Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: bike, photography

After a summer full of sunrise bike rides and subsequent sunrise photos…
I kept being asked what I was going to do with all of the photos?!
Truthfully, I had no plan. I just love my early morning bike rides and the
photo was just a great way to capture the breathtaking beauty I so love.
Oh… what to do? what to do?…

So this Christmas, after talking with my friends Amy & Emily, I decided to turn my
collection of sunrise photos into a book. And what a great chance to share my book
with family & friends as my Christmas gift of the season!

So I took my summer sunrise photos and created a leather-bound, photo book
thanks to Shutterfly.com. It was a fairly simple process uploading my photos
and designing my book. They offer a lot of different page layout templates, colors,
page backgrounds and cover materials. You can upload a maximum of 1,000 pictures
and use a maximum of a hundred pages in each book. I decided to go with a clean,
simple design to emphasize the natural beauty… with no text to get in the way!
Simple black leather cover and clean white pages… filled with colorful sunrises.
Oh, and of course, my bike is each of the photos too!!!

I would highly recommend Shutterfly.com. The process was pretty painless and their
turn-around time was quite impressive. I will definitely be using them again
in the near future. But keep it quiet… my Aunt won’t be getting her copy of the book
until a week after Christmas!
So if you see her… don’t spill the beans!

3 Comments

December 26th, 2008

Your site is the best one!
:)

December 31st, 2008

That photo book is really fabulous and super cute..! Would be a perfect Christmas gift. Well, I ordered Photo Mugs from Shutterfly this year, too. They do such a nice job!

Kelly

January 5th, 2009

Loved the book!

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