Continuing with photos

Perhaps you’re wondering how I’m choosing each daily photo, that is, what order I’m showing them. Well, simple – it’s random. Normally my raw photos are semi-organized into folders by location and then roughly by date. So when I selected some for backgrounds I wanted to scramble them, not retain the order. So I wrote a simple program to generate a “license plate” type name so I rename each post-processed photo by that list of random names. So now I’m just uploading to WordPress in that same order so, IOW, there is no method to the order of these posts.

So we’ve had the high mountains of Montana and then the rugged desert of Texas so it’s time for something at sea level on the Pacific Ocean. This is probably the most recognizable bridge, with possible contender of the Brooklyn Bridge.

While I lived in the Bay Area for over 30 years (and consider it to be absolutely the best place to live, despite some negatives (nothing is perfect)) I was south bay, closer to San Jose than San Francisco. And despite relatively close proximity they really are worlds apart. So I actually rarely explored San Francisco and certainly had never seen this vantage point. I drove across the Golden Gate a few times, always amused seeing the tourists freezing in “sunny” California, but almost never saw much but the highway.

So actually this photo was taken long after I’d moved (regretfully) from the Bay Area, but had returned for a bit of vacation, eventually up the coast. I don’t recall exactly where the vantage point for this photo is but checking out Google Earth I’d guess it was in the vicinity of China Beach (there are several pullouts there where I might have stopped). It’s an interesting angle to see the bridge and a beautiful drive along and through the northwest tip of the peninsula. And the famous fog is completely missing so it was a beautiful sunny day.

I’ve been to almost every city in the  USA and I’ll claim the two best, both for living and touring, are San Francisco and Boston, so everyone should come visit this one. But bring warm clothes if you come in the summer and actually fall is the  best time.

About dmill96

old fat (but now getting trim and fit) guy, who used to create software in Silicon Valley (almost before it was called that), who used to go backpacking and bicycling and cross-country skiing and now geodashes, drives AWD in Wyoming, takes pictures, and writes long blog posts and does xizquvjyk.
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2 Responses to Continuing with photos

  1. usfman says:

    Finding a different way to organize photos would be very helpful to me. Thanks for the idea.

    • dmill96 says:

      You’re welcome. I always retain the originals in chronological sequence and organized (sorta, have been inconsistent) in folders by upload and then within trip so I have a better chance of remembering them years later BUT to display them I: a) select the better ones and post-process them to either correct or just make consistent, and, b) then order then for presentation. My scheme of random naming mostly works but sometimes I manually modify the names to prevent similar photos from being adjacent in order.

      btw: I’ve never found ANY photo organizer software to be of much use. Too bad.

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