A traverse of the mountain of the sun. PDF of all Submissions. A double season photographic exhibition celebrating the national park.
Amateur Photographer who plays with big cameras and film when in between digital photographs. FlickrFacebookTwitter. Most people who know me know that I have a bit of a thing about books, photography books in particular. So I'm always on the lookout for a book with something extra.
We included Alex as Featured Photographer in and he also wrote an article about the weather which featured the North West of Scotland from what was only his second visit to Assynt and included Alex and david nail images that would make their way into the book. Anything he considered doing Alex and david nail done to the Nth degree. Camping was planned to the gram, walks and viewpoints assessed in advance with software and research to create the best opportunities. We would talk for hours about the edges of honesty and manipulation.
Alex wanted his book to have some of this sense of the adventure and experience of the land. I have to admit to having a sneaky preview of the book before most other people.
Alex and I have been chatting about the printing Alex and david nail books for a while and when it came time for Alex to create this book, I was happy to help where I could. The printer company itself did a fantastic job but the paper that was used had a serious manufacturing problem and the whole print run had to be scrapped.
Fortunately, this was actually the best thing that could have happened. You see, when you go to a printer, you typically get three different standards of proofs for your images.
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The first is a digital proof, which is just a digital file showing how the ink and paper might affect your images. This is something you can do yourself in Photoshop if you have the printer and paper profiles etc. The next level of proof is an inkjet proof. This is a high-end simulation of what should happen on the press, printed on a calibrated inkjet printer.
However, wet proofs are onerously expensive and in some cases people might have one or two done but most people just skip them completely. However, if you really want to know what the result will look like, this is the only real way to go.
There are two aspects to the binding that are important. Firstly, there is the way that the cover wraps the book and secondly is the tension and quality of the binding of the folios the groups of pages within the book and stitching of the spine itself. The binding of the folios and spine can, quite literally, make or break a book and whoever bound this book I believe it was Deanprint in Manchester did a brilliant job.
There is no annoying textures in high key skies, no pooling of ink in deep shadows, no halo sharpening, etc. To really enjoy a book, I like to spend my time and read it cover to cover. My hour passed in a blizzard of Highland scenery, each an individual gem but together creating Alex and david nail very personal view of the area. You see, Chris is a professional wanderer; a man of the mountains; an adventurer, just like Alex.
David Clapp reviewed the book last week and did a lot more eloquent job than I have. He pointed out something that many people forget.