Sorry about the recent closure of this site
I am not sure why bludomain can NOT remind me to update my domain name every year, and not sure why I can pay for multiple years. Yes, it is my responsibility to remind myself to pay for my domain name each year (15 bucks), but that date is January 11th, and I am just getting back from vacation, and it’s the start of the new year, and is just not in my mind…
Every year for the past three years, one of my faithful readers (usually Kes Klare…thanks, Kes) sends me an email telling me my site is down.
I then contact bludomain, and go through the three day process of getting my site back up on-line. Arggggh.
Underwater Photography Contest
I one of the judges for the 2015 Raja Ampat Kapolda Cup. All photos were wide-angle. The field was narrowed down to around 150 photos, and we judges had to narrow down those to 20. I am now in the process of narrowing those 20 down to the top 6. I’m telling you…it is NOT easy. So many of these photos could be the grand prize winner! Some extraordinary photos!! Once the contest is over, I will post a few of the photos, and you will understand what I mean.
This process certainly earns the respect of judges from around the world that have to do this all the time, and others have thousands of images to go through. Not sure how they do it. A very tough job.
New Features on this site
I just upgraded to ProPhoto 5. There are some nice new features. Most are in the background that you can’t see, but one feature is infinite scrolling. You no longer have to click on “previous posts”. You can now just keep scrolling forever.
I have also added some “temporary” buttons at the bottom of each post for pinterest, facebook, and twitter. But the icons are really ugly and don’t really match my site. I am in search of some new buttons, and will install those when I find some that I like…you can use the ugly ones in the meantime if you want to pin a photo or share on facebook or twitter.
The main reason I upgraded to version 5, however, is the ability to sell my prints directly on this website. I have not installed this feature yet, but will soon. Once installed, you can go to a gallery (that I have to set up), and purchase a print. I am excited for this new feature. This will make things much easier than it is now to purchase a print.
And now for a new photo
I was going through my Iceland photos, and found this one. I don’t think I have published this one before. It was one of the two days we actually had some sunshine while in Iceland. Amazing how the colors come out when the sun is shining….