image (that webpage is now six months old).

A flock of royal terns landing

Earlier on that canoe trip. we took Gigapan images of downtown Cedar Key from Atsena Otie Key before moving on to Seahorse Key to get a Gigapan of the lighthouse. I upgraded our computerspecs this summer to make our Gigapan work faster, and hope to get to those images next month. Stay tuned.

Gray Wolves – The Image

Last updated on November 15th, 2019 at 09:19 pm

Last month, I promised to introduce you to a few of our newer images that had been overlookedblog. Today’s image is “Gray Wolves”, which was added to our collection at the very end of last December. We photographed these wolves in June 2006 in Golden, British Columbia. You can find more information on our Gray Wolves image webpage.

Gray Wolves

A Belated Introduction To “Wild Stallion”

Last updated on November 15th, 2019 at 09:20 pm

Earlier this month, I promised to introduce you to a few of our newer images that had been overlookedblog. The oldest of those is “Wild Stallion”, which was added to our regular collection in January, 2017, just in time for a festival in Wellington.  Wellington is known for its polo and its equestrian community.

Three Florida Cracker horses in Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, Micanopi, Florida

But this isn’t the first time I’ve mentioned this image in our blog. The photograph was taken eight Januarys earlier at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park near Gainesville. And in 2017 I chose it to demonstrate how to use vanishing points to adjust the size as you moved an object around in your image (see Use Vanishing Point To Resize Animals You Move Around In Post-Processing). Nancy liked the results and decided to add it to our collection.

You can learn more about this image on its webpage (Wild Stallion).

We Have Three New Gorilla Pictures

Last updated on November 15th, 2019 at 09:21 pm

Some of you may have noticed that I just recently added a picture of Nancy and a few mountain gorillas to an earlier blog post (We just got back from a two-week trip to Africa), and then added a picture of the two of us with our porters to a related article (A Case Of Over-planning On Our Africa Trip?), and we are even having a caption contest right nowlink for a picture of me near a silverback mountain gorilla. So you may have guessed that I finally just began processing the images from that trip. Now I’d like to announce that we have added three new images to our regular collection.

Mother Mountain Gorilla and Baby
Mountain Gorilla Mother and Baby

The three images are Mountain Gorilla Mother and Baby (shown above), Mountain Gorilla Family, and Silverback. Each image has its own webpage, of course, and the description in each highlights a different aspect of gorilla life. If you would like to own Print #1 of any of these images, you may want to contact us soon.

Although it has been almost sixteen months since we’ve announced a new imageprevious, I see there have been a few I forgot to mention. I’ll try to introduce them as soon as possible.

P.S: It is not too late to enter a caption for our current contest.

Nancy Proudly Places 1st In Photography At Pembroke Pines

Last updated on November 18th, 2019 at 06:58 pm

At Artfest In The Pines last weekendannounced, Nancy received 1st Place In Photography. There were four other photographers. As you may recall, last year she was the third best photographer of threeblog. Needless to say, we were thrilled to receive this award.

I don’t know if this award was because of or in spite of her comments to some of the judges about judging biases at art festivals (which she expanded on in her acceptance speech at the award dinner). I had already started an article based on comments we received about photographers’ use of canvas from the judges of a large art festival last fall (tentatively titled “Tell It To The Judge”), but because of our current schedule, I have no idea when that article will be ready. Stay tuned.

(Editor’s note: see Tell It To The Judge: In Defense Of Photographers & Canvas)

Another Milestone: Our 100th Art Festival

Last updated on August 19th, 2019 at 11:06 am

Our first regular two-day art festival began April 24, 2010, at Pioneer Days in High Springs. We had just bought our Trimline tent.

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Booth on 10/31/2009 We had done a few one-day trials locally, starting October 31, 2009, with the EZ-Up tent we had used with our scout troop and some easels we borrowed from our camera club. You can click on (booth) whenever you see it in the left column of Where To Find Us to see the evolution of our booth.


Our last festival of 2018 in Lutzannounced was our 100th regular two-day festival. Although that averages to a little over ten shows a year, we did seventeen festivals in the year before we reached this milestone (which may be a little too much). All one hundred shows were in Florida, where the art festival season runs from the beginning of October to the beginning of May. I can’t give any estimate on how long it will take us to complete the next 100 festivals (or if we will ever make it).

I’ve Fixed Our Menus

Last updated on November 15th, 2019 at 09:21 pm

Shortly after getting my first smartphone, I noticed a problem with our menusblog. I believe I have now fixed the problem, meaning that people with smartphones should be able to use the menus of at least 95% of the pages on the Bee Happy Graphics website. The aesthetics of the page may have suffered slightly, but that might be only temporary. I will continue to work on the last 5%, and I still need to implement the changes prompted by your inputcontest. I might even be changing our hosting service to something easier and less expensive. But for now, enjoy the new functionality! If you find a page where the menus don’t work, or see another problem, let me know. Thanks!