I don't even know where to begin, and even if I did, my html skills are minimal. That one isn't for me.
Now that I think about it, the above is a lie. I do remember having to do some editing to style sheets and what not to get my Personal Gallery image to show up. I'll dig into it if you are interested.
Here is the Gallery article which covers some of it.
Okay. Let me just say that I am REALLY proud of this image:
I went out close to sundown this afternoon with the express intent of working on the sharpness of my images. I'm trying to get away from the concern about image noise in favor of ISOs that I'm unaccustomed to using (because of the worry about noise) so that I can get higher shutter speeds to decrease blur caused by camera shake. This was at ISO 400, f/2.8 and 1/800th. Turned out nice and sharp! I'd like some more propeller blur, and I probably could have gone up an f-stop to slow the shutter speed down to get it, but oh well.
I wrestled around with Gallery some more today. I managed to get it to look somewhat close to what I'm after. I'm still trying to decide how best to organize my images for a more orderly, "professional-looking" presentation.
I still have a lot of work to do. I need a custom graphic for the top of the page among other things.
I like the new gallery theme a lot better! That is looking quite nice now.
The plane shot looks great. Personally, I really like the amount of prop blur that you are getting (as you can still see the blades distinctly) at 1/800th, besides I think it might be a busy background if you bumped your aperture much. Call me crazy, but I wouldn't think you would want to change the settings much from what you took the pic at :)
And holly CRAP, that ball head on your wish list can hold 22 pounds! Makes me think I should have looked at ball heads a bit more before purchasing my head.
Okay guys. As of today, I am officially a professional photographer!!
I got an email from a guy at the CBC who wanted to purchase the rights to this picture:
and use it to illustrate a follow-up to this article:
He offered me $25 and I said okay.
Wow, that is awesome, congrats!
Did he tell you how he found it?
He said he'd searched flickr for Marc Crawford.
I really sort of posted this as a funny thing. I find it more amusing than anything else. I don't necessarily have any aspirations of being a professional photographer unless the current career takes a turn for whatever reason. I guess it's good that I've sold something. Now if he actually uses it, that'll be another story.