May 21, 2018
The photo above is a composite I created trying to match the zoom and composition between two of the shots I took last Saturday while hiking up the Rose River Fire Trail. You can see the solo images, and other from that hike in the New Images and in the Rivers & Streams galleries.
The photo on the left was taken with a 4 second exposure. I think the longer shutter speed reduces the sense of power of the water pounding down what is normally an almost dry stream bed.
The photo on the right was taken with a 1/2 second exposure. I think that the shorter exposure, while still long enough to add some motion blur, conveys a bit more of power of the water cascading down this steep streamed.
I look forward to your comments and thoughts here or on the photos in the Facebook Album.
Like many of you, I am concerned about how some applications on Facebook have harvested or attempted to harvest our personal information. I would like to ensure you that I do not capture any information about you when you share photos from this website to Facebook, and that I keep your login information separate from your Facebook login.
The photos from the Farmington Hunt Club's 2018 Puppy Show are posted. I think Matthew has some beautiful hounds in this year's entries.
Checkout the 2018 First Rites gallery for pictures from the Saturday May 12th competition at MAV's First Rites beach volleyball tournament at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
My photos from the April 29th FHC/VHSA Show are now posted. I hope that you will enjoy the photos.
While the cherry blossoms are history and the dogwoods are now rapidly losing their flowers as well, there are a lot of options for using spring's flowers as a backdrop for a new portrait. Contact me soon if you are interested.
If you are looking for some of my whitewater racing photos, I have added a new page and a new item to the main list of Galleries to get you to the top level of those galleries. I will still provide links to new galleries here on my homepage, and I will still post shares of those new galleries to Facebook.
I believe that I have worked out the bugs and performance problems with allowing you to share individual photos to Facebook from the individual galleries. Please give it a try and let me know if you encounter any problems trying to share the photos. I hope to add sharing to the other popular services soon.
I am still scanning and correcting photos, so there will be more old photos in the New Images gallery and on the Facebook page soon.
A friend and customer pointed out that she found it difficult to keep track of which images were in her cart, and she didn't like having to zoom into the photos to reach the "Buy a Print/Copy" button. To address her first concern, I changed the border around and added an icon below the thumbnail images that are in your cart. I added a "Buy" button to the thumbnail view of the galleries.
The website also will do a better job keeping track of your place when you do add items to your shopping cart, so the "Keep Shopping" button should return you to the same location in the gallery and displaying the same number of images per page. I will try to get the images per row to also persist.
I also added some code to keep track of your shopping cart between sessions even if you don't login, but that only works on one device. To share your cart across devices, you will still need to login before adding items to your cart.
Let me know what you think of those changes.
All of the URLs on my site should now be a lot easier to remember and share. Instead of the old format with the gID=XXX in the URL, you should now be able to simply enter a URL like www.CathySummers.com/2017-NVSL-All-Stars to find the photos I took during the NVSL All Star meet, or www.CathySummers.com/Abbott-Lane-Foxes to see the photos of the foxes who used to live in my backyard.
If you login when you start your visit, you can now mark photos as your favorites, and then you can look at all of your favorite images on a separate gallery page. I hope this will really help those of you trying to collect images from multiple galleries as you try to decide which one to purchase. Once logged in, you will see "Your Favorites" as the first item in the "Your Galleries" menu.
The Framed Prints gallery now allows you to look at zoomed in photos of all the framed prints I currently have and are ready for immediate pick up or delivery.
I have added a limited search capability to the gallery pages. You can now filter the images in a gallery by how I have rated the photos, if you want to see which ones I think are the best, and you can search for keywords if, for example you just want to see my rose photos without looking at the other flower images. Please let me know what you think of this change, or contact me with other suggested improvements.
I will be going through the other galleries and adding keywords to those galleries soon.
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I have enjoyed taking photos at the indoor swim meets over the years, but now that Elena is through with High School swimming and moving on, I won't be taking photos during High School or USS meets in the future. I will leave the photos that I have taken up on this web site for a while, and I will be happy to sell you prints or electronic copies.
If you are looking for the photos I have taken at some of the High School swim meets, you can try the Gallery Search to find the gallery. Contact me if you need the gallery password.