Every year, I take a winter-themed image and produce a card based on it, and offer up a discount to people willing to pre-order the cards.
Last year I had more winter opportunities than I could possibly assimilate between Iceland in January and November (technically Summer, I know) in Antarctica, and I struggled with a variety of options before settling on this years image. One of the small factors that I took into account was that it'd been a long time since I'd done a vertical image as a card, but mostly I just have fallen deeply in love with this image, and I have a very nice print of it in my living room.
In any case, one of my first stops on November's Antarctica visit was Half Moon Island along the Antarctic peninsula. It was a breathtakingly calm and beautiful day, with low winds and warm temperatures barely above freezing. I got to spend hours running around the island capturing images as quickly as I could, as the weather changed from pure blue skies to partly cloudy, as weather began to approach from whichever direction the sun was setting in. I was captivated by the Turneresque light in that direction, and enjoying the frenetic wanderings and squawkings of the penguins there, when a one of a pair of two penguins gave one of their strange calls into the air, a flipper seemingly recreating a hand on the shoulder of a loved one. It was a perfect moment.
The link above shows the card before folding, so you can see the front and back of the card--the inside is blank.
Preorder prices (through November 2, higher after.)
1-10 Cards: $1.80 each
11-50 Cards: $1.60 ea.
51-500 Cards: $1.35 ea.
Envelopes are included.
No payment required at pre-order time, simply drop me a note, include your shipping address and how many cards you'd like to reserve. This will help me plan the print run, pre-ordering is very much appreciated.
Standard shipping is $4 for up to 5 cards, $7 for 6 or more.
Larger version of the penguin image by itself is here.