Front page pictures

Accessibility, Blog Meta, Photography

The front page to my website shows a random image each time you load it. Every now and then I add some new pictures and remove ones I’m tired of.
I enjoy refreshing the page over and over and readjusting the size of my browser window for each image to an aspect ratio I like for that particular image. Each one has a different shape that I enjoy most.
For example, I like this one to be tall:

A green volkswagen bug in a junk yard with a perfect patina.

But I like this one to be very wide and to make it look like the guy is sitting on a bench made by the links:

A black and white picture of the Portland Japanese garden where a man is peacefully reading a book in one of the stone gardens.

Anyway, I added some more pictures today.

If you’re using a screen reader on the front page I also have a short description of the image. Sometimes it’s just describing what is literally in the picture, but I also try to make it a little weird sometimes so that it’s as fun/weird an experience as for sighted users. My hope is that everyone visiting will think to themselves at some point something like “huh, that’s weird”, or “oh, that’s actually kind of pretty”.

St. John’s Bridge

Support structure under the St. John's bridge. There are 6 kids climbing up it.
I was admiring how those horizontal lines might make it possible to climb this structure and then came around the corner and found a bunch of kids climbing it. I was very proud of them.

I’ve been meaning to get out and photograph this bridge for a long time but haven’t gotten to it. I had a few hours today so I drove on some foggy and winding roads to take a some photos today. It really is a very beautiful bridge.

I’d love to make it out for a sunset/sunrise. Today was completely overcast which makes for fairly boring skies but for mid-day shoots that’s way better than clear skies. I over-processed some of the highlights and contrast settings to try to make it a little more interesting to various levels of success. :)

Anyway, you can check out my pictures in my flickr album: