Image of the Day Photoblog Update.

When I got back from Patagonia and was uploading images to my primary storage and backup hard drive I discovered that one of my Western Digital My Book 2 TB disk arrays was having problems. As I was restoring images from my backup, found that my backup drive was also having problems. I ended up restoring the images from a number of WD Passport USB drives. Even though the backup drives are USB 2.0, the transfer rate was slow and it took almost two weeks. In the middle of this process I also lost a HP Pavillion HDX9200 laptop during the ice storm. I am surprised that the UPS power supply didn’t protect the laptop during the several power disruptions. I have used the time to rebuild and optimize my Lightroom Catalogs. This has significantly improved the performance to find images within Lightroom.

I have updated the layout of the site. A thumbnail slider for the current month goes across the top of the display. Images from the most recent three posts, and slides on chronologically going back several years. This replaces thumbnails for the most recent 8 posts. This then allows the most recent post and image to be front and center. The calendar for the current month then moves to to top of the right hand sidebar column. Clicking on any of the dates highlighted in blue get to the post for that date. Below the calendar, is Tag Cloud. I’ve gone back and tagged all of the posts with keywords. The tag cloud shows the top ~50 tags, with the font size related to the number of times the tag shows up in all of my posts. (Thanks to Hans for using tags). Below the tag cloud is a Blog Search function that searches all of the posts and images. Thumbnail links to the Monthly “Images of the Day” Galleries in Photoshelter. PhotoShelter is where all of the images are stored, and is the online location where images can be purchased. At the very bottom is a PhotoShelter Search function, where all images stored in the ShepartPhotography PhotoShelter  site can be searched by keyword.

Comments regarding the Images of the Day Photoblog redesign are appreciated. The goal was to make the site easier to use and navigate

Updates to previous posts.

15-February-2008.  A winter New Jersey night landscape and night sky with the moon, a ring around the moon, and Orion.

18-February-2009. A Black-capped Chickadee trying to keep warm above my doorway.

20-February-2008. An image of the lunar eclipse taken from my back yard on a cold winter night.

Holly and Berry in Winter. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm VRII and TC-E 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 400 mm f/5.6, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)
Holly and Berry in Winter. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm VRII and TC-E 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 400 mm f/5.6, 1/800 sec).

Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer and world traveler. My interests in photography include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes. I have traveled to over 50 countries over the last 10 years, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on a home renovation project and expanding my wildflower garden/meadow.

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