I've been working at getting the "university windows and walls" images into a sequence for a Blurb book and, potentially, an exhibition [Ahem, any of you gallery people out there interested in putting on a 40-75 image show? No harm in asking!].
Sequencing is almost as enjoyable as taking the pictures, but a lot more like work. Early on, I took the decision that I would make a book entirely composed of "facing pairs". I'm bored with that traditional photo-book approach of "image on right hand page, blank page facing on left", and wanted the challenge of making double spreads that had impact but also worked together to advance the thematic concerns of the set (though I'm not quite ready for that "full bleed" look, yet, i.e. pictures going all the way to the edges of the page). I actually took a day's leave today to give the job my undivided attention. It must be nice to make a living this way.
Here are a few page-spreads that I'm happy with. So far, I have 59 such pairs to work with, plus a stack of other images, which means I've got well over 100 good pictures to use. That's far too many for a wall exhibition, but a good number for a book. If I can keep the page count below 80, it will fall into Blurb's second lowest price band for a "standard landscape" 8"x10" book.
This is a game anyone can play: just download the free BookSmart software from Blurb, edit some images into, say, 8"/20cm wide JPEGs at 300dpi, and away you go. If you're serious about your photography, you'll learn a lot, even if you never actually upload and buy a copy of your book.
I'm not going to burden the book with much text, and may simply use these three quotations to give the sequence some structure:
"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows"
Sydney J. Harris (journalist)
"The greatest obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents and the ocean was not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge"
Daniel J. Boorstin (historian and Librarian of Congress)
"Sell your cleverness, and buy bewilderment"
Jalaluddin Rumi (Persian poet & Sufi)
There's a useful movement there from the acquisition of knowledge, through the discovery of the illusion of knowledge, to the wisdom of bafflement ("the more I know, the more I realise how little I know", etc.), which -- though not describing everything the pictures are about -- is a useful programme to hang a sequence on.