Thursday, August 30, 2007

Treasures of the Dragon

Coming soon to a coffee table near you?
Leh, Ladakh


Every little bit of good news helps. Three of my images have been chosen from my Flickr.com gallery in the "first round" of selection for a coffee-table book called Treasures of the Dragon. It's the third in a series of successful books, published by China Stylus. The first two were called Legends of the Dragon and The Dragon's Playground.

Probably, this means that if I am lucky, only one of the images will make it to the actual book. I am up against pros with real cameras, DSLRs and so forth. When people compliment my photos (which I appreciate greatly), I feel like adding, "Yes, and just remember, it was all done with a $300 point and shoot ultra-compact with a lens the size of your pinky fingernail." That is, a pinky nail without French tips.

If I can sneak in an upload here in upload-less Ladakh, on this page should be one of the nominated images. This is a masked Tibetan "chaam" dancer or "lama dancer" at Bemchen Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal.

4 comments:

Twilight Fairy said...

that's great news! Yeah that's very true. One can click great pictures from a simple camera as well.. one doesnt always need a DSLR for that! the compositions are what matter mostly!

Linda (Sama) said...

cool!

Claude Renault said...

Good for you.
Don't forget some pros shoot sometimes with point and shoot cameras.. More than enough sometime to make it in a small print.
Lucky you to be in Ladakh..
I am back to france and only dream about leaving again..
Enjoy
Claude

ianpwatkinson said...

great blog

photography has much more to do with the nature of the image and the subjective impression it makes on the viewer than the technicalities of the equipment it was taken with - give a bad photographer the best kit and he/she will still take bad photographs with a technical edge.

Keep on using your point and shoot! your picures are great - its in the eye of the beolder .... ive taken SLRS and bags of lenses and pocket digitals to India on different trips - juries out for me but overall small cameras are easy to carry, less likely to attract attention and can be used 'covertley', all impossible with an SLR plus big lens. Who wants to stay awake on guard on the train all night watching a big bag of kit..?

Hope you get published in the book you mention :-)

ian