November 20, 2010

Creating Albums and Blogs




On our way to ride the Skunk Train, there was this sculptural display along a fence façade.


Now that the Geezer is employed, I felt free enough to order a few pictures from our last road trip up to San Francisco. I will stop in to Ross and buy a new album. I had thought to combine two road trips together under the same boards, but that would give a very sleazy end result.

Do I remember how to create these shadow images I use as backgrounds. Not really. I remember how to add the words, but I will have to experiment to rediscover how I faded out images. It's like reinventing my brain everytime I don't use something. I’m sure it must be a simple thing. If I could do it in 2008, I can do it now.


One page from the 2008 Comptche road trip album.


My problem these days is that if I don’t use it, I lose it.

We visited with our friends Kay and Davon in Comptche that visit, and only this month was I reminded of their presence in our lives a bit more forcibly than usual. You see, Kay reads my OD blog “Day Tripper.” Which I love. A scammer hit that blog last week, and I with my fuzzy memory told the help desk that I had porn notes. Nothing we can do, they told me…..you have to make your blog private so the porn folks can’t get to you.

If I do that, Kay and others cannot find me either.

I’ve made the decision to leave my blog open and let the porn fall where it may. I apologize in advance. Let’s hope I don’t forget how it got there a second time.


One road view from the 2010 road trip.

9 comments:

  1. Thanks for the visual treat first thing today, especially the "sculptural" first one. Comforting to know I'm not the only constant relearner out there. At least we can relearn.

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  2. I have to relearn stuff I could do last week, let alone 2 years ago.

    I don't understand the scam-porn thing, but I guess I don't need to.

    As always, great pics.

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  3. Those faded backgrounds are really cool. A great way to present a picture.

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  4. That is really a gorgeous shot, Maggie. I know just what you mean about forgetting things. My brother keeps trying to teach me stuff on Photoshop and I keep forgetting.

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  5. By the way, if you set your blog to have the word verification, that usually gets rid of the porn scammers. I use the word verification every so often when I get hit and it seems to do the trick.

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  6. I am so fascinated by your creativity. Are you creating individual photos or books of photos? I love the artistic approach! I want to do this, but don't know where to begin.

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  7. About re-learning: an emphatic me too! As usual, great photographs.
    Btw, how did you learn about the porn/spam?

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  8. Would moderating help with the porn stuff? Of course, you'd still be privy to it, but you could block it.
    I love the sculpture, but I love your background photo more! How did you do that???? When you re-discover, let me know.

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