Happily Ever After
Life in The Rural Retreat with a beautiful wife, three cats, garden wildlife, a camera, a computer – and increasing amounts about running
Immortalised in Print
by admin - 23:07 on 14 September 2010
It arrived today, little more than two weeks since the pages were uploaded, fresh off the Blurb.com presses – The Great African Adventure, in glorious Technicolor.
As a memento of our Namibian honeymoon it couldn't be bettered, although Matchgirl the photophobe (cameras steal your soul, you know) took a short while to grow used to seeing herself in a book. And she was most reluctant to allow its cover to be reproduced on this blog because, although obscured by a hat and shadow, her face appears on it.
Despite that, she was soon leafing through its pages and reminiscing about our time on The Dark Continent. Happy days.
As a photographic book, I'm 95% happy with the tome. The colour reproduction is good but a couple of the snaps are a bit blotchy; whether that's the fault of Blurb or my Quark-to-PDF-to-jpeg bodge I don't know.
My fellow creators of the work in progress that is The Bumper Book of Black Isle Snappery will have a chance to examine it on Thursday, when Cromarty Camera Club convenes. If they like what they see, the Bumper Book could become my next Blurb production.
"But when can we see it?" I hear you ask. "We wish to buy lots of copies."
Well, you can't. This is a special limited edition, just for Matchgirl and me, although carefully selected family members may receive a copy. And anyone who wanders through the doorway of The Rural Retreat is almost certain to be shown the meisterwerk, whether they want to see it or not.
You have been warned.
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