Carl's sale was a nice success, with over 90 orders, 25 or so of those for both prints. Later orders could take up to eight weeks to arrive, but we'll keep people posted as to what's happening with shipments. My thanks to Carl, his wife Bettina, and all of you who participated or commented.
We're committed to the sale-a-month experiment until the end of the year (and possibly through January or February), but I can already say it won't be continuing. We went from too few of those sales to too many. Next year (excepting the early months, if applicable), we'll have three or four print offers, all in the Fall, and that'll be it.
Any coffee-drinkers crabby and cranky today? You may be, since you had no "Morning Coffee" this a.m.! Sorry...I was still working at 11 p.m. and had three hours to go before bedtime, but I lost it—got so tired I couldn't keep my eyes open. Had to crash. Ya hate it when that happens.
At the end of the month I'll be traveling to work on the first TOP book. Although there have been lots of delays with that, it's front-burner time for that project. I can't wait.
Today I spent several hours at the old house working on packing more things up, and came to...The Camera Closet. Which has yet to be touched. In the spirit of the move, I should really cull mercilessly and keep only what I really need and frequently use, right? (Tellingly, the only camera to make it here to the new house so far is the NEX-6 and Zeiss 24mm ƒ/1.8. I've bonded with that.)
It might even be time to attack the odds'n'ends box, which is chock full of filters and lenscaps and straps and diopter attachments and one-offs like Bill Schneider's replacement baseplate for a Wista 4x5 and an old Weston selenium meter. I've given dozens of lenses to Goodwill and sent "care packages" to a several camera-loving friends (mostly comprised of true esoterica), but the camera cabinet is still too full, overloaded with treasures. (Maybe I should put that word in quotation marks.) And the odds'n'ends box has always been sacrosanct—it never gets culled, just added to.
"Too full" is the way camera cabinets are supposed to be, though, right? It's their happy state, the way they want to be. Always room for one more.
Oh, and I did pick "Church" for the print sale wall in my basement office. Close call, though, that.
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