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GALLERIES ABOUT CONTACT
LANDSCAPES

LANDSCAPES

North American Lanscapes

FLOWERS

FLOWERS

Flowers of All Kinds

ARCHITECTURE

ARCHITECTURE

Buildings & Landmarks

ABSTRACTS & PATTERNS

ABSTRACTS & PATTERNS

Colorful Abstracts & Patterns

BENDING LIGHT

BENDING LIGHT

Reflection & Refraction

ANIMALS

ANIMALS

Animals of All Types

INFRARED

INFRARED

Infrared Images

PLANTS

PLANTS

All Kinds of Plants

VEHICLES

VEHICLES

All Kinds of Vehicles

STUDIO SHOTS

STUDIO SHOTS

Images Shot in the Studio

RUST & DECAY

RUST & DECAY

Rusty & Decaying Objects

PHOTOSHOP ART

PHOTOSHOP ART

Art Created with Potoshop

BLACK & WHITE

BLACK & WHITE

Black & White Images

MACHINERY

MACHINERY

Machinery of All Kinds

ODDS & ENDS

ODDS & ENDS

Images of Various Subjects

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Hi, my name is Mike Stoy. I am a photographer living in Placitas, New Mexico. This is my photography website, where I post my photos and comments about photography. You can contact me at: stoyfineart@gmail.com

I am also a studio potter and you can see my work on my pottery website at www.stoypottery.com

Sunrise – Mt Erie

Greetings,

Welcome to my new website. It has been a very long time since I last updated the design of my photography website. The previous version was created in DreamWeaver more than a dozen years ago and was basically a set of static pages and galleries. Since then there have been a lot of changes in web design. Two of the new options that interested me were animations and responsive page designs. I decided to create my new site in WordPress since I have used it on other sites I have been webmaster on and like the interface. There are also a lot of predefined themes available.

I chose a paid theme designed for photographers from PremiumCoding.com called LandScape. Unfortunately, this has been the most frustrating web development project I have ever worked on. The documentation for the theme is not particularly detailed but the biggest problems were with the two main plug-ins the theme uses: Revolution Slider and Essential Grid. Both of these are big selling plug-ins with generally good reviews. I found the documentation to be really poor for both. Worse still was the fact that Revolution simply does not work correctly. The whole effort required a lot of trial and error and brute force to get the website up and running.

I am happy to say the site is now up and running. I am still chasing down some performance problems, particularly with the responsive behavior on cell phones. I hope to resolve these issues soon. Also, I have thus far only loaded eight photos per gallery in each category. I will be loading a lot more content in the next few weeks. I plan to write periodic blog posts with information on what and where I have been shooting and any other interesting photography topics I feel like commenting on.

I hope you enjoy my new site. If you have any questions or comment please drop me a line. I’m always happy to discuss photography.

Mike Stoy

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