April 17th, 2002

caillebotte_man at his window

Webshots mini-album

Since, for some reason I can't fathom, my recent photo CDs from Fuji have huge files, and my Tripod website has limited space, I have decided to put some of those recent pictures into an album at webshots. There are six pictures so far. Because the files are so large, they take forever to upload on my dialup connection. But they load on the page faster, because webshots shrinks the files automatically. (You can still see the full size files by clicking on the "View Full Size" link at the bottom of each page.) The pictures are still fairly crappy looking. I must get a better camera!

But there is a further advantage to having an album at webshots. Near the bottom of my community page, and each page of the album, you will see a little box that says "View witiwtuun's favorite users." (Don't ask about my user name, by the way. Dumb story.) Do look at that list! Most of these users have extensive collections of art. User rocsdad has over 300 albums in his main collection, and has several smaller collections as well. Bookmark my community page, and you can use the links from my favorite users list to reach the community pages of all these users. They are well worth checking out.
caillebotte_man at his window


There was a bit of snow mixed in with the rain last night, but it all washed away before morning. This afternoon is very cold. Earlier, there were some patches of blue among the clouds, but now the sky is all grey and rain is falling again. I wouldn't be surprised to see more snow. I don't remember it being this cold this late in the spring since I came here. The blossoms are going to freeze right on the plants.

I hope some of you are taking a look at the albums of my favorite users at Webshots. Just look in the "See witiwtuun's favorite users" box at the bottom of my Webshots community page. Each name on that list is a link to a collection containing at least a few albums of paintings by artists both well known and obscure. I think there are over 600 albums of art, averaging about 20 or more paintings in each album, for a total of well over ten thousand paintings. You don't need a Webshots account to see them, or to capture them from your browser. This is probably the best collection of art on the web. Certainly, it is the best I have ever found. Take a look, but be ready to spend a lot of time there. There is so much stuff!