Moab 2008 Shootout Book (really!)

schmooschmoo word nerdRegistered Users Posts: 8,468 Major grins
edited October 12, 2009 in The Big Picture
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Finally, the book is here!

With a thousand-and-one humble apologies for the delay in getting this piece crafted and ready for publication, I present to you Digital Grin's fruit from the dry deserts of Moab, Utah. Hopefully by now all of us have beaten the last grains of red sand out of our bags and our lenses have stopped grinding and crunching at every focal length. With the lingering reminders of the desert now so far away, perhaps we are ready to fondly face it in these pages.

No words can describe how much I appreciate everyone's help & patience in this project. And I do hope that this has been worth the wait. 2008 was a wonderful year and we had so many great adventures, even if some of our groups were ships passing in the night. :lol3

I hope that our awesome momentum and passion for shooting will carry us into Acadia this fall.

Remember that neither Digital Grin or SmugMug (or your humble BlurbThumptress) benefit from these sales or make any profits whatsoever. This is for us, from us. Enjoy the yearbook! :smo
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited May 6, 2009
    Yay! clap.gifclap.gif
    THANK YOU! bowdown.gif
    Ordered! deal.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited May 6, 2009
    clap.gif Ordered!

    Thanks bowdown.gif Schmoo!

    :smo
  • aktseaktse Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,928 Major grins
    edited May 6, 2009
    :smo :smo :smo :smo :smo :smo :smo :smo :smo :smo :smo :smo

    Ordered!!!!

    And thank you! iloveyou.gif
  • greenpeagreenpea Major grins Registered Users Posts: 880 Major grins
    edited May 6, 2009
    WHOOO HOOO! Just ordered my copy! wings.gifivarclap.gifivarwings.gif

    Thank you for all your hard work everyone, especially you schmoo!!! bowdown.gifbowclap.gifbowdown.gifclapclap.gif
    Andrew
    initialphotography.smugmug.com

    "The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera" - Dorothea Lange
  • CuongCuong SoCal grins Los Angeles suburbRegistered Users Posts: 1,508 Major grins
    edited May 6, 2009
    Ordered. The text and images are phenomenal.bowdown.gif Schmoo, you're the ONE!thumb.gif

    Cuong
    "She Was a Little Taste of Heaven – And a One-Way Ticket to Hell!" - Max Phillips
  • PhyxiusPhyxius SmugMug Support Specialist Huntingtown, MarylandRegistered Users Posts: 1,369 Major grins
    edited May 6, 2009
    Woo Hoo! Thanks Schmoo!!!
    Christina Dale
    SmugMug Support Specialist - www.help.smugmug.com

    http://www.phyxiusphotos.com
    Equine Photography in Maryland - Dressage, Eventing, Hunters, Jumpers
  • cwphotoscwphotos Wedding Grins Registered Users Posts: 763 Major grins
    edited May 6, 2009
    Amazing Schmoo. I ordered mine today as well. clap.gif

    Here is a hint: hpfreeshipping
    The code gets you free shipping up to $10.

    Schmoo, thou art awesome. wings.gif
    ====My Gear=====
    Canon 5D Mk.2/Grip || Canon 7D Backup
    17-40 f/4L || 70-200 f/2.8L IS || 100mm f/2.8L Macro || 24-70mm f/2.8L
    Wedding Photographer
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  • anwmn1anwmn1 Wandering the Desert Registered Users Posts: 3,469 Major grins
    edited May 6, 2009
    clap.gif

    Ordered and shipping code used thumb.gif


    Thanks so much Schmoo iloveyou.gif
    "The Journey of life is as much in oneself as the roads one travels"


    Aaron Newman

    Website:www.CapturingLightandEmotion.com
    Facebook: Capturing Light and Emotion
  • pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooter western IndianaSuper Moderators Posts: 14,555 moderator
    edited May 6, 2009
    Ordered!!

    Thanks again Schmoo!!
    Pathfinder - www.pathfinder.smugmug.com

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  • schmooschmoo word nerd Registered Users Posts: 8,468 Major grins
    edited May 6, 2009
    Ooo I didn't know about that, Dean. Thanks for the hot tip!

    And I'm so glad to see the enthusiasm hasn't waned! lol3.gif I am going to send a copy to Red Cliffs Lodge, too, as they were really great to us.
  • CavalierPhotoCavalierPhoto I R take photos Registered Users Posts: 233 Major grins
    edited May 6, 2009
    Ordered mine and Liz's copies.

    Thanks for all the hard work Stephanie. thumb.gif
  • catspawcatspaw dgrinner Registered Users Posts: 1,292 Major grins
    edited May 6, 2009
    schmoo wrote:
    Ooo I didn't know about that, Dean. Thanks for the hot tip!

    And I'm so glad to see the enthusiasm hasn't waned! lol3.gif I am going to send a copy to Red Cliffs Lodge, too, as they were really great to us.

    GREAT idea, they were fabulous!
    //Leah
  • cabbeycabbey SmugMug Sorcerer Wilsonville, ORRegistered Users Posts: 1,053 Major grins
    edited May 6, 2009
    ordered ours as well. Massive thanks schmoo from me and elmo!

    Will this be left on blurb for future purchases? or is there a hard deadline when it will be taken down?
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  • schmooschmoo word nerd Registered Users Posts: 8,468 Major grins
    edited May 6, 2009
    cabbey wrote:
    Will this be left on blurb for future purchases? or is there a hard deadline when it will be taken down?

    Nah, I'm leaving it up, no deadline. It's a "private" book so the only place the link is found is in this post and last year's book from Glacier is still up, too. lol3.gif
  • cpagilitycpagility Big grins Registered Users Posts: 82 Big grins
    edited May 12, 2009
    I just placed my order :-) Thanks for all your hard work!

    Karen
    schmoo wrote:
    Nah, I'm leaving it up, no deadline. It's a "private" book so the only place the link is found is in this post and last year's book from Glacier is still up, too. lol3.gif
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited May 12, 2009
    Shipped! :ivar
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • CuongCuong SoCal grins Los Angeles suburbRegistered Users Posts: 1,508 Major grins
    edited May 12, 2009
    Estimated Delivery: May 14, 2009.:ivar

    Cuong
    "She Was a Little Taste of Heaven – And a One-Way Ticket to Hell!" - Max Phillips
  • greenpeagreenpea Major grins Registered Users Posts: 880 Major grins
    edited May 12, 2009
    Kathy said our copy arrived in the mail today. She said it looks so beautiful it made her cry. So I'm pretty excited to get home and check this book out!
    Andrew
    initialphotography.smugmug.com

    "The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera" - Dorothea Lange
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited May 12, 2009
    greenpea wrote:
    Kathy said our copy arrived in the mail today. She said it looks so beautiful it made her cry. So I'm pretty excited to get home and check this book out!
    Congrats!

    You Seattlers are prolly the first to get it.
    (considerig they ship from Auburn, WA I'm not surprised:-)

    Mine is still in OR....:-(
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • cwphotoscwphotos Wedding Grins Registered Users Posts: 763 Major grins
    edited May 13, 2009
    Got mine today. Awesome book Content wise Schmoo, great job there.

    The cover was really washed out and there were ink blobs on a bunch of pages. I emailed blurb. I will see what they say.... :cry
    ====My Gear=====
    Canon 5D Mk.2/Grip || Canon 7D Backup
    17-40 f/4L || 70-200 f/2.8L IS || 100mm f/2.8L Macro || 24-70mm f/2.8L
    Wedding Photographer
    www.cwphotos.net
  • greenpeagreenpea Major grins Registered Users Posts: 880 Major grins
    edited May 13, 2009
    cwphotos wrote:
    Got mine today. Awesome book Content wise Schmoo, great job there.

    The cover was really washed out and there were ink blobs on a bunch of pages. I emailed blurb. I will see what they say.... :cry

    My copy turned out great...no problems here.
    Andrew
    initialphotography.smugmug.com

    "The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera" - Dorothea Lange
  • cwphotoscwphotos Wedding Grins Registered Users Posts: 763 Major grins
    edited May 13, 2009
    Well good for you! bowdown.gif

    I'll go sit in the corner and read my busted up copy for now. :D

    Love yah Andrew!
    ====My Gear=====
    Canon 5D Mk.2/Grip || Canon 7D Backup
    17-40 f/4L || 70-200 f/2.8L IS || 100mm f/2.8L Macro || 24-70mm f/2.8L
    Wedding Photographer
    www.cwphotos.net
  • schmooschmoo word nerd Registered Users Posts: 8,468 Major grins
    edited May 13, 2009
    cwphotos wrote:
    Got mine today. Awesome book Content wise Schmoo, great job there.

    The cover was really washed out and there were ink blobs on a bunch of pages. I emailed blurb. I will see what they say.... :cry

    Thanks Dean! Couldn't have made it happen without the Dgrinners to be my eyes, ears, readers. thumb.gif

    Ack I'm really sorry to hear that the quality of the book was lacking. We got ours yesterday and it's great, and I like Blurb and they've done no wrong by me. So I hope that they can resolve the issues with you. :(
  • schmooschmoo word nerd Registered Users Posts: 8,468 Major grins
    edited May 13, 2009
    cwphotos wrote:
    Well good for you! bowdown.gif

    I'll go sit in the corner and read my busted up copy for now. :D

    :lol4 We love ya, Dean!
  • anwmn1anwmn1 Wandering the Desert Registered Users Posts: 3,469 Major grins
    edited May 13, 2009
    Mine should be waiting for me today when I get home. :ivar


    It will give me something to look at while on my flights tomorrow. :D
    "The Journey of life is as much in oneself as the roads one travels"


    Aaron Newman

    Website:www.CapturingLightandEmotion.com
    Facebook: Capturing Light and Emotion
  • aktseaktse Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,928 Major grins
    edited May 13, 2009
    clap.gifclapclap.gifclapclap.gif It arrived clap.gifclapclap.gifclapclap.gif

    Schmoo bowdown.gif You are amazing!

    I need to compare photo quality, but I think blurb did a better print job with last year's book. The photos look a bit fuzzy.

    Still.... iloveyou.gif
  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited May 13, 2009
    Dean and April, Bruceblurb should be stopping by this thread soon...
  • bruceblurbbruceblurb Blurb Print Operations Registered Users Posts: 48 Big grins
    edited May 14, 2009
    Hello from Blurb Central...sorry about your issue. We generally reply to support requests in around four hours this time of year so hopefully someone has responded to your incident. If not let me know and I'll personally make sure we get right on it.

    And thanks for your business...

    Best,

    --bw
    cwphotos wrote:
    Got mine today. Awesome book Content wise Schmoo, great job there.

    The cover was really washed out and there were ink blobs on a bunch of pages. I emailed blurb. I will see what they say.... :cry
  • cwphotoscwphotos Wedding Grins Registered Users Posts: 763 Major grins
    edited May 14, 2009
    Just an update. They are shipping me a new book. I really hope the cover looks better. I paid more for the printed on cover and it was super washed out and you could see the printer streaks in it. deal.gif

    Kudos to Blurb for being fast in taking care of issues. thumb.gif

    Once again thanks Schmoo and to everyone that was on the trip. I will miss you all dearly this year with not being at Acadia.
    ====My Gear=====
    Canon 5D Mk.2/Grip || Canon 7D Backup
    17-40 f/4L || 70-200 f/2.8L IS || 100mm f/2.8L Macro || 24-70mm f/2.8L
    Wedding Photographer
    www.cwphotos.net
  • schmooschmoo word nerd Registered Users Posts: 8,468 Major grins
    edited May 14, 2009
    cwphotos wrote:
    Just an update. They are shipping me a new book. I really hope the cover looks better. I paid more for the printed on cover and it was super washed out and you could see the printer streaks in it. deal.gif


    That's great to hear that you're getting a replacement! Thanks Bruce for checking in on this thread. thumb.gif I had ordered the regular hardback with a slipcover, not even thinking about the printed on cover at the time. I don't know why headscratch.gif

    (Ditto... and congrats to you too! :D )
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