"Go as far as you can see; when you get there you'll be able to see farther." ~ Thomas Carlyle
I haven’t been around much, I know. In fact I haven’t been seriously photographing much; haven’t even been out walking much compared to usual. I’m all wrapped up in my other (work, family) life, flicking my shoulder to knock off the devil who’s telling me I want all that to go away. I don’t. But I do wish I could find a happy medium..i.e. do it all!
Anyway, I’m just back from spring break during which I’ve been ticking a few things off my list (flicking my shoulder to knock off the devil who was constantly nagging me to get in to the library while it was quiet to catch up on some book cataloging). The thing I’m most just relieved about at the moment, because I’ve been picking away at it since January, is the completion of a photo book.
I haven’t really printed any of my work for years and I wanted to see what it would look like. I’m also hoping to make my hobby pay just a little bit for itself by placing a few copies at the local tourist booth this summer. A friend (ex-Mayor!) has also suggested that the town council might buy a few for gifts to visitors. They apparently like to give local work where ever possible. I’ve bit the bullet and ordered a few to peddle.
I downloaded Blurb’s bookmaking tools, used my year end post, added a few more photos, and Voila! (If only it were quite that simple, but it will be easier next time.