Sunday, February 24, 2013

Looking for the right image - can you help?


Would you pick up a book with this cover? I'm in love with this image but not convinced yet that it is mine -- although it might be. If you are a photographer who is inspired by the notion of CLOUD PHARMACY, please email me at srich18(@) gmail.com. Since several of the poems deal with photography, this image seems especially applicable. It is both wonderful to get to choose my own covers and nerve wracking as well. A first class problem -- fun -- except when I'm turned down on an image I want --- which has happened at least once on every book -- including this one.

Any ideas? Any photographs? Please feel free to send them along. You can leave me a comment with the link or get in touch via email.  And by the way, what do you think of this one?

16 comments:

  1. I like this! The photos in the bottles are very cool

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  2. Thanks, Kelli;

    I just pictured a cover with more saturated colors. Should you find something to photograph in your upcoming travels ... I'd love to have your work on the cover!

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  3. This is a marvelous photo, Susan, and would make a great book cover!

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  4. Thanks, T; I can't find who the photographer is --- but it has been on many many websites.

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  5. As soon as I read the title Cloud Pharmacy, I loved the image! Less saturation, Susan, allows the title a more prominent place on the cover, IMHO.

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  6. My girlfriend is a ceramics artist and makes bottles, many of which are featured on her website. Here is one image: http://rebeccabarfoot.com/359998/euro-bottles-seabound/ But if you browse her site you'll find more. I love the image you've included in your post though!

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  7. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8224/8434856513_4a731202d6_b.jpg
    this is a piece that i did that you might like.
    though it's not one of my photos, it could work.
    one never knows.
    nancy rosback

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  8. btw...
    that is a web address. i put the image on it's own page.

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    1. you are quite welcome. i hope that you find the image that you are looking for. there was one other that i could not find in my stash. but, i ran across it yesterday. knowing that you like blue-green glass. it is the only one i have that has this.
      http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1261/5116784182_265a6cb039_b.jpg

      even if you don't want to use it, i thought it fun to share it anyway.

      i love the photo above, except for the wall texture, and that the quality of the print is not very good. the white woodwork and the bottles are just lovely.

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    1. Thanks, Kathleen, Me, too. I've written to three different web sites and writers today to try and track down the photographer. So far, no luck...

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  10. Susan, this one is my favorite of all the ones so far. It suggests something meaningful, with the photos inside the bottles, but it's not too literal. A bit of mystery, but it still feels light.

    Your designer could increase the contrast and make some adjustments in Photoshop to add a bit more saturation, if this turned out to be your favorite.

    If you haven't found the photographer yet, I think it's Kindra Clineff http://www.kindraclineff.com/stock.html.

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  11. Maria! Wow -- if this is her I will owe you undying gratitude. Will contact her/him now. This is my favorite image so far as well. And yes, I would want some color adjustments.
    Thank you so much!

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  12. LOVE this image! It could work beautifully with the title and your name, too!

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  13. Hi Susan,
    I was initially drawn into this photograph - it is intriguing and interesting. I think if I saw this book on the shelf I would open to the first page!

    I understand about the nerve wracking aspect of cover choice. I am in the throes of it right now, too, and I am not having any luck.

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