Monday, December 29, 2008

Holiday slump

Sorry the updates have been so few and far between. Holidays...

I'm working on all of the late-October California pictures right now. Some are posted, more will follow this week.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Scan day

Today I'm scanning in pictures and uploading. Many thanks to cousin Barbara and cousin Patty for some of these pictures.

I posted our daughter's first school pictures into her gallery today. The 3 images can be found here. Isn't she just the cutest little girl you've ever seen? Daddy's wrapped.

I also am very pleased to have been asked to scan everyone's friend Mikie's "Fireman Collection." See if you can find out what picture doesn't belong with the others.

As I mentioned above, the images that my cousins contributed can be found here (Barbara / Patty, I have the originals and will return them to you... thanks again). I love antique photos!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Half-Pint Prints Holiday '08 update - December 12, 2008.

Happy Holidays, everyone. Time to change the password for Half-Pint. I sent it out in a bulk email earlier today. If you didn't receive it, please send me an email and I'll get it to you. The email link is at the top of each Half-Pint page.

The photographic additions to Half-Pint since the last email are:
  • Daniel's Birthday (link)
  • Aaron's Birthday (link)
  • a trip to New Jersey (I actually hung out with Giants
  • Marla and Joshua's wedding (link)
  • Michael's Baptism (link)
  • a few pictures from Disneyland (these are not my images... they were taken by the Disneyland Staff Pros.)
  • and of course, pictures of our adorable little kids - here, here, and our expected third here
I am still way behind, and will be adding pictures from Legoland, Disneyland, Grandpa's 70th, Halloween, Zack's Birthday, Andrew's Birthday, Six Flags, and Addison's Christening. Subscribe if you want to know when things get added (see below for details)
The technical changes for Half-Pint are:
  • The Blog. Though mentioned last time, bugs are now ironed out and I'm posting as frequently as necessary. It is a good place to get updates about new gallery additions. It is at
  • Google Earth. I have a small number of photos up now on Google Earth. If you are interested, follow this link: It will ask you what to do with the file:
    Select "Open with," click "Browse" and select Google Earth from the list. Google Earth will launch and you will see "sskoutas photos" in your "places" window on the left of the Google Earth Screen. 5 images should be available. More to come. Don't have Google Earth? Shame on you. It is very cool. Get it here.
  • Google Friend Connect. This is an experimental addition to Half-Pint that may or may not last. Try it out. Let me know what you think. It is on the right hand side of the blog pages.
  • RSS / Atom subscriptions. At the bottom of the homepage, you will find an icon for available feeds. Click on it if you wish to subscribe to the gallery update feed. The downside is it will not give you updates for password-protected images. A better option may be to subscribe to the blog. Click here if you would like to do that, or find the ATOM link at the bottom of the blog page.

As always:

  • If you don’t want to be on this distribution list, email me and you will be removed.
  • If you have pictures up here that you don’t want up here, tell me and they will be removed.
  • If you have any password concerns with your images, let me know.
  • If you want a gallery password protected that isn’t, let me know.
  • If you know someone would want to be added, tell them to email me.
  • Feel free to share gallery access with others that might be interested.
  • Contributions for “The Old Shoebox” and “Photographs and Memories” nostalgia galleries always welcome.
Be happy and be well, and please enjoy your holidays!

Facebook Connect

I'm trying hard to intergrate Facebook (via Facebook connect) with this website so you all can join, log in, communicate with me, the site, and your Facebook Friends, and hopefully, be updated directly as you wish.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Working on the bulk-email

I'm drafting the bulk-email password change right now, and hope to have the full update out to everyone by this Sunday. Happy Friday!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Marla and Josh Gallery is underway

The first images from Marla an Josh's wedding are up tonight. Lots and lots more to come. Go here. The password has not changed (but will once I complete this project). If you need the password, please email me. Good night!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Progress... slow but sure

I made good progress on Josh and Marla's wedding tonight. No, nothing is posted yet, but for those of you familiar with Lightroom workflow, I'm out of the Library module and tomorrow I intend to start developing the selected photos. First posts may even be tomorrow night, but no promises.

Marla and Josh's Wedding

I've hopped out of sequence on my photography projects, and I'm currently working on the "pre" post-processing on Marla and Josh's wedding (tagging, rating, etc.). I'm going to guess it will take most of this week to finish these images. From there, I'm off to work on Grandpa's 70th Birthday Party, and then I'm going back to July to work on images in sequence again.