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Please accept my apologies for recent downtime and overall slowlyness. I’ve just finished another site migration excercise and hope that it will improve overall performance. If you noticed any errors or problems – please let me know, I’ll appreciate your help.

Above is a Wilpena Pound in Flinders Ranges, South Australia, consider it as a teaser for upcoming posts :)

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As you probably noticed, I’m back from Christmas and New Year holidays and busy processing new photos. Lots of material. I estimate that I’ll publish new images and descriptions of some great places at least twice a week from now on – so stay tuned, or, alternatively, subscribe to RSS feeds.

BTW, I’ve improved feed for the latest images, now you don’t need a looking glass for it. Thumbnail images are a bit larger now.

Another way of getting updates is to add me as a contact on Flickr, I cross-post all images from this site to my gallery there. 

I don’t say that I’m surprised, but processing RAW files form the 5DMarkII takes a bit more time. 25-30Mb RAW files require a bit more processing power, comparing to RAWs from my old Canon 20D, especially for panoramas. Previously, it took minutes for PTGui to stitch an HDR panorama. Now, for huge TIFFs, produced by 5DMkII, it takes hours.

All of this is happening on QuadCore 2.7Ghz,  8GB RAM and separate HDDs for data and temporary files. As CPU and RAM are almost never 100% utilised, it seems that HDDs are creating this bottleneck. Or, it can be Vista … hmm.

As you probably noticed, we had a quite long downtime over past two days … I’m very sorry for this, it was caused by my webhosting provider data centre migration, it didn’t go exceptionally well. On the bright side, theoretically, we should experience faster service now. I don’t blame them, but I think they could handle it better … in terms of keeping customers informed.

So far, I didn’t notice that something is broken, but if you find something wrong, please let me know.


To keep my promise of bringing this blog back to life, let’s start from the re-introduction of this site, goals, site features, plans for future.

Read more in the very long post below …

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