Many of you have been asking recently about the often referenced new design coming “soon” here on 50ft. Rest assured that it is in fact still on its way. Due to some delays in the coding and ongoing tweaks to the design I have had to push back its launch a few months but hopefully if all goes according to plan I will be launching sometime in March. It may seem like forever but I fully plan on having the new look be around for a long time to come and I may as well get it as close to perfect as I can manage. In preparation for the changes I have been working on a lot of fresh ideas and fun new projects to introduce on the site. Some of them will take time to be fully realized but I hope to have one that has been a long time coming ready within a week or two of launch and that is a photo book.
I have been publishing here on fiftyfootshadows.net for a little over three years and if you include my previous online projects I have been making and sharing wallpapers online for over 10 years. In the three years with 50ft I have shared over 300 photographs in wallpaper form and I have long considered creating a book to document the journey so far. Upon doing research and preparation to make this long standing goal a reality I came to find that publishing every single image would simply be too expensive to justify and realized a condensed collection of fan and personal favorites would be equally as satisfying.
This is where I need your help.
I don’t want to overlook anyones favorite photos in the process of curating the book and would love to hear feedback on which wallpaper images you have enjoyed the most over the years. This means any photos of my own creation and excludes the reader favorite Flickr Spotlight posts which I plan to bring back this year as things settle in with the new layout.
The book itself will be printed in a limited quantity, I have yet to decide on exactly how many copies I will be making available but I am leaning toward only printing 50 copies to add to the value of the purchase. It is, after all, a milestone in the progression of the site as well as my work as a photographer in showcasing this side of my photographic journey. I am still exploring printing methods and am deciding between a few ideas. The largest factor in this is of course the end price. I am looking for the best combination of price and quality and I can’t bring myself to just settle on the first printer that I come across. I am all too picky for that and hope the attention to this detail will be appreciated for those of you who end up with a copy.
So everyone, time to voice your opinion, what are your favorite wallpaper images here on fiftyfootshadows.net? Leave a comment here in this post or mail me at fiftyfootshadows[at]gmail.com. I will take any and all suggested images into consideration and will update this post when I finnish the process of collecting images. Thanks so much for the help!
(the image here was a desktop from way back in 2008)