01 Sep 11. It is about that time of the year when I make the announcement of the 2 Christmas offerings for 2011 and I thought I'd make a comment about same in this mailing. In last year's DVD I incorporated a few transitions from natural to creative or the reverse and it seemed to resonate well with the recipients, so much so, that I'm planning on incorporating a lot of them in this year's offering. The image for either today or tomorrow was supposed to be something from a Mt Rainier alpine flower shoot, but a chat on Wednesday afternoon with none other than "Range Rick" informed me that the flowers were barely poking their little heads out of the snow and that all the trails were still covered in snow. Another 7 - 10 days minimum to get what I want. So obviously no alpine flowers for a while, but, since there are lots of lovely yellow alpine flowers, the image for today is of a lovely yellow flower, except that it is not of the alpine variety and it has been manipulated. In fact, it is but one of four manipulations of the same original image, all 5 of which will make their way into the Christmas DVD. This year's offering will be quite different from all those in the past, and will be closer to a multiple projector type of presentation as opposed to what could easily be classified as a two projector approach in the past. So keep your eyes out for the announcement that will ask that your "reply" specifically to it if you are interested in either offering. Once again it will be a free DVD Christmas show - the annual offering - and a choice of calendars. For those of you who like the calendars, NOW is the time to let me know of any particular image sent this past 12 months you would like to see on a calendar. ISO 200; 1/160 sec @ f /11.