Saturday, June 26, 2010

Impressions of Midsummer's Eve (a SoFoBoMo mini-project)


Midsummer's Eve, originally uploaded by jiihaa.

Yesterday was Midsummer's Eve here in Finland. I took a couple of hundred photographs and made a photo book out of them, obeying the SoFoBoMo rules. (Make solo photo books in PDF form, in 31 days, start to finish, and there has to be at least 35 photographs in the book.)

The photobook, titled Impressions of Midsummer's Eve, is available in PDF form at the SoFoBoMo site.
There are 52 pages in the photo book, all square format, all straight jpegs from the camera, the Panasonic LX3.

This was a quick job, photographs were taken within a 12 hour period, and the selection and typesetting was done the next day (today) in a couple of hours. There are six chapters, all having a somewhat unifying theme. I used deliberate motion blur in some photographs, otherwise there is nothing too special in them. The book is typeset using two-page spreads, but the pages can be looked individually as well.

7 comments:

Markus Spring said...

Wow - it seems that these past 100.000 exposures have made the camera almost a natural extension of your visual perception. Also the square you've recently started to use works well with your vision.
So you have created a fine document of this (your) day, presented in a logical order and a clear, not distracting layout. This definitely works for me.

Cedric said...

Wonderful collection of images. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing.

Juha Haataja said...

@Markus: The square seems to work all right, so much so that I have a difficulty of shooting anything else, always coming back to square (1:1).

@Cedric: Thanks!

Jarno said...

Nice book Juha! Especially I liked the blurry police car which (unfortunately) belongs to tradional Finnish midsummer. :)

Juha Haataja said...

@Jarno: Indeed. Blurriness seemed to fit the Finnish midsummer...

Andreas said...

And it's really good. Really, really good.

Btw, I love your B+W squares.

Juha Haataja said...

@Andreas: I also like b&w squares, more than "ordinary" b&w. But it doesn't work for most subjects.