07/28/09 205 W, 1 I - + 11 - 9 Fruits of Labors

With 54 plus 9 plus 14 historic and former fire stations1 photographed last week in Baltimore2, DC3, and Richmond, the next steps go something like this. Review the shots and select the keepers. Review the keepers and do another round or two of deletions. Resist the urge to hoard. Next, rename everything. Format includes the street name. Next, perform post-processing. Sharpness, contrast, color, etc. Plus rotation and perspective correction, which adds PhotoShop Elements into the workflow.

Next, export everything as lower resolution JPG. Next, create the slideshows for our fire photos site. During that step, order the photos. Maybe delete some. Next, upload the slideshows. Finally, update said site with thumbnails and links. Phew! Then there's part two, which involves adding links to my history page, and making Flickr versions of each of the three sets. And, meanwhile, occasionally blog about the whole thing. Click to enlarge:


1Houses were photographed if either (a.) active and older than 50 years of age, or (b.) retired and of any age.

2And doesn't include a half-dozen shot last year, and two buildings inaccessible at the Dundalk Marine Terminal.

3Retired houses only. Another dozen-and-a-half active DCFD houses are 50 years of age or older.

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