I've been home for almost a month, and haven't updated this blog because I've been working! In that month, I've done the following:
1. Generated a book proposal and begun the search for an agent
2. Created a calendar celebrating Gravel Roads. Now off press, finally ... and coming to Cincinnati area shops and Amazon in the near future. Major hassle, but it's a beautiful gift. More on that later.
3. Sorted out 10,000 images, picking 350 for submission to The Milepost, Alaska's premier travel guide.
4. Started sifting through the interviews and "real time" adventures gathered on the Alaska trip. Out of that has come
-- A "fish story" to end all fish stories. Edited from 20 minutes to 1 minute ... and definitely X-rated, so it may or may not get posted here.
-- A 22-minute "real time adventure" slide show, too big for Youtube so I'll have to find a server to handle it before you can see it. It will be shown Saturday, November 13, at an Ohio Valley Camera Club meetup at Fernald. This was hard to do; had to boil 80 minutes down to about 20, buy and learn new editing software for sound and images, and put them to use.
-- A 6-minute Alaska Panoramas movie, embedded below and available on my webpage and on Youtube.
You can also see 25 wonderful photos from the trip, and more stuff will be added soon.
5. The weekend after I got back I traveled to Sandusky for 4 days on an assignment for AAA. Shot like mad than wrote a 1400 word article and sent it off to the editor two days ago.
I haven't even gotten the car completely unpacked and all the grit removed. Camera and two lenses are at KEH for repair; the dust killed 'em.
So, here's the Alaska Panoramas video, in HD. Let me know what you think. And if you want a Gravel Roads calendar, contact me directly at email@example.com Click on it to expand into a separate window, then you can choose to see it in HD if you like.