Things are going to be a bit quiet on TOP this weekend while I work away on some stuff for next week. First full week of the New Year and all.
In the meantime, our friend Jim Richardson is holding a party over at his place. The picture above stands alone as a spectacular landscape—it was taken in the Scottish Hebrides. Its significance is that it forms the opening spread of Jim's feature "Edge of the World" in the January 2010 issue of National Geographic magazine.
Jim writes, "My story on the Hebrides is just out. I'm blogging over at Working Photographer about the process by which each of the pictures in the layout came into being. There will be twelve posts, one for each of the eleven pictures and a final homage to the pictures that didn't make it. These will run one a day."
The series started with this picture on the 31st. Very interesting insight as to how a magazine feature gets put together. Have a look—and don't forget to check back in the days ahead.
MikeUPDATE: Don't miss Jim's extended comment in the comments section. —MJ