I was very optimistic that my first attempt at a Photo Book would yield acceptable results. So much so that I started work on my second one, even before the first book arrived. I was not disappointed when it finally arrived, and continued with my layout of book two. I spent the last two or three weeks scanning all the medium format negatives that I shot in Austria over Christmas in 2007. Then I went about selecting the best version of each image, and editing each file to make it ready for print. This included contrast adjustment, dust spotting, slight cropping, etc. I had some technical issues with one of my lenses while in Europe. This was not obvious to me at the time and I did not realize the problem until I came home and processed the film. To make matters worse I also had some processing issues with one batch. Several of my best images were almost lost. I managed to salvage almost every image, but some are not as good as they could have been. Finally I set about working on the layout and writing all the text. Some of the text is in German so the translation process took a while. I ended up with a 60 page book that includes a selection of 48 Black and White images, plus a handful of color snapshots. I uploaded the entire file to the publishers server this evening and can now sit back and wait for the finished product to be delivered to me in about a month. The above image will appear on the cover, and within the book.