|Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 6:06 am Post subject: Setting up a landscape gallery
|I am determined in finally taking the time to set up my photos on the web in a permanent way. Every time that a friend asks me to see this or that photo, I have to search through big archives, it's not manageable anymore
What I want to do is, to organize my display in series, but at the same time, to have a "showcase" gallery, so to say, that for each theme (that could be "landscape", "carnival", and so on) shows a narrow selection of, say, 20 or 30 entries, as a presentation. Then, if someone likes what he sees in this showcase, he can dig deeper into the various series.
My problem is that, for the way I take pictures, it is very difficult for me to make a selection. Take landscape for instance. I don't have a dramatic style. I lean more towards the realistic, or diaristic sometimes. And certainly simple (I hope not simplistic). My photos may have a certain flavour when seen inside the context of a particular day. They are not those "final" photos that can stand well on their own. Part because I am not skilled enough to make such photos. Part because they are distant from my liking and my sensitivity - in other words, I don't want them.
The problem is that when I take my landscape photos out of the context they were taken, they seem to get weaker. To lose "orientation" together with the context.
Do you have any suggestion to give?
How do you select your "best of" landscape pictures?
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