I am making a 2022 Calendar to send out as Christmas presents. Nothing too fancy, just some of my favorite landscape photos that I have taken this year. I am focusing on Texas because that is pretty much the only place I have really been this year (and last year). I did a calendar last year and at least two of my relatives gave me positive feedback, so I am trying to do a better job this year. As far as I know, my other relatives threw them straight into the trash.
This year I am using an app from Bay Photo to put the calendar together. The app, called Bay ROES, is kind of limited in how I can edit the thing, so I have spent a lot of time in Photoshop adjusting the images to get something decent. I also included a portrait of me that I had done for work last year in case anyone forgot what I look like and needed an unpleasant reminder. Below is the front and back render.
So, I am here soliciting feedback before I place the order.
I would have placed this order a month ago, but I wasn’t sure about a couple of images in the calendar. I waited until I made another trip to Big Bend to see if I got any additional images that I wanted to put in.
First up is this image of some desert mountains in dawn light. I really like this image but perhaps I am biased. I have been told that maybe it is kind of plain. What do you think?
Next up is this image of a desert sunset. Again, it is one of my favorite Big Bend pictures but I have gotten a ‘meh’ reaction on it from others.
If I was going to substitute in an image from my recent trip it would be this one. It is kind of dark, but it is my favorite image of the expedition.
Anyway, the calendars themselves are not all that cheap so I have been waffling, but if I am going to get them sent out before Christmas, I probably need to order them now.
What do you think?