The 2011 KenThomas.us Calendar
And there was much rejoicing.
Since we started doing this annual calendar project, every year I think “Well, that’s about as good as it’s going to get.” I put a lot of pressure on myself to top it the next time around. This year it honestly wasn’t that hard, just due to the fact that we got the chance to travel to some amazing places and see some amazing things.
I think this year’s calendar ended up having a lot more of an American West vibe to it than has been the case in the past, but we spent a lot of time in Arizona, Nevada and Utah so I guess that’s no surprise. It’s probably not a bad thing to shake it up a little bit. The last few calendars have been really heavy on Appalachians, Blue Ridge, waterfalls and beaches.Once again this year I went with the 11″ x 8.5″ wall calendar. When hanging open it will be 11 inches wide and 17 inches tall. To be honest, I kind of miss the massive 17″ x 11″ calendars I did a few years ago, but those ended up being so big nobody had room to hang them, and the smaller size is a lot more popular. The company I use for printing them reduced their costs a little bit too, so they’re a few bucks cheaper than they were last year. All things being equal, cheaper is generally better.
You can view (and hopefully order) the 2011 KenThomas.us Calendar by clicking HERE. Or HERE. You can even click THIS. Or, you can click the big ugly button over there on the left that says CLICK HERE TO ORDER. Yeah, I know. It’s an incredibly tacky button. I tried to be more subtle about it last year, but a dozen people told me they couldn’t find the link, so I figured I’d make it unmissable. Just be thankful it’s not blinking or something.
You can see each of the images that make up the calendar below. Just click on the thumbnail to check out a larger version of each one. The larger versions each have descriptive text at the bottom that explains where the photo was taken.
Remember, there’s no reason to limit yourself to just one calendar. They make wonderful gifts for people you’re not terribly fond of, don’t know all that well, or just don’t want to spend a lot of money on. And since you can say you’re personal friends (if only in the Facebook sense) with the photographer, it makes it seem like a much more personal and meaningful gift than it actually is.