Changes to this site
As of the beginning of September, I've implemented some changes to this site:
The title graphic has
the photograph and text through eight photographs (1 from each of the six galleries and 2 discretionary entries), each change occurring
five seconds. This means that rather than changing one image every week, I will now change the images on a monthly
A selection of custom mugs is now available, in both right-handed and left-handed designs.
are as a result of a course I've been taking, and although some of the functionality is provided by my website design application,
I'm choosing to attempt to write some of my own code and integrate it into the design with the intention that I don't have to do any
manual editing of the HTML files. I have further ideas that I hope to be able to add to the site in the near future.
to mugs, I've finally produced a 3XM prototype, and I was impressed with the finished product, which I actually think is better than
the ones ordered directly from One Vision Imaging. As a result I've produced a small selection of designs for both right-handed
and left-handed users, chosen mainly from the "Landscape and Architecture" and "Transport" galleries; I may add more designs if I
feel there is sufficient interest.
As to the photography, there was somewhat of a "Gloucestershire" theme to the August
work, and at the time of writing, there are still quite a few photographs awaiting processing. I made it to the
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, and I managed to photograph two steam tours, one of which was photographed at two separate locations.
With the weather being somewhat variable during the month, I didn't manage to get as much done as I would have liked.
If I'm honest,
my plans for the month were somewhat upset by a visit to Gloucester early on, where I discovered the Henson Pig Trail, a series of
pig-themed artworks located at various points in Gloucestershire, most of them found in the immediate vicinity of Gloucester City
centre. Not realising on my first visit the full significance of the pigs, I made a second visit to Gloucester to attempt
to photograph the ones there on the Saturday before the bank holiday. This wasn't quite the success I had hoped for, as
there was a vintage vehicle gathering in the city that day, and I suspect some of the pigs had been moved for safe keeping, but
I did manage to photograph 20 of the pigs, including no. 28 "Spider Pig" which required a walk of a couple of miles to get to its
location. I also obtained photographs of the three pigs north of Gloucester the next day.
As I understand it, the pigs
are on display until the 3rd September, so I've decided to hold off processing the photographs until then, as I'm hoping that I might
be able to photograph some more. I don't think I'm going to get the full set, but if I'd found out earlier about the pig
trail (which ran from June), I might well have done.
As a result of chasing Henson Pigs, I have sessions from the Jet Age Museum and
"Nature in Art" to process, which I expect to do in early September.
It is possible that I may attempt to photograph some
more of the Henson Pigs during the first weekend of the month, and I would like to visit the Perrygrove Railway's gala.
With my National Trust score somewhat lagging behind this year, I hope that I can visit some of the their properties during the month