Obviously, and I called this one, the post-a-day thing did not work. Post a week is still good to go, though.
I was reorganizing my photos in Picasa and I started editing some older shots I took. I wanted to see if Picasa could do some sort of HDR. Even a feux-HDR. My research took me to the collage button, a button I have long ignored. Although my results with the semi-HDR workaround was a let down, the collage option itself piqued my curiosity.
I’m always looking for ways to use my photos – it’s a shame to take so many photographs and just have them sit in a hard drive.
I group my photos by month and year and sometimes by topic. I grabbed a random month, remove some photos I didn’t care for and changed the positioning of certain photos that I wanted to give more emphasis to. That’s the hard part, afterwards I let Picasa run it’s rendering process. Now that it’s complete, I can do a lot of stuff with it. I can send it in to my local Ritz camera for pickup. I can upload to Facebook, email to friends, or even post it to my site, like so:
Nothing crazy, just fun to look at. I’ll probably get a little four by six printed and start a mini album – a page for every month.
As for the Make-a-week concept, I will eventually “make” something rather than “create” something. I think this week will be the week. Stay tuned.