I did it! I published (rather uploaded) my SoFoBoMo 2011 book earlier on August 5 – a few days earlier than my deadline. You can get it from here (for free): Sofobomo 2011 book -478 – After Sunset. I have a total of 38 photos in this book. There are a few photos I am extremely happy with – which I think are keepers for my long-term portfolio.
Over the course of the month, the idea for the project changed from taking photos at twilight – to taking photos just after sunset> I just couldn\’t get up and be at the beach much before dawn. Also, since i hadn\’t scouted most of the beaches before, stumbling around in the dark before dawn did not seem such a great option.
As I had planned, I did find some poetry to go along with the pictures – which I was very keen on. The thought behind the poetry was – give the viewer a break from the visual with some relevant text. Maybe with more time, I could have found more / better poetry. A takeaway from this for me – is to read more poetry for future projects.
As I wanted to, I used Scribus for publishing the pdf. The learning curve was alright – not too steep. This is a piece of software which I will be using a lot more in the days to come. Coming in my next post – a compendium of resources which helped me publish my book. I hope to compile a list of resources on Scribus, ebook publishing, editing, and also the settings I used for the ebook and possibly the scribus template. And I promise – this post won\’t take forever in the posting.
I hope all of you who read this post will download the book, and it will be awesome if you can drop me a comment here on how you found the book, what you liked and what you didn\’t. Here is the link again:Sofobomo book- 478- After Sunset (And it is a free download!).
Update on 10/14/2011: Alas SoFoBoMo is closing. Looks like 2011 was the last year. Now you can download books directly from here (rather than through the SoFoBoMo website).
Ebook: After Sunset – SoFoBoMo 2011, by Suprada on Flickr.