My first photobook | Curated By Mon

Santa came early this year!

First of all, shout out to FramedFantasies Photography(https://www.instagram.com/framed_fantasies/) for recommending me Saal-Digital.

I've applied for a voucher promotion that Saal-Digital was running at the time without hesitation, even though I had my doubts, as with these things you need to have a large following. 

After a day I received confirmation that I was accepted and Saal-Digital has very kindly sent me a £40 voucher. What can I say, I got very excited and as soon as I got home I followed the instructions. I was a bit skeptical about the software provided by them, however, it took a couple of minutes to download and install it. Very user-friendly, had no glitches and was very easy to add my photos. 

I'll admit, from a technical point of view I wasn't 100% ready. Majority of my photos are ready to go for the screen, as they never get printed. However, I finished the creating the layout and adding the photos in about 30 minutes and placed an order. I was 99% sure that I was either going to get a message saying that they are not calibrated properly, or that the photos will look completely different from the screen. But that didn't happen!

The delivery was quicker than confirmed, and sooner than I expected I had in my hands my first photo book. The linen finish on the cover gives it a luxurious feel, the flat lay allowed me to play with the layouts and make it interesting, and I opted for a matte photo paper. The pages are thick enough to last over time, but also thin enough to not make it chunky. And the photos have kept their colours and quality which for me is the best thing ever, well, after the linen cover. 

Thank you Saal Digital!

 

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White 2,962 Above Sea Level | Curated by Mon

White Everywhere

Last year in December I had the opportunity to explore more of Austria and a bit of Germany. One of the places we wanted to go was Zugspitze which is the s the highest peak of the Wetterstein Mountains as well as the highest mountain in Germany. The border of Germany with Austria runs on the western side of the mountain and on a clear day you can pretty much get a 360 view. 

The whole time we were in Austria we didn't have much snow, so I was really happy to find tons of it at the top. It was definitely not a clear day, so we did not enjoy the 360 view across the mountains. 

On the day, we reached Eibsee train station and we took a cogwheel train that took us to the Glacier walk platform. There you could ski, walk around, have hot food and also you could take the  Gletscherbahn cable car to the peak, which we did. At the peak, if I remember correctly it was around -10 degrees and windy. It sure did feel colder and whilst at the top, my phone died but luckily my camera was going strong and I could take some photos.  Even though we were higher this time, there was still no chance to enjoy the 360 view.

I hope the photos will give you an idea of what happened on the day. I highly recommend you visit once in a lifetime, and don't be discouraged by the cold! It is a thrilling and unique experience just to see everything covered in snow, white everywhere,  and the beauty of mother nature. I would go again on a summer day just to be able to enjoy that breath taking 360 view.