I mentioned a little while ago that I intended to create a book out of the images I took and little thoughts written as poems on a walk around the locally iconic Lake Sambell, here in Beechworth.
The walk and the images were taken in my early days of having a smart phone and digital camera. I was so taken by the point and shoot possibilities of the camera that, for a while, I was taking pictures of anything and everything, and then studying them to write a little poem or story that suggested itself to me.
I delayed connecting the device as a phone for months. I was having too much fun.
Anyway, I recently found that I could recover the original images and – for better or worse – use them in book and digital forms without too much trouble. After several reconstructions and many uploads and revisions, I think I may have a final digital version and am waiting for a copy of the book proof to arrive.
Thinking about this as a project, there is no earth-shattering photography or poetry in this collection. Rather, it represents to me an example of things that we see all being able to convey and communicate to . . . something. Some meaning beyond seeing and forgetting. Also, the pleasure of a walk, of being en plein air, as it were.
Below is an image from the Kindle edition – set to double page view. I think it has come up ok. In the paper edition the image occupies one page and the text the other.
I’ll fiddle with the giveaway on Smashwords till it seems to work and then post the code here.