About Water Sprite
Hello! My name is Conrad. Water Sprite is my space on the web to share a bit of how the world looks through my eyes.
I’m a multi-faceted individual, with interests in a wide range of areas. My tertiary academic qualifications are in Philosophy, Computer Science, Law and Horticulture. I have worked professionally in 2 of those areas. Additional interests include photography, technology, house (energy) efficiency, some bits of history, and people. In the past I have had a smattering of musical training (including singing) although I have never considered myself a “musician”. I have dabbled in fiction writing although I have never considered myself a “writer”. My garden is my haven, but I am truly awful at gardening (and it is a perpetually unfinished mess).
Through this site, I will share some of my photography; I will produce some written works on subjects that interest me; and maybe in the future I will produce some vlogs or podcasts. I am happy to share this space with like-minded individuals, and welcome other people’s work. That could take the form of guest blogs, or your own photographs or artwork. Don’t expect much, or much regularity. Blogs aren’t the cool thing on the internet, and badly written blogs with photography by second-rate photographers are exceptionally uncool even by Blog standards. But thank you to the 2 or 3 people who do sometimes read them.
For a little bit of history on the Water Sprite name and the origins of the logo, please read my post on this subject here.
Shop is no longer available
This site used to have a shop, where I had available a range of products (mugs, t-shirts, and so-on) with my photographs printed on them. It is just not worth the effort for a small-time fish like me to run a shop on the internet. The margins are miniscule and the efforts involved in setting it up and running it are huge. And for all that effort, I sold nothing anyway. I had more luck selling photos on ShutterStock, and with any luck in another few years I might have made enough money there to buy myself a cup of coffee.