Saturday 13 September 2003
Pix Of The Day: WebShots From The Emerald Isle
CREDITS: © Twofold Photos, Inc/WebShots.com
1&2 © SuperStock, Inc. 3&4© ImageState Ltd
When clicked, thumbnails link to the image source page.
While checking the links and information given in the next item, an 'On This Day in 2002' entry that came from WebShots, we decided to show you a sample of stock images available for download. Free membership gives access though the WebShots software to picture files in proprietary format up to 800x600 pixels. Higher resolutions, bulk downloads, and other more advanced features are available for as little as $1.85 per month. The featured pictures were all taken in Ireland:
• Sybil Head, Dingle Peninsula, KerryTomorrow we will be searching some of the photo galleries contributed by the non commercial members of WebShots. We will be testing to see how useful the free service might be to source images for a specific personal project.
On This Day in 2002: Arise in Splendor - Fri 13 Sep 2002
Quite by happenstance, the result of a delay while we were awaiting permission to use this image, yesterday's magnificent sunset is followed by a splendorous dawn on the other side of the world. This is Brisbane City in Queensland, Australia. If you are a user with a larger monitor, then there is a larger version available. For this feature the photographer was Colin Austerberry, who is one of the contributors to the WebShots Community (username 'austerco' if you want to find him). Colin has six albums available, in which he shares his life through pictures of his family, vehicles, vacations, and two galleries of the beautiful countryside of the land where he lives.
WebShots is vast Internet resource, with 14 million registered members, 20 million archived photos, and more than 70,000 new photos added every day by enthusiastic photographers like Colin. The keyword 'brisbane' returns 696 results, of which the featured picture was the best in our opinion. There are galleries grouped by themes, most downloaded pictures, and featured contributors. Sprinkled among the images you will also find commercial posters available for purchase, and there is direct access to the work of some professional photographers.
Desktop software for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP is available [now also in beta for Macintosh, which we tested and found to work satisfactorily - Ed.] to make the most of the pictures, and other computer applications are also available. All the content is 'family friendly', and a check for 'adult content' search terms returned a screen that reinforced this point. WebShots membership is free, though you do not need to be a member to access the web site. Other levels of membership will give you access to advanced features, such as high resolution versions of the images. If you want a picture of somewhere, it is likely to be in the WebShots archives.
[Dedicated to Brisbane resident Melisanda, even when elsewhere not forgotten.]
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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)