Joshua Tree Photos Online Index
2001 - 2002, Page 1

 


About this index:


What it is for and how it works

01

11/07/01 - 11/10/01

99

Trip west: Massachusetts to Texas

02

11/11/01 - 11/12/01

104

Trip west: Texas to Tempe, Arizona and broken axle

03

11/13/01 - 11/22/01

97

Trip west: Arizona to Joshua Tree, California. First shots of land and trailer. Tent. Water jugs

04

11/23/01 - 11/30/01

97

Palm Springs visit. Getting water. Sunsets. Land. Loading trash. Night sky. Trailer trash. Inside tent

05

12/01/01 - 12/04/01

64

Moving water tank. Climbing hill. Elsinore. Capistrano. Missy

06

12/05/01 - 12/12/01

108

Moving water tank. Eileen. Moving tent. Snow. Distant shots of hill. Street shots to property. Birds. Shower

07

12/13/01 - 12/19/01

107

Getting tank on stand. Eileen in van. Coyote. Puddles. Shots from up in hill. New site. Sunrise. Indian in town. Inside trailer

08

12/20/01 - 12/23/01

43

Moving rock. Puddles. Perhaps our only real Joshua tree

09

12/24/01 - 12/25/01

93

New site. Trailer. Laguna. Cell-notebook on beach. Road shots over the Ortega Highway, Capistrano to Elsinore

10

12/26/01 - 01/01/02

119

Clearing new site. Much vegetation and geology. Hill. Moon. Jugs. Icebox. Wheelbarrow. Toilet. Begin drive. Our Joshua tree

11

01/02/02 – 01/10/02

41

Inside van at night. New drive. Water tubs. New rope, propane. Cleaning water tank. Water trap fiasco. Stove

12

01/11/02 – 01/15/02

18

Bird in tent. Begin water rack. Lightfoot first appears. New bed. Shower in town

13

01/16/02 – 01/24/02

95

Filling small propane tanks. Water rack close–ups. Day's pickings. Water delivery

14

01/25/02 – 01/30/02

63

Eileen turning on new water faucet. Laguna. Mo in ocean. Lake Elsinore. Water? Drums. Highway 62

15

01/31/02 – 02/03/02

18

Water rack plumbing and its rock wall. Faucet

16

02/04/02

7

Rock wall. Rack to tank plumbing

17

02/05/02 – 02/20/02

97

Eileen cooking. Mo eating. Van dinner. Workin on drive. Dog fight. Sunset. Ei on comp. Bird in tent. Chair. Sky. Border shots

18

02/21/02 – 02/22/02

54

Night sky. New drive. New sign. Tent pan shots. Toilet. Distance and pan shots from hill. Van electronics

19

02/23/02 - 02/27/02

54

Old drive cleared and widened. New drive close-ups. Beginning work on trailer roof

20

02/28/02 - 03/07/02

79

Puddle. J tree sky. Workin on roof. Toe. Eileen's party. Window parts. Bees. Trlr int. Ei in van. Removg old ext top. Vent parts

21

03/08/02

51

Trailer foaming. Eileen, Mo, Lightfoot at park north of hill. Pan of sites from road. Eileen in bed

22

03/09/02 - 03/15/02

74

Ei packed. Sculpture at Tom's. Hill. Lizard. Foam. Pan from hill. Under trailer. Dishes. Mo asleep. Floor. Running hose

23

03/16/02 - 03/18/02

52

Gluing. Rain in everything. Trailer shots 360. Repairing screen door slot. Canvas

24

03/19/02 - 03/24/02

57

Moving rocks. Dogs. Lizard in water. Door and rough opening. Gluing sides. Propane stand. Windows. Crossroads Cafe

25

03/25/02

84

Gluing sides. My chairs. Twin Vans. Defecation hole. Wood filler (putty). Center strap. Propane stand

26

03/26/02

34

Pans: hill from road, site from hill, lowest arroyo. Gluing sides. Wood filler. Center strap. Original fire ring

27

03/27/02

64

39 duplicate shots of hill minutes apart to catch shadows of ridge lines. Vegetation. Geology. Site. Lizard

28

04/03/02

6

Crossroads Cafe

29

03/28/02 - 04/10/02

152

Roof composite. Foaming roof. Gluing sides. Rain. Canvas slats. Lizards. Generator. Pant holes. Supplies. Foaming int Door

30

04/11/02 - 04/23/02

108

Screens. Roof screws. Door. Wood filler. Dragonfly. Ron. Awning. Neighbors on bikes

31

04/24/02 - 04/25/02

12

Cactus flower. Rain. Warps. Moon in night sky

32

04/26/02

19

Rain. Int door. New defecation hole. Repairing warps

33

04/27/02 - 04/30/02

106

Wood filled roof. Varnishing. Underside. New site. Under wells. Interior. Door catch. Cactus. Hill w golden eagles. Site from hill

34

05/01/02 - 05/10/02

143

Painting. Lightfoot. Mo. Scrap. Int: measures, scraping floor, gluing, wood filler, sanding, graffiti, under roof of extension

35

05/11/02 - 05/14/02

138

Sanding, varnishing, floor meas. Trailer ext. Moving in. Lafonds. Sarah. Moving tent. Mounting tires. Moving trailer. Lizard

36

05/15/02

63

Moving trailer. Another lizard

37

05/16/02 - 05/25/02

211

All windows. Laundromat. Scrap. Sunset. Int wheel wells, hatch, vents, foaming. Ext vents. Good ext shots. Departure

38

05/26/02 - 06/01/02

25

Arriving. Mo clean. Acclimating to office.                    Also, a layout of the trailer with measurements

 



204 Days

(6 mos, 3 wks)



2856



= total photo count




Generally speaking, these pictures are used to tell a story, regardless of quality. The Journal is probably 90% text, with photos added to show what I'm talking about. At the other end of the scale, the various Series collections, such as “ Rejuvenation”, “ The Fight”, etc., are probably 90% photos, with captions added for clarification

In the Windows operating system, a folder can be set to show thumbnail images instead of file names, so every photo is visible in that folder. After a new batch is moved from the camera to the computer, the images are distributed to various folders according to the primary subject matter of each. Where an image fits into more then one category, a shortcut (aka: pointer, or link) to that image is dragged to each relative folder. Hence, a photo of the trailer roof goes into a folder named “Roof”. Since the photo also happens to show some of the tools used, a shortcut is dragged into the “Equipment” folder. If there is a puddle on that roof, the “Rain” folder gets a shortcut

However, before the images are distributed, snapshots are taken of the original thumbnail collection, one for each scrolled page of the folder that contains them. Each snapshot is called a “capture” because the software used for this purpose, ByLight's “20/20”, captures whatever is in a defined rectangle. Before the capture is taken, the folder is narrowed left to right so that only 5 thumbnails show left to right, as you will see below. A maximized folder shows 11 thumbnails left to right.

These captures are then concatenated vertically in pairs using Adobe Photoshop Elements, two at a time because that is what fits nicely on the screen, top to bottom, when reduced to approximately 1/3 (144 pixels wide) their original width (440 pixels wide), as depicted below. The same concatenated pairs are also saved at twice their original size for full-screen viewing left to right (880 pixels wide), which is what you get when you click on a smaller image below. If your display is set to “1024 X 768”, as it should be unless you have very poor eyesight, then you will notice that when you open the double sized full screen rendition, there is no horizontal scrolling; you can see them all at once left to right. That is why the original folder was narrowed to 5 thumbnails wide. If your display is set to something less then “1024 X 768”, click here to fix that

Frequently I found myself searching endlessly and repetitively through every folder looking for just the right picture to say what I wanted to say. The primary folder just did not have the one that would make the desired point. Often, I found what I was looking for. In other words, I had not initially thought to drag a shortcut of that image into a particular folder

That is why I created this index. In the Table Of Contents, it attempts to describe the assorted themes of each photo batch. A click on the relative Batch number or Date Range takes one to a miniature capture of that batch. The images in these depictions are small, but one can usually tell what they are about. A click on that depiction opens a full screen rendition of the batch

To begin with, we are not talking about any real quality here. The original shots were taken with a “1 megapixel” camera generally set at its highest quality selection. A 1 megapixel camera can produce a pretty good 4 X 5 printed photograph. The full screen rendition of that shot, about 4 times that size, will be somewhat blurred and/or grainy. Hence, virtually every photo used in a story or series required some reworking in a photo editor, usually Adobe Photoshop Elements. Some required only a slight enhancement of contrast; others required hours of detailed adjustment. The originals remained as they were; the enhanced versions were saved under a different name. The index displays the original (.jpg) images and any Photoshop (.psd) interpretations that were kept because they might be useful down the line. The enhanced images (.jpg and .html) are what one sees online in a finished story or series, or hanging on my wall

I have also filled in the empty spaces below with enhanced versions of shots that I found interesting or pertinent

The current 2002 technology is now producing “4 megapixel” cameras at a fairly reasonable price. They can provide a pretty good 8 X 10 photograph. I hope to get one of them pretty soon



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