Articles by Susan Pettitt

Slowly Coming Back

My last blog article was back in March talking about how I had major surgery on my foot and I would be taking a long time to recover and I would not be able to do photography during that time. My surgery on my foot was to fix a dislocated Tendon that was completely flat and to remove an extra muscle in the foot.I'm still recovering since I still have a pain in my foot from the surgery and my foot still gets really tight.It took me awhile to learn to walk correctly again by having Physical Therapy... continue reading

What I Have Been Up To Lately

Some of you may have noticed I have not been around much lately and have not been uploading much the past several months.There is reasoning behind that.Since about November I had been having some problems with my foot that started to really hurt me to the point I had a hard time leaving the house or just driving any place to do photography.I had my good and my bad days.At first I thought it might have been hurting because my cats especially Oreo loves to sleep on my feet at night.In December... continue reading


Recently my husband and I decided to visit Alcatraz Island.We have been a couple times in the past but we had not been for several years so we decided to go out to the Island because it was a beautiful day.To get over to the Island you take a Ferry Boat which is always enjoyable to ride.In the past we only went straight up to the top of Alcatraz Island to the location of the Prison but this time around we got lucky to get on the Island in time for a Ranger Tour of the Island.We got to go... continue reading

New Year With Already a Great Start

I just reached my 1000 Upload to Draemstime which I thought would be farther off since I had not been doing a lot of photography lately do to an injured foot but seeing that the last photos I took during December have brought me to over 1000 uploads has made me happy.Also January has become my Best Month when it comes to Revenue with Sales and we still have over a week left in the month and I am pretty close to getting the Best Month for downloads this month.I am very excited about the New... continue reading


Sierra is a Golden Eagle that is a rescued animal and is now an Embassador for her species.As an Embassador her care takers will bring her to different Bay Area schools and share about her and her species.Sierra was hit by a car and lost her right wing and now lives at the SF Zoo since she can no longer be released back into the wild.Even though she can not fly I have been told that she has no problem catching squirrels when she is in the flight cage.I was shopping at Whole Foods today and... continue reading

Las Vegas

Every year my husband and I go to Las Vegas but we do not go to gamble but to visit his parents who live in Las Vegas.We recently went to Las Vegas for the last week of December.I mainly wanted to photograph 2 places when I was on this trip to Las Vegas which was Red Rock Canyon (Waiting for Pictures to be approved) and I also wanted pictures of several of the different hotels with the blue sky behind them.Here are some of the pictures I took of the Las Vegas Hotels along the strip:... continue reading

Looking Back at 2008

I have not been on Dreamstime yet for a year but for me it has been a great experience and I look forward to having a complete year on Dreamstime next year.I have mainly accomplished all my goals in 2008 for my Stock Portfolio which has been really satisfying.I had a goal of making 200-250 sales by the end of the year and I have already gone over 250.I wanted to upload from 900-1000 files and as of right now I am up to 932.I am only $40 away from my 5th payout which was my third goal but... continue reading

Music and Roses Collection

One of my favorite collections I have created with the work from other photographers is called Music and Roses.I created this collection of pictures to feature the different pictures I thought had a romantic or classy feel to them as long as they had a rose and dealt with music in thepicture.I am very selective of the pictures I wanted to feature in this collection.I look for pictures of roses that do not look like they are dieing.I also look to see how is the rose positioned in the picture... continue reading

Spanish Missions

Ever since my first trip to the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas I have sparked an interest in Spanish Missions.While living in Texas my husband and I traveled several time to San Antonio for the Alamo and for several other places in the city.A few years back we moved to California and I was excited to hear that California was home to 21 Spanish Missions but it took me a few years to even visit on of them.I always said I would visit them but never seemed to get a chance until recently.After joining... continue reading

Baby Gorilla Born at SF Zoo

For the past several years I have been waiting for a new baby gorilla to be born at the SF Zoo and it has finally happened.A couple of years back the SF Zoo received a female gorilla named Monifa to be paired up with the male gorilla named Oscar Jonesy that is head of the gorilla group at the zoo.Oscar Jonesy and Monifa are apart of the Species Survival Plan (SSP) which was selected by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).I had heard lastweek that one of the gorillas was pregnant but... continue reading

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