A Month of Luminosity

I launched my new photoblog, luminosity, one month ago. I encourage everyone to check it out, as I’ve posted 30 of my favorite images there so far. On this blog, All the Pages, I think only once have I posted something every day for 30 or more days in a row. So it’s been a bit of a challenge to post every day on luminosity.

Posting to a focused, daily blog is a bit different than writing articles for this site, where I basically discuss what I want, when I want, from travel through politics, with a fair number of recipes and whatever else I feel is worth the effort to share. On luminosity I don’t really provide a lot of narrative for the photos, reserving that for All the Pages, but there’s still a fair bit of effort behind each posting.

First, I have to pick an image to post. I have close to 20,000 digital images, but sometimes that’s too many to choose from. Then, given that luminosity is a site where I feature photography, I don’t simply post images straight from the camera. Instead, I do a fair amount of post-processing, including setting the levels, contrast, saturation and sharpness as needed. I also provide the full image details, shutter speed, aperture, lens info and film speed, and it takes a few moments to gather up that info. To create new posts, I start by copying an existing post, one where I used the same camera as the current posting; saves a bit of typing to reuse in that manner.

All in all it takes from 10-40 minutes a day; I hope everyone enjoys the results!

Here’s a list of my 3 favorites so far:

Buffalo Roam

Pond, Moon and Venus

Viking Football