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Tuesday’s Bits and Bobs:Not That I Am Counting

But I am. Only three weeks to go and I will be boarding a plane.  More on that in a minute. Busy time ahead, I have so much to do in that time, but that’s okay. I am getting on with things, which is great. Staying with my mum has proved to be quite good, no distractions so I got lots of work done yesterday. No photos yet, but got one article finished.

San Francisco and New York

Three Weeks to Go.

Did I mention that my plane leaves in three weeks?

Everything is coming together, I have my travel insurance, passport, ticket, and well only one more thing to organize, my LC3_3290Visa Waiver and that’s it. Well besides packing and that sort of thing. Plans are being made and meetings are being set up, it is all very exciting. It is where most of my concentration is at the moment.

I’m trying to get lots done before I go so I don’t have to do too much while I’m there. I have some articles planned for Digital Photography School that I will work on while I’m there, but not much else I hope. I’m not sure how the blog is going to go. I might have to wing it, I hope you’ll all understand.

Dynamic Range

Well after our first week for the magazine being on sale it has been good to hear what people think of it. So far the LC3_3265feedback has been really positive. Many people have described it as looking very professional. Others have spoken how good the photos are in it and others have said they have enjoyed the articles. It is wonderful and really encourages us to make the next one even better.

I’ve had some inquiries about various things and I think I need to clear up some things.

We have had a budget of zero and therefore everyone has given their time to make the first one happen. The sales, have been nice, but won’t pay for writers, so those wanting to write for it should do so because they like the idea of the magazine and want to see it succeed. I do hope that at some stage we can all be paid, but not now.

Something else we forgot to say is that Dynamic Range will be a quarterly publication, so the next one will be out in about three months, around the end of October.

The magazine is still available if you haven’t had a chance to pick up your copy. It is only available in digital form and you need to make sure you save it when you download it. Here is the link if you want to LC3_3255purchase it, Dynamic Range.

Other Business

Not really any, I’m up in the Mallee again and hoping to get out to take photos, not sure yet. Tomorrow an excursion is planned, but you will have to wait to find out about it.

Photos

Today I thought I might show you the first macro photos I took, well among the first. I had a lend of a Nikon 40mm macro lens and I went to Como House in Melbourne. I had a lot of fun taking the shots and it is nice to see some of them again.

37 Comments
  1. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez #

    You are so funny, Leanne! You are going to love this trip. Are you all packed? I am so excited for you!

    August 11, 2015
    • Haha, I try Jackie, lol. I think I might too, it is going to be amazing. Nope, haven’t started packing yet, but have started thinking about it, I might have to start a list I think. Thanks.

      August 11, 2015
      • Jackie Saulmon Ramirez #

        Leanne, one thing I learned with traveling with my organization was to make a list on 3″ x 5″ index cards. After I was packed I put the list in my hip pocket. When I was ready to come home it made repacking easier. Later I kept a list on the computer to whip it out whenever I had to go again.

        I am very excited for you. 🙂

        August 12, 2015
      • I’ve never been good with lists and do tend to leave packing until the last minute, I do it all the time, I think I must have a mental list. lol. Or I am mental, not sure which. I have a system which has been great and so far has worked. Though I tend to only go away for a week at time, but I think I will pack the same way, for a week, I know I will be able to wash clothes.

        I’m getting really excited too. 🙂

        August 12, 2015
  2. Time is flying by fast. It is fun to look at your first images and see how much you have progressed and changed in your style.

    August 11, 2015
    • It is Raewyn, especially when I think I first found out I was going in April last year, so it has gone quickly. It is fun, I agree, always nice to look back. Thank you.

      August 11, 2015
  3. Looks like a good cake & chokolate milk is awesome 😀 or maybe its a latte? Wish you good luck on magazine and hope there will be many more to come. Your early macro was good.

    August 11, 2015
    • It was a good cake and that was a latte, love my coffee. Thank you it is fun to do so I hope so as well.

      August 11, 2015
  4. How exciting. You can always schedule some posts to publish while you are away, if you can have them ready before you go. My favourite macro shot today is that delicious looking cake!

    August 11, 2015
    • Thanks Carol, I’m getting excited and very nervous. I could and I think I will try and do some, can’t hurt. The almond croissant, I love those, do you get them up there?

      August 11, 2015
      • I could probably find them here if I looked but I do try to avoid bakeries when I’m not on holidays. They are just too tempting.

        August 11, 2015
      • I wish I could, though I really only do it when I go out and have been walking a fair bit.

        August 11, 2015
  5. Very happy for you Leanne, I really hope you enjoy your stay in the land of my birth! Congratulations on the magazine, quite an achievement. You work so hard and consistently and deserve all the success that comes your way. Now, about that almond croissant…

    August 11, 2015
    • Thank you Ardysez, I am sure I will love it, it is going to be so exciting. I am amazed that I managed to get the magazine done, Thank you so much, it should be an exciting time ahead, now I have to tell you that the croissant was amazing, I love them. 😉

      August 11, 2015
  6. Leanne, lovely photos, hibiscus & pale pink tiny starbursts esp. shopping USA for shoes/clothes is worthwhile 🙂 but, the food is too tasty loaded w/sugar+fat 😦 Cinnabon scrolls & BBQ ribs lol (so says an expat American.) this is an Exciting Adventure you’ll love it !

    August 11, 2015
    • Thank you Debi, I love getting the flowers. Oh yes, I’m a bit worried about the sugar thing, not sure about that. I definitely want to try BBQ ribs, and I have to try egg rolls, we don’t have those here. It is that, I can’t wait. 🙂

      August 11, 2015
  7. Looking forward to seeing where you go tomorrow 🙂

    August 11, 2015
    • I went today Chris, lots of flowers and the macro, quite amazing. 🙂

      August 11, 2015
  8. Did I mention that in three weeks you will be boarding a plane?!? Lol. You are going to have a blast on your trip. I wish NY was closer to FL!! Your last shot left me hungry….yummy!

    August 11, 2015
    • Did you mention it, or did I, lol. I think so too, it is a shame that you can’t come and have some fun with me, best you save your money for here next year. It was yummy to, very. 🙂

      August 11, 2015
      • You mentioned it a couple of time so I thought I’d reiterate it for you! Lol. Definitely saving my money for next year! I live vicariously through your yummy desert pictures 😀

        August 11, 2015
      • LOL, oh yes, know it is less than three week, 2 weeks from next Tuesday, woohoo. Wonderful, so glad to hear that Kirsten. YOu will have to try one of those maybe when you come.

        August 12, 2015
  9. How exciting/scary ..that time has flown..you must be going over everything in fine detail…great images of food porn i must say too! have fun at your Mums 🙂 Bev

    August 11, 2015
    • It has flown so close now, I am trying to work out what clothes to take lol. Thank you Bev, see you Thursday. 🙂

      August 11, 2015
      • Oh the clothing dilema…urghhh…see you Thursday…looking forward to it 🙂

        August 11, 2015
      • I know urghhh, and yes, so am I. 😀

        August 11, 2015
      • 🙂

        August 11, 2015
  10. Three weeks doesn’t sound like a long way to go. Sounds like you’re all ready, very excited for you and wishing you all the best. Don’t leave packing until the last minute 😉 I’m sure you’ll be back with lots of photos and lots of stories to tell us, and hopefully you get to meet a few people too.

    Congratulations on the magazine too and so nice to hear others are liking it 🙂

    August 11, 2015
    • Well the business stuff is just about done, next I have to organize clothes and stuff, so things to do there. Thank you Mabel, I think I might start with a list and go from there. Oh yes, I hope so lots and lots of photos.
      Thank you, yes, lots of people have been enjoying it, it is great to get the support.

      August 11, 2015
  11. Three weeks and whose counting? Yay ..how exciting. Love the images of Como house ..

    August 11, 2015
    • Hahha, me apparently. lol. Thank you Julie.

      August 11, 2015
  12. Enjoy your trip Leanne!! And have fun packing and preparing 🙂 Make many photos!

    August 11, 2015
    • Thank you, and I think you can be safe in the knowledge that there will be many many photos. 🙂

      August 12, 2015
  13. I’m excited for you! I hope you have a great trip!!

    August 13, 2015
    • Thank you Cynthia, I am sure I will.

      August 13, 2015
  14. Great that you go to NY and San Francisco, I wish you a nice journey.
    Maybe we’ll meet in the airport as I’m going to NY and Nort-Eastern US later in September 😉

    August 16, 2015
    • Thank you, it is quite exciting, it is all starting to happen now.
      Yes, maybe, when are you going Truels? 🙂

      August 16, 2015

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