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Post created: 14st December 2021;
Last updated: 9th July 2022.
Length: ~550 words.
The path to get to this place has been windingly long... I have very few words to write here. That’s because of the effort it’s taken to get to this point.
It’s been well over a year since I last composed one of these blog posts. The problem has been that the effort require to produce one of these has been beyond me – on top of all the other distractions in life at this point, certainly. Not the walking, or the photography, but getting those images into a form which I can easily get on-line.
Since 2019 I’ve had a lot of problems using my over-elaborate computer system; and that in turn meant, when my bespoke system started to fall apart in 2020, I wasn’t able to fix it. And with no bespoke database and scripting system, no blog posts.
Hopefully, I think I’ve solved that; as this blog post illustrates.
It’s taken a lot of work – a little bit here and a little bit there for a year or so – to create a system that’s simple enough to for to quickly use; but at the same time conveys the images in the right design framework so that people can get the best from them.
As well as easier for me to use than the system I had before, this new system is a little more flexible. Previously every photo had to be exactly the same; both the same physical size and aspect ratio. This new system (which, I have to admit, is still fairly experimental) allows me to use different sizes and aspect ratios, and then it slices and dices the display so that they all conveniently fit onto the page.
The thing I’ve lost under this new system are links to on-line Ordnance Survey maps, that allowed people to find the location of each image. That was a lot of extra effort which I can’t really splash-out on any more.
It was a nice evening’s walk; seeing the sunset, and walking into the dusk on the way back into Banbury. And I hope the pictures convey the beauty of the cloudscapes. What this blog post conveys for me, though, is the possibility of once again finding a new creative outlet for ramblings in the landscape.