How To Navigate My Website
The Website is divided into two main sections, Current Pick and Previous Picks. The
Current Pick is the photograph that is currently displayed on the Home Page of the
website. Being a current pick does not necessarily mean it is the newest in my collection,
only that it's the latest photograph that I have decided to include on the website. Previous
Picks are all the other photographs that may or may not have been displayed on the Home Page.
These photos are available for viewing and purchase by clicking on the View Photo Album Collection link.
The Current Pick is the photograph you see on the home page of the website. On the left
hand side navigation bar are link buttons that will bring up more information on the
Current Pick. The About link displays a page that gives you a brief synopsis of the
photograph which includes where it was taken, what you are seeing in the photograph,
and when it was taken. The Available Sizes link displays the sizes, types, and
photographic paper finishes that are available. The Purchase link takes you to a secure
order form where you can order this photograph in it's various sizes, types, and finishes.
View Photo Album Collection link brings up a master display that allows you to select
complete information about all Previous Pick photographs on the site. A representative
photograph of each Previous Pick is displayed on this page.This photograph has a short
title in the lower right hand corner to identify it, example - Red Cone Mountain. To
navigate thru the previous picks, use the left and right arrow that is just above the image
that is displayed. To bring up complete information on the current photo, click on it. This
will take you to a page where you can view all the types and sizes that are available.
This page also contains navigation buttons to display information about this pick as well
as a link to a secure page to purchase all available sizes, types, and finishes.
Navigating a Full Size Photograph
When you have selected a photograph to view, a portion of the
full photo is displayed on your screen. Centered at the bottom
is a menu of icons which control the viewing. From left to right
plusclick on this icon to zoom in on the picture
minusclick on this icon to zoom out on the picture
left arrowclick on this icon to scroll to the left of the picture
right arrowclick on this icon to scroll to the right of the picture
up arrowclick on this icon to scroll up the picture
down arrowclick on this icon to scroll down the picture
starclick on this icon to hide the navigation icons
handclick on this icon to change the control mode
four-arrowsclick on this icon to enter full screen viewing mode
Navigating around a photograph is easiest using your mouse.
Simply hold the right click button down and move the mouse in
the direction you wish to travel in the photograph. A little
expermentation on your part will help you decide the best way
to move around any given photograph.
Print Styles and Paper Finishes
Print Styles, Panoramic, Square, and Standard
The Panoramic style is an elongated image that is usually
composed of several separate photographs that have been 'stitched'
together to provide a much wider view of a subject than is possible
with a single frame picture. This style is especially useful in
conveying the breathtaking scenery of mountain landscapes, ocean
coastlines and city skylines.
Square style are just that, their width and height is exaclty
the same. Square prints are especially good at focusing the
viewers attention on the subject matter of the photograph.
Portions of mountain landscapes can be visually enhanced using
this type of print.
Standard style is the proportions at which the original photograph
was taken. It can be 3:2. 4:5, 8:10, and several other dimensions.
All of my Standard style photographs are in the 3:2 style. An
example of this would be a photograph that is 18" wide and 12" tall.
Available Print Finishes, Gloss, Lustre, and Pearl
Choose Gloss finish if you want the deepest most saturated colors
to stand out. If the Gloss print is to be framed, it is not
advisable to use glass in front of the print as this gives two
surfaces to reflect light and obscure the print. Instead use an
acrylic cover that is UV resistant and Non-Glare.
Lustre finish is a good choice for prints that are going to be
framed as this surface substantially cuts cuts down on glare and
reflections. It also has darker blacks than gloss and can exhibit
finer detail. As with Gloss finishes, use an acrylic cover that is
UV resistant and Non-Glare instead of glass in front of the print.
Pearl (or Metallic) is a gloss type paper that is impregnated with
pearl like crystals which produces a metallic look when viewed.
Proper lighting of these prints is essential to capture the full
essence of this paper. When done properly, a Pearl print appears
to glow as it is viewed. The Photograph Arizona Landscape, is
absolutely stunning when printed on this paper.