Saturday, November 07, 2009

The Big Launch

AB snap cyanotype

Trial and error, there was a lot of that, and frustration, but also stubbornness, because I don’t give up easily when I try to solve a problem. I tried to be systematic and logical in my approach, since that is how I do things, but this time, at times, I felt I had taken on a Sisyphean task. I was learning as I went along, but trial and error eventually made me triumph.

I hope that opening paragraph didn’t sound too pompous or self-conceited, because I could simply have said that I had managed to launch my photo web site yesterday. It might develop into something more over time, but for now it will be where I display my photographs in a structured way. The design is straightforward, clean and simple, which wasn’t necessarily easy to achieve. Not using a template meant I had to manage every little detail myself, all from scratch. IT works in mysterious ways, which we all know, but in the end I got it right.

Now I can sit back and catch up on some blog reading, something I sadly have neglected lately. It is very easy to become a “fickle friend” in the blogosphere.

If you do visit my photo web site,, you’ll see that there are galleries which haven’t yet been linked to any page, but they will be. All the galleries are on auto play, but it is of course possible to override that. Hopefully they will not take too long to load (25 max in each flash gallery).

I tried the Comments page myself without great success. It is supposed to send the comment as an email to contact @ . Please feel free to comment here or directly to ‘contact…’ if it doesn’t work, because I am understandably very interested in your views, and I promise to reply. So if you don’t get any response from me, it didn’t work.

Apart from continuing work on the “empty” galleries, I will look into any problems on the Comments page. Then of course, I hope to take many more good photos and add them to the site, sometimes replacing old ones of lesser quality.

Happy viewing!


Limningedge said...

I get to put the first comment about you new site ... I am impressed and can see that a lot of work has gone into it so far. I am happy to recognise some of my favourite photos (the field of yellow and the road beside the fence) as well as some amazing wildlife. I am saving some for later to look at.

Protege said...

Congratulations and good luck with your new site!;)

oreneta said...

Looks lovely! Going to have to go and check it out in some depth.

swenglishexpat said...

Limningedge - I am really happy that you liked it, and thank you very much for your appreciative words.

Protege - Thanks! I hope you will be as frequent a visitor to the photo web site as you are to this blog. :-)

Oreneta - Thank you! You are very welcome to have a good look, and I am serious when I say it would be great to get some comments, criticism and suggestions.

janeywan said...

Well Done! Although all your photos are marelous, I envy your ablitiy to photograph people.
I'm a bit nervous doing that.

swenglishexpat said...

Janeywan - Thank you. I often find it awkward too. I mostly use a longer lens pretending to focus on something else, a bit like cheating. But I always try to be respectful, if possible avoiding the face, and always non-offensive.

christmas shopping said...

I like the new site a lot and regarding your photography I don't have any doubts about the quality. You have a good job behind the camera. I am looking forward to see more from you.

swenglishexpat said...

Christmas Shopping - Thanks for stopping by and appreciative words.