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04 December 2004 @ 08:55 am
Music Party Photos Part 2  

I put the rest of the okay photos from the recent music party up in my album at ImageEvent. They still need post-processing before they really sparkle, but, you know, I guess letting y'all see 'em is more important than getting 'em perfect….

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Stephen Leighsleigh on December 4th, 2004 07:11 am (UTC)
Nice pics (except for that ugly old fart in the red shirt sitting in front of the keyboard...)
Fred A Levy Haskell: eyes of the Fredcritterfredcritter on December 4th, 2004 07:26 am (UTC)

Nice pics
Thanks!

except for that ugly old fart in the red shirt sitting in front of the keyboard…
Chya, right. (I keep glancing at him and thinking "But I don't own a red shirt like that…?" So watch where you're slingin' the mud, buddy!

Mizz Laura Jeanmizzlaurajean on December 4th, 2004 07:24 am (UTC)
YAY! Very Cool Fred.
Fred A Levy Haskell: eyes of the Fredcritterfredcritter on December 4th, 2004 07:28 am (UTC)

Thanks! ImageEvent makes it so easy, I think I'll be putting a bunch more photos up Real Soon Now.

dd-bdd_b on December 4th, 2004 10:13 am (UTC)
Very nice!

"They still need post-processing before they really sparkle" is one of the driving forces behind identifying most of my online photo exhibit as my "snapshot album". I've found it helps me a *lot* to actually get pictures up while people can still remember the event they're from.

I now use a batch procedure (in ThumbsPlus) to get photos ready for web display, that does a modest amount of automatic adjustment; and then I look at the output, and delete some of it, and replace other bits with hand-work if necessary. And sometimes go back later and replace addtional images with hand-worked version. Boy, Photoshop is fast-'n'-easy; I sometimes do things for snapshots these days that I only bothered with for exhibition prints in the wet darkroom.
Fred A Levy Haskell: eyes of the Fredcritterfredcritter on December 5th, 2004 01:17 am (UTC)

Very nice!

Thanks! I'm actually pretty pleased with them myself; glad you like them.

"They still need post-processing before they really sparkle" is one of the driving forces behind identifying most of my online photo exhibit as my "snapshot album".

Very clever you occidentals. Funny how the correct choice of just a few words can provide a face-saving solution to a knotty problem.

I've found it helps me a *lot* to actually get pictures up while people can still remember the event they're from.

Indeed. I've been startled and pleased at how nice people have been about these, and will have to remember that in the future. Of course, it doesn't help me get the vast bulk of my work up, since so little of it is event-driven … and, now that I think of it, aside from the current example, the event-driven stuff is woefully out of date). However, getting stuff up is good, and maybe getting more into the habit will help get other balls rolling.

One of the things that really helped me this time, and will be a wonderful aid in the future, is a little piece of $10 shareware called PhotoReviewer from Stick Software. It won't be useful to you since it runs on Mac OS X (I read about it in the most recent Macworld), but I find it so wonderful that I'm going to try to remember to mention it everywhere. What's it about? How does it help? Here's a couple of paragraphs from Stick Software's PhotoReviewer info page:

PhotoReviewer doesn't try to be all things to all people. It is not a replacement for iPhoto or Preview. It won't remove red-eye, or crop your photos. It won't make HTML pages for you, or put your photos into albums. It does only one thing, really; but it does it well. It helps you wade through the stream of incoming images that you get from your digital camera or your internet connection, quickly and efficiently. It belongs between your digital camera and iPhoto. Between your scanner software and iPhoto. Between your news reader and iPhoto. (And now that it supports QuickTime, it can do the same for video and sound!)

So how does it help sort through your incoming images? PhotoReviewer is essentially a slideshow application, but with a twist. You point it at a folder. It will show you images from that folder, one at a time, at a nice big size without cluttered UI elements in the way. And for each photo, you vote. Approved or vetoed. PhotoReviewer will move the image to a new folder based upon your vote (or, if you like, will simply delete vetoed images). Simple as that. But try doing it in any other application half as easily or half as quickly.

Of course, there are probably apps for your platform that can do this; or I imagine you could whip up one yourself without much trouble. But I thought I'd mention it in case you know anybody else on a Mac who might like it.

the laughing leaping waterminnehaha on December 4th, 2004 12:49 pm (UTC)
Someone needs to remember to take at least a couple of pictures of his host.

B
Fred A Levy Haskell: eyes of the Fredcritterfredcritter on December 5th, 2004 12:52 am (UTC)

One would have to agree that it would have been best if one were indeed to have remembered such a thing. One might argue that one was in the throes of artistic and creative passion and therefore might be excused from honoring such fine points of social convention; indeed, one might even allude to the fact that artistic-types are well known for their insouciant—one might even say bohemian—approach to life. However, one must painfully admit that this most humble and unworthy one was horrendously remiss in failing to capture on film the sterling and noble visage of that renowned expert and writer, that globe-encompassing traveller and bon vivant, that gentleman without peer and most gracious host … um … er … (remind me again: who was the host?) … that grand fellow and all-around wonderful chap … (quick! quick!) … without whom, of course, the most delightful soirée could not have happened—whose generosity is exceeded only by his wit … (out of time!) … Three cheers for our host! Hip hip— ! Hip hip— ! Hip hip— !

the laughing leaping waterminnehaha on December 5th, 2004 08:09 am (UTC)
Fair enough.

B