29 Dec 16. Somewhere around 2009 I got the idea of creating a large tabletop photo book. I had heard from many folks on the Daily Image mailing lists that they loved to read the narratives and then guess what the accompanying photograph might be before looking at it. That gave me the idea of a book where I would have the narrative for a particular image on the odd pages and on the back side of those pages, the even ones, would be the picture. I put in about two years of work getting everything laid out the way I wanted and all the images selected and cropped to fit the layout with just the narratives to write when I quit working on the project. Things such as the profusion of e-books, building a house, and other meaningless stuff got in the way and the project died. Events of this week may cause me to rethink it for the future. Meanwhile about five years ago Jan began putting in a lot of time, to say nothing of expense, coloring pages of adult coloring books. None of this has any interest for me first hand, but I benefit by getting to see a lot of the material contained in them. That gave me another idea. So early this year I began to make a potential coloring page version of each of the Daily Images I worked up saving them into a special folder. Those of you who requested the Christmas Shows this year received as a part of that mailing a show of just a few of those images. My idea has been to create something just a bit different from anything I've seen on the shelves to date. I've shared two examples with you previously this year on Theatrical Thursdays, just like today, but without comment about what I was contemplating. Today's submission is an example of what I want to put together for a new coloring book. If the idea is successful, I am hopeful of putting out one or two a year, but I'm not holding my breath about any success. One thing I will do differently is to include at the back of the book a color page of very small originals for reference for those who like hand holding. You have the color reference for this one if you save the images; if not, you can find it here.
This is the same image shared on 13 June except for converting it to the bare outline format. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 500; 1/40 sec @ f / 8 hand held.