Friday, October 02, 2009

Photos Published

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“Have you seen the photos yet?” asked Jools when we bumped into her on the street on the way back from collecting Meg’s new glasses from the optician.

“What photos?” Then I remembered. “Have they been published?”

“October’s edition of DG Life. They look good. Better go and get yourself a copy.”

Her voice faded into the distance as I grabbed Meg’s hand and charged off in the direction of the nearest newsagent.

DG Life… DG Life… DG life… “Found it!” said Meg.

And there they were, on page 66 of the October edition: my first ever published photos in a glossy magazine



Dumfries and Galloway Life did an article on The Orchard and Wild Harvest Project run by South West Community Woodlands Trust. The project itself is about planting wild fruit and nut trees wherever possible – along cycle and walking routes, school grounds and anywhere else that seems like a possibility (click on the image above for a full sized photo where you can actually read the article if you want).

South West Community Woodlands Trust is based in SW Scotland. Earlier in the year I helped design and build their website, and trained one of the members in how to maintain and update it – see swcwt.org

Jools Cox, who runs SWCWT asked if I would take some photos of children planting trees for the article she knew was being written, promising I would get full credit for any images used. I’d taken scores of images, then whittled them down to the best dozen or so, which I then edited and tidied up before putting them on a disc her. In the end they used 3 of them.

With all that’s been ongoing of late, I’d pretty much forgotten all about it. So it was wonderful to see the all-important, “Photography by Kim Ayres” sitting right there on the page.



They'd even spelled my name right

Smug moment :)

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49 comments:

Ed Adams said...

Congrats!

Patrick said...

Nice photos. Congrats on that. =)

Brave Astronaut said...

Why am I not surprised. We here in the inter-tubes have known of your talents for some time.

Congratulations on the publication!

Annabelle said...

How exciting! Many congrats!

savannah said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! well done, sugar! xoxoxo (and i have one of your photos frames on my wall!!!!)

Mike Steelman said...

Congratulations!

Nitewrit said...

Kim,

Don't it feel good?

Larry E.

Jayne Martin said...

Congratulations, Kim. I chuckle at your comment about them spelling your name right. Me with a "y" and all. Your photos are beautiful. Savor the well-deserved thrill you feel and pop the cork on some bubbly, my friend. - Jayne

Rachel Fox said...

Cool!
x

~:C:~ said...

Brilliant, Kim! Congrats! : )

Anna van Schurman said...

Congratulations.

Brittan said...

very nice, congrats :)

Dawn said...

Congratulations! That's great! I love how you had to be shown. :) The same thing happened to me when I had a short story published last spring; it makes the 'finding out' process more memorable, I think. Once again, congrats!

Aussiemade said...

Not surprising and great shots. Congratulations.

Annie said...

Congratulations to you and the Woodland Trust...great stuff on both counts...!

Fat Lazy Guy said...

Maaaaaaaaaate! That is awesome! You must be well chuffed :) Congratulations!

Jessica said...

Congrats! Great photos!

Pat said...

And the all important credit! Well done - the first of many, many more I'm sure.
Your name looks good too. Do you remember I thought you were a girl for a while?

Kim Ayres said...

Thanks for back-slapping everyone.

And Pat - you and about 20,000 others...

Crabbers said...

As I am only one observer ...discrete ! I can only congratulate you !

A photograph, it is the cardiac arrest a split second ! Everyone can be beautiful ... provided that the photographer has talent .

Shawn said...

This is completely cool!! You have definitely earned that smug moment! Congratulations!

Eryl Shields said...

Totally fucking brilliant, well done that man!

Maggie May said...

Great windy gardening photos

Helen said...

Hey Bearded One - today, photos published - tomorrow, world domination!!!!

The Pollinatrix said...

Congratulations!

It must be an interesting experience to get so much acknowledgment in the past couple of weeks, coming from different directions.

It never rains but it pours, I guess.

Falak said...

Congratulations!!!!!
Beautiful pictures...... Enjoy all the glory! You deserve it:)

Hindsfeet said...

love your honesty : ) ("smug moment") your pass on the sanctimonious self-deprecating B.S. so refreshing : ) C.S. Lewis once wrote, "We read to know we're not alone."...Guess that's what we're all doing here, so, thanks for the pleasant company your writing always affords us : )

Peace : )

Jacqui said...

What an achievement, well done you! We will be planting fruit trees when we move to our new place in the mountains, I want a little orchard. Does that help the cause too?

Gillian said...

a huge congratulations to you....I dinne ken ye were a photographer.

The Confessionist said...

Thats great! Well done!

Kim Ayres said...

Continued thanks for all this praise :)

Maggie May - when the 2 large photos were taken, it was blowing a gale and the rain was coming in horizontally. Fortunately it calmed to a light drizzle long enough to do a bit of planting and to take a few shots of the kids :)

Pollinatrix - It's all highly edited stuff - I'm only writing about the praise, not the 10 million curses...

Hindsfeet - there are few things more irritating than people who believe in their own superiority :)

Gillian - if you look under the "Find Your Favourite Topics" labels, there are a few posts about Photography

Terri Scribner said...

Congratulations!

cannwin said...

That's really exciting. You are just having a good run of luck lately aren't you?

Congratulations.

pilgrimchick said...

Cool--great job!

Miss Ellaneous said...

Congratulations Kim!!!

Cheryl said...

That is very cool! Congrats!!

Sang said...

Congratulations on the photo credit, Kim. I wish my industry allowed me to take credit, but they don’t let package designers sign their work :(

El-Branden Brazil said...

EXCELLENT, Kim!!!

Super said...

Congratulations man! You must feel proud. My dad takes some pretty neat pictures, but is too 'discerning' (for discerning read: cowardly) to try sending them anywhere. So kudos to you for having the talent and the guts!

Mary Witzl said...

Yee-haw: I'm the 40th commenter! Congratulations -- and what an interesting article that looks, too!

All Me said...

Congrats Kim! Way to Go!

bonequinhoda bic said...

Congratulations,I´ve been following your blog recently and I really enjoy it!
Keep up the good work!

Helen's Angel said...

That's great Kim. Enjoy your smug moment. Sometimes I think we don't get enough of them.

Kim Ayres said...

Terri, Pilgrimchick, Miss E, Cheryl, Branden, All Me and Helen - thank you :)

Cannwin - no, not really. I'm just not writing about the vast majority of crap

Sang - that's a pain

Super - the idea of a young man, not much older than my son, calling his father 'cowardly' sends a shiver down my spine.

Mary - did you hold back your comment just so you could be 40th?

Bonequinhoda bic - welcome, and thank you :)

cannwin said...

Well then you need to focus on the great things! Like being a blog of note and getting photos published. Remembering the good in life is sometimes the only way a person can get up in the morning.

onemockingbirdhill said...

There are just not words for how great that must feel! Much Congratulations and wishes for more success to come!

starrlife said...

Late to the party but just as complimentary! Congrats, well done!

Stinkypaw said...

Congrats!! And you should be smug ;-)

Jasmine said...

Wow, congratulations. :)