Robert Swanson's articles

  • Our Travels (part 0)

    - 5 months ago - 1 comment
    Since the "travels" articles are in reverse time order, this set appears before 2018 (part 1). After 2022, don't know what I'll do. 2021 -- Oh well, ANOTHER 'transition' year for us. Our "plans" to have two apartments (summer and winter) were destroyed by the Valentine Day snow/ice storms in Texas. Our apartment in New Braunfels was "electric only". We weren't allowed to have ANY open flame. So, when the electricity failed, with 10 degrees (F) outside, we just got colder and colder. After a d…

  • WeeklyGroups

    - April 18, 2022
    I've been enjoying posting photos to the "weekly" groups. Here is where I stand right now: Monday Benches Tuesday nothing Wednesday Walls (HWW) Thursday Thursday Orange Friday HFF (happy fence friday) Saturday/Sunday Have a Great Weekend

  • Some Remarkable Photography

    - April 18, 2022
    Wow, I just found this, thanks to another web site. Besides the wonder of the fine work of this photographer, there are ideas in his images that may inspire others to try his techniques. Enjoy! www.tomhegen.com/ Referred from: www.thingsmagazine.net/cutting-edge/

  • Our Travels (Part 2)

    - June 24, 2020
    Be sure to view "our travels (part 1)". I tried to put in all the text, but Ipernity truncated it at 1995. Using reverse time order, by the way. Entire narrative at: swansongrp.com/trips_all.html Continuing at 1995... 1995 -- In February, we took advantage of some really cheap airline tickets and traveled for 16 days in The Netherlands and Belgium. We went everywhere on trains, and most of our entertainment and meals took place in bars. Bob, at least, was trying to taste at least…

  • Our Travels (Part 1)

    - June 24, 2020
    This is a not-quite-up-to-date list of travels involving my wife and myself. I've included travel experiences from before we met. Many of these travels involve photography. We are both avid amateurs, and really started taking lots of photos when digital cameras came out. Anyway on to the list (which is located at swansongrp.com/trips_all.html ) Hmm, seems that Ipernity has truncated the entire entry, so this is just part 1... - - - - - - Introduction -- First of all, this list of trav…

  • Putting Photos in Groups on Ipernity

    - May  4, 2020 - 3 comments
    This article contains the text of my reply to a member who had made several group recommendations for my recently-uploaded photos. "Thank you for the recommendations. It is time-consuming for me to work through all of them, because I am not familiar with the many groups on Ipernity. Given enough time, I can evaluate each group to decide whether I can join or not, and whether that photo, or perhaps some other photo would fit within the group's rules. I don't have time every day to study the…

  • Making Your Own Interactive Photo Album

    - February 16, 2020 - 2 comments
    Not all of my photos are on Ipernity (nor on Flickr). I have placed a number of photos on my personal website: swansonphotos.com Rather than spend a lot of time formatting HTML, I wrote a script in Perl that highly automates the process of creating the HTML files that display my photos. To use this product, you need Perl on your computer. This Perl script must be run from a command line. Therefore, you need not only the Perl system installed, but you need a computer system that offers…

  • New Member

    - February 14, 2020 - 5 comments
    Hello all, I recently joined Ipernity, after being on Flickr for many years. Over the next few months, I will be doing two things: 1) Transferring as many photos as I can from Flickr to Ipernity. 2) Placing many of the 8,000 photos from Flickr on my personal website. These will supplement those on Ipernity. I do this because I see no future for Flickr. It was a great run while it lasted. I am delighted to join the Ipernity community, and look forward to seeing many more beautif…