Contrary to local belief my Head is full of ideas, most of them fleeting and unformed. Some reoccurring, but needing some form of outlet. A few are actually pretty good. Lets see what comes up!
Looking for something motorsport related consider visiting our sister site www.speedovision.com It's HOT!
As of today consider this site a work in progress. Things just are to dated and in no way reflect my current level of competence. Look for lots of unannounced updates, and structure updates. A total redo if you will .. But it all has to start somewhere. Like now!
Setting the clocks, maybe but not when we’re talking updating this site. After playing around with several site designs I finally decided decided on a minimalist design. The final choice was “Strpped” by one of my favorite RapidWeaver designers. Henk Vrieselaar, Of course changing a theme is no big deal with a CSS driven website. But with so many options/looks/capabilities picking one is no easy task. With the “look” set, now I can continue to refresh the content.
I shot my first solo Bat Mitzvah this weekend, totally enjoyed the experience, but still waiting on the family’s take on the images I captured. A few years ago I shot an equestrian event and shot images I thought would meet the customers need. Not so, I had no idea a formal style portrait of the rider standing next to her horse wearing her prize ribbons just isn’t what they want.. Just the horse, i was told. maybe with the rider doing something.. Go figure. Hopping history doesn’t repeat the experience.
Time to Refresh this Site.
I've become totally enamored with applications that can share with others.
Example is an image of one of the performers in the recent Bellydancers Passionate for Pink Performance on 101610. Image is hosted on Flickr. Just opens up a whole new realm of possibilities. Maybe not new to all, but new to me.
Why I Love/Hate going to summer carnivals.
Yes: Can anything top the smell and taste of Carnival Food. Yum!
No: The idea that one buys a side here, (fries) and the entrée way over there, (sausage sandwich) and the drink (Lemonade) somewhere else.
Yes: Taste’s great.
No: Have to take out a second mortgage to pay for it.
Buy for me I good for the long exposure on the rides after dark.
Time Time Time into the Future
OK I know that an upgrade to this site was promised last year, Good intentions but life just got in the way. I'm happy to report now that the Chris Klinefelter Tribute project is done over at Speed Vision of MD, I will have more time to focus on this ( www .dougmillephotos.com ) site and kick it up a notch.. Shortly I will be posting a piece on two recent projects/focuses . The Trandscend 32gb SD WiFI card and the latest Magic Lantern Release, and how Aperture made finding and extracting 1000+ files for the Klinefelter Tribute, from a almost 30 thousand image collection to Zenfolo and finally Vimeo, a relative snap.
A passing of an age. fdphotovideo
On Friday night I left the light in www.ffphotovidoe.com go out for good.. I've had the site up for almost 10 years but lately with the new www,speedovision.com site showcasing motorsport events, It became more and more obvious,that maintaining three sites were just to much of a chore. So it's God Speed and Following Winds to you and all the joys you brought to countless children over the years. Well maybe that part is made up.
To every thing turn turn turn, there is a season and a purpose under heaven.
How do you spell "Train Wreck"?
For starters try this example www.dougmillerphotos.com!
I noticed I hadn't done much with this website since I spun off www.speedovision.com and www.dougmillerphotos.com from www.fdphotovision.com, while trying to add the Nadirah Nasreen's Annual Hafla! event. It became apparent this puppy need a major overhaul both to structure. and content. Well there's no time like the present. Please bear with this mess until I can redress, and redo.. What's that I hear Mr. Anderson, sounds like old 99 a coming down the track. I better get started quick.
About the iPad, Netfix and crackers.
iPad's, Netflix and Crackers. What does that have to do with anything?
Last Thursday Craig, a good friend and incredibly talented photographer lent me his older iPad (V1) for a few days. Of course the official task was to check out, and troubleshoot iPad specific WordPress plugin i've installed over at the Central Maryland Photographers' Guild website. Which was done but sadly most of it's use can be categorized as:
Laying in bed, watching documentaries on Netflix, while my hands are exploring the inside of a not doctor approved, box of crackers
Of course not all the time was spent on Netflix, I played around with apps mirrored over from my iPhone. (Did I mention I love apps?) Time was spent viewing some training vids on Lynda,com, and maybe even a little "Angry Birds" time was logged.
While all but one of the iPod touch/iPhone apps worked on the iPad, some were standouts
The Audubon app was much better on a bigger screen, MovieSlate likewise. The image slideshows of myHDR's from the Air and Space Museumwere breathtaking, as good or better as portrayed. The Flickr experience was much better than on the smaller devices, much....much better.
As I user the iPod Touch/IPhone apps a lot and is painfully aware of the small screen limitations, I'm not surprised how much I enjoyed the iPad experience overall.
But as in many fairy tails.. this one had to end on a sad note....... Mainly I have to package it up so as to give back tomorrow, and the finances just wouldn't support a iPod purchase in the near term. Guess I'm just left with the Crackers box and the need for a winning lottery ticket for the time being.
Falling behind, Web Updates #fb
All this talk about Sunflower fever has forced a small setback in my plans of having all the images online tonight. Maybe tomorrow night.
Web Update 3 #fb
Maybe, just maybe, about 3/4 of the way. Now it's just all about getting the graphics in the pages. Hopefully I can start turning off pages over at Fdphotovideo by tomorrow night.
Web Site Updates (Sat PM) #fb
I've updated the basic structure to the(a) final format. Some content has been put in place. Links should work. Next is to populate the site with images. This go around I'll try to go with a flash solution that will allow easy updates at a later date, something that proved somewhat troublesome over at FdPhotovideo.com with fixed images. Not there yet but getting closer. "Small Steps Ellie, Small steps" (Contact 1997)
Web Site Updates
Just a quick post to capture that moment when one (me) realizes that the intended end state is a littler harder to reach then anticipated. Or "Gee" this website is going to be a little harder to populate then I realized. But that said I have made great strides this morning to add content to the design. Still not ready for publishing, quite yet.
Workflow is back.. Testing B-T-F post #fb
Have no idea what froze up the system while attempting to Geotag Sundays images from Delta Pa. Aperture 3. But things are more or less back to normal. I noticed while geotagging the entrance to the Delta Fairgrounds is in MD all the rest in Pa.
While we're at it, lets test a Blogger to Twitter to Facebook post
Still more advances
Science moves on.. This afternoon I was able to send a calendar event to this twitter account . Can calendar blog posts be far away. Don't think so,
Happy Birthday (of a sort)
Just noticed this Site has now been in place for one whole month. Maybe it's time to really start to pour in content. Just saying.