I'm slowly moving all of the content from my old blog Pine Barren Man to this new one.. which happens to be my old one, as you can tell from the “Archive” sidebar to this page. (It’s on the bottom if you’re on mobile browser.) In most situations I’m simply moving the images and text over and backdating the posts to reflect when they were published on the other blog. To make a long story short, due to some file errors caused by “My Great Macbook Pro Meltdown of 2017™”
Actually, screw it... It's a new year and I feel like writing. Time to make a long story...the length it should be.
Im going to pop the hood on this blog and give you all a little insight into how some of it functions. The site itself is hosted by Squarespace and I've had this site running continuously in one form or another for the last 3-4 years.
I've always used the built in image hosting via Squarespace and it had been great. Nowadays I have a Smugmug account which acts as an archive for all of my finished images. As an archive it's awesome. It syncs with Lightroom, I can access it via an app on my phone, and would you believe it...it can host images. As of 2019 all of the images on this site will be hosted via Smugmug. From an organizational standpoint it's just works for me. I don't have scientific proof but I think the images look better too.
While attempting to add the images below to Smugmug I realized that they were living on an external hard drive that was formatted for MacOS. Now that I'm a PC guy I had essentially lost those edited photos. I tried to save them but the intricacies of how the different file systems work is not something I'm familiar with. I was lazy a year ago and forgot to backup my files. I messed up....or so I thought.
As a photographer, I'm constantly changing or improving the way I approach making and editing photographs. Inspiration comes from new sources and software gets better. Something that wasn't possible a year ago is now a cornerstone of my workflow.
I’ve decided to re-process the images below. I’ll include the original story here for context as well as backdating the original post to satisfy my archival needs. You can see the original post from 2017 here.