A Word About the “empty” Home Page

The question was asked why is the home page empty? The reason is actually rather simple. After having decided to change my emphasis of the site to be all about photography, the next step was to find a new web site theme. I wanted the theme to focuses solely on my photographs and nothing more. After much searching and trying out a number of themes that were classified to be for photographers, I choose this theme, which is called Photocrati.

I just feel in love with it. The home page provides a slideshow that greets the visitors and showcases some of my landscape pictures. Yes, there is a tiny menu box that provides the access to the various pages, such as the blog and albums, but the rest is all about photographs. I do recognize that the downfall of this approach is that first time visitors may not see the latest blog posting. I don’t mind as I really want to concentrate more on the photographs and visitors that care will most likely check out the albums and blog pages.

The landscape photos currently shown on the home page were taken during my business travels between 2000 and 2004. All but one were taken with my Sony DSC-F505V. The exception being the Indian Summer Leaves photo taken with the Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3, which replaced my Sony in late 2004.

The photos are landscape of:

  • Riddagshausen – a nature reserve in the Lower Saxon city of Braunschweig (Brunswick), Germany. It lies in the east of Brunswick and contains the old pond area, a east portion of the valley in the district of Riddagshausen, part of the south adjoining Buchenhorst, a wooded area, as well as areas south of Riddagshausen that are under protection.
  • Costa Brava – a coastal region of northeastern Spain, stretching from Blanes, 60 km (37 mi) northeast of Barcelona, to the French border.
  • Reykjanesskagi – a southern Peninsula situated at the southwestern end of Iceland, near the capital of Reykjavík. The peninsula is marked by active volcanism under its surface, and large lava fields, allowing little vegetation.
  • Mount Fuji – the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776.24 m (12,389 ft) located on Honshu Island. Mount Fuji lies about 100 kilometers (60 mi) south-west of Tokyo, and can be seen from there on a clear day. The lake in the foreground is Ashinoko.
  • Mont Blanc or Monte Bianco both meaning “White Mountain”, is the highest mountain in the Alps and the highest peak in Europe outside of the Caucasus range. It rises 4,810 m (15,781 ft) above sea level and is ranked 11th in the world in topographic prominence
  • Lynedoch – a hamlet in Norfolk County in the Canadian province of Ontario. The photo was taken during the first day of snow in 2003. Lynedoch is located northwest of Pine Grove, southwest of Delhi, and west of Simcoe.
  • Bobcaygeon – a community on the Trent-Severn Waterway in the City of Kawartha Lakes, east-central Ontario, Canada. The photo was taken during the Indian Summer of 2004.
  • Shepperton – a suburban town/village in the borough of Spelthorne, Surrey in the former historic county of Middlesex in England, 15 miles (24 km) south west of Charing Cross, London, bounded by the Thames to the south and in the north-west bisected by the M3 motorway.
  • Spessart – a Mittelgebirge, a range of low wooded mountains, in the States of Bavaria and Hesse in Germany. It is bordered by the Vogelsberg, Rhön and Odenwald. This photo was taken in the Main area of the Spessart.

Last but not least, there is the photo that provides the background to all posts and pages. It was taken on 9 January 2014 from Ferry Plaza and Pier 7 in San Francisco and shows the Bay Bridge’s Western Span with the LED light display being in action. To see it without anything in the foreground, select the Albums menu option only with clicking on any submenu. Enjoy!

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