More "Relaxation"!

With all my fall photos, I had to jump at the chance to create a book when a free one was available! Instead of struggling to make my photos fit into the formats a company has chosen, I create a blank page and make my own arrangements and can use a text of my own choosing. (The wider margin on the left is for the gutter because this is a Rt-side page) When it comes time to upload the page, it's far faster than uploading each picture, and yes, the finished quality is excellent.

Perhaps I might put some of these book pages in my empty calendar days as, at the time, I was too busy to be at the computer!
What a wonderful autumnal picture. Which photo book site do you use? I am creating a book of our travels around Australia but, as you say, uploading images takes forever!
posted November 2nd, 2018  
A great collage of all those beautiful Autumn color pic.`s. Fav.
posted November 2nd, 2018  
@judithdeacon Snapfish and Shutterfly are my two primary choices, but I wait until I see a good discounted (or free) offer. The postage is a bit, but the books have been greatly to my liking. And regarding the images, I hate to be pushed into making a rectangular photo a square! This way I resize everything as I like.
posted November 2nd, 2018  
Each picture is awesome. Great collage.
posted November 2nd, 2018  
So well collaged -- the left angles inward, the right angles inward, the center is, well centered. The ground is established by the ground ones.
posted November 2nd, 2018  
@jyokota Thank you Junko! I was on my high school yearbook staff (I was the Social Editor!) and I like to think I learned-well how to lay out a page! That you should comment, delights me...again, thank you!
posted November 2nd, 2018  
@pyrrhula @henrir Thank you both! This seems a good way to "catch up" after all those days of missed postings!
posted November 2nd, 2018  
@Weezilou - I recognize that collaging is an art form, too! I'm uploading a collage today that is fun, more storytelling than visually placed.
posted November 2nd, 2018  
What a delight to see this fabulous collage! I am laughing as I tell Barbara about our search for the lake! I have never seen so many lakes but we never found the right one! We did however find spectacular colours! I love the fact that we went to Cornwall! So many English place names! One of many wonderful days! I will be getting to my photos and making my book as soon as my eyes stop watering!
posted November 2nd, 2018  
A stunning collage filled with wonderful shots. It must be a wonderful coffee table book for friends and family to browse through. Fav
posted November 2nd, 2018  
Wonderful
posted November 2nd, 2018  
@jyokota There's collaging and there's Story-boarding... Always fun picking and choosing what works together! Enjoy putting together your memories!
posted November 2nd, 2018  
A lovely collage. So nice to read @jyokota’s comment and your response. My high school yearbook editor will be a houseguest next week. I will show this to her! 🤓
posted November 2nd, 2018  
What a great idea...Super selection of your great fall photos :)
posted November 2nd, 2018  
that's so beautiful :)
posted November 2nd, 2018  
It's beautiful :) fav
posted November 2nd, 2018  
@louannwarren -- isn't it fun when we can stay connected to people who were important in our lives at such formative years of our lives? Because of my upbringing I have no connections except family until my adult life. Enjoy your time together talking about how high school offered us life skills still useful today!
posted November 2nd, 2018  
@louannwarren @jyokota Have a wonderful time, Lou Ann! I was only the "sub-editor" in charge of the section that included the dances and "fun events". It's so true, Junko, that we learned some wonderful skills back in those days, and I look back fondly on my art and yearbook instructor, Miss Sage... There were some special and unforgettable teachers.
posted November 2nd, 2018  
This is fantastic, Louise! I am glad you have a bit of time to make photo books and be creative with your photography! Hope you are well and enjoying NS! We have project after project on our house...it may be never ending! :(
posted November 2nd, 2018  
A lovely collage and nicely presented
posted November 2nd, 2018  
It takes a photographer's eye to see all those colours on one walk!
posted November 2nd, 2018  
Beautiful. I love what you've done. I do this as well and do the 'blank page' thing so I can arrange and decorate as I like, etc. It's a great way to preserve all those favourite shots and they make great gifts for family as well. Fav.
posted November 2nd, 2018  
@girlie Thanks, Robin! It delights me that you make your own pages as well, as the one complaint I hear again and again from friends is their discontent with the templates, and many of them give up before finishing! I have one daughter who makes her books religiously, and the other who says that if I didn't make them for her kids, they wouldn't have them! As a grandma, I'm glad I can do that for them!
posted November 2nd, 2018  
@Weezilou Oh, same here. My grandkids (6 and 9) both ask me to make them for them but the one stipulation is that both of them must appear in their particular books as they love each other to the moon and back. They live many hundreds of kilometres apart and their photobooks are their way of keeping themselves familiar with each other at that age I guess.
posted November 2nd, 2018  
@girlie Oh the stories I'm sure we could share! We have 2 boys, 8 & 6 in California and a boy and girl, 4 & 7 who live across the country near Boston! When they come up here to visit at the same time, I make them summer books that have all their photos together. It's a joy to be able to do it, isn't it?!
posted November 2nd, 2018  
Beautiful autumn photos Louise, and so different from anything we see round here. I like your thinking with the photo books too, very sensible.
posted November 3rd, 2018  
I make books on Shutterfly but didn't know about this option.
posted November 3rd, 2018  
@tunia It's not a Shutterfly "option" Tunia, but in Photoshop I use a blank layout and can drop my photos on to it, resizing them and moving them around. (Layers) When I finish, I layer it all down and upload just a page like this and pick a template for a full-page picture...it drops right in place! Good luck!
posted November 3rd, 2018  
Wow what a wonderful collage!
posted November 4th, 2018  
Beautiful Autumn collage.
posted November 4th, 2018  
Beautiful collage. Great sights, glad you shared them all!
posted November 6th, 2018  
I love these! They paint such a picture of autumn.
posted November 7th, 2018  
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