Tuesday’s Bits and Bobs: The Countdown Starts
Another busy week ahead, but everything is definitely going in the right direction and moving on. It is quite an exciting time really. With the book moving along, the magazine getting put together and then there is my trip to the US coming up quickly. It is also a scary time, I really am embarking on things that are completely new to me.
Dynamic Range Magazine
It is all coming together and now it is time to start assembling it. The articles are all in and most have been edited just waiting on a couple, but all good really. It is getting really exciting but also really scary. I’ve never done this before and I really want it to look good. It will be good if people really like it as well, that’s the scary part.
We have made the decision to put it back a little, because while I have photos for nearly all the seasons, I need some more for the summer period. I am a bit relieved that I have that now. I love the idea of the seasons, but I knew I didn’t have many photos with summer, so I will have go looking for them.
Another thing with the book is that all the natives are flowering down in Banyule Flats. I am going to have to spend some time down there and get some images. I think that will be really good too. The wattle is coming out everywhere and I’m told there are 11 different species down there, so I will have to see how many I can find. There are some other things to find down there too.
Going to the US
Are you ready for it?
Really, are you?
I fly out in 5 weeks from today. I can’t believe it is almost here, and now I have to start getting things finalized and worked out. My friend has lent me her suitcase that she uses when she travels, though I told her I would probably pack the night before I go. Okay maybe the day before.
Travel Insurance, I remembered that I needed to get some, so have a quote I am happy with. Though I was a bit worried about my photography gear and how much it was going to cost me to insure it, but it seems the insurance I already have for it will be fine. Seems it will cover my gear all around the world, so score one for me. Now I can save just over two hundred dollars, that is fantastic.
Getting sponsors for the trip has been interesting. I managed to get some, Tamron, Lowepro and Merrell. I haven’t been able to get any others, not sure why, though I am starting to suspect that I am the wrong sex for it. Perhaps if I were a man I might get more attention. I’ve seen men who have less exposure than me get sponsorship. Hopefully the magazine is going to help women everywhere.
A few people have said they want to meet me when I come and so I have been thinking about having a get together, well two really, one in San Francisco and one in New York. So if you are interested, please let me know.
I try and show old photos, but I feel like I’ve shown everything. Then I came across some BMX photos I took a few years ago and thought why not show them. Then I saw some of the cycling ones, ones from the Bay Crits and thought why not. So here is a selection of some of my cycling photos. It is nice to look back.