Ok, so there was a deal on. A really good deal. So good I changed plans to take advantage. I couldn't help myself.
Those of you following along know I've done several Blurb books. I'd just finished a test book for a potential private client, and was wondering what to do next. Then I saw the Blurb sale. The words, "go big or go home" immediately came to mind. Suddenly, next up was a photo book for New Zealand.
The hard part was winnowing down 15,000 photos to something that would go in a book. Even the several hundred rated 4 stars were too many for a book. Once I figured out how many pages I wanted, how many panoramas I wanted to include, and how many photos done bigger than one page but not a full panorama, it was easy to recycle the layouts used for the Dempster book. Then decisions while taking a happy trip down memory lane.
You can preview 15 pages Memories of New Zealand here.
In response to reader request, you can preview 15 pages for Memories of Sundown at the Arctic Circle here.
You probably gagged at the prices if you noticed them along the way. That's fine, I'm not doing this to get rich selling the books. Almost all of that is the printing cost. I don't actually expect any sales at all, since most people would think these extremely expensive, even by coffee table book standards. I'm doing this for me, to see my photos on nice paper, in a permanent book. It's much cheaper than taking them to a good printer, and they take up less wall space. Plus they come in a lovely presentation box.
Here's the first image past the preview pages.
Of the Day
The rare butterfly poppy.
The arurora from just south of Dawson City.
The mountains above a very smokey Moraine Lake.
Linda photo bombing a Waterton Park rock wall during the boat tour.