So basically both my sites have been dead for a while, but I did finish the novel- at least to the point of needing just outside editing and cover art. While that’s getting lined up and happening, I might do some photoblogging here for a bit so I can get back in the swing of things.
Above is an old old Maymont shot that I ran through a few filters real quick to get that fake sepia feel to it.
Basically the new site is going to have portfolios and galleries; this one is going to be sporadic blogging on no schedule whatsoever, and maybe if I ever have money, I’ll pay to get the ads removed here (doubtful). But for anyone who’s interested in novels, etc., I’ll post here when I put them up there… etc., etc… okay, you may return to more fanciful entertainments on your cell phones now.
Well, for now at least, this site is going dead. I’ve moved to http://adamshurte.com, which I’ve decided to make into a static site with galleries and portfolios, as well as my writing (currently there’s just photography but I expect that to change in the next few weeks).
Since I’m doing things differently, here’s how it works: I update it as work gets completed and appropriate for display online, then I schedule all that for the next Sunday, and you get an update in the news feed. The main differences are that writing will be showing up (essays, stories, novels, possibly poetry eventually- probably a mix of free and not-free items), and there is no blog at the moment.
I’m looking at alternatives to WordPress that would allow me to have two blogs and a general news feed, as well as a better organized site, but until that’s figured out, no more blogging. There’ll be a solitary news post labelled “Updates for (date)” with a list of whatever’s gotten done, and links to new material. Sadly if I blog photographs (individual or gallery) I just spend too much time worrying about all that and it’s hard to keep the site and my PC’s archive sorted in any reasonable fashion.
What I might do is a flickr feed of new photographs instead, but that’s up in the air.
So, I’m using WordPress for now, will probably get something a little more powerful later on, and this is probably it for posting here. Thanks for viewing my work, following the site, and liking things I’ve put up here. Might not seem that way but it’s a lot easier to keep going even if just a handful of people click those silly “like” and “follow” buttons.
The new site, again, is at http://adamshurte.com. Thanks, and enjoy the tree from off of Skyline Drive.
off I go…
Okay, so I’ve opened the new webpage, and it’s located at http://adamshurte.com. You know, no advertisements, different layout, and you can actually type in the URL without screaming if you’re using a cell phone/can’t touch type.
Basically the posting schedule is every Sunday before 6 PM EST; expect the sort of things you’ve seen here as well as any writing I manage to complete and post. I’m trying to make the static part of the site the focus more than blogging, but there’ll still be galleries and images showing up in the news feed most Sundays.
The downside is this site’s pretty much going dormant; I’ll probably leave the content that’s currently on it up for a week or so then I might just leave a general “I have moved” notice here with the URL and everything changed.
So anyway go check it out.
So here’s the latest gallery from Matthews County; just a short walk up and down Haven Beach in the mid to late afternoon.
This will probably be the last photo set I post here, on the free WordPress servers; when it’s ready, i.e., next Sunday at the latest, I’ll put a link to the new site and a brief announcement. I am not sure how long I’ll leave this site up and running; it’ll probably just have everything stripped of it and a single post redirecting everyone to the new one.
In bad news I might’ve messed up my car a little doing something stupid (pulled off the road way too fast and the brakes started acting funny) so I’ll probably be holed up organizing my existing work to date to put on the new site as well as working on a few writing projects (which the new site will also cover in the future) until that gets sorted out.
The new site is using WordPress as its CMS, so there should be someway or another to follow it. Anyway, that covers it til next Sunday.
Something came up and I’m busy; likewise I’ll probably put things online later tonight or on Monday.
Other than that I purchased server space for the new location and expect that up next Sunday.
In light of the fact that I’m using the internet in an unhealthy manner, I’m going to stick to a Sunday evening posting schedule; at 6PM every Sunday evening (EST) I’ll basically post any galleries or individual shots I’ve completed during the previous week.
And, just to reiterate, apart from that I will be moving to the new servers soon; I want that done by the end of the month. Shouldn’t be too big of a change, but you’ll have to resubscribe to the new site if you’re subscribed here. The major change on your end will be no advertisements, and I’ll also be hosting any writing I complete (I’m editing a novel right now among other things) there. Oh, as probably mentioned, the URL won’t be ludicrously long anymore.
So don’t expect anything til next Sunday and there might be a lot on any given Sunday or a little depending on what happens.
Because like there’s nothing like some Photoshop filters to make a creepy scene twice as creepy.
Just a photo edit of the fountain from the gallery below (really just the Midnight filter in Color Efex) so you can all get your Goth on.
There will probably be more (and some in color hopefully as well). Here’s a few I played with tonight.
Here’s a few things:
I’ve started a flickr.com account located here and uploaded one photo to it. In the future I’ll be experimenting with that site and see what happens.
Additionally I’m thinking next month is when I’ll purchase server space and set up my new site under a better URL without advertisements. It’s going to be a writing and photography (artist’s) page, though I think initially just photography (still finishing up the novel, but there will be that novel published and any others I write there as well) will show up. There will likely be things like links to relevant vendors you can buy books and prints from as I publish and post stuff.
Once that’s done I may or may not abandon this site here. The new one’ll probably be wordpress too so if you’re subscribed you should be able to just resubscribe to the new one. Worst case scenario there’ll be one post linking to the new page and a brief about section. Anyway I registered the myname.com URL a ways back and it’s a lot shorter and easier to remember than firstnamemiddleinitiallastnamephotography.wordpress.com so hopefully that will make everyone concerned happy.
In the meantime I’ll still be posting here as I get stuff done, and any future updates will show here as well.