Sunday, April 30, 2006
I wasn't able to post for a few weeks due to Chuck Norris planting a virus in my cpu with his mind. However, with the help of CR, I was able to rejoin and show you. . .can anyone identify that city? Thanks for helping, CR. KtT. . .
Saturday, April 29, 2006
Friday, April 28, 2006
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Originally uploaded by allthingsworthy.
Just a few sunsets I've gotten over the last year. I really seem to have a hard time figuring out why it is that sometimes I can get a picture of sunsets, the way I see them with my eyes, and other times I cannot.
Originally uploaded by allthingsworthy.
This is just a post to let you all know I'm here. I have really enjoyed looking through all the posts here and hope I can
add contribute something of value. Please feel free to comment and critique. Thanks for the invitation.
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Also, here are a couple pics in honor of Dave Walker, a co-worker who just retired. As you can see, Doolittle and his magic roll of pallet wrap did a sweet number on the getaway car. And if you're curious about the license plate, well, the proof is in the punning. He's a great guy who will definitely be missed...until we go visit him at his new home and business at Canyon Ferry. Now, there's an old-timer who has earned.....his own rooftop webcam through Walleyes Unlimited. Sweet.
(No, that's not Dave and I didn't take this picture, but I wish it were and that I had! Classic stuff.)
Monday, April 24, 2006
I've recently inherited a large number of slides from my Grandfather and my Uncle, who have unfortunately both passed along. I'm attempting to catalog and scan each of the slides, archive them in folders, and share with my family. There's a lot of damage to these slides over the years, some have stayed in amazing shape. Kodak Kodachrome slides hold their quality through the years, these slides have retained the quality and color very well. The images span over many years, from the 50's up to the 90's. It's been an enlightening experience to say the least. I feel like I'm learning more and more about my family's history by going through this long process. And I've found a connection to both my grandfather and my uncle that I didn't know about, that we shared a passion and appreciation for photography. I'd like to make a series of posts from my findings. I'm going to start off with a couple local shots of the Yellowstone River back in 1973, and a fishing shot of my Grandfather, James E. Smith, doing what he loved best, fishing the Yellowstone river. Enjoy.
Thursday, April 20, 2006
I recently decided to add a bit more commentary to the blog, hoping good discussions will arise. This means, friends, that I encourage you to post topics/questions/etc. to throw around. If it goes well I'll add a small forum to the future site (mid-June).
For a few different reasons, I wanted address questions I've received regarding the information collected by the LivPhotSoc hit counter. It's a cool 'trafficscope', but I cannot track a specific individual's visitation habits. I can see the name of the town a visitor's ISP is located in, but am in no way able to match up IP addresses with specific visitors. I can also see that people from Norway, Malaysia, Poland, Japan, Canada and Mongolia (and a lot more) are checking out our blog - very cool. I like being able to see that since December our visitor count has risen by 200+ and page views by 900+. I don't take it any farther than that, though, and couldn't even if I wanted to - it's a free, relatively limited service.
BUT, some rather interesting tracks can be left behind in the site stats - some good, some bad. On the good side, I know there's someone in/near McKinnon, WY, that seems to like the our photo world and frequents it often...even though I don't know anyone from this town in my neighboring state, do any of you? I know, my asking as much might appear strange to this person, but I greatly appreciate their patronage and smile each time I see they've returned. Also, there are some folks in Norway that have spent more time on the blog than anyone else, members included, which I think is awesome. Many thanks to them as well, Norway fascinated me when I spent time there.
On the bad side, however, are things such as my discovering a second occurrence of code theft from our blog. When I discovered it the first time I felt it was someone simply trying to learn how to build a CSS layout - 'View / Source' is a great tool when things are new or tricky. Interestingly, this first one has identical links to those found on this site (Jay's site, Ninja Tune, Kung Fu Cinema), plus the LivPhotSoc hit counter at the bottom of their page. The second site dropped the links, but incorporates the hit counter again. I left them a friendly comment suggesting that they remove the counter from their site(s) or I'll report them to Blogger.com. Fun stuff.
So, I hope these examples provide resolution to 'tracking' concerns, as well as show insight into how the hit counter helps protect LivPhotSoc in certain ways. I'm working hard to produce what will be an 'image-protected' environment for us to post in - everything on this site is both copyrighted and intellectual property. But for now I'm enjoying watching the good numbers grow and attempting to curb the malicious ones.
Thanks for reading, feedback encouraged.
p.s. - here's a very wide shot to accompany a very long post. this is the new PFL compound, from N to S, via the E. be sure to expand the photo when it opens in the next page...it's better bigger.
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
But not this morning!
The snow was so wet, in 10 minutes my D2H got absolutely soaked. Happy to say that it still works fine.
Monday, April 17, 2006
On a side note, I will be adding a suggestion form to the right menu bar in the next few days and encourage everyone to use it. This is intended to get as much feedback as possible regarding the new layout for LivingstonPhotoSociety.com, which should be live sometime in mid-June. Please take a few minutes to help make our next home an even better one.
Friday, April 14, 2006