Just a quick FYI here — Craft & Vision are having an anniversary sale (they’ve been producing really good photography eBooks for 3 years now). If you want to fill in some gaps in your library, you can get 33% off any order of 10 or more eBooks (use discount code “3YEARS”). So hustle on over, the sale only runs through August 29 (tomorrow)!
Just a quick update about the Maya ruins eBooks (if you haven’t purchased a title, and aren’t interested in getting one in the future, feel free to tune out now…).
I’m doing the final edits on the Calakmul eBook — I expect to release it within the next week to Amazon and Smashwords; it usually takes another week or two in order to get on the shelves at Apple (iBooks), Sony, Barnes & Noble, etc. Calakmul is big, but poorly documented (since it’s really only been excavated relatively recently), so I’ve had to do an unusual amount of research in order to pull this one together — sorry for the delay!
Meanwhile, since “The New iPad” is now on the streets, I’ve added 2048×2048 to the list of wallpaper sizes I provide when you buy a title. If you’ve already purchased a title or two, follow the instructions in Appendix C of your eBook(s) to get to the wallpaper I’ve put together for you.
Why worry about the end of the Maya calendar in 2012? You can just buy another one when it runs out!
Pretty much just for fun, I’ve made up some 2012 wall calendars at Lulu featuring images from ancient Maya ruins in Mexico and Guatemala. You can pick from two styles — “standard” (11″ wide, 8.5″ tall, costs $15), or “tall” (13.5″ wide, 19″ tall, costs $25). This batch features U.S. and Canadian holidays — please drop me a line via the contact form if you’d like me to put up a different version for where you live.
Just the thing to chase away any end-of-an-era blues!
Maybe you’re wondering about the name of this new blog — at least, I know my wife is. I should take a moment to tell you where it comes from.
It seems to me that all too often we hurry through our lives, focusing on where we’re going and how late we are in getting there. Meanwhile, we’re obliviously walking right past incredible beauty all the time, every day. When I was gearing up to start this blog (and struggling to come up with a name I liked) it struck me that of the images I’ve posted on Flickr and other sites, most of my favorites were of subjects I nearly walked right on by — but then spotted out of the corner of my eye.
I almost called the blog “Scenes seldom seen,” but thought it was just too wordy. “Seldom Scene” is more compact, and ties in a bit of wordplay to boot. So that’s the story — in the future, I hope to capture and share with you a wealth of small fragments of easily overlooked beauty. Thanks for coming along for the ride…
Oh, and before I forget, this is a photoblog — so it’s got nothing to do with the bluegrass band of similar name.