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We finally did it! After years of putting it off, we finally launched a print store! You can now buy almost any photo on 75CentralPhotography.com by clicking the “Purchase a Print of this Photo” link above the photo of your choice. Or you can browse prints for sale in the Fine Prints store. We’ve added a few to start with, but the great thing is that if a photo isn’t already in the store, the aforementioned “Purchase” link on any photo will automatically create that product for you! As an introductory offer, we’re...

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  • February 25, 2023

If you’re a regular visitor to 75CentralPhotography.com, you’ve probably noticed that things are looking a bit different ’round here. Specifically, we’ve redesigned the site. That’s right, our old trusty design was getting a bit long-in-the-tooth, so we took a stab at a redesign that addresses some of the shortcomings of the previous design, such as 1) responsive layout weirdness, 2) inextensibility (I don’t think that’s actually a word, but basically the old design wasn’t super-extensible, so every time we added a new feature, it was more effort than it should’ve been and 3)...

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  • November 10, 2022

When I was a little kid, my parents made sure that we went on adventures to see the world, or at least the world that they had the time and means to expose us to, which usually meant our home state of Texas. From our home in East Texas, we went to easy-to-reach places such as Dallas and Fort Worth, and more-distant locales, such as Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Big Bend and the Rio Grande Valley. One of the common denominators of these trips was my late father carrying around his Minolta...

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  • August 12, 2019

I like to geotag my photos. Almost every time I go on a phototrek/drive/adventure/walk, I log my locations so that I can merge my geotagged data with my photos and know exactly where each photo was taken. (I swear I thought I’d done a write-up on how I do this, but I can’t seem to find it. I have posted some of the track logs in the past however…you can see them here .) Since I have this data sitting around and it’s embedded in each photo on 75CentralPhotography.Com, I thought it would...

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  • February 17, 2019

*Once again, according to Flickr’s dubious and mysterious “Interestingness” algorithm. As I’ve done in past years, I thought I’d share the 10 most-interesting photos from 2018 that I published on 75CentralPhotography.Com. To figure out what are the 10 candidates, we rely on Flickr’s “Interestingness” algorithm, which doesn’t actually seem to work very well, as I feel like I’ve published a lot of other photos that are more interesting than those chosen by Flickr. Oh well…here you go: 1. On the Engine‚Äôs Edge 2. Under the Stripes 3. Celine 4. BALLYS 5. Big Boulders...

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  • December 31, 2018

As you might have noticed, I hadn’t blogged in a while. In fact, for a long time, there wasn’t a link to the blog up there on the menu bar. A couple of reasons for this, though no excuse is really good enough for not sharing anything but photos. Because of performance issues with my previous host, 1and1.com, we ended up moving 75centralphotography.com to a new host, Dreamhost. Because our bread-and-butter is photography and not writing, our focus was making a smooth transition for the main photoblog to the new host and, thus,...

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  • December 7, 2018

Ten years ago, I started the 75CentralPhotography.Com photoblog as a creative outlet to show my photography to the world. A lot has happened since that first photo went up on the Web on August 12, 2007. I met and married my wonderful wife. I adopted a dog. I’ve worked my way through five cars. I’ve been all over Texas, through the deserts of Nevada and California, to parts of Canada I’d never visited in the past, sailed to Alaska and the Caribbean, switched to Mac, partly switched back to Windows, loved and took...

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  • August 12, 2017

As you may (or may not) have noticed, this last week we slightly reformated 75Central.Com in as far as image sizing. Before, images were 950px wide and now they’re almost twice that size at 1800px wide (or, in the case of square or photos with portrait aspect ratios, 1200px tall). Why? This has actually been underway for several months, as we’ve been secretly publishing images at this new resolution but using CSS to constrain the sizes as we worked to get a decent backlog of images resized and republished. Unfortunately, as we’ve published...

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  • July 5, 2015