Sierra Nevada Airstreams

Photo Processing

The photographs used for the various galleries throughout this website go through a standard process before they are ready for posting. Although this process can be time consuming, it provides better documentation and makes it easy to maintain and keep track of the photos when they are archived.

    Photographs are collected manually by means such as by copying image files from camera media or saving e-mail message attachments, or scanning.

    It is agreed either verbally or by other form with the photographer that copyright license is given to use the photographs in accordance with this website's photograph policies.

    Pictures are renamed so that the image file names include a photographer identification and a time stamp using the Exif tags data most cameras embed in image files when they are created. This name has a standard format that starts with the year, month, and day the photo was taken. The camera's identifying number and the photographer's initials are added after the timestamp. These become reference files that we use to create additional edited image files as appropriate for use on the web site. Tools such as jhead and ImageMagick are used to accomplish these tasks. In 2011 we updated the naming scheme. Photo names now include the day of the week and the time.

    Initial basic editing and name enhancement is done with The GIMP. Preliminary cropping and tone adjustments are done on the image and the edited file is saved with a descriptive tag added to its name. The resulting file name will be like 06jl22-008jt-sagehen-vista.jpg This translates to a picture taken on July 22, 2006 by Jerry Thornburg of a view from Sage Hen. This is an example using the 2011 naming system update. 2013aug08-thu-img_3809kng-dinnertime.jpg The time is deleted on the renamed image. This translates to a picture taken August 8, 2013 Thursday, by Bobbi Kingsland of dinnertime at the Obsidian Dome rally.

    The image files with descriptive tags in the names are then copied to a web site working area for selection and enhancement to present in a photo gallery. GQView is used to help cull the images and plan the presentation. Images that obviously should not be part of the of the final photo gallery are deleted from the working area. These include images that are out of focus, too dark, duplicates, or not deemed significant to tell the story intended by the finished photo gallery.

    Final editing may include additional cropping of the image to create a better composition or feature some aspect of the photograph. Cropping can also be used to eliminate partial body parts or other features that distract from the main subject of the picture. Other editing tasks include changing picture resolution to create images better suited for web page viewing. Gamma, contrast, and color correction might also be adjusted to brighten or highlight a particular photograph and improve its appearance on screen.

    Thumbnails and gallery web pages are then added to the working area for the image files. The web pages use the Extremely Simple Photo Gallery which was created so the images could be conveniently viewed with comments with a web browser. It is JavaScript code that most web browsers can interpret to present the images in an easy to view and navigate web page.

    The gallery is then prepared for publication through a process of commenting the photo gallery images, ordering the presentation, and other final gallery editing.

    When the gallery is ready for publication, it is uploaded to the website from the local working area via FTP and announced on the Zephyrs weblog in the New on SierraNevadaAirstreams category.

Photographer Identification

This table shows the people who have contributed photos to galleries on this website and the identification code used on their images. All images included on this website are used with permission of the contributor.

Code

First

Last

WBCCI #

gva

Gregg

Ayer

#4268

gva

Valri

Ayer

#4268

cb

Carmen

Baleme

#15229

gb

Gene

Baleme

#15229

grb

Gordon

Barber

#3869

pb

Pat

Buescher

#3129

pb

Paul & Pat

Buescher

#3129

btr

Ray

Burmaster

#1751

fc

Frank

Colligan

#3838

dd

Don

Damoth

#3102

dec

Russell

Decker

#3426

bd

Bonnie

Douglas

#3227

dg

Dave

Gmur

#5936

mcg

Cindy

Gower

#9718

mcg

Mike

Gower

#9718

rg

Randy

Grossmann

#3352

rg

Vicki

Grossmann

#3352

guy

Tom

Guy


rj

Rich

Jaggard

#3306

rjp

Roger

Jeppson

#4193

sk

Sharon

Kalleste

#14535

kng

Bobbi

Kingsland

#27529

kng

Victor

Kingsland

#27529

bkr

Bob

Kirskey

#12486

rmk

Roman

Kreminski

#4022

tyl

Terry

Larson

#9816

adl

Anita

Leipper

#5502

bdl

Bryan

Leipper

#772

bdl

Diane

Leipper

#772

noj

Nene

Ojeda


mo

Mike

Orchard

#32083

bo

Barbara

Osborn


vp

Vaughn

Peak

#3814

bn

Barney

Rabold

#1346

brs

Bruce

Rhymes


jr

Brian

Root

#6376

jr

Jennifer

Root

#6376

rrs

Roger & Roxie

Smith

#27380

drs

Dave

Strode

#3795

drs

Rachel

Strode

#3795

jt

Dyann

Thornburg

#2792

jt

Jerry

Thornburg

#2792

jw

Jim

Walker


clw

Claudia

Ward

#3508

rw

Doris

Wheeler

#3436

rw

Wheels

Wheeler

#3436

dw/daw

Don

Williams

#14207

dw/daw

Gail

Williams

#14207

rmk

Melissa

Wong

#4022





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