Raindrops on not-roses

Picture of the Moment

According to the great and all-knowing Microsoft Excel, this is my best selling raindrops picture and my #9 best-selling picture overall.

Raindrops on an aeonium

It might rank higher but it hasn’t been available as long as the other best-sellers.

I think it will make a great (that is, difficult) 1,014-piece, 30″ x 20″ puzzle. Yes?

Surprisingly, I have never entered it in either a cactus & succulent show (the plant is an aeonium, one of my favorite succulent species) or a photography show.

I think I shall have to do something about that next year.

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16 thoughts on “Raindrops on not-roses

  1. Merrilee ‘Annie’ Morgan

    It is one of my favorite pictures of yours. I think it will make a fantastic puzzle, lots of similar colors but with subtle variation, and the raindrops would give hints. But I’d vote for a 500 piece puzzle, 1000 pieces just takes too long.

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    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      Ultimately, I’m going to be offering puzzles in 250, 500, and 1,000 pieces. The problem with the lower pieces is that the puzzle size also is smaller, and as we know from the many cactus & succulent shows we’ve been to, SIZE DOES MATTER!

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  2. acflory

    Oh wow…I love puzzles but that would be sooooo hard. Could you maybe change the light source so left and right halves are more distinct? I know that would go against the purpose of the original photo but…would help the jigsaw. 🙂

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        1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

          However, it might not. The 1014-piece is 30″ x 20″, the 520-piece is only 20″ x 16″, and the 252-piece is 14″ x 10″. That leads me to believe that the size of the pieces is the same. If that’s the case, this type of picture in a small size with small pieces might cause severe headaches! Maybe a kid’s puzzle? There’s an 11″ x 8½” with just 12 pieces….. Of course, those are the extremes. There’s also 30 pieces (14″ x 11″) and 60 pieces (14″ x 10″).

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          1. acflory

            lmao!~ Not quite at the kid’s puzzle size yet but give me a year or two. 😀

            Btw, a thought for you, on marketing. There’s a free jigsaw puzzle site online. What if you turned some of your photos into free jigsaws as a form of advertising for the big, beautiful ones?
            Have a look – http://www.jigsawplanet.com

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            1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

              I am familiar with JigsawPlanet.
              I won’t be doing much marketing, mainly because I don’t want to carry a lot of inventory. My target market are cactus & succulent clubs throughout Southern California. If that goes well, I’ll expand to clubs throughout the U.S.

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