I am busy working to get my photos ready for submission to my calendar publisher for the 2013 calendars. All submissions are due to them by May 1, and we have the month of April to get ready. Here is one image from my road trip last week that I am including. This is a sunrise view across the badwater salt flats. The flats appear at the two bright lines and the Panamints in the distance are lit by the rising sun.
When I am not taking photographs or enjoying retirement, I coach school principals. Today, I was working with one of my clients and I noticed a calendar on her wall of Yosemite National Park. Gotta say, the image for the month was, in my humble opinion, a photo that would never have made it from my HD card into the computer. It was a photo of one of the falls through a deeply shadowed grove of trees. It made me realize that when my calendar company makes its choices of photos for their calendars, they must be looking with the eye of the average consumer - a buyer who may not appreciate the nuances of fine art photography. I am trying to keep this in mind when making my selections this year.
This particular image may not have made it off my hard drive, but I have decided to include it. What do you think? Is it a fine art image caliber image or one which would have appeal to the general public? Would you appreciate seeing this picture on your national parks calendar? Honest feedback is appreciated!
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