October 21, 2017


Fall is here and, and the colors are starting to look good. I have some weekends and evening hours left for portraits, so please check out the Portraits page for more information and contact me soon to schedule your session.

I have just taken delivery of my new Nikon D850, and I hope to have some new images to share with you soon as well as my thoughts about the new camera.

The photo above and the photos in 2017 Solar Eclipse gallery are some of my favorite images from the eclipse. I had hoped to get close enough to the Tetons to use them in a series of images tracking the sun as it was eclipsed. That also would have put Elena and me in the path where we would have had two and a half minutes of totality. With the smoke from the wildfires, and other factors, I couldn't get the image I hoped, so I pulled out my big zoom and captured these closer images, while I also grabbed some shots to set the scene (with Elena's help) using both my D800 and my iPhone.

When taking pictures of some of the new pieces I had framed for the "blooms & moons" show, I decided to redo the Framed Prints gallery, and then I realized I have far more framed prints than wall space. Check back soon for details of an upcoming Framed Print sale.

All of the URLs on my site should now be a lot easier to remember and share. Instead of the old format with the gID=XXX in the URL, you should now be able to simply enter a URL like www.CathySummers.com/2017-NVSL-All-Stars to find the photos I took during the NVSL All Star meet, or www.CathySummers.com/Abbott-Lane-Foxes to see the photos of the foxes who used to live in my backyard.

I have added a limited search capability to the gallery pages. You can now filter the images in a gallery by how I have rated the photos, if you want to see which ones I think are the best, and you can search for keywords if, for example you just want to see my rose photos without looking at the other flower images. Please let me know what you think of this change, or cntact me with other suggested improvements.

I will be going through the other galleries and adding keywords to those galleries soon.

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Swim Photos

I have enjoyed taking photos at the indoor swim meets over the years, but now that Elena is through with High School swimming and moving on, I probably won't be taking photos during High School or USS meets in the future. I will leave the photos that I have taken up on this web site for a while, and I will be happy to sell you prints or electronic copies.

If you are looking for the photos I have taken at some of the High School swim meets, you can try the Gallery Search to find the gallery. Contact me if you need the gallery password.

If you are a Mako Parent and don't have access to the Mako Photo Galleries here on my web site, please send me an email.

If you are not a Mako Parent and think that I have pictures of your swimmer or swimmers and would like to see the photos, please send me an email. If I have pictures of your swimmers in action, I will create a private gallery for you if I have several images, or I will send you copies if I only have one or two images. Please send me an email if I have previously created a gallery for you, but you need your login information.

I need a $20.00 deposit before I create your private gallery. If you don't like the photos, I will refund $10.00 of your deposit. If you purchase photos, I will apply the deposit towards your purchase.