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New Photo Galleries

For the first time in many years, I have updated my photo gallery web pages. In the interest of quick browsing and viewing, all thumbnails are on one page. Clicking any will quickly overlay the large image. Simply clicking or using the arrow keys lets you move to the next image without waiting for another web page to load. Images can be found at a glance, galleries can be viewed faster and with less interruption, slides are now larger, and it all works a bit nicer with iPads.

All new galleries will be in this format, including the majority of 2011 galleries.

This is made possible with the integration of a great free HTML5 viewer, Lightview. Old features still exist including GPS info that clicks through to a map, EXIF info, and clicking through (the filename) to download the original image. If you are wondering, I still use JAlbum to generate the galleries, with my own custom theme, as I have for years.

Last but not least, I have uploaded ALL of my 2011 photos. That’s a first for many years! I still have plenty left to post from the previous 32!

John and Anna’s Wedding

Anna and John got married last weekend at the Commandant’s house in the Charlestown Navy Yard. Click to view my photos.

I always thought I would be too busy to bother taking photos at a wedding of a best friend, but I decided last minute to bring the camera along to capture some of the fun moments that are missed by the photographer and forgotten the next day. Despite being a spectacular fun time that seemed like it needed to keep going for five more hours, I had several opportunities to grab the camera and take a few quick shots. Most shots are with Olympus E-P1 and Voigtlander 50mm f1.5 lens, without flash. No video, but Craig did catch a small sample of the action!

…and now Abby has started posting the wonderful official photos on her blog!



Frozen Charles

I had to stop to take a photo of the Boston skyline while driving on Memorial Dr. today.

2010 iPhoneography

Halfway through 2010 I upgraded from an iPhone 3G with a non-focusing low-quality camera that most apps would not support, to an iPhone 4 with a much more impressive camera. I quickly started downloading various photography apps, starting with the popular Hipstamatic. If you’ve done the same you know how easy it is to create artistic photos of everyday life. So every once in a while I would snap a photo of something interesting, and use various apps to transform it to a style I often envisioned when first taking the photo. The list of apps would build as time went on, sometimes I couldn’t remember which I used by the time I felt done with an image.

My iPhone now has three folders crammed with photo apps, including Hipstamatic, Pro HDR, Camera+, SlowShutter, Panorama 360 for shooting; Iris Photo Suite, Photomatix, BlurFX, TiltShiftGen for editing. But the fun is really in the vintage-styling apps like Infinicam, Lo-Mob, PictureShow, Pic Grunger, and more.

So click for a slideshow containing the photos from 2010 that I thought were post-worthy. On a side note, this new gallery format uses HTML5 and supports swiping on the iPhone and iPad. You will be seeing more of this in 2011.

Good Impression