Posts Tagged ‘photos’

Trying to take a picture

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Amy and I share a lot of pictures of the kids. Sorry… it’s kind of an unavoidable parent thing.

For example, Amy recently got them to model some hats she’d crocheted.

And people make nice comments saying how pretty they are and how good they are in photos.

But they don’t realise how much effort it takes to get to that picture.

Look at some of the photos it took to come up with one of her looking… sane. (And this is after I weeded out the ones that were blurry, out of focus, or essentially duplicates).

slideshow of some previous attempts (on flickr)

Basically I’m looking for pity. (Is it working?) 😉


Saturday, January 21st, 2012


Or, “what happens when we’re in the park with a digital camera and some time to kill”. 🙂


Annotating photos with tweets

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

I have a lot of digital photos.

An insane amount – something like 40,000 photos that go back over a dozen years since I first got a digital camera at University.

I store them based on the date that they were taken, using a folder structure like this:

screenshot of folder structure where I store photos

For a while, I used to drop a readme.txt text file into some of the folders saying where the photos were taken or what I was doing. This was partly so that when I look at the photos ten years later I’ve got something to remind me what is going on, but mainly to make it possible for me to search for photos of something when I can’t remember the date it happened.

But in recent years, I’ve been too lazy to keep that up, and rarely ever add a readme file.

I thought that my tweets might be a good alternative. There is a reasonable chance that if I took a photo of something interesting, that I might have tweeted sometime that day about where I am or what I’m doing.

I wanted to populate each of my folders with a day’s photos in it with a tweets.txt text file containing tweets posted on that day.