This site is composed using Middleman for layout and Floatbox for image display.

Image management, editing, and exporting accomplished using Aperture and DxO Optics Pro.

Earlier, I used RapidWeaver with Scott Mackie’s RapidAlbum photo gallery plugin configured with the Slimbox gallery template to provide the pop-up images and navigation. But Scott officially stopped work on RapidAlbum and Real Mac Software let RapidWeaver languish.

The first version of this site was authored using iWeb 1.1.2 to create a framework of pages that linked together smart web albums exported from Aperture. I documented the process of combining the two here.

This site has been running on Media Temple’s Grid Service since 11 August 2007. Prior to that, it was on a G4 Mac Mini connected to the Internet via a basic consumer DSL package from Speakeasy, who had provided excellent service since December 2002. We switched to a Comcast cable modem in September 2007 for a speed boost. Switching to a hosting provider eliminated the need for a static IP address, and the speed of our DSL connection continued to degrade, perhaps due to the nearly fifty-year-old wiring in our condominium. At the time of the switch we got about 225 kbps down and 275 up with our DSL modem. The cable modem provides about 10 Mbps down and 1.5 Mbps up.

Keyword scheme courtesy Quang-Tuan Luong and Terra Galleria.

Film cameras used for the photos on site include a 4x5 Speed Graphic, Nikon FM2n, Pentax WR90, and Minolta Weathermatic Dual 35mm.

Digital cameras represented on these pages include an Olympus E-M5, Nikon D700, Olympus E-3, Olympus E-500, Fuji F30, Panasonic FX-7, Panasonic LX-5, Leica Digilux 1, and Nikon CoolPix 900. Lenses for the E-M5 include a Zuiko 12 f/2.0, Zuiko 12–50 f/3.5–6.3, Panasonic 20 f/1.7, Zuiko 45 f/1.8, and Zuiko 60 f/2.8 macro, and Panasonic 45–175 f/4.0–5.6. Lenses for the Nikon include the Nikkor 50 f/1.8 AF-D, 28–105 f/3.4–4.5 D, 28–300 f/3.5–5.6 VR and 70–200 f/2.8 VR; Tamron 28–75 f/2.8 and 28–300 f/3.5–6.3 VC; and Sigma 180 f/3.5 macro. Lenses for the Olympus included the Zuiko 50 f/2.0 macro, 7–14 f/4.0, 14–54 f/2.8–3.5, 14–35 f/2.0 , and 50–200 f/2.8–3.5 as well as a Sigma 150 mm f/2.8 macro. I discuss my initial choice of Olympus 4/3 here and later switch to Nikon in this article. I’ve since come back to Olympus with the E-M5 and m4/3 lenses. It’s the perfect travel system!

Last edit: 24 December 2013