The lockdown, I hoped, would be a good time to make progress on a few projects.
A book about one of my favourite places to photograph, the Fascieux Creek Wetland, was top of mind. It’s a small urban wetland in which a diversity of wildlife resides. For me, the FCW is a very special place. Over the last 3 or 4 years I have spent many hours there and made thousands of images. A coffee table style book with my favourite Fascieux Creek Wetland images would be a great way to display and celebrate the beauty of this wonderful little gem.
Initial image selections are done but there are a few ‘holes’ to fill. So, until I can make those images the project is on hold.
My website has been in need of attention for some time. It needed a new look, new material and perhaps e-commerce capability.
When I started my website several years ago I built it using a theme package from Photocrati a company that offers presets that are completely customizable. I would pick a theme as a base and then rework it to fit my needs.
Once I understood how the customization tools worked the process became somewhat easy. But I had to keep in mind that the tools were there to keep the user, me, away from the real site developer’s language.
Twice, I ventured too far. I still don’t know how. I’m sure the techies at Photocrati’s Help Desk were wondering, “What in the heck is he doing?” But, after several days of down time they prevailed and fixed my miss steps.
Progress has been slow. It took time to narrow galleries to a reasonable size then number and name each image. With that done I addressed how the site would look. I felt that the ‘old look’ was too confining. I chose a ‘sky’ for a background from an image I had made at the coast. It’s wide and expansive. Just the look and feel I was hoping for.
So, as of this morning, my website is up and running again. I love the way my images are presented. There may be the odd glitch but at this point I think it will be minor.
So, peruse and enjoy! If you feel like it, let me know what you think. Suggestions would be welcome.