Officially published photography

Today they arrived. I am ecstatic.

My official printed copy of 28mm‘s photography book. Actually, 3 copies. I got a couple extras to share and keep. And they’re well printed, a nice clean design to not distract from the photos. Hundreds of photographers applied to be selected, 51 were chosen. And I’m one of them. I had mentioned before that I was trying to get published. I didn’t want to say too much and jinx it until I had the physical copies in my hands. I haven’t even told my friends yet.

The book should be available for order to the general public in a couple of weeks. It won’t be something you can just pick up at a bookstore, but it has an ISBN number so maybe it could eventually sell at or somewhere similar. I’ll post ordering details later once it’s available. If you like coffee table books on photography, this is a nice one to have.

But now I can talk about it. And talk I will. This takes my photography one step further than just a fun hobby. In a couple years, I hope to have improved my craft, expanded my portfolio significantly, and perhaps publish a book of my own work, or begin to sell some of my work. For now, I’m happy to show it daily and share what I see as much as possible. Each day I can see that book on my coffee table or in my bookshelf and be reminded of what I accomplished and to keep progressing.

Say cheese!

$2500 buys a lot of fans

Think of how many fans I could buy with all that money…

So we finally turned our air conditioner on about 2 weeks ago when we had a blazing heat wave. Worked great and the house was chilling. A week later, the thermostat wouldn’t go any lower than 80 deg. Not cool at all. I finally got an A/C serviceman in today and right off the bat, just listening to it, he could hear the compressor wasn’t kicking in. Great…I know those aren’t cheap. They’re about 90% of the price of the unit. Swapped out a capacitor (hoping for the cheap fix), but that didn’t work. Put a booster on there in case the ballbearings had seized – no luck with that either. Looks like the compressor is the culprit.
I’m a bit hesitant and suspicious though. The a/c unit is under 4 years old, in a 4 year old house. I though the unit would have lasted for much longer than that. I’m going to ask around the neighbourhood to see if anyone else has seen similar problems.

What street are we on?

A couple weeks ago, we drove to a suburban area outside of Detroit for some outlet mall shopping and we continually found ourselves on this street. Creative naming. Must have been some fratboys that made it into the local urban planning department.