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    • CommentAuthorthud
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2010 edited

      my photgraphers eye a little

    clairefun you have a pretty good eye for someone who (from the brief description of your home life) must have to multi-task in order to find the time for photography.
    You have a photographer's eye, but the way your beautiful photos are displayed could be better.
    You arrive at the site, and there is an avalanche of photos, loading continuously and making the window skip. I was up to #40 and glanced down at the bottom of the page to discover that there were more than 300 photos my computer would be downloading if I stayed on your photography site !
    Yikes !
    Just as I was admiring a nice pic in the browser window, it would vanish because another one had loaded and I had to go hunt down-stream for that pic to see it again.
    Something more user-friendly might be in order !
    Otherwise you are expecting a lot of patience from viewers as they wait for all 340-plus photographs to download before their computer will stop having epileptic fits !
    By the page, or by the gallery- with pages, is a much more attractive mode of display.
    Or at least some way to control the stream of pictures, like "Next", "Previous", "Beginning" and "End" buttons.
    Fewer photos is better than more.
    A single page of 8 to 10 of your absolute favorites makes a big impression, then navigation buttons to more pictures, galleries, themes, whatever!
    Its the first impression that sets a tone.
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2010
    @thud - ah that's flickriver though. If you double-click on the photos you get to flickr proper and you can see more of Claire's lovely photos with none of the loading problems. I agree that she should have a 'proper' sire though as there's some good uns there....

    @clairefun I am wondering, Claire, when you claim to have 'lost' yr eye for a good photo as they're all pretty great!

    Gosh it's lovely outside and I'm trapped at my computer... :(
    • CommentAuthorthud
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2010 edited
    @staticgirl : Thank you.
    @clairefun : I think you aready specialize in the kind of "informal" portraits that don't need extra lighting and backgrounds, but you might consider the other kind too.
    Then there are those photographers (like Annie Liebowitz or Richard Avedon) who can get right to the heart of who and what their subject is and take that picture. You can do that too.
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2010 edited
    SITREP13AUG10: Due to unforeseen and somewhat horrific triskaidekatechnical difficulties, we're extending this skip through this week and next, too. FREAKANGELS returns on the 27th.

    In all seriousness, Paul's been put on medical leave. He's going to be fine, but as a personal favor to Warren and I, can we keep the comments to well wishes and comments about the comic, and dodge the usual upset about skip weeks making for sad Fridays? Thanks, everyone.
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    Paul, take it easy and get well in your own time.
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    Hope you get over your Space AIDS soon Paul! Best wishes.
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2010
    Blimey, poor Paul! I hope he starts feeling better soon.
    • CommentAuthorWelland
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2010
    They need to get a window for Paul's art cage.

    Get well soon Paul, all us whitechaple underlings wish you a speedy recovery
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    Paul--thanks for all that you do--I hope you get better soon. Being side-lined by an illness sucks, and I do not envy you. I hope you're able to sleep some. Rest up, we'll still be here when you get back.
    • CommentAuthorthud
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2010
    Listen Paul,
    when they said to keep your nose to the grindstone they didn't actually mean it!!
    My Medical Rx:
    No grindstone, lots of sleeping and snacks.
    But beware of Uncle Warren's good-for-what-ails-you potions!!
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2010
    Crap. Take good care, Paul and heal up! Three weeks down with one whatever-it-is is just all around bad. So have some health wishes, rest up and please get yourself back to your usual brilliance soon!
    • CommentAuthorAmhuinn
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2010
    Poor Paul!

    I'll look forward to the 27th, but I can wait. Just hope Paul takes care of himself and gets well soon. His artwork is beautiful and well worth a wait.
      CommentAuthormuse hick
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2010
    get well soon paul!

    this week i put out four poetry books
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    Paul, Get well,and take care!
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    get well soon Paul...and then milk your illness for all it's worth...but mostly get well soon.
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2010
    Oof, get better mate! You kick Disease's ASS.
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    Best wishes Paul, and speedy recovery.
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    anyone else on board for a remote mass psychic disease eradication session? I figure 23 of us could all coordinate and concentrate our efforts into willing Paul's disease away while we wank over last year's X-Mas pin-up? (or the FA panel of your choice. I know sopping wet Kait does it for some of us.) worth a try.

    and my week has been spent reading Alan Moore's Dodgem Logic, which is so vastly appealing to me on so many levels. living, as I do, about as far away from England as possible ("Mississippi, USA, where we shot all of all culture in one wad inventing the Blues and have been slowly loosing teeth and respect ever since" is our state motto. I swear.) I've always been partial to magazines, print periodicals, esp. of this stripe, not that Dodgem Logic fits into any classifiable mode. I've ordered the first four issues and am working my way through #2 now.
    "Astounding Weird Penises" mini-comic alone was worth the price of admission.

    Oh! And Mesmo Delivery, if anyone's not read Grampa's new short-graphic novel, should be sought out, post-haste!
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    Get Better being sick.
    • CommentAuthorDan Kelly
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2010
    Paul, really, get well soon.

    Work (even Freakangels) is just work, it'll wait. Your health is a heck of a lot more important. Take care