Files with the publisher

At last all the files for ‘Views Beyond the Furthest Fence’ are with the publisher, Vivid Publishing. It has been a massive job, I had no idea how hard the proof reading would be. We had a number of proof readers and also used the services of a professional proof reader. The publisher told me that is is quite normal to have about six proof readers and each will find different errors. Now we wait on the proof book and sample high quality proof pages for the final check and if all OK off to the printer. Please pray that all goes to plan and the book will be ready for it’s release at the PIM Centenary Thanksgiving Service to be held at Scots Presbyterian Church on September 22nd this year. Thanks to everyone that has helped with this project, especially my son Wade, his graphic skills has greatly enhanced this publication.

First Photos from the National Library of Australia

We have just received our first order of photographs from the National Library. The raw images are in the above slide show. I hope to enhance them to their original glory. The resolution is a bit lower than what I would have liked so we will have to change the style and or the layout of the book a bit to compensate. I won’t know until I actually print out some proofs. I think I am being a bit spoilt by the 21 megapixel images from my Canon 5D mkII.
I have planed to go out on patrol with Rudi Schwartz toward the end of the month and will post some new photos of that trip when I return.

Book cover draft by Wade

Well all, its time for a pretty Pic!

This is my draft layout for the cover of the book. The final layout will be different to this (the entire cross design will be reworked and probably different photos).

Enjoy 🙂