Like many of you, I can be overwhelmed by the holiday advertising, sales, and promotions. On the other hand, many of us do shop at this time of the year and we do want to get the right items at decent prices.
With that in mind, I’m offering one quiet little post here about holiday stuff on the website — and then I’ll mostly try to keep the volume turned down. :-)
My photographs are available for purchase in a range of sizes and presentations. Read more at the Sales page. Contact me with questions or to order a print. There is a 10% discount on prints purchased this month — just mention this post when you place your order.
Help support my work by making purchases through affiliate links on the blog. These are listed in the sidebar and include B&H Photo and Thinktank. Purchasing through the links will not increase your price, but it does earn a small affiliate fee that helps support this website.
From time to time I share special holiday pricing from the affiliates on the Deals page — visit the page, or see see sidebar link for highlights.
And now, back to our regularly scheduled program… ;-)
My web presence has long included this blog and a separate online gallery housing a large archive of photographs — perhaps about 3000 of them at last count. Earlier this week the gallery had a technical issue that snowballed and eventually took that gallery completely offline.
During the past few days I have spent way to many hours trying to get the gallery working again, and I have (mostly) succeeded at this point. A new version of the gallery now holds essentially all of the photographs that were at the old gallery. The format is a bit different, though the underlying organization of the images is similar. At this point, the titles ofphotographs do not display correctly, and you’ll see file names where there used to be titles. This is fixable, but not right away.
If you tried to find the old gallery and couldn’t, thanks for your patience. If you haven’t seen the gallery, feel free to wander over there and take look!
A quick note this evening… the gallery site that is attached to this blog suffered a bit of melt-down over the weekend. If you try to visit it right now — and don’t bother… really — no images are visible. I have thought of a few ways to rectify this, but the gallery may be unavailable for at least a few more days.
It occurs to me that many people are probably aware that I post a new photograph every day — but that few know how long I’ve been doing this nor my reasons for this seemingly obsessive task. Today I’m sharing a bit of the back story.
I’ve been building and operating websites since about 1995. I’ll skip over a bunch of other interesting (to me) steps in the previous millennium and my first adventures with weblogs (now known as “blogs”) in the 1990s — though this could be a story for another day. Early on I created a blog about backpacking and other outdoor subjects called “Dan’s Outside,” and it gradually came to hold more and more photographs. At some point — likely around the time I acquired my first DSLR in the early 2000s — the photographs began to be the primary focus, and in 2005 I created a photography blog. The photograph at the top of this post was one of the earliest I shared, back in July of 2005.
Although I have not kept careful records, it looks like the daily photograph posts probably began to appear about a month later in August 2005, and they have continued mostly without a break since that time. That’s a lot of photographs! I haven’t actually counted, but it must be getting close to 3000 or more.
This morning I noticed that the number of page views at the G Dan Mitchell Photography Blog is very close to passing a significant milestone… Looks like it should surpass the 1,000,000 views threshold in the next week or so. Cool!