TALKING IMAGES 37 – I’M SLOWING DOWN, FOR AWHILE

 

 

Mannequin, seared by sunlight in a Cornish shop window

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The simple fact is, I very much enjoy blogging as a means of self-expression.  There’s the creation of the images, all of the attendant writing too (I love writing!) – and last but certainly not least the communication with like minds around the world – I enjoy talking with you all very much!  Also, there is not the slightest doubt that these years of blogging have been inspirational for me, certainly (to my eyes at least) improving my photography.
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A dear, warm creature, a being whom it is simply a pleasure to be with

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However, I have two large projects in hand, and I need to spend less time blogging for a month or two, to complete them.  One of these projects is the creation of my (more or less) annual Blurb photobook which, amongst other things, contains my favourite photos from the preceding 12 months along with their captions and text.  I have around 20 of these books now, some the annual volumes and some other, specific projects, and I find them a very convenient way of producing hard copies of my favourite work; they are very good to look back through.
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Someone special, from long ago and far away

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So, whereas I’ve been producing around six posts a week, this will decrease for awhile – assuming that is that I can restrain my creative enthusiasm!  And for today, here are some favourite images – faces from the archives – two people, someone quite artificial, and two beautiful animals.  Clicking onto these images will enlarge them, click onto them again to further enlarge them.
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Great Grey Owl – we looked at each other

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Selfie, with trademark cap and hulking Nikon DSLR

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About Adrian Lewis
Photographer - using mono, colour and combinations of the two - many types of subject, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous, trying new ideas, working in multiple genres. And I've a weakness for Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

22 Responses to TALKING IMAGES 37 – I’M SLOWING DOWN, FOR AWHILE

  1. bluebrightly says:

    So, how about a link to the Blurb books? I’ve been meaning to put one together for several years, and your discussion of the need to post with a bit less frequency in order to get down to it may be a helpful one for me. I feel so much the same as you, as described in the first paragraph.But it all takes time, doesn’t it? And bigger projects require concentration….BTW, what a terrific set of images! Have a good weekend!

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Well, it would seem that we’ve just had an EARTHQUAKE – quite a rare event for us here!!!
      Now then, where was I? Apart from being all shuck up that is … 😉 ….

      Blurb is very easy to get to – http://www.blurb.co.uk – is the only address that comes to hand, but maybe http://www.blurb.com is the USA version. I would post about it but I’m already engrossed with Blurb!!! Your best bet, to start, is to get onto the website and explore – and then fire questions at me! Their latest book-creating software is BookWright, which is reasonably intuitive; you can download it. Three other things to say:

      1. For folk like you and I, do I think making photobooks (ie hard copies) worthwhile??? – EMINENTLY; 1,000% YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      2. Blurb is far from the only provider around; you might want to look at alternatives too.

      3. My projects are big and a lot of work, but you can make projects as little or large as you like. There are various sized book formats available; I always use the very best quality paper; minimum book size is 20 pages. A 🙂

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      • bluebrightly says:

        Oh, don’t doubt that I already have blurb bookmarked, and I have Bookwright, and once I started a book, but…I just don’t get around to making a book! 😉
        In the past, I believe before they were around, I made a few on Shutterfly – nowhere near the quality, but sufficient for photos of a trip, snapshots really. I hear you about the best paper.
        I am hovering over decisions about projects/a project and can’t seem to settle. I had a wonderfully helpful critique from Brooks Jensen at Lenswork, (http://www.lenswork.com/feedbackonyourwork.htm) and now I’m not sure what to do next. That’s OK though. I hope your book and everything else is/are going along beautifully…

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        • Adrian Lewis says:

          Well, the Blurb book is advancing, but not headlong! I have however found some photos of Blurb books I’ve made, and will post them soon. Will you use a photobook for a project or, as I do, to preserve your favourite images? A 🙂

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  2. Malin Ellisdotter says:

    Wishing you all the best with the projects, my friend. Lovely photos as always…

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  3. I’ll miss you, Adrian. Good wishes for your projects. Hurry back.

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  4. Enjoy your projects. I’ll be looking for you whenever you do show up.
    ❤️ Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️
    XXXATPXXX

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  5. I enjoyed these photos from you archives. I hope your projects go well and will look forward to your return!

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  6. oneowner says:

    Good luck with your project. I’ll wait here.

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  7. paula graham says:

    Needs must, my friend…See you some time soon.

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  8. Meanderer says:

    How lovely that one of your projects is a creative one! Enjoy, my friend.

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  9. Sallyann says:

    Enjoy your two projects, I hope the second is as much fun as the blurb book. 😊 😊
    Catch you later. Tfn. 😊

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