Friday, January 15, 2016

I Am The Calendar Boy

In late autumn, I received a call from a lady from the town's Chamber of Commerce. She had come across one of my Flickr photos, and would like to use it for the town's calendar. Would I willing to donate the photo in return for 10 calendars?

Yes. As a good community citizen, why would I not do this?

This was the photo that they wanted to use in January, but could I please just photoshop the signs away?

The historic and still active Carleton Place Canoe Club

Yes, I would try, but there was no 'just' to it. There was so little information behind the signs that it was very fiddly work to create both railing and window.

The result: not perfect but credible, I think.


They also used another of my photos for April. For a very modest and nominal fee, I had sold them this photo a few years ago, and it has subsequently appeared on town websites and in informational booklets .

It's the former train station that was once a stop on the transcontinental train. I took it very early one summer morning when the peonies were in bloom, and I concentrated on the flowers in the photo, leaving the building somewhat out of focus.


Finally, here's a glimpse of the actual calendar, showing my two pages.


14 comments:

Marie Smith said...

How wonderful! Love the photos. Well done!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Congrats- the photos are great and how exciting to have them in a calendar!

Linda Kay said...

Congratulations on your photos being used for the calendar. My sweet hubby's get on a calendar, but the one I make for my kids each year. ;-)

Tabor said...

Hurrah for you. I have sold a photo as a greeting card, a pillow cover and one print, and while I make no money (or very very little) I get a thrill that someone finds my art worth taking home.

Country Gal said...

That's awesome good for you . Yeah Papa here is a Photoshop gooroo to lol ! They are both lovely photos ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

Shammickite said...

How wonderful for you! It really boosts morale when someone asks to use a photo that you have taken. It's happened to me twice, both times with photos that I have used on my blog. Congratulations!

TexWisGirl said...

very cool. you did well on the photoshopping.

Gail said...

Congratulations.

Mage said...

I really enjoy your photo work. I need to go take lessons, but here they are at night and I can't get there. Ah well. Your stuff is innovative and imaginative too.

EG CameraGirl said...

I think Photoshopping is not as easy as some people tink it is...but you did a great job. Congratulations on being recognized by the powers that be!

troutbirder said...

Good work indeed. And the prestige in you local community of being a famous artist...:)

ADRIAN said...

A neat bit of cloning and congratulations.

Melodee said...

That is so cool! I'm impressed (as always).

Mara said...

Before you know it, you will have commissions coming out of your ears!