Thursday, 29 January 2015

Spotted this chap lurking in an oak tree on the edge of our garden.  Little birds beware!  Apparently the buzzard is the most common bird of prey in the UK now, but that doesn't make it any less impressive.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

It's gone!  The Photoshelter site is no more.  No doubt I will get the final reckoning from them very soon.  I think they offer a good service, with lots of easy-to-use website designs and very straightforward procedures for uploading images, organising galleries and everything else you need to run a photo business website.  So thanks, Photoshelter.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Apparently the Photoshelter site will live until 28 Jan, when it will self-destruct.  I have therefore restated the redirect in case there are any more last minute orders.  I have had one enquiry already.
Done it!  Close down delayed 48 hours to deal with 2 last minute orders, but now complete.  The old Joomla site is now in the dustbin and the re-direct to Photoshelter taken off.  Thanks to all Fotoboat photographers and customers!

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Good to see Tom Gruitt was at the Bloody Mary last weekend.  This is one event I attended nearly every year while Fotoboat was in operation.  Well done QMSC for running another event and to all the competitors for braving the conditions.  You can see Tom's excellent pictures here.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Tomorrow is close-down day.  The new website is almost ready - nothing fancy but it keeps a foot in the door to keep the domain alive, and who knows where it may lead?

I now need to think about how to close down the Photoshelter site and also remove the old Joomla based site from the server. Once that's done I can upload the new one.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

I have set up this blog to give me somewhere to record the progress with running down Fotoboat and running up whatever follows! (More sailing?) Also it's good to have somewhere to record the occasional rant...

The countdown to closing down Fotoboat is nearing the end.  Next Friday (16 Jan) is the advertised date.