I've been working on a special post for Sunday that I still find moving even after having read it several times. I hope you'll stop in and reflect with us on that bitter day a decade ago. Good, good stuff from Peter Turnley, who spent a surreal night at Ground Zero in the wreckage of the towers on that fateful occasion.
In more mundane blog notes, Ctein reports a grand total of 155 orders during the recent Print Sale, 35% of which were international. A total of 250 prints were sold, more than half of them the Apollo/Soyuz picture. The least popular picture was the cinder cone trail at Lassen. He might have more to add in the comments to this post, so check that.
He started shipping prints on Tuesday and sends more every day. You'll get an email from him when your prints are en route, and you should receive your email by the end of September at the latest.
I'm still considering having a print sale of some of my own work, which is frankly quite difficult for me. I've never seen TOP to be for glorifying my work in any way; I'm a lifetime hobbyist like many of you, and I don't see how anyone would enjoy my pictures any more than anybody else's. The interesting thing, though, is that I have several pictures that are unique prints that previously could not have been duplicated. Eric Luden's Digital Silver Imaging enabled Mike Mitchell, who I knew of in Washington, to finally print his too-thin negatives from his shoots of the very early Beatles. They literally couldn't be printed before now. And Eric's DSI would also provide a means for me to reproduce several unique prints of my own, the negatives for which are long since lost, such as my portrait of Sally Mann. I think that might add some meaningful technical interest to a possible sale offering.
I'm considering it, still. And will keep you posted, as ever.
P.S. Oh, and I'm over my indigestion. Thanks for putting up with me this morning. :-)
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