Edgecumbe Games

Saturday, February 18, 2006

I’ve now uploaded the photos from the first set of games from the Edgecumbe boys games and they are viewable.  I plan to shoot the games tonight.

You may notice that not all of the images are sharp.  I try to keep images if they tell part of the story of the games even if they’re not the best.  Be sure to contact relatives that may have an interest in the pictures so they can view them and also buy those that the wish. 

Here’s how to enjoy the pictures as a slide-show, with music. 

  1. Pre-load the images, letting the slide show run unattended. 
  2. View them later, quickly, cached from your hard drive.
  3. Locate some of your favorite music.
  4. Play your music on speakers or head phones.
  5. When you view the pictures in slide-show mode, play the music.

Believe me, I know internet connections can seem slow, so try this technique to make the pictures load faster.  At night, or some other time when you don’t want to sit at the computer, load up a gallery of images from a game then start the slide-show feature on the web site, then walk away from the computer.  The images will load as fast as possible on their own.

Later, when you visit the site again, the images will actually not have to load from the internet, but will simply load from your computer, if your connection settings are set to store enough space.  The pictures will load much faster once they’ve been cached on a local drive.

Music in the background really adds to the slide show.  As the pictures are displayed in sequential order, it really is quite nice to have a nice ‘sound-track’ playing in the background, much better than slowly viewing them individually in silence.

Personally, I don’t listen to music much.  But the other night while the dance was going on at school, I was sorting images and really enjoyed it much more than I usually do because I could hear the music in the background.

Also, keep in mind that pictures make excellent gifts for family and close friends.  And if you are a friend viewing the pictures, think about buying some as a gift.

Enjoy the pictures.  Contact me if you have comments or suggestions.