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Thursday, February 26, 2004

Spent a fair part of the day just making the images on the main pages bigger and better, and writing more commentary for them.  I do have the system down now, and I can use the same files for the new images as for the images for sale which is pretty cool.  In other words, one image -- but generated with a different template and I get the "new" pages without the cart mechanism. Nobody cares right now -- but someday...

9:08:43 PM    

I know this is that techie stuff that no one but three photographers care about -- possibly four, so read at your own peril.  But the system that I finally came up with for posting "static" generated pages is working pretty well right now and it is all because of this character: ~

Otherwise known as a squiggle.  Truly a wonderful character to know.  What I do, is that I place as many squiggles as I want into the METADATA using IMatch to do the editing, and then, after Photoshop generates the pages, I simply use the global replace feature of Dreamweaver to replace all these lovely characters with html break tags.

Isn't that exciting?

I did some really good shots of locals but they all made me swear that I wouldn't post them on the website, so I guess I'll stay true to my promise, though I can say they include a hairdresser, a doorman, a neighbor, and three dogs.  Even the owner of the dogs told me not to show the pictures on the web.  He told me that he was paranoid about having pictures of his dogs posted because they were very expensive purebreds and there was a rash of dognapping in the area?

I thought he was kidding, but he said that dogs like his were really in demand.  Well, anyway -- no dogs, no hairdressers, no doormen (still my favorite subject matter) and I know it's a big city, but that takes away about 30% of my shooting material right there.

Once they outlaw the shooting of doors and doorhandles (I'm sure there's already a bill in congress) then I'm going to be up the creek.

Even when I was shooting that scrap of poster the other day, there was a small crowd gawking at me.  Maybe because I was as close as the lens would permit (pretty close with the 50mm) and they were all law students.

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5:27:22 AM    


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