Getting Media Right

This site consists of just two pages. A home page called 'Photo Page' and a second page called 'Media Page'.

Navigation to each page can be found in the horizontal navigation strip across the top of the page (just below the header photo).

I took all of the photos used on this site. If you are so inclined ... a click on any of these images will bring you the 'full' unmodified, unrestrained pixel hogging version of these photos. Also on the Media Page are a Flash, and a QuickTime and an embedded 'YouTube' video.

Site Notes

This sub-site has a 'floating page / black background'. a favicon appears on the 'Media Page'. Also on the Media Page are a Flash, and a QuickTime video, an embedded 'YouTube' video and a PhotoShop SmartObject.

 

Lightning

lightning

I took this photo of lightning while outside one night last year from my front yard in Castle Rock. Three challenges ... time it just right (i.e. a good guess), hold the camera still enough to get an exposure without a blur, and don't get killed. The process used to optimize this image was to open it in Photoshop, use the 'crop' tool after setting it to auto crop at 150 pixels wide by 150 pixels high and 72 dpi. Once initially cropped I positioned the picture within the 150 pixel box, then used the 'save for web' feature specifying 90% quality (while checking file size to be sure it remained under 30 KB).

 

Looking Down on Clouds

sun and clouds from 35,000 feet

I took this photo from an airplane window at 35,000 feet recently ... since the lighting changes quickly as the position of the airplane, the sun and the clouds changes from moment to moment the trick is to take allot of consecutive pictures and hope for the best (kind of like Monet's 'series' painting ... "it's all about the light"...). The process used to optimize this image was to open it in Photoshop, use the 'crop' tool after setting it to auto crop at 150 pixels wide by 150 pixels high and 72 dpi. Once initially cropped I positioned the picture within the 150 pixel box, then used the 'save for web' feature specifying 90% quality (while checking file size to be sure it remained under 30 KB).

 

Man's Best Friend

dog and kid

I took this picture two years ago upon a chance meeting with man and his best friend, atop Devil's Lookout Mounting near Sedalia, CO. Great light, allot of luck, and how can kids and puppies NOT be photogenic? The process used to optimize this image was to open it in Photoshop, use the 'crop' tool after setting it to auto crop at 150 pixels wide by 150 pixels high and 72 dpi. Once initially cropped I positioned the picture within the 150 pixel box, then used the 'save for web' feature specifying 90% quality (while checking file size to be sure it remained under 30 KB).

 

Dominance!

jellyfish against a blue background

I took this photo at the Denver Aquarium recently. If this photo was a web site it would remind me of the heuristic of 'Dominance'. Its all about color (and to a lesser degree form). The process used to optimize this image was to open it in Photoshop, use the 'crop' tool after setting it to auto crop at 150 pixels wide by 150 pixels high and 72 dpi. Once initially cropped I positioned the picture within the 150 pixel box, then used the 'save for web' feature specifying 90% quality (while checking file size to be sure it remained under 30 KB).