Thursday, July 8, 2010

Letting Go, the Photography Portfolio and a Thank You

Egg
I haven't been around because I've been pondering actually going forward with this blog or shuttering it entirely, as I mentioned in this post. The conclusion, which seems like the most logical thing the more I think about it, is to continue but more in the form of a photoblog so that written posts will not necessarily be a rule of thumb, and to expand to other topics of interest to me, but first things first. I will no longer include recipes when I do write posts to accompany photographs of food, unless I can't find a similar recipe anywhere else on the web; I apologize if this is distressing to you but I'm sure your relationship with Google search will benefit from this arrangement. I'm arranging for the look of the blog to be overhauled to accommodate all these changes.
Thank you for joining me in any capacity over the last three years and I hope you continue to accompany me on forthcoming adventures.

Portfolio Home Page
As many of you already know, I've finally, after thinking I probably should and then getting a sudden impulse to finally do it, uploaded some of my best pictures to a photography portfolio. I'm without my film cameras or boxes upon boxes of negatives, good and bad, which are all sitting in storage half the world away, but there was enough digital work available and a few ancient scans of some film pictures to cobble something together. So after weeks of organizing, sorting, choosing, collaging, trashing, re-collaging, organizing into categories, queueing in the proper order, requeueing again and again, etc... here it is: My Photography Portfolio.
You can also find it in my sidebar in case you don't want to click on the link above now and want to peruse it later.

Rustic Strawberry Tart
And finally, thank you to Olive Magazine which is one of the BBC's food magazines here in the UK for mentioning Saffron & Blueberry in its August issue in the "Websites and blogs that inspire us" section. I'm honored and thrilled to be included alongside two star bloggers, Matt Armendariz of Matt Bites and Y of Lemonpi who has been mentioned here before as being a partner in [sweet] crime.

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18 comments:

Ted said...

Beautiful photos, Hilda. Must've been tough choosing which ones to put in the portfolio.

a Broad said...

Hilda,
Yours was the first blog that I ever actually read through. It was all because of that Bread Pudding recipe ! and then your photos caught me, my favorite being the snowy tree photo. I always watch to see if you are back on the blog again.
I am relieved you are not closing up shop and walking away, I am thrilled that I can still see your photos !
My husband and I just enjoyed looking through the portfolio, the clarity, the subjects all were wonderful!
Wishing you much luck in all you do and happy that I can still look in on what you are doing~
Candice ( who was inspired by your blog and your photos) ... not to mention that bread pudding !

diva said...

As usual beautiful and inspiring photos and I look forward to the photoblog in the future. I have been thinking about my own blog in the same way and maybe I'm jaded but I'm running out of stories...and I shouldn't have to feel like the blog is a job. Anyway, that's beside the point. Congrats on Olive magazine mention! :) And happy weekend xx

RamblingTart said...

I'm so happy for you, Hilda, and proud of you for making this space YOUR space. :-) I'll be sticking with you for sure and look forward to many years of beauty and inspiration from your lense. Hope you have a beautiful weekend. :-)

Deeba PAB said...

Way to go Hilda... you deserve to be in Olive Magazine. CONGRATULATIONS! Tough choice on food vs photo blogs, but good to know you've found your calling. Your pictures are mind blowing; I love them!
Hugs Deeba

shaz said...

Glad you decided to keep going Hilda. Will visit often to gain inspiration. And congratulations on the magazine mention, well done.

All the best :)

catty said...

Hilda... I have to say I'll be sad to see less food on your blog but your photos are so incredibly beautiful that it doesn't matter - anything here will be a pleasure to look at :)

Peter Bagi said...

I'll follow you wherever and whatever you do!

El said...

Congratulations on your mention in Olive. I look forward to your photo blog- mostly because your photos are beautiful.

Kerrin @ MyKugelhopf.ch said...

can't wait to see the blog makeover ! and a big bravo for that magnificent portfolio of yours (and the mention in olive !). all the hard work and time put into it certainly seem to have paid off, it's an impressive selection.

as for your readers being frazzled without your recipes here, sure we'll miss them, but i wouldn't worry if i were you- we're all going to be way too distracted by your evocative photography. :) looking forward to it...

Jamie said...

Oh lovely! Congrats on a well-deserved mention in Olive magazine! Way to go, sister! And your photos are gorgeous and more! We all need to come to these kind of decisions and I know that your photo projects and plans come first. At least we can share and enjoy them too. xo

shayma said...

congrats on the honourable mention in Olive Magazine and best of luck with your new project- the photoblog. you know i love your photos. x shayma

sunita said...
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sunita said...

Hilda, I love your collection of photos in the portfolio, each of them speak a thousand words. Even though we will miss the recipes, am glad that at least we'll be able enjoy your pictures, which as I've already said, speak volumes.

The very best for all your future ventures, and yes, congrats on the mention in Olive. you truly deserve it :-)

Hilda said...

You people are all just too nice for words. Thank you for the support everyone, I really appreciate it. Onwards with the photography then! =)

WizzyTheStick said...

All the best. Whatever form your blog takes. It will be a success. Continue to trust your instincts:-)

Y said...

Congrats on the mention, Hilda! And thanks for mentioning me in turn :) You know I'll always follow your blog/site, no matter what it is. For what it's worth, I've always loved reading what you've had to say, and of course the pictures are fantastic too.

Valentina said...

Hilda, it will be fabulous to get to see more of your photos.your work is very inspiring and it's an honour to be able to view it.

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