Thursday, September 21, 2006

00184 National Geographic comes calling

Got a mail from National Geographic about the Rake Art, which was nice. this was the correspondence:

NG: "My name is Jenna Pirog and I work for a Photo Editor here
at National Geographic magazine. We found some of your rake pictures on Flickr and find them very intriguing.
Would you mind writing me back at ****** to discuss what size these files are, what kind of camera you use, etc.? We have a page called Visions of Earth that we think some of your photos may work for if they are the right size for production. I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, ** Photographic Coordinator National Geographic magazine"

I said: "Ooooooh, what a lovely idea, let's do it." (or words to that effect)

NG:"Hi Lenny,
This is a really wonderful idea and you have very striking photographs and make beautiful designs with the rake, but unfortunately the files just aren't large enough for our publication purposes. We require a digital file that is at least 20MB for our Visions of Earth section.
Good luck to you!
Sincerely, **"

Well, it was nice while it lasted, but really, how am I going to hoist a 12MP camera up there? No wait, I can do it, but how can I afford it? No wait, where can I get a 12 MP camera? What? Online?

Oh, ok.


  1. Go on! you know it makes sense ...

  2. If you shoot Raw and develop to uncompressed Tiff, you could then upscale the pics to around 20mb with only minor loss of sharpness!

    Do it!!