This is a very different thing from the blog.
It was somewhat tormenting to try and change the brain space from blogging to booking.
The result becomes something more than a photo album with some thoughts, but in the end mainly visual images.
The book of course lacks the movies accessible through this blog.
You can see some pages of the book in preview here.
I will write again when I see the quality of the book. This is not my first Blurb book as you will see at here.
As with many creative productions, somehow the very first remains my favourite, the best. It's hard for me to judge why I think that, perhaps it simply is the best, perhaps it represents first spark or greater inspiration at the time. The hardest thing to judge is how the images will appear on paper. There is a tendency for print to paper to be darker than as seen on a monitor. I do my best to counter that, lightening images or dodging parts of images in Photoshop. But then again you don't want it to look like it's been out on the washing line all summer either...
Last week, to get past the block in trying to produce this book, I whipped up this in a day, getting up on Sunday morning, capturing the colour of my domestic environment (using the iPad, I'm still waiting for camera repair!) and assembling a little book before the evening, uploading to Blurb Sunday night and having it delivered (from a rural printery in Australia, in Glen Innes) the following Friday, five days). I printed that short book soft cover with image wrap. For this bigger enterprise and to have something solid to remember our wonderful trip, I chose hard back with dust cover and best paper. Anyway, I'll tell you what it looks like when it arrives!