My second Published book which is a photographic essay on the magnificent Flinders Island was launched last thursday at Vista’s Lodge and Restaurant. The wonderful hosts Ken and Carolyn put on a delicious finger food and cocktail party for invited guests from the Island community. The book was well received and I was introduced by Carol Cox the Island’s Mayor. The next day was the Islands annual show and we had arranged to have a stall and meet the locals and show them the book and sign their personal copies. We met some wonderful people with an overwhelming response to both us and the new book. 25% of the total print of this edition sold at the launch and the show. The next day the Tasmanian Parliament ordered 3 copies. Local businesses and the flinders council want to stock it and it will now be available to everyone who visits the Island. My personal thanks to Gordon Brown of Tas Air services for freighting all the books and for the wonderful return flight of Ann and myself. A big thanks to all the Islanders who supported us over the weekend and a special thanks to our friends Ken and Carolyn for all their hard work support and encouragement. We had a few hours over the weekends frenetic activities to look at some new locations for the annual workshops I conduct there. Some of the locals we had met at the show had suggested various areas near their homes and indeed on their properties, so we drove out and spent some time scouting them. I am excited to now add a couple of locations which are photographically appealing to the next workshop we do in April 2014 and these include Egg Beach, Long Point Lagoon, Blue rocks and various properties with interesting subject matter like old machinery and derelict buildings. Our next workshop will be a very interesting exercise indeed. A note on the photography… due to weight restrictions (lots of book cartons) I only took the Olympus OMD and a couple of lenses. It handled itself remarkably well.
Good strong foreground in most images which add impact and instant attention.
Elizabeth Kodela AFAIP FAPS
The photo of the baby wallaby(?) is gorgeous, a great capture indeed! I also love the old abandoned shacks in your photos too, they are so interesting.
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