This article was first written when ipernity management announced the imminent closure of the site, from about the end of January 2017, leading to thoughs that it's time to look for another photographic "home". Things have moved on and there are now a number of updates, though most of the "comparative" material remains current... NOTE ADDED 4 APRIL 2017. Hang in there, anyone reading this item! It is looking hopeful for a positive result by the Ipernity Members' Association (IMA). All be…
China, album created on August 17, 2017
Images taken during our all-too-brief visit in 2017.
Lord Howe Revisited., album created on May 9, 2017
Many years ago I visited Lord Howe Island by flying boat (see separate album). It took a long while, but it was time for a return to this idyllic island retreat. :-)
January 27, 2016If you're like most people on this site, I suspect you take a few thousand photos yearly. I know I do. I'll be honest, a great many of mine are hardly worthy of a second look, but they accumulate in my computer's hard disk. Maybe a hundred or so yearly warrant that second look. Some, though even fewer, deserve 'historical retention' (for want of a better term). Let's work on the thought that the image of a great sunset, general landscape or flower isn't going to have 'historical retent…
January 3, 2016No doubt most of us from pre-digital days have collections of slides and/or negatives, waiting to receive a new digital rendering. I have been asked what process I use to copy these slides and negatives: here's a short summary of what I do and why I do things this way. Over the years I have owned a couple of dedicated slide/film scanners and, frankly, I was never totally satisfied with the results from them. One of the characteristics of the old slide film, particularly Kodak, was that it w…