Unless you’ve investigated the links to Lynn’s blog and web page over on the right, you may not know that my lovely and intelligent wife is quite an expert and author on collectible trivets, stands, and sad irons. I was the "photographer in residence" for her A-Z Guide to Collecting Trivets published in 2004, and have helped her with various collectible photos since. She has a second book in the works and I only have a few more photos that I owe her (although it seems that more trivets arrive in the mail all the time).
She has also written several articles in various other magazines that I’ve done the photos for, so I’ve had my photos published with her words several times before.
Recently, she was interviewed by Melody Amsel-Areili for the monthly magazine, Collectors News and the article appears as the July 2009 cover story. You can download a PDF of the article from their site. Lynn provided 8 of my photos for them to use with the article. They used three, and I was very pleasantly surprised yesterday when she showed me her copy of the magazine with one more of my photos used as the cover image!
This particular photo is one that I took in February of 2003 with a Minolta DiMAGE 7H i camera. In looking at it again after more than 6 years, I’m impressed by the quality of the output. It does have quite a bit more noise than my modern cameras, but it’s easily handled in Lightroom. I remember the 7Hi very fondly: 5MP, with very SLR like controls, including a manual zoom ring and even raw output. I tried using the raw files but the work flow tools were still pretty primitive back then, so I shot in jpg format. I still have the camera, although I haven’t used it in quite a while. This particular photo was of one of the walls in our home where Lynn had displayed a number of her trivets and stands. We made it to include in her first book, but ended up using a different version that showed a larger portion of the wall. I’m really glad this one eventually found such a nice use!
Here’s the photo used for the cover: