About the Photographs

These photos are my visual diary. I started taking pictures in the summer of 2001 with a DV camera with megapixel still capability. I had bought a Sony PC100 to create and edit computer graphics, but I instantly fell in love with using photography to record the beauty of the real world around me. Interestingly, I have yet to appreciate the use of video in the same way. In January of 2002 I bought a Sony P1, a 3 megapixel digicam, and many of the pictures here were taken with that (or the P5 that eventually replaced it, or the P9 that I have now in August 2004). A few were taken by friends.

I save almost every picture I take. Occasionally I take the best and edit them for public display. Each photo is selected, cropped, and corrected by hand, then a perl program generates the index page. Another perl program runs the navigation interface and displays the photo in a frame with a caption, if one is defined.

The perl programs are free software. The indexer is derived from windex, and the framer is custom. Here is my version of windex, and here is the framer.

Here is the index of indices to all the photos.

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